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06 January 2013 @ 01:00 am
I currently wear a small (B) MoonCup (UK) with no stem [the comparison charts and photos suggest this is similar in size to a classic medium MeLuna]. No problems with insertion, opening, or removal. Totally comfortable. Light flow. Reasonable (Pilates) pelvic muscles. I don't want a longer cup (cos my MCUK sits around the cervix and at the same time sits low in the vagina), but also I don't think I want a slimmer cup as I feel I'm roomy around the cervix, so I worry a slimmer cup may not create a seal.

I have looked over and over at the different comparison charts for weeks now and I'm just stuck between these 3 MeLuna choices. I've just got to the point where I'm over thinking it. I know this is silly but I'm going to put it to a vote / "ask the audience" in order to make my decision. These are the three options:

A. Classic medium and classic small
B. Classic medium and soft medium
C. Classic small and soft small


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juliiie87juliiie87 on January 5th, 2013 01:56 pm (UTC)
Hum, if it were me I'd just rule out the small size anyway. It's really tiny, and only very few people actually need those dimensions. The medium is actually a hair shorter than your Mooncup too. Maybe get a variety of stems (one in basic?) or stiffnesses, if you're decided to get two ? just be aware that the medium soft is as soft as cups get, and you may consider it difficult to pop open. I mean, I have no complaints about mine, but I'm used to soft cups anyway, not a Mooncup. So i'm thinking classic is probably right for you. Plus the medium I squished didn't seem THAT firm to me. Not to say you should venture trying a sport but... maybe ?

To complicate your reasoning a little... if capacity isn't a concern, there's the medium Mini Meluna to consider. I've never tried those, but according to what I've heard those are fairly easy to pop open, and there's not a whole lot of difference between the soft and classic. Maybe get a soft in one of those ? But only if you're willing to purchase two ! ;)

So... my choice is either medium classic & medium sport OR medium classic and Mini medium soft. Sorry I'm no good at making decisions. :D
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on January 6th, 2013 03:04 am (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I now have a question.
If the classic small will be too small, why would I go with a mini medium? The mini will be smaller than the non-mini styles right?
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 6th, 2013 10:53 am (UTC)
In fact the Mini medium is the same length as the optimized small... but that's a good question. ;) Both are probably unecessarily small (perhaps not *too* small, that depends mostly on your flow... and you mentionned width, the small is the narrowest there is). It's just that the Mini is wider and easier to pop open, that's probably why I mentionned it. It would also make sense to get one of them stemless, since you're already used to that, IF you want to get two.
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on January 6th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Oh I see, the length of the optimized small and the mini medium is the same but the medium mini is wider around the top! And that would make sense for me because as I said I don't want it to be too thin.

Yeah, flow is not an issue. I use mini/light tampons and they never fill up. I don't need to use any protection overnight because I just don't seem to bleed while lying down - so long as I go to the bathroom as soon as becoming upright! This may be due to the contraceptive pill - I remember having a regular pad leak in only a few hours as a 13yo but now days I could just use thicker panty liners instead of pads. Of course, this might all change in a few years once I come off contraception!

Yes, I will get them with the ball stem. But I may just cut it off. Getting two is no problem as it currently cheaper for me to buy two online and ship them, than it is to buy a single one from a store in my home country. I'd like to try two kinds out anyway, if one is no good I will trade it on the mc_sales page.
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 7th, 2013 11:38 am (UTC)
*Edited because it was unrelated to this post!*

Just FYI I'm not sure how feasible it is to cut off the ball stem... Again I think Serpent has done it, but she said it left the bottom dangerously thin... If you can't get the stemless option, maybe the traditional stem is easier to trim off ?

Edited at 2013-01-08 09:03 pm (UTC)
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on January 9th, 2013 10:18 am (UTC)
Thanks! I will get the stem! i found the post where serpent talked about this, and I also just emailed MeLuna and they agreed.
The ball is super cute, but as I will probably just cut it off anyway, I may as well go for the trim-able stem!
(the basic with no stem doesn't have the nice colour options in stock) :(
THANKS for your a dive :D
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on January 8th, 2013 03:13 am (UTC)
I know they're technically the same length, but my optimized small is a tiny bit longer than my MINI medium. It probably isn't noticeable to most though. It's the shape that makes the real difference.
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on January 9th, 2013 07:49 am (UTC)
Oh cool - what do you find the best about that shape?
karenoh on January 5th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
Option b gets my vote!</p>

Medium should be perfectly fine capacity wise for someone with medium to light flow.

I have the medium Meluna soft & classic and I love them! (I also love the meluna's ball stem, for the record.)

tjstjstjstjstjstjs on January 6th, 2013 03:05 am (UTC)
Do you use both the soft and the classic, or do you find you prefer one of them over the other and stick with it more?
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on January 9th, 2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
why exactly do you want to try two cups? i think it makes sense to try out a mini meluna as well. especially if you want a ball stem ;) this way you'll try out far more options:)))
i have a REALLY low cervix and i sort of prefer my small mini, got it very recently and have it only in classic. before that, my preferred cup was a medium mini. i would alternate it with an optimized small sometimes, mostly after wearing it for 16+ hours.
i've cut off all the stems, although the ball was only barely uncomfortable, and i kept it on for one or two periods.

so i think any meluna which is not large or extra large should be fine for you :) a mooncup uk is seemingly only a tad longer but this difference is still important.
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on January 10th, 2013 05:13 am (UTC)
I don't really know why I thought I'd get two cups.
I guess that way I can try two styles and see what they're like.
So I was leaning towards (B) a classic medium, and a soft medium.
and the MeLuna ones are so cheap (the way my exchange rate is at the moment, and the cost of sanitary products in my country, two melunas costs the same as two boxes of tampons!)
Maybe then once I know whether I prefer the classic or the soft I can try a Mini medium.
But to be honest I prefer the look of the newer shape than the mini shape. I feel like the rim on the Mini might be too wide, and the cone shape looks like it would spill easier when removing.
(Who knows, maybe I'll get lucky when I order and meluna will send me a sample/defect cup which I could trade on here with someone who received a sample/defect cup in a medium mini.)
tjstjstjstjstjstjs on January 18th, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for all the help ladies.

I decided to order a meluna in MEDIUM SOFT and in MINI MEDIUM CLASSIC
I liked the sound of the extra suction of the soft meluna, as my cup sometimes fills with water during swimming.
But as for the classic, I accidentally ordered the wrong one - I got a medium classic not medium mini classic - so I have a beautiful glitter cup here, up for trade for a mini: http://mc-sales.livejournal.com/110311.html

My MCUK is SO GREAT but it is too long on the 3 days in the middle of my period when my cervix is low.
I hope the two melunas are good. And If I go off birth control I might consider adding to my collection, a coloured LadyCup which is still short like the melunas but has a little more capacity which I will need once off birth control (plus it's pretty like the melunas)