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Hey folks!

I just want to say thanks to everyone who helped me out a while back while I tried to make heads or tails of all the different cups out there. You're awesome :D

I took a lot of the advice and ended up getting a large MeLuna, classic softness with a ball stem. When it arrived after the holidays I thought it might be too big, but I plowed ahead with a dry run anyways, which ended up being rather painful and awkward. However, my period showed up this morning so I tried again (much easier to get in than the dry run!) and almost immediately forgot about it. It's so comfortable! I felt it pressing against my bladder a little bit but that went away after 20 or so minutes - may have just needed to shift into position. I don't have any trouble getting it to pop open so far and other than a tiny bit of leaking first thing this morning it's working absolutely brilliantly. I am SO pleased!

I'm having a little difficulty removing it, but there's a learning curve for everything so I expect that will get easier. It takes a couple minutes of wrestling with the little ball stem to break the seal/get it far enough down to grab the bottom of the actual cup. That is my only difficulty so far, though :)

On to the suggestion... because this one does feel like it's on the larger and firmer end of what would be comfortable to me (although I really have nothing to compare it to, so we shall see) I kind of want to pick up a smaller and softer cup if I can find one o mc_sales ecause I usually have 2 heavy days and then 3 or 4 light ones, and I think this cup might get a bit irritating for those days.  So, other than the obvious - a smaller, softer MeLuna - does anyone have a favourite "lighter days" cup? Something with a similar shape would be awesome because I find this one really comfortable. 

Thanks again. Rock on!
 
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 21st, 2013 10:34 am (UTC)
Haha, I'm glad this is working for you ! woohoo!
I've got two friends who are just starting too, so this is exciting. ;)

On to the suggestions, there's a few cups in the smaller and similarly shaped range and that would be medium meluna soft, small Si-bell and Fleurcup. The first two are competing (with my Cuplee) for who's the softest cup ever, Melissa says it's got to be the Si-bell, but I think the Meluna, being TPE wins by default, 'cause TPE tends to conform to your body shape and flattens a little with wear (and bounces back within a few hours of taking it out).

The Fleurcup pops open like a champ due to its flared rim and is basically a thicker version to the Si-bell, which is identical in shape, minus the grip rings. So it's the firmest, but it's gotta be less stiff than a large classic Meluna (which I owned and gave away... wear was ok but firmness made it a pain to handle for me).

Perhaps wait to see how your body feels and if it changes drasticsally over a period ? so you know what to look for on your lighter days.

Edited at 2013-01-21 10:36 am (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 21st, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
Even though a large MeLuna is called a large, it's not very large. :o)

Compare its dimensions to others at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ Also use the links to the side by side photos to compare shapes.

Get through the learning curve with this cup and then use what you like/dislike about it to decide if you want another cup and then pick one out if you do.