too weird to live / too rare to die
27 March 2010 @ 09:13 am
I'm so excited! I have been a lurker for months, but not able to participate. I have PCOS and without insurance (which translates to "without medication"), I go to full amenorrhea mode. I skip huge chunks of time without even a hint of a period. I had been going on 11 months this time, when my body finally decided to stop being stubborn.

And suddenly - it's back! Not only is that exciting because it's rare that it happens without medicinal prompting, but I get to try a menstrual cup! Admittedly, I hadn't bought one yet because I didn't have a job and there wasn't a point until my period came back.

I bought a small Diva because it was what I could access immediately through retail, but that just ended up being a learning experience. The Diva was far too long and I knew there was no way in hell I could get it out without the stem's help. (I'm overweight, which gives me less leverage for reaching around while bent over...I could manipulate the bottom of the cup, but not well or without awkwardness.) So, I ordered two Melunas: 1 small black and 1 medium blue. Both ball grip, as someone posted recently that that is the one thing guaranteed not to come off.

I was also sent a basic purple large Meluna as a promotion (yayyy!!!), so I may end up offering that to a friend to try or using it to spread the good news (just keeping it as a "show and tell" item with the Diva). I think it would probably be too large and the lack of anything to grab probably won't work for me. I might sell them or give them away but I'd like at least one to aid evangelism! (:

I'm excited to go try the black and blue ones.

And, for fun, this is My Luna (haha):

(Yes, that's really her name. She would like you all to know that the cups look like fun chew toys.)
Current Location: United States, New York, Saratoga Springs
Current Mood: happyhappy
Naoko Kensakumistressnaoko on March 27th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
YAY! I hope you get to try them again soon!
colormonochromecolormonochrome on March 28th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
care to compare the squishy-ness of the small and medium sizes? i'm thinking about getting a MeLuna for my light days.... i've heard that the medium is firm, but then also that the small is squishy. so i'd love to hear from someone who has both! ^_^
too weird to live / too rare to dielilliah on March 28th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
The body on both is pretty pliable (and about equally so), but the rims are fairly stiff, to be honest.
melissa569melissa569 on March 28th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Oooo, love the purple, its the only meluna color I don't have. The cool thing abotu having different sizes is that you can use the smaller one on a light day (that's what I do, use a small, ball-stem meluna on my last day)
melissa569melissa569 on March 28th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
Adorable bunny by the way. My female kitty cat Clover seems to think that cups are funny little bouncies to be knocked about with paws! lol. See full story here:

too weird to live / too rare to dielilliah on March 28th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
That's pretty much what I figured -- the price was good enough to get two, and both are still two of the smallest cups available, so I could experiment with size/length/capacity.

The purple is very nice; it's a shame that there's no way I could use it but it would make a very nice show-and-tell item for curious friends.