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10 April 2013 @ 12:01 am
I'm new to using cups and need some advice! I've read absolutely loads of posts, with some advice and tips gathered but could do with some more.
I've recently bought my first cup, meluna medium soft. Nightmare as it leaked all over. Contacted the company I bought it through who very kindly sent me a classic to try. It was the last day of my period so difficult to tell if it worked properly. I've since been reading up and had a go at locating my cervix, which is reasonably easy to find but over to the right side. Also the meluna was open when inside but seemed a bit squashed. I'm now wondering whether I should have got a larger size because of these things or even a firmer cup. I have had a child and am 34. I know this is a learning curve and am definitely going to persevere but any advice would be appreciated!
 
lizsterineglizsterineg on April 10th, 2013 06:17 am (UTC)
Could also be the perhaps you had your cervix squish up next to the cup instead of in it? I've done this at times during my learning curve. Results in leaking because my flow can't defy gravity and float UP into the cup! ;)

Give it another go....it seems a common number of cycles to get well into the learning curve is 3. See how you go next cycle or two. If it's still not going well, then perhaps this isn't the cup for you.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 10th, 2013 12:50 pm (UTC)
My guess is that the cup is too narrow for you. Even though it's called a medium, it's more like a small. Compare its dimensions to other cups at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

If you think you want another cup, also use the side-by-side comparison photos to help you decide. While rim width plays a role in proper fit, I think the body shape plays a bigger role in comfort.
gemstone25 on April 12th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
Many thanks for the responses. Just wondered as I only have the meluna cups if anyone is able to tell me the comparison between a large/xl meluna classic and a lunette in terms of stiffness and size? I've looked at some of the charts in here but not sure if the info was in older melunas. I've also read a lot if people liking the sckoon cup and wondered about the firmness and size in comparison to the melunas.
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 13th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

and http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/

should be accurate. The Sckoon is pretty new, but there's been a few good reviews and discussion about it, that you'll find links to in the latest post on this page, just go through the archives you'll find it quickly. I would advise trying to make your classic work for at least one cycle before jumping on the firmest or largest cup there is. Experience goes a long way !
gemstone25 on April 13th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thank u for the advice. After reading and reading and more reading of all the posts on here I think you're right. I'm going to persevere with my classic for now, at least for a couple more periods so I can get to grips with the cup and then make a decision if its really not working on a different cup. Hopefully a truly informed decision!! I love that there r so many cups to choose from but it makes a newbies decision unbelievably difficult!