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Marie Intarnette
24 July 2013 @ 05:08 am
So I'm waiting for my Meluna cup to arrive. I ordered the one with the ring on it. I have read that a cord can be used for this. What kind of cord, I'm wondering? I have various yarns and some lanyard around the house. I can also go to the arts and crafts shop for other options. What are good ideas/bad ideas for this?
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teacupcake89 on July 24th, 2013 10:07 am (UTC)
what sized Meluna did you buy? if you bought the right length for your vagina you shouldn't need the string really. Meluna do sell their own string cord things on their website.

The only thing I would say is to use something clean as can be and replace the string very regularly and only use it for your first cycle as you don't want to be putting yourself at risk of TSS (as it will absorb and be inside you for several hours.)

Also, pulling on the string will only help bring the cup low enough for you to grab onto the ring, it won't be enough to break the seal which you'll still have to do and it might be uncomfortable/hurt when you pull on the string.
Marie Intarnetteladylynx on July 24th, 2013 10:35 am (UTC)
I ordered the XL as I have fibroids and a extra heavy flow. I might not need the cord at all but can never be too prepared.
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on July 24th, 2013 11:56 am (UTC)
If you do end up needing a cord, I'd suggest something non-porous and monofilament. Plastic lanyard string or thick fishing line, perhaps. One of the reasons tampons and really old IUDs (like, 70s era - they've fixed the problem) are associated with toxic shock is that braided and porous strings basically act like a bacteria ladder. Probably you won't need one, though.
Marie Intarnetteladylynx on July 25th, 2013 06:17 am (UTC)
That's kind of what I was thinking. The porosity. Thanks.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 24th, 2013 12:43 pm (UTC)
I agree about something non-absorbent. Monofilament fishing line. But you shouldn't need it at all. Bear down, pinch the base of your cup and rock it out at an angle so that it's not the whole rim all at once. The string method would create suction as it pulls the cup down. The more suction it creates, the more it hurts. It's not a removal method that you will enjoy.
femininewearfemininewear on July 24th, 2013 01:41 pm (UTC)
You shouldn't need it with an XL as you should be able to reach and grab the ring quite easily. If you prefer to use string then dental floss works quite well.
Bounty: dazzlegina_trent on July 25th, 2013 02:23 am (UTC)
Just not the flavored kind. I'm not sure what the flavored ones have on them, and if they have and sugars at all that's no good for the good ol' vag.
Marie Intarnetteladylynx on July 25th, 2013 06:16 am (UTC)
Most likely they have artificial sweeteners, as sugar would be a bit counter-productive. :P
fluffmyflamingofluffmyflamingo on July 25th, 2013 08:30 am (UTC)
I've got no advice re: string material but just thought I'd chime in to say I use a meluna xl ring style and have a high cervix and I don't need a string, the ring is always accessible to grab between thumb and forefinger!