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19 June 2012 @ 11:59 am
Hello friends,
So I decided I would try a different cup to deal with the pain I've been having from using the diva cup. I'm ordering a classic and a soft meluna cup in size small. I've read a lot of posts about people having trouble getting the soft meluna to pop open, and that it can leak. Does anyone know anything about that?
Yamxyamx on June 19th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
I have oft Melunas in S and M. The S always pops open without issue. The M one sometimes needs a bit of prodding--essentially, I put it ina bit higher than I actually want it, than tug it down by the stem, and it pops open during tugging.

I confess I love my Melunas. Best cup I ever had.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 20th, 2012 12:55 am (UTC)
If your Diva (which at 57mm is the longest of the cups) migrates so high that you have trouble reaching it for removal, wouldn't you be better off picking another long cup next? At only 45mm, the small MeLuna is the second shortest cup made.

Compare lengths at the various size charts at the Community FAQ: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/tag/faq
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 20th, 2012 01:53 pm (UTC)
Compare the size difference here... http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/t224-meluna-comparison-photos

According to actual measurments, even a large meluna + stem is about the same length as a Diva + stem. http://meluna.eu/meluna/meluna-classic/meluna-classic-stiel.html
rogueninja47rogueninja47 on June 21st, 2012 01:55 pm (UTC)
It's not a length issue or a removal issue. I can remove it just fine. There's one sore spot that I've gotten from using the diva and it's probably due to the width. The small Meluna is a little less wide than the diva, so I figured maybe that little less width would be enough to prevent the problem
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 22nd, 2012 12:57 pm (UTC)
It'y possible that it's due to width, I don't know, it's also very likely due to stiffness, or shape. I believe softness is the most important factor, next to a convenient length. Just so you know, you might need a lot of bearing down removing a small Meluna. Good luck with your next cup !

Edited at 2012-06-22 01:03 pm (UTC)
sparklemooosparklemooo on June 20th, 2012 05:18 am (UTC)
a meluna with a stem would be a good idea - I also have a high cervix and the stem makes them easier to get hold of because they do tend to migrate upwards
sparklemooosparklemooo on June 20th, 2012 05:20 am (UTC)
also if I insert it with the folded in part facing my tailbone it pops open more easily.. my pubic bone at the front can inhibit them popping open I find. it's a bit of trial and error to get them to pop open :/