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05 June 2013 @ 04:30 pm
Hi all, glad I found this place.

I recently got a Meluna mini, S. yes, I'm not very big down there LOL. I've had a baby, but my vagina is only 4cm long, so this one just fits (I can feel the stem at the opening, but it's not uncomfortable at all). I am blessed with very little flow, I could normally easily use a pad in 24 hours (if it was hygienic to do so).

It leaks, though, so now I'm wondering if I put it in wrong, or if it's too small. I get about a teaspoon in the cup and spotting besides that. Spotting is not even enough to stain the undies, but it's still there. This is after a few hours.

I'm pretty sure I got suction and that it's open. When I pull it out, it makes a little popping sound when the suction breaks. I do find it hard to get it out, hard to get enough fingers up there to reach it properly and squeeze it to release suction. I guess this is practise?

Why would it be leaking? how do I know it's sitting properly?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 5th, 2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
The small Meluna Mini is a TEENY cup with a very low capacity. If you have what we call a "dangly" cervix, it will fill the cup, leaving little to no room for flow. It could be that a teaspoon is all that will fit because your cervix fills the rest of the cup.

The little bit of spotting that you're getting could also be what we call "residual slobber." That's the flow that winds up in the nooks and crannies of your vag during a change, and because it's on the outside of the cup, dribbles out.

Compare the cup you have to others at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ in terms of dimensions and capacity. Maybe something a little bigger would suit you better. Perhaps the medium Meluna Mini? Another post just said that the Femmecup is on sale. Would that fit/suit you? (I think it might.)
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 5th, 2013 05:21 pm (UTC)
Perfect answer! Score!

To the OP : I'd just like to stress that although your vagina is "only" 4 cm long, cups fit around the cervix, so especially if yours dangles some, most "small" cups (40-48mm) would still mostl likely fit you with the stem trimmed off or possibly flipped inside out, which shortens most cups, with the exception of the Meluna which doesn't do well with it and the Fleurcup which doesn't get shorter, as far as I understand. This is also the reason why people with a low cervix (as low and lower than yours) sometimes prefer to wear larger cups, so they can sit around their cervix instead of under. The next logical step up would be a medium Mini Meluna, or a small cup such as Sckoon, Fleurcup, Ladycup, etc. Have a look on mc-sales if you're looking to not spend too much money.
m03m on June 5th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
a small cup such as Sckoon, Fleurcup, Ladycup, etc.

I'd rather call those cups short, they're not very narrow. And we don't want a mixup between 'small cups' and 'cups in the small size', do we.

But yes, everything else juliiie87 said is spot on. As usual :-)
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 6th, 2013 11:04 am (UTC)
Um, right. Actually what I meant was a "small" sized cup such as those, since they aren't much longer than 40 mm anyway, but I should have mentioned a large Fleurcup or Ladycup inside-out may work well too.
Bountygina_trent on June 6th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
Is it spotting or perhaps is it the bit of bloody slobber that might get released after emptying your cup? I've noticed a tiny bit on my pantyliners after I've emptied my cup but never had a leak before.
tara_9876 on June 6th, 2013 08:14 am (UTC)
thanks. Now I've done a bit more reading and have another day experience, I think it might be residual slobber.

how do you remove that? Or do I just suck it up and wear underwear anyway. I don't like underwear.
juliiie87juliiie87 on June 6th, 2013 11:06 am (UTC)
If that's the case, wear it in advance so your period starts inside the cup, don't let it overflow, wipe thorougly or use a finger/a squirt of water to clean as thorougly as you can. And yeah, dark underwear should suffice.