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10 May 2012 @ 12:46 pm
Hello everyone,
I've been using my small lunette (with the stem completely removed) over a year now and much prefer it to tampons or pads, but I still suffer from some problems:
-I have a very low cervix, and my lunette sits around it and kinda squishes it, and although it doesn't cause any pain, my cervix feels kinda swollen afterwards... so I have to give it a couple hours rest before using my cup again.
-I leak at night, no matter what I try (and I've tried)
So my current period routine is: wake up, insert cup, and before bed empty cup. I sleep with cloth pads.
After much research I've decided I want to try a shorter and wider cup, the old (mini) soft medium meluna, but it is not offered in basic, my lunette is 48 mm long and usually sits right at my entrance, even a bit out, and the medium meluna with the ball stem (which is the shortest) is 53 mm long.
has anyone here chopped off a meluna ball stem before?  removing the lunette stem was easy enough but since the meluna is TPE I worry it will be harder.   If I plan to remove the stem, should I buy the traditional stem or try and see if the ball stem is OK, and if not cut the ball stem off?  
 
Chasechikchasingtides on May 10th, 2012 11:42 am (UTC)
I do believe that Meluna offers a completely stemless version?
m03m on May 10th, 2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
As stated in the posting, the old (mini) soft medium Meluna is not offered in basic.
Basic means stemless in this case.
chamekke: cha_mekke_as_toddlerchamekke on May 10th, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
The best thing obviously if someone with practical experience answers your question :-) but in the meantime you might consider asking MeLuna themselves what they'd recommend (if you find you need to go for trimming).

I have no experience cutting my MeLuna, since it fits me just fine with the ball stem left on; but FWIW it doesn't seem 'harder' to me than the silicon in a Diva Cup.
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 11th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
This, you may want to ask Meluna if it's possible to trim the ball off without ruining the cup, but I'd still get a ball stem anyway because it looks the most comfortable if it were to poke out. You never know, it might not, given that larger cups tend to sit higher.
pixieannie1 on June 2nd, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
I had the same problem
I'm in the same boat as you. Two years ago, before MeLuna changed their sizes and styles, I ordered a medium basic (without stem) because is was the widest and shortest combo of a cup I could find. 45mm><45mm. I have a very low cervix and this is the only cup that will fit me properly.

I recently decided to get a backup cup and went through a big headache of wrong orders placed through MeLuna due to the fact that I wasn't aware of the changes they'd made to their sizing and styles.

You're right, the mini medium isn't offered in basic and I contacted MeLuna about this and they said that the mini "stem" is simply a "basic" with a stem and that all I had to do was cut it off. That's what I did and I now have a backup ideal cup. I've been using the mini soft medium (I cut off the stem myself) and it's perfect. Their customer service is quite good and they're great about returning emails promptly so you could email them with your order number and they'll cut the stem off for you if you request it.