lavenderblues (lavenderblues) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Help with cup choice needed! Have Lunette, looking at Meluna... Open for suggestions!

Hi all!  I got my first cup recently, the Large Lunette, and tried it through my first cycle.  Technically it worked, but not without flaws.  I definitely need a different cup and I'm hoping you can help me figure out which one!

What I didn't realize before ordering the Lunette was that my cervix is VERY low during my period.  To the point where depending on how I sit, part of it is right there just inside the vaginal opening. 

I have an IUD and previously I'd looked for the strings and felt them but didn't feel the cervix, I'm not sure if it just moves up a lot higher when I'm not on my period, or if I'm just that oblivious and I didn't figure out where they were coming from because I didn't realize WHERE my cervix actually was going to be (I thought it was going to be at the very end of the canal!)

I was only able to wear the Lunette without pain by turning it inside out.  Still then, the bottom stuck out at least a half an inch.  I could feel it all of the time and it left me checking and emptying it very often because of that.  The cup sticking out also partially obstructed my urethra (made me feel like I had to pee a lot, and hindered the stream).  Based on other posts here, my cervix might be considered "dangly" based on how low it sits.

I'm not sure how wide my vagina is, but I definitely don't think it's too narrow, so I'm not sure what cup to try next.  I've been looking at the MINI Meluna (the old style), size Medium, as it's the widest short cup I've seen on the charts.  I definitely need something that's significantly shorter than the Lunette. 

I had no problems with leaking with the Lunette, so I think the width was fine there, I think the only issue being that it may have caused a bit of cramping, possibly because of the firmness/width of the cup?  I cramp quite a bit, so I'm not counting on the cup helping, but I definitely don't want it worse. 

Quarters are usually pretty tight through there during my period also, so I'm not sure if I should try a soft cup to hope it helps with cramps but I don't want it to be unable to pop open either.  Though I think even the classic Meluna is softer than the Lunette?   With the Lunette I was able to break the seal by squeezing the bottom of the cup.  (When I first tried it with a dry run and tried breaking the seal at the top, it was NOT GOOD.)

My biggest concern with the Mini Meluna is that I do have a heavy flow.  I don't mind having to empty the cup several times a day, but having the ability to go a longer period of time without having to worry about it would be awesome.  I worry that the capacity of the Meluna would be too small.   When I used the Lunette, only once, on my heaviest day, did it full to more than half full.  I'm not sure how long it had been since I'd emptied it that time. 

Based on my flow and low cervix, I'm worried that I won't be able to find ANY cup that will really work for me :(  I've been really excited about the idea though.  So I'm hoping someone will have some suggestions and advice for me!  I wanted to ask around before I ordered a new cup because it's pretty pricey to do so when it may not work for me! 

Thanks so much for any and all help! 
Tags: brand comparisons, buying decisions, cervix position, cramps, first time use, heavy blood flow, inside-out, lunette, meluna, meluna - soft, sizes/size issues
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