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22 December 2011 @ 10:17 pm
So a few weeks ago I ordered my first menstrual cup. It took a long time figuring out which cup I wanted and I ended up buying a Small Meluna Soft. I came just a few days before my period was going to start, I was so excited but it was just my luck that it didn't come this month :( I am a 14 year old virgin and I got my period for the first time in November of 2010. So I've only had it for a year now. But I was also sent a Medium Classic Meluna that is said to have small defects. My cervix is really high and I think I'm going to need to use the Medium Meluna. I can't reach it at all putting my finger up there and my fingers are pretty long. So do you think it is safe to use the Medium Meluna even it said it has small defects? I want to try it but I want to use the one I have first, if I like the medium better I will probably end up buying a Medium Meluna since it is a cheaper cup. So yeah, do you think it's safe to use? Oh do you also think I should do a dry run before my next period? Or just wait until it starts? Thanks :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 23rd, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
Yes, the "defective" cup is perfectly safe. They wouldn't have sent it if it weren't safe.

Compare the dimensions of the cups you have to the ones you want at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ If you have trouble removing the ones you have (they're fairly short) then consider a longer cup.
fee_parisienne on December 23rd, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
Yes, the "sample" cups that often get sent with MeLuna orders are safe to use. Usually the defects are something small like bubbles or specks in the material.

You can do a dry run if you want, but most people have an easier time getting their cups in during their period. If you don't want to wait and are excited to try it now, it may be helpful to use some water-based (and glycerin-free) lubricant.
Yamxyamx on December 23rd, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
Yes. They wouldn't send out a cup that wasn't safe to use. Usually, the defects are either a problem with the color--for example, there might be tiny black specks somewhere on it--or a bubble or small notch somewhere on it. Definitely nothing that would interfere with use.

Don't do a dry run. Things "down there" are a lot looser and relaxed during your period than in-between. Dry runs are often much harder than the real thing.