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27 April 2012 @ 06:56 pm
I'm really interested in menstrual cups, mainly because pads are so annoying, and far from eco-friendly. After reading through here and other reviews/groups everywhere, I'm more confused than ever! So, background. I'm 14, a virgin, and have a pretty light flow. I really like the design of the MeLuna Soft (and glitter! I'm a sucker for glitter) but I can't figure out which size to get. While on my period, I can reach my cervix relatively easy with my middle finger (so about three inches), but I dunno if that means I'm a small/medium/whatever. I'd really like to get the right one on the first try...
 
Arrow_Bright: Gusarrow_bright on April 28th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
I would say you're probably medium or high. Check out the sizecharts. According to the first chart, you'd probably want a medium or large. You might be able to go extra large, but I'd recommend the medium or large because it's easier to use a cup that's too short than a cup that's too long.
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 28th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
I'd say go for the large, you could always trim the stem or ball. Not so much the ring though.

3 inches = 7.62 cm

The medium is 6.1 cm with a full traditional stem, and the large is 6.6 cm with the stem too... not much of a difference, but still, it'll fit easily, and you won't have to reach in too far. Most cups will sit (o) around your cervix, which may gain you a few extra mm.

http://www.femininewear.co.uk/meluna-soft-menstrual-cup-262-p.asp

If you order from the meluna website, they'll probably throw in an extra cup !

Edited at 2012-04-28 01:34 pm (UTC)
Yamxyamx on April 28th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
I use the Meluna S on all but my strongest day, when I use the M. (And that only because I don't want to empty it more than twice a day.) And these are the OLD style S and M, which are now "mini."

So I really don't think you need a size L. The M should be plenty, and even the new S might be enough, since you say you have a light flow, and it has almost the same volume as the old-style M.
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 28th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Sure she'll be fine capacity-wise, but personnally I enjoy having my cup sitting close to the entrance, where I don't have to fish it up all the way towrds my cervix to remove it. 3 inches is a rather high cervix.
Yamxyamx on April 28th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Well, true, but the long stem helps with that a lot if she picks "classic." And isn't the L also wider than the M?
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 28th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
Do you mean traditionnal stem ? (not to be confused with "klassik" stiffness ;)) sure it does, especially on a medium, but to be honest I wouldn't bother with the small, unless the user had a low cervix, of course. And as for width... it's true, I just don't think it matters that much, as long as the cup is soft and can be folded.
Yamxyamx on April 28th, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, I meant the traditional stem.

It may be an individual thing, but I find wider cups harder to insert than narrower ones, even folded.
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 28th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
I dunno, my cup is 44cm wide and super soft, I find it helpful to make super tiny complicated folds, such as labia or origami. I wouldn't do a c-fold, since I find it doesn't work well for me anyway.
Yamxyamx on April 28th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
44CM???

I assume you missed a decimal point htere... ;)
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 28th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
Oh right, 44 mm. It's getting late over here. ;)
wistless on April 28th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks guys! I've talked to my mom about it, and I'm getting a medium with a ring stem. :) Fingers crossed!
Arrow_Bright: Gusarrow_bright on April 29th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
Awesome! Good luck! :D