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Millie!
Hi!
So after doing a lot of reading and getting very sick of tampons and pads I'd like to get a cup!

I've looked into the Meluna and I'd quite like to get one however I'm not sure which size will be best. After just trying to find my cervix position during my period I can feel it at about 50mmish, however it's off to my right a bit, and I can easily feel all the way around it - if my finger is straight I can insert it further into the vagina, to the left of my cervix (I often have to angle my tampons to my left - I had wondered why that was!).

So basically what I'm wondering is, does this mean I have a tilted/dangly cervix and will this be a problem for using a cup?

Also, if I measure about 50mm to the tip of my cervix, does it matter too much what length cup I get as I will still easily be able to get it out? My flow is light so that isn't an issue. After taking the size quiz on the Meluna website it suggested a medium classic, do you think this will be okay?

I have tried to use Instead soft cups in the past but they would not work for me at all, they didn't seem to go in very far and wouldn't stay where I put it (despite following the instructions) so I'm hoping I will have more luck with a reusable cup.

(I'm 22, sexually active and haven't given birth vaginally)

Thanks for your help!
 
Kathlynekathlyne on April 5th, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
My tilted/dangly cervix isn't a problem. I just have to make sure that the cup is around my cervix, and not open to the side of it. I do this by stirring/sweeping my finger around the cup to make sure I cant feel the tip of my cervix, if I can then I just shove the cup over in the direction of my cervix and check again. As long as I do that I don't really have a problem. I just have to empty the cup often on the first day or two because of my dangly-ness and heavy flow. Since your flow is light, that might not be an issue for you.

Good luck finding your goldilocks cup.
Millie!__scar on April 6th, 2013 08:56 am (UTC)
Thanks for the advice! That doesn't sound too difficult so I'll bear that in mind when I try using it for the first time (:
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 5th, 2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
Does it have to be a Meluna? http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/
Millie!__scar on April 6th, 2013 08:53 am (UTC)
Oh well I'm mostly interesred in the Meluna due to the price. Do you think it would be unsuitable for me?
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 6th, 2013 11:31 am (UTC)
I think either a medium or possibly a large would work for you. Fleurcup is another fairly affordable brand to consider. If you do order from Meluna, register on their website first and send them an e-mail if you are outside of Europe, so they'll take the tax off ! :)
Millie!__scar on April 6th, 2013 01:08 pm (UTC)
Oh cool I'll have a look at the Fleur cup then! I'm in the UK so not exempt from the tax on the Meluna unfortunately but thanks for the tip anyway (:
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 6th, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
I'm in Europe, but non-EU country. :)

If you're in the UK, Femininewear.co.uk is another place to check !
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 6th, 2013 01:10 pm (UTC)
Your wording implies that you have only looked at Melunas. Did you compare them to others? My point was that there are two dozen brands, each of which have unique dimensions and shapes.

Even the most expensive cup will pay for itself many times over in its 5-10 year lifespan when compared to disposables. Whether it does so in 3 months or a year won't matter in 10 years. So don't worry about the initial outlay and get what you think will be the RIGHT cup, not the one that's easiest on your wallet.
Millie!__scar on April 6th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
I have looked at others, but I didn't want one that was longer like the Diva because I didn't think that would fit me very well, and I like the ring stem option that Meluna has. Also a couple of friends have reccomended the Meluna.

I know that they will pay for themselves over and over, but I only have periods every other month due to being on HBC and due to my light flow I really don't spend that much on tampons/pads. So if the Meluna will work for me then I would rather save the money, but if experienced cup users don't think it would fit me then of course I would spend more to get the right one, which is why I've asked here rather than just ordered - I can't really afford to get the wrong one.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 6th, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
Well, comparing the dimensions of the MeLunas to all the other cups, their 6 sizes range from the narrowest 38mm to the widest 47mm. And from the shortest 40mm to 1mm short of the longest at 56mm. So asking which MeLuna you should get opens your range of sizes to nearly all of the other cups as well.

Consider your pelvic floor muscles to be sort of a "hammock" that cradles the base of your cup. Whether MeLuna or other, what do you think will fit comfortably above those muscles? Do you like the shape of the MeLunas? Consider how a blunt rounded base might feel in comparison to a more conical pointy one.

My point is that we can't possibly know what might fit you well and be comfortable. Don't pick a cup by recommendation because it fits someone else. They're not going to wear yours. You will. We can only point you to the guidelines and size charts and cheer your decision.
fluffmyflamingofluffmyflamingo on April 5th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
I haven't any helpful advice or anything, just wanted to say I always used to have to angle my tampons to the left too and do with my new cup now also - which is a meluna but an xl (due to heavy flow/leaking issues rather than anatomy though) so I'm curious too if that means it's tilted!
Millie!__scar on April 6th, 2013 08:54 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you haven't had any problems with using a cup though! Hopefully it will be the same for me