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04 August 2012 @ 08:19 am
Does anyone know the capacity to the holes of the new MCUK design? They do disclose capacity to the rim on their website but because they repositioned the holes for the new design, I imagine the capacity to the holes has increased a bit.
cutekitty7 on August 4th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
It's practically the same as the old model . But because of the new slanted holes it would be maybe 2ml more? Old model b - 15ml new model b - 17ml . Old model a - 30ml new model a - 32ml . Something like that idk .
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on August 5th, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
there's no way a mooncup could hold 30ml :D theoretically possible if they made it extra long, longer than the diva/meluna xl.
cutekitty7 on August 5th, 2012 10:16 am (UTC)
That's Wierd cos when I first heard about cups the mcuk was the first one I knew about (I live in the UK) and on their website I'm sure it said 30ml for the size a . But maybe they meant to the brim .
teacupcake89 on August 5th, 2012 11:24 am (UTC)
from the MCUK facebook page:
The size A lower marking line is 7.5 ml and the higher one 15 ml.
The size B marking lines are 6ml and 12ml.

On my size B the 12ml line is very close to the holes, so 15mls ish to the holes?

:) so pretty low capacity compared other cups with similar length/widths dimesions (small Lunette, small Fleurcup etc)
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 5th, 2012 01:28 pm (UTC)
I can't find a comparison of the new design vs. the old one, but just to clarify, I guess this refers to the old design (does it ??) :

"The Mooncup is designed to hold 1 fl oz"


... which is ~29 ml. Apparently that's for the size A, up to the rim.

This matches Afriska's review :


BUT it appears on her pic of the size A with the lines showing 7.5 and 15 ml, that the holes are as high as they can be... and a few ml above the 15ml line. So I agree, you can probably add about 3 ml to those 15 ml. Although tbh the holes look so small I wonder if you could fill the cup past them...

And how much softer is it now, btw ?!

Edited at 2012-08-05 01:40 pm (UTC)
teacupcake89 on August 5th, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
yeah, I think that's their old website compared to http://www.mooncup.co.uk/

It's definitely much firmer than my small Lunette, so maybe not that much softer?

have just asked on their facebook page so hopefully should get a response! :)
teacupcake89 on August 7th, 2012 10:14 am (UTC)
Reply from Mooncup on their facebook page:

We tend not to get too hung up about the 'How much to the holes' question here at Mooncup as it can be misleading, and here's why (from Mooncup Advisor and Nurse, Kate):
Women’s blood and the consistency/viscosity of their menstru
al blood varies enormously, and there is also a large range of the amount of clots and natural discharge which will be mixed up with your blood too. We have found that some women are able to fill their Mooncup to the brim with menstrual blood before it leaks and others will fill to the holes and then potentially block the holes causing releasing of the seal and leakage. It is different for every woman and here's some science as to why this is;
• there is a difference in the viscosity of menstrual blood and this can vary due to a number of factors, for example your haemoglobin level or medication taken
• contraception: hormonal changes can alter menstrual blood/flow and the lining of the uterus,
• menopausal factors: more clots/very large clots for example and changes to the lining of the vagina
• a variety in the natural vaginal secretions, some of these are very important as a defence mechanism and keeping the vagina clear of infection.
• your body typically releases anticoagulants to keep menstrual blood from clotting as it's being released. When your period is heavy and blood is being rapidly expelled, there's not enough time for anticoagulants to work which enables clots to form.
• Other factors which influence clotting, for example fibrin, are reduced in menstrual blood to prevent clots from forming
• One study explains that viscosity increases during your period, therefore potentially making the holes more likely to block later in your period
Hope this is of interest and helps answer your question!. x

So no answer to our question really! Does anyone else want to ask 'How much does it hold to the holes in mls so we can compare to other cups??' :)

I don't think I'm their biggest fan as I mentioned that leakage could be due to loW cervix taking up room so decreasing capacity, perhaps look at higher capacity cups on a comment about leakage and heavy flow.

Mooncup then deleted my comment!!!! and said this when I asked about the to holes capacity: "If you're experiencing leakage then there could be several reasons for this (the capacity is not usually one of them!)" FFS.

juliiie87juliiie87 on August 7th, 2012 10:42 am (UTC)
"We tend not to get too hung up about the 'How much to the holes' question here at Mooncup as it can be misleading, and here's why:"

... because we sell and market a low-capcity cup and want to remain in denial about cup users having heavy flows, is it Mooncup ?!

I agree with their "science" that given the look of the goop one often finds in their cup, you could probably fill it pas the ridiculously low, tiny little holes. But then, if you block them, that may cause release of the seal and leakage right ?? So isn't it a capacity issue after all...? ;) That's what I'd ask them if I had energy to loose with their marketing BS. I don't think I like their cup very much, just like I don't like the Diva company very much. Blah, rant.