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spidersloveme
15 November 2012 @ 11:39 am
I have a VERY heavy flow, so I need a heavy duty cup. I have a very high cervix so my large diva's length was perfect, but it just wasn't enough capacity. Plus it was very soft so it squished, further reducing the capacity. I ended up needing to empty it every 2 hours or so. The large lunette worked a little better as the stiffness allowed the cup to work at full capacity but it still overflowed after a full nights use. Plus, it was a little shorter so I have to "fish" for it. I've been eyeing an XL Meluna for it's length and capacity and stiffness.

How does the "classic" and "sport" melunas compare to the large lunette in stiffnss? I would like something as stiff or slightly stiffer than the large lunette, but not too much stiffer. What about its capacity?
 
ozonemamaozonemama on November 15th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
Meluna classic in my opinion is squishier than lg lunette. Sport is firmer. I have tried all of these cups because I needed firmness with a large capacity and I 've found a large yuuki works the best for me. If you want meluna I would say go with the Xl sport though.
spiderslovemespidersloveme on November 15th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
The large lunette rates an "8" in stiffness on the stiffess charts I've seen and the Diva a "4". About what would you rate the "classic" and "sport" Meluna?
ozonemamaozonemama on November 15th, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
I would put classic around 5 or 6 and sport about a 9 or 10. Melunas are funny though because they don't have the same boing factor as silicone cups and I found this makes them more difficult to get open.
spiderslovemespidersloveme on November 15th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
>Melunas are funny though because they don't have the same boing factor as silicone cups

Interesting. Care to elaborate? How do they compare when breaking the suction when removing? How easy do they pop open compared to a diva and lunette?
juliiie87juliiie87 on November 16th, 2012 12:58 am (UTC)
I have both a soft Meluna and soft Cuplee, so not the cups you want, but here goes : Meluna are a form of plastic, perhaps not as springy as silicone, but an interesting fact about them is that they tend to soften up with heat a litte and adapt to your body shape, to the point where the soft will become oval after being worn for a few hours. The large not so much I think, but I only tried one on dry runs so I'm not quite sure. I wonder if that would make a firm Meluna more comfortable than silicone though ? I mean, I found the classic very firm and bulky to insert /remove, but surprinsingly not uncomfortable to wear.

Another difference between my two cups is the shape : the Meluna is more rounded at the base than most cups, including Diva and Lunette which can make popping open and removal somewhwat different. I realised different folds suit different cup shapes better, and removal is a little more tricky with a full, rounded base, cause there's less room to insert you finger next to the cup.

Another fact from Meluna is that the sport is supposedly 25% firmer than the classic. So, factoring what Serpent said about the classic being closer to the large Lunette, if the stiffness of the Lunette doesn't bother you, no pressure on your bladder or rectum, no feeling like you need to pee, you should probably be fine with both classic and sport... if you'd rather try something firmer... have the sport.
spiderslovemespidersloveme on November 16th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
>Meluna are a form of plastic, perhaps not as springy as silicone, but an interesting fact about them is that they tend to soften up with heat a litte and adapt to your body shape, to the point where the soft will become oval after being worn for a few hours.

That sucks! That is the reason I can't use my Diva. I want something that keeps its shape.
ozonemamaozonemama on November 16th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
It really sounds like you would benefit from the large yuuki
ozonemamaozonemama on November 16th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
In my personal experience melunas don't pop open on their own at all but that may just be me. As far as suction goes it was easier for me to break the seal of a meluna but I also didn't get a strong enough seal to not have leakage most likely due to the fact that melunas only have 2 holes
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on November 15th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
here's an overview of the highest capacity cups: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2761581.html
Melissa rated Meluna classic as 6. I asked whether the stiffness is in between the small and large Lunette (officially 4 and 8), and she said it's closer to the large.
anjeaanjea on November 16th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
I found the size 2 Lunette, while firmer than some other cups, not as firm as I wanted/needed. I ordered a large Yuuki, and it was definitely firmer than the Lunette. It also has nice capacity, which I also needed.