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06 October 2012 @ 08:43 pm
So I've finished my first period using my glittery new MeLuna and it is DEFINITELY an improvement on pads or tampons!

Because it was my first time, I did have a couple leakage issues when I was rushing and didn't take the time to make sure it was in properly. But they were very minor leaks, and definitely no worse than when I haven't been able to change my tampon in time. My period only ever last three days so I didn't get a lot of time to practice with it, but I'm sure it will be smoother sailing next month. Just have to make sure I don't rush it!

I am LOVING not having to wear a pad to bed. I'm a very heavy sleeper, so I never wear tampons to bed & that means pads. And I hate pads, because they bunch up and make my skin dry & itchy. So not having to wear them is the BEST THING EVER.

Overall - why didn't I buy a cup sooner?
chamekkechamekke on October 6th, 2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you've had such a fabulous first experience with your cup!

And I'm with you re: wearing a cup to bed. That's the best.

P.S. I'm sure the leakage issue will disappear as you become more accustomed to inserting the cup. FWIW, I usually sweep a finger around the cup once it's inserted (just to ensure it's where it should be), and press against the rear wall to let in some additional air (just to ensure the cup is 100% expanded).
jollylemonjollylemon on October 10th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
Sounds to me like you had an awesome first time!
Once you get some more practice getting it out, you can trim the stem off completely, if it keeps leaking. That's what did the trick for me. I think it's cuz the stem makes it difficult for the cup to turn to the right position.
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Eireinneireinn on October 12th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
It's glittery blue!