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15 October 2011 @ 12:46 pm
To me this is bad news because I need a very short cup with a narrow bottom as opposed to a rounded bottom, and the old style MeLuna was the only cup I'd found (after trying Fleurcup, LadyCup, and MeLuna) that was a "cone-shaped" cup instead of a "bell-shaped" cup.

It sounds like the reason they changed it was to give it a greater capacity (30% greater to be exact), but for me capacity is not an issue.  I guess I'm in the minority here as I've read lots of posts where women say the old style small MeLuna was pretty much useless to them, but for me it's my main cup after the first two days of my period.  I can wear it pretty much all day and still not fill it half way.  And, I'll just add that I'm 30 and have had a baby vaginally, and still this tiny cup is perfect for me.  So there goes all of the conventional wisdom about sizes and such!  To each hoo-ha her own, I guess. :-)

Okay, anyway, on to the point of this post.  I took a picture of all of my cups so people can see the new MeLuna size/shape compared to other cups.  So, here we go....

Pictured from left to right:
  • Old style medium cyan MeLuna soft  (my heavy days goldilocks cup, note the unique cone shape and how slender it is at the bottom)
  • New style small pink MeLuna soft  (too long and rounded at the end for me, giving to a friend)
  • Small turquoise LadyCup  (too big & firm (MeLuna soft has spoiled me on softness!)--lightly used and for sale in mc_sales)
  • New style small clear MeLuna soft  (unused and for sale in mc_sales!)
  • Old style small pink MeLuna soft  (my light days goldilocks cup)



So like I said, I'm probably in the minority here because I need a small, short, cone-shaped cup and capacity isn't an issue for me, but I think MeLuna has taken what used to be a very unique cup and turned it into the same as everything else out there.  I mean, look at it compared to the LadyCup--It's practically identical, maybe a little smaller in the middle, but down at the bottom is where size counts to me because the further up you go the less feeling you have.  Down at the bottom is where it's going to aggravate you.  Okay, well, that's my rant.  I'm just thankful that I found out about the shape change when I did because I stocked up on small and medium old styles.  I've got enough to last me until menopause now! :-)

Hope this picture and info will be helpful to others as you wade through the wide, wonderful world of menstrual cups!  :-)
 
Yamxyamx on October 15th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Wait--so the new SMALL is longer than the old MEDIUM? Because according to the chart on their webpage, it shouldn't be...

This is bad news indeed.
sunnyhappyday on October 15th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
Hmm, well, I hate to go against their chart, but the two smalls I got (in the picture) are definitely about 2 or 3 mm longer than the old style medium, and much wider at the base... I know, I was bummed about this too!
sunnyhappyday on October 15th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
Unless they goofed and sent me mediums by mistake, but they were both marked as smalls.
Yamxyamx on October 15th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
And you're really sure the old one you have is M and the new ones S? (Sorry, I don't mean to contradict you, I just find it hard to believe that they'd go to all the trouble of providing such a detailed chart and then put incorrect information in it... Maybe the one on the far left is S, too?)

I had pretty much resigned myself to getting an S when I want to replace my heavy-day M, and just hoping my current S (for all other days) would hold out a long time, but if the new S is longer than the old M, I'm screwed...
sunnyhappyday on October 16th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
Nope, the dark blue one on the far left is definitely an old medium, and the pink one on the far right is an old small. If I had the energy I'd take a picture of them side by side so you can see the difference, but trust me the far left is old medium and far right is old small, and they're very different. And the new smalls are pretty much the same as a small LadyCup. Sorry, but hey, there is still hope! When I found out about the shape change, I emailed the company (info@meluna.eu I think) and asked if they had any old shapes left, and they did, so you can probably do that too and still get an old style one... good luck!
Yamxyamx on October 16th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)
Thanks, I'll do that!
Serpentserpent_849 on October 17th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
hm i think the OP just cut off the stem really flat so that what's left is shorter than 45mm... personally, when cutting off the stem i always ended up with measurements a tiny bit longer than the official "without the stem" ones but i also cut it off more like the basic shape than like this. even basic shape+a tiny nub that i'm scared to cut off :D