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Hi all! I've been using a small mooncup uk on and off for the past year or so and I love not having to wear pads anymore. The problem is I think it's too small for me, as my period is quite heavy and every month, in the days of heavy flow, my cup starts leaking after just 2-3 hours (and at night too), but I don't always have the chance to empty it so frequently and I end up wearing a pad together with it to avoid stains. I reached the conclusion it would be best to try a bigger cup, maybe a bit softer as I feel my cup is a bit stiff, especially the rim, during removal and the stem too (I cut most of it off, but sometimes I can feel it). I think both the capacity and the diameter of my cup are too small, as I feel it doesn't adhere so well to my internal wall. I am 31 years old btw.
Surfing around the community I'm inclined for a Meluna size L, it seems bigger than my mooncup and also softer? Also which stem is better? Anyone more experienced than me can give me some advice on which cup would be best?
I hope it's okay to post my questions here, I've been surfing around the net and comparing cups for weeks, but I'm still not sure which cup to pick!
 
juliiie87juliiie87 on March 9th, 2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
The large Meluna holds about 2/3 more than your small Mooncup, with a similar length, however it's only 1 mm wider, so practically nothing. The shape is different though, since it' rounder overall. Softness : that depends whether you were thinking of a classic or soft, but it's true that none of them have the thcik rim of the Mooncup.

So all in all, I'd say it's a good choice, but for something significantly softer and wider, with maximum capacity for its size, you might want to consider a large Fleurcup, which has very good reviews in this comm'.

A few links in case you haven't seen them yet :
http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/
http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/f52-moderator-s-photo-library
teacupcake89 on March 9th, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
This :) I switched from a small MCUK to a large Fleurcup, SO Much easier to insert and loads more capacity.
xfairy1013xfairy1013 on March 10th, 2013 07:02 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!

I checked out many charts, but I was concentrating so much on capacity, I didn't notice the 1mm difference in width, that's definitely not enough.

I don't know why I didn't take into account the Fleurcup, now that I've read some reviews it seems perfect for my needs! I'm gonna buy one straight away :)

Again thank you for your kind reply!