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kurai_rakuen
21 January 2013 @ 07:38 am
Hi everyone!
Yesterday I bought a Meluna Classic small. I may not have
Gotten the right size, so I found this place in my search for answers.
I am 27 years old, I have had no kids, I am not a virgin but when I get my pap they
Use the speculum (sp?) for virgins because anything bigger hurts.
I read today that checking your cervix helps in sizing. I checked it last night (in a sitting position) and this morning and it was about 2-2 1/2 inches in. I can feel it when I reach in just past my second knuckle of my middle finger. I'm not on my period though, I'm about a week off. I know checking during is optimal, but that isn't possible right now.

My period is usually medium to low. My medium days I usually only needed 4 regular tampons.

I appreciate any help. I'd like to stop using tampons, as they constantly irritate my vagina. They itch and burn! (I am STD free and this only happens when I wear tampons).

After doing my research ( after my purchase! Doh!), I am mainly concerned that it will get "lost" and having to have a medical professional fish it out.

Thank you in advance,

K_R
 
Ashatenlegspider on January 21st, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
With a cervix that low when you're not bleeding, I don't think you're in danger of losing anything. You might want to get something bigger at some point just for the convenience of going all day without emptying it, but with a light flow and short vagina you should be fine with a little cup.
kurai_rakuen: Ninja Harrykurai_rakuen on January 21st, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC)
Oh good! I realize now that the small is really small, but I was hoping it would still fit me.
I didn't even think about the convenience of a bigger cup. Only emptying it once a day would be pretty nice!
I don't know if my cervix is so low because I'm close to my period. It's only a week away. Does it usually drop significantly during menstration?
Ashatenlegspider on January 21st, 2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
It's lowest during menstruation. I don't know where they normally go the week before, I don't pay much attention to mine and I'm on the pill anyway.

Now I think about it, there are people who say their cup sits low on the first day of their period but gets higher later, though I'd guess that they don't have low cervixes the rest of the time.

If you're worried, find your cervix before you insert the cup each time (for your first period). If it's around the length it is now then the base of the cup will be easily within reach.
kurai_rakuen: Ninja Harrykurai_rakuen on January 21st, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
That's really good advice. Thanks!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 21st, 2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
No, it's not going to get lost, but if it turns out that your vagina is longer than you thought, it may be trickier to remove than a longer cup. Since you've already bought it, try to get through the dreaded learning curve with it. And then if you think you want a different cup, use what you know and like/dislike about it to pick your next one.

"Tightness" is a function of your PC muscles. Cups sit above them. You need to learn to relax them for insertion and especially removal. Then you can go back to holding them as tightly as you normally do. Next time after you go pee, insert your finger a little and give it a squeeze. Now that you know how to tighten them on command, work on relaxing them on command. :o)
kurai_rakuenkurai_rakuen on January 21st, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Actually, I've been emailing Meluna with my concerns as well, and they've answered my questions promptly AND offered to hang my order to a medium since it hadn't shipped yet. I'm so happy with their customer service. Looks like I'm getting a medium after all!

Haha. That's interesting about the PC muscles. Sounds like I need to practice if that's the case. Thanks for the great tips!
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 21st, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
Well, it definitely shouldn't get lost, worst case you'll just have to bear down to bring it closer. My only concern would be capacity, since the small Meluna, being so unecessarily tiny, holds only about 1 to 1.5 times the amount of tampons, depending on how much your cervix will dip inside the cup. I personnally have a fairly light flow, and my cup hardly fills above half of its capacity (10 ml or so), but I still appreciate the conveninece of being able to refold it somewhat and take it out mess free, vs. having the entire contents of a full cup pour all over my hand (sorry if you're eating... true story... happened once... it was mildly disturbing. But I believe handling a full cup is a skill one can learn). ;)
kurai_rakuen: Ninja Harrykurai_rakuen on January 21st, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
I've been emailing meluna with my concerns and they offered to change my order to a medium. I said yes, because I like what you all have said about capacity. Thank you all so much for all the assurance. I can't wait till it gets here!

Also, I was totally eating when I read this. It's cool though, as its hard to gross me out. :)