05 January 2011 @ 01:23 pm
just ordered 2 new meluna cups---a small soft glitter & a medium soft w/ ball stem---and wondered what i should expect from them. i've used the diva 2 for many years, with a few issues (though nothing that would tempt me to go back to pads a/o tampons!) that i hoped might be resolved with a different type of cup.

issue 1: stiffness...i do feel a slight discomfort when wearing the diva, especially when cramps are bad. other posters have remarked on bladder pressure and i've noticed that also. i have put up with it because i was unaware of all the other types of cups now available, but after reading numerous posts i decided to try the soft meluna. am i right to think that this softer cup may reduce discomfort?

issue 2: stem...it poked me unremittingly until i cut the damn thing right off. i'm hoping the ball stem will be less pokey, whist still allowing for a removal grip?

issue 3: size...my diva just seems long to me. apparently i've a rather low cervix & short canal combination that makes a larger cup more noticeable. however, on the heavy days i need mega capacity. after looking at size charts & descriptions, i shied away from the large meluna because it sounds really long. i can still use the diva if my new medium meluna has too little capacity for heavy days, of course; i was just hoping for something less intrusive to use on lighter days. obviously, there are innumerable combinations of body types & cup types & period types, so one person's perfect may be very different to another's, but i hope to get some feedback from some ladies who may have similar issues & requirements...which could spare me some messy experimentation?
cristen81cristen81 on January 5th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
I have a diva size 1 with stem trimmed off and a soft medium meluna ball stem and I can tell you that the meluna is very comfortable and the ball stem isn't pokey at all. However, you may be disappointed in the size of the medium meluna (I know I was) it is quite small and doesn't hold all that much. I can only use my med. meluna on the last couple of days of my period. Luckily I traded with someone from this community and will be trying out a large meluna next period :o)
Maxine of Arcmaxineofarc on January 5th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Try turning your Diva inside out. That's made all the difference in comfort for me.
zannadance on January 6th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
I went from a small Diva with most of the stem trimmed off to a medium Meluna soft and for me it addressed all three issues you mentioned. I don't have a super heavy flow, so for me capacity wasn't as much of an issue. But with my Meluna I never feel it pressing on my bladder and urethra (which my Diva did) since it's so soft and squishy, I can never feel the the stem (I have a ring stem), and I never feel the cup itself due to the shorter length. I would imagine the only problem you'll encounter would be with capacity, but like you said you can use the Diva on heavier days and the Meluna on the lighter ones :-)
m03m on January 6th, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
The large Meluna *is* shorter than your Diva, though not by much.
If you need the Diva's capacity, and a cup that's noticeably longer, then I'd definitely consider the large Fleurcup.

My cervix is probably lower than yours (I could never wear a Diva, not that I've tried) and it's totally comfortable. I've completely filed the stem and the grip rings off.
m03m on January 7th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
"noticeably longer"... oops. I meant shorter.
Kai: pic#84732488kuradi8 on January 6th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
If your Diva is too long for you on your heavy and/or low cervix days, then flip it inside out. That shortens it without clobbering much capacity. Then you can wear your new Melunas on lighter days.
nofixedstarsnofixedstars on January 7th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
thanks for the input!