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04 July 2013 @ 04:43 pm
So I'm using my fleurcup and medium meluna for the first time. I haven't used them much yet but I just have a question. I know that the cups are opened up and everything but they leak after 3 hours. I'm guessing its overflowing but the cups aren't actually full. About maybe half. But I leaked really badly through my clothes since I was only wearing a liner. I guess I need a cup with more capacity? I never really considered my flow heavy and I can usually get a longer time with tampons.

Edit: so I knew my cervix was higher the first two days (it's the night of the second day) but now my cervix is lower and my cups both stick out. I'm wearing the fleurcup now and it's in and open but hanging out a lot. It's irritating the skin near the opening down there and is just annoying all together. If I get a large fleurcup would it actually fit? Also my cervix is usually low for the last three days and I do sometimes have pain with tampons and there's nothing smaller than a tampon really is there? I really do not want to use pads.
~Castiel~thusbands on July 4th, 2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
I've had that issue and it was because my cervix was sitting in the cup taking up room.
teacupcake89 on July 4th, 2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
agreeing with previous comment. The solution is to get a wider cup that will sit around your cervix, rather than underneath it, which your cups are doing atm. a wider cup (soft stiffness to still be comfortable) with a rounded bottom like a large Fleurcup, Large Si-bell etc will hold more at the bottom as well. Your 'medium' MeLuna is more like a 'small' size compared to other brands.
probablyunsure on July 4th, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
Ok. I'm stuck with these cups for now. I probably should have got a large fleurcup with the small but I got two small ones to give one to my sister. I'm going to continue using these cups for now.
Luceafaraluceafara on July 5th, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
"there's nothing smaller than a tampon really is there? I really do not want to use pads."

I think the Meluna Minis are shorter than a tampon.
teacupcake89 on July 5th, 2013 10:34 am (UTC)
A Medium 'Mini' Meluna would be a good option as it's wider than both your cups but shorter. Wider cups can sit deeper inside the vagina//around the cervix than narrower ones so the Large Fleurcup could work too. I had to trim half the stems on my small MCUK and small Lunette, but don't need to trim any of the stem on my large Fleurcup.
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 6th, 2013 09:03 am (UTC)
True, the only issue here is the medium Mini Meluna doesn't have a huge capacity, so the short-ish large cups would be a better choice. The large Sckoon cup and Rubycup also belong int his category, along wiht Fleurcup and Si-bell.
juliiie87juliiie87 on July 6th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC)
When you say it's hanging out, have you tried trimming the stem at least on one of them ? iÎf you remove it from the Fleurcup you can also flip it inside out for a smooth, non-irritatitng bottom. With the meluna, not so much.
probablyunsure on July 6th, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
I haven't trimmed the stem on either of them. I got the ball stem meluna. But for the other cup I was scared to trim because my cervix is higher during the start of my period. But it was the whole base of the cup sticking out. That actually happened that one day and its doing better now. I think I'm better at using both my cups now I just wish I could use it longer