margar02 (margar02) wrote in menstrual_cups,

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I'm getting a Meluna!

HI! I haven't been around here much, since I got used to using my diva cup and didn't need much support anymore. I've checked in a couple times, but I see everything is fantastic as ever.

I really wanted to just share my excitement over the new cup I just ordered last night, and to blab to someone who might actually give 2 poops about it, lol!

So, after 2-3 months of (mostly) blissful Diva Cup use, I started to realize some discomfort, mild leakage, and sealing issues. Nothing catastrophic, but annoying. I eventually came to the conclusion that my Diva Cup (small) is simply TOO BIG. I have a very light flow, from being on HBC for 5 years, so I would find myself emptying my cup after 10-12 hours without even having halfway filled it up (sometimes I'd have one of those random days where I'd bleed a little more heavily, and it'd be pretty full, but never completely full).
Combine that with the fact that I have been turning the cup inside out since month 3, due to discomfort of my vaginal opening, I just decided that the Diva cup, While being a fantastic starter cup for me, was simply not my "Goldilocks cup."

SOOO I did a little more research and decided to go with a Meluna classic small (in my favorite color- GREEN!) Ball-stem.

I didn't bother to check measurements or capacity. I only really cared that it was small, and not a "soft" cup. I know I made the dicision hastily, but I had dome some more extensive research about 4 months prior, and the Meluna brand seemed to be the best for me at the time. I'm hoping I'll get a good "sample cup" from them to either try or give as a gift to someone (Meluna sends an additional "defect" cup, too, right? or am I confusing brands?)

Anyway, We'll see how it goes. I only paid $26 for it, so I'm not too stressed if it doesn't work out. I'll still have my Diva.

Any thoughts are appreciated, but not neccessary. I just wanted to share.
IT'S GREEN!!!!!!! Did I mention that?! lol!

I received my Meluna today after only one week! I live in Ohio, so shipping from Germany to Ohio in one week is very respectable! I am disappointed that I did not receive any freeby cups :(
I took it for a dry test run, and I am quite pleased with the ease of insertion, removal, and wear (I kept it in for about 20 minutes). Of course, it may be different when I am actually menstruating, but so far I am pretty optimistic about it. I have realized with this test run just how low my cervix is. Even this small Meluna was sitting around my cervix, while the ball stem was just inside the vaginal opening. *le sigh* Oh well, as long as it works, I'll be happy. AND IT'S MY FAVORITE COLOR, GREEN! I am really happy about the shade of green that it is- bright, light, happy :) Updates will come once I have tested it out for sure!

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