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Hi all,

I'm hoping some of you more experienced people can offer a little guidance. Meluna has too many options! How in the world do I go about picking???

Background in case it helps: I used a Diva (the small one) before I had kids and I found it really annoying to get to open correctly (too stiff, I'm guessing). After kids I got a Large Ladycup. It was a breeze to insert (LOVED that!) but was uncomfortable for me even with the stem cut all the way off. I finally turned it inside out, which helped in the comfort department somewhat--but that solution only worked for the first little while after insertion...as time goes on, it becomes less and less comfortable (feels like it's coming out or something).

I'm thinking this go-around, I want to try a Meluna. But should I go with soft or classic or sport? I've just cut my stems all the way off in the past so they don't poke me, so should I even worry about which stem style to get (If yes, which should I pick)? It looks like the Meluna site has a deal right now on their starter kits so I'm leaning that way...but that would mean classic stiffness and I'm just not sure if soft would be better. So many options...
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 21st, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
Compare the dimensions and capacities of Melunas to your Diva and the other brands of cups at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ Also use the links to the side by side comparison photos so you can see their shapes.
183falcon on June 21st, 2013 03:37 am (UTC)
Yeah...I've looked at the charts...I'm mostly unsure on the softness issue and the stem issue...any thoughts?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 21st, 2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
My point was that I think you have a length issue, not a stiffness one.
greyidmom on June 21st, 2013 04:02 am (UTC)
I used a Lunette prior to getting a Meluna. I had issues with the stem. I cut it down to almost nothing and it still felt pokey. I went with a ball stem on my Meluna and it was great. I also went with classic. I have found that the less squishy cups are easier to open. Soft melunas don't pop open as well as classic.
tjs77tsa on June 21st, 2013 06:11 am (UTC)
I have a Lunette with no stem and a ball stem MeLuna and I also find the ball much more comfortable.
radix3radix3 on June 21st, 2013 12:23 pm (UTC)
I also have pokey stem issues and the 'basic' Meluna (the one without a stem; it's just tapered at that end) was super comfortable.
poster100poster100 on June 22nd, 2013 03:31 am (UTC)
I have a Meluna classic and love it. It opens great. I wondered about wether or not to get the soft and am so happy with my decision. Mine has a ring grip they say it is the easiest and best for beginners but (its more than I "need") I have all ready decided next time I will get the ball grip. I do think its worth nothing though that the meluna's have 3 rings around the bottom as extra grip they do not irritate me but it is something to think about.
Luceafaraluceafara on June 26th, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
Mine has a ball grip and I wish they all came with one. Small enough to not feel and see it, but large enough to grip. I am yet to try other grip styles, but if you have been cutting all of yours off, the ball may be the best idea for you.
On their site, they say that the ball grip is by far the best selling style.
pursuitofhealth on July 2nd, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Everyone likes a different firmness and stem style, and most of us have to try most of the available options and see what works best.

But I think most users don't want sport.

Personally I love the ball stems.