This is my first time posting so first let me say thank you to all of you here! You've all helped me through the dreaded learning curve relatively unscathed. I own a Large orange Meluna with a ring stem. Although it is not my perfect cup as i still have to change it quite often at my worst days it has saved me from alot of agrivation. My problem is with my meluna popping open. I started using cups in June 2010 and used the punch down fold for insertion and it seemed to work fine. Over the last several months though I've had more and more problems getting it to pop. I was out this past weekend and used my cup as i was expecting my period. After leaving the house thinking my cup was popped open. I take it out later to find it still partially 'punched down'. Any tricks or suggestions i could use? Ive tried the cold water trick and it works sometimes but not always. My cup works quite well when it opens put its becoming more and more of a crap-shoot whether it will cooperate or not. Any advice??
Also another quick question my cup also has a tiny bit of a kink from beng punched in the same spot so much. I think I fold the same side alot. Would boiling it return it to shape? Also my cup has begun to get cloudy and i cant seem to scrub it off. I only rinse my cup during my period and soak it and give it a quick wash with baby wash after. There is nothing 'wrong' with my cup but what would work to get it to clear back up? I'd like to have my clear sparkly cup back. Thanks for your help.