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radix3
08 May 2013 @ 02:03 pm
Dear community-

I've used a large Lunette for over a year, but my flow is so heavy I have to empty it frequently and often overflow at night. I REALLY don't want to use pads as backup; cups have spoiled me that way, I guess. I'm looking for another cup with a higher capacity and considering either a Meluna Classic XL or a large Yuuki. I learned though my teething period that Diva is too long (even with the stem removed), but my Lunette (also stem totally removed) is a little short, (I have to fish for it to remove it) so I wouldn't mind if either Yuuki or Meluna XL are a little longer than Lunette.

I don't know that stiffness is an issue, but I tried a LadyCup once and my vag walls kept it smooshed, so I can't go too soft.

I'd love to hear any all responses from cuppers who've tried either brand and can give any feedback on their comfort, capacity, length, etc compared to Lunette, or anything else that might be helpful. Thanks!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 8th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you've already been there but there are dimension and capacity charts at the Community FAQ and also at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ with links to squishyness and side by side photos.
radix3radix3 on May 8th, 2013 09:27 pm (UTC)
I have combed through tons of them the last three days, but wanted to hear more first hand experiences since the charts can be inconsistent from chart to chart.
teacupcake89 on May 8th, 2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
I don't have any personal experience with the brands you mention: I have a small Lunette, small fleurcup, small MCUK (and large Fleur which I love!) but if you haven't seen them already you can compare the large lunette next to the xl meluna and the large yuuki in the comparison photos in this album: http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/t224-meluna-comparison-photos

You might not need to trim the stems on the yuuki or xl meluna, I had to trim over half of the stem on my small lunette off because it kept poking, but haven't needed to trim any from my large fleurcup!
paisleypeonypaisleypeony on May 9th, 2013 01:51 am (UTC)
I've gone from a Diva 1 to a Meluna Classic XL. If you found the Diva too long, you might find the Meluna XL to be too long as well. (I have the one with the ring, so I can't speak for the stemless one.) I frequently had trouble getting the Diva out because it would ride up too high. I feel like the Meluna XL is a little longer to me and because of the stiffer, not as soft texture it's harder for me to get it in high enough to start with and not feel the stem. It does get comfortable eventually and the capacity has worked well for me so far. Haven't had any leakage at all with it, unlike the Diva that would overflow a few times a day.
paisleypeonypaisleypeony on May 9th, 2013 01:57 am (UTC)
Also wanted to add, if you found yourself smooshing cups, the Meluna is always smooshed when I use it. Even though it's stiffer than the Diva (don't know how that compares to what you currently use) it kinda just unfolds into an flatish oval inside and comes out that way too. It hasn't effected it's performance and a rinse under hot water restores its shape.
radix3radix3 on May 9th, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
I've only smooshed the one Lady Cup I tried, which was the softest cup I've tried. I was able to use the Diva just fine in terms of softness. Per the charts, the Meluna XL is apparently shorter than the large Diva, but not as short as the large Lunette I'm currently using.
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 9th, 2013 11:13 am (UTC)
According to Meluna the XL Meluna is 56 mm, whereas every chart I've ever seen says the Diva is 57mm. That's virtually identical. However, if you tried the small Diva, there's alwayys a chance that a larger cup can sit higher. You might also notice it more due to its rounder shape overall. Or it might be more comfortable for your inner shape. It's hard to say. I would advise a Yuuki but the soft variety is likely to be very similar to the LC. Then there's the large Fleurcup to consider, which is also within one mm difference to the large Lunette.

Edited at 2013-05-09 01:36 pm (UTC)
radix3radix3 on May 9th, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
The size charts are inconsistent, which is why I asked for feedback. I've been told that even 1mm can make a difference in the vagina, so I guess we'll see.
siemerchonsiemerchon on May 9th, 2013 04:58 am (UTC)
i have meluna xl,no problem using it,material seems stiff than my silicone cup,but i dont feel it when inside,easy to gab,i'm using ball stem. if u hv difficulty to put in,just use waterbase lubricant.high capacity really help on heavy flow
bekkalynbekkalyn on May 9th, 2013 09:43 am (UTC)
I've switched from a large lunette to a large fleurcup, and I much prefer the fleurcup. My lunette also rode a little higher, but the fleurcup sits lower for me. I have a tricky cervix tucked away in a corner on one side so it's just the right length to sit under it whereas the lunette ended up tilted and higher. From memory it's slightly longer than the lunette (?), and it also has a rounder 'bell' bottom - which gives it better capacity too. On my heavy days & overnight I always leaked with the lunette, but not so with the fleurcup - i think the slanted airholes and curved rim make a big difference. The fleurcup is softer than the lunette so it needs a bit more coaxing to open, but once it's open it seals very well - I found it harder to remove than the lunette at first. In my experience the medium softness creates a better seal than a stiff cup. I highly recommend the fleurcup - check out a picture of it to see the bell bottom and smoother curved rim. Good luck!
anjeaanjea on May 10th, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
I have a large Lunette, large Fleurcup, and large Yuuki.

I find that the Fleurcup is least likely to leak on me on my heaviest day (and heavy for me means the cup is FULL in an hour, every hour, for the first day) but I have a hell of a time getting it to open. I think it doesn't leak as much because of the more rounded shape. The Yuuki opens so easily but my cervix is super low in the first few days and very tender, and the "popping" part during opening hurts and the stiffness of the Yuuki can be uncomfortable, although it doesn't bother me one bit once my cervix has receded a bit. The Lunette is in-between them for me in just about every way, so I end up not using it or keeping it in my purse as my "just in case I start when out and about" cup.
radix3radix3 on June 16th, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
I tried both the Meluna and the Yuuki, and the Yuuki worked out much better for me. Both cups are really comfortable and the capacity is awesome. The Yuuki was much easier for me to open than the Meluna, so I'm going to sell it. Thanks for your feedback!