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Hi, my first cup was the diva and I found it too uncomfortable and long. I went to the smallest mooncup uk and it was great. The only thing I found was I could feel it inside (I think it was a bit stiff) especially when doing bowel movements.

I have a pretty low cervix so I after a week of reading up on the great site I decided on the meluna classic ( it is shorter than the mooncup - which i found on my lowest cervix days it felt like it was slipping out) . I am on day 2 of using my meluna and I have been leaking the whole time. I have tried different folds and running my finger all the way aroung but it hasnt helped. Size wise its very comfortable. I am wondering if I need to get a wider cup?

I have been sitting here for a couple of hours looking at all the reviews and comparison charts and the more I look the more
I get confused. I am wondering if the cuplee is the way to go or the fleurcup. Or maybe
I should just go back to another mooncup uk?

I dont want to spend lots of money on cups and not be able to use them.

I know you guys get lots of these posts but was wondering if anyone had any advice for me, please :-).

I remember reading somewhere about the old mooncup vs the newer one? Is there any difference between them like is it softer?

Many thanks in advance
m03m on July 9th, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
I may have missed it, but which size Meluna do you have?
teacupcake89 on July 9th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
If you want a softer Mooncup uk then look no further than the Femmecup. or a Miacup. or Cuplee for very soft and a thinner rim.

what size MeLuna did you get? the medium? the small MCUK is closest to the 'large' MeLuna being only 1 mm in width difference.

something wide, soft and short like a large Fleurcup could be an option.
tjs77tsa on July 9th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
If you decide you want to try the Femmecup I have a new one I was going to sell but haven't listed yet.
Nesswrgvkg on July 9th, 2013 10:49 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that the size of the meluna is a medium classic. I realise now after more reading and thinking that it is probably too small for me, but I wanted to go a bit smaller after the mooncup.

I have noticed that the meluna doesn't pop back into shape like the mooncup did is that just because of the different materials or because the meluna is softer?

I will definitely check out the femmecup, miacup, cuplee (which I love the sound of but am wondering if anyone has issues with it not popping open?) and the fleurcup as well.

Thanks tjs77tsa for the offer :) I am not sure which way I going yet but if I go with the femmecup I will look for your add or message you.

teacupcake89 on July 10th, 2013 10:24 am (UTC)
yes, most likely because of the material, it tends to mould to your body shape more.

compare cups side by side in the photo albums here: http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/f52-moderator-s-photo-library look at several of the newer albums too as not all the newer brands are in the older albums like the mooncup album has the older melunas in it. the meluna album has the newer meluna styles and sizes.

member Juliee has a Cuplee and never has problems getting it to pop open, with soft cups it's a matter of finding the right fold and technique for you. there's an faq post on getting softer cups to pop open with great tips here: http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2618390.html#comments

www.femininewear.co.uk is the place to get your cups from (unless you want a fleurcup as they only sell from their own website but often have sales on)
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on July 11th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
I have a Cuplee, and while I had no end of difficulty getting the small Meluna soft to open, the Cuplee pops open quite easily (I use the origami fold). Silicone just seems to be more springy than TPE. By the way, the Cuplee is the largest cup I own but is very comfortable due to the shape and softness. Haven't had it leak on me yet.
Nesswrgvkg on July 12th, 2013 06:37 am (UTC)
Thanks for your replies :). I have narrowed it down to the Femmecup and the Cup Lee. Now the only question is do I get both or try one out? I think I will get both just in case, You can never have too many cups can you?? Lol

juliiie87juliiie87 on July 12th, 2013 10:34 am (UTC)
You could always re-sell one on mc-sales. Femininewear.co.uk carries both if you want to save on shipping! ;)