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30 March 2013 @ 01:34 pm
Hi,
I'm pretty new to the whole concept of menstrual cups. I recently got a Lunette cup size 1. It worked out okay so far. However ive been looking to buy another cup for my light days, because the Lunette is a bit big and I feel "stretched out" after using it for awhile. I know the vagina can stretch and become "normal" again but it's just not a great feeling. I was looking at the cup comparison charts and the Meluna medium sounds perfect!! The problem is, should I get a classic or a soft or a sport?
I am a virgin, 14, with a low cervix.
I wouldn't say I'm extremely athletic.
I would prefer to not feel it (I don't feel the Lunette) but I also don't want it to crumble inside.
I just don't know which one to choose

Also, what folding methods are great for virgins?
I tried and didn't like the C fold, E fold, S fold, punch down fold, or any of the 7 or triangle folds (they wouldn't unfold once inside!). The labia fold is actually working okay but it sometimes hurts to insert it. What other folds are there?
Thank you all for your help!
 
 
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juliiie87juliiie87 on March 30th, 2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
Folds : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt6L-POE-b0
Lunette has a similar video with more explanations.

That feeling of being stretched out calls for a softer cup, imo. Especially since the medium Meluna would be the about exactly the same size as your Lunette, so that would be the difference between the two. So I'd advise a soft. I <3 mine. Origami, half diamond and labia are my favorite folds.
firsttimecup on March 30th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! And also, does the cup ever have trouble popping open? Or lose it's seal too easily?
juliiie87juliiie87 on March 30th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
I have no complaints about it. Some people will come up and tell you they have a hard time popping their soft meluna open, but I mostly use the softest cups so that's no trouble to me. I use the labia fold inserted facing down and I run the cup under cold water just before insertion. Melunas do have a tendency to take an oval shape while you're wearing them, because they mold to your anatomy, but that doesn't cause leaks, not until it's full anyway.
trejoytrejoy on March 30th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
I like the soft MeLuna cups and have three different sizes. I've had the large for a couple years and it has softened more over time due to boiling, so I run it under cold water for insertion and have no issues getting it to open. The MeLuna soft doesn't pressure my bladder and it doesn't 'pop' when it opens (I had some ouchies with Keeper).



firsttimecup on March 30th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your reply! Also, do the menstrual cups get significantly softer from regular wear and cleaning?
trejoytrejoy on April 1st, 2013 03:20 am (UTC)
The soft MeLuna is the only cup I've had an extended relationship with. The other three I used maybe six months before I moved on to the next.