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16 January 2013 @ 01:53 pm
Hello everyone,

I am new to the community and have some questions. I have been looking around the blog for opinions but at this point, I think it's best just to ask.

I have had an MCUK for about a year now. I love my cup, but it is too long for me and is causing some irritation even with the stem completely cut off. Seeing as I have a low cervix and am a virgin, I've been thinking of going with the mini meluna. However, I am having trouble deciding what softness to go for. Does anyone know how the soft and classic Mini varieties compare? Also, I am very active and like participating in many sports including running, swimming, cycling, and yoga. Does softness make a difference in keeping the cup in place? I've read a lot of conflicting information on this point. I've had no leakage problems with my current cup and dont want to start now! (Though I do feel the cup a bit when it is in place which makes me want to try a softer cup. But given the info on the meluna page about how those who are active in sports that strengthen the pelvic floor like yoga shouldnt use the soft cup, it makes me afraid to try the soft one!)

Also, with a low cervix do you suggest a medium or small size? My flow varies greatly month to month from very heavy months to months with next to nothing, but right now I'm more worried about solving this irritation issue.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on January 17th, 2013 07:41 am (UTC)
I have a low cervix and I wear a MINI small and it's perfect for me but my heavy flow is "regular". If you have a heavy flow you might want to start with the medium, just to see if it works. The firmness difference with smalls is minimal. It's huge in the MINI medium though. I'm very athletic and I wear a soft. I don't have any issues with sports and leaking. The classic pops open too easy for me and it's never positioned right, around my cervix, when it does. The classic has a more noticeable wear, you can feel it in.
taliadomini on January 18th, 2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That helps a lot.
teacupcake89 on January 19th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
for great tips and advice on getting soft cups to pop open see here: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2618390.html#comments

have you tried turning your MCUK inside out to see if that makes a difference? then you might be able to see how much shorter you want your new cup to be.

compare the melunas side by side to your MCUK in these photo albums if you haven't already to get a better idea instead of a table of numbers!

in the Mooncup UK photo album here: http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/t225-mooncup-uk-comparison-photos you can see the MCUK compared to the MINI melunas with their pointy bottom shape (even though the text says 'new')

In the updated Meluna photo album here: http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/t224-meluna-comparison-photos you can see the MCUK compared to the current small, medium, large and xl melunas.

compare the capacity of your mcuk to the holes to the meluna to the holes capacities in the capacity table here http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ (scroll down)to see how much each holds and how often you might have to empty it on a heavy day :)