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Hi,

I used my meluna for the first time today, insertion went pretty well for first try, and comfort=bliss! I checked seal after an hour and bottom of cup had already disappeared, I guess a good centimetre above vagina entrance - could only just get my finger on ball.

So, I have eventually managed to get it out - bit of a yank job rather than the "pinch to release"...

Am I right in thinking the small is too short for me? Any advice on how much longer it needs to be? I bought a medium meluna with ball at the same time in a starter pack - is it likely that will be long enough? I haven't opened the packet yet, so that's why I'm asking for advice. Or shall I just go for the fleurcup with it's long stem, though it has 1mm shorter body than meluna medium?

I don't think going a lot wider than 40mm or so will work for me, so I think those two seem the best choices.

Thanks!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 16th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
Compare the cups that you have to other brands at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or at any of the other size charts at the Community FAQ.

The difference between a 40mm and 46mm cup is only 6mm -- which is about the size of a one carat diamond. So it's really not that much at all. ;o)
teacupcake89 on August 16th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
if you think an extra cm in length will make it easier to remove then try your medium meluna. Meluna sizes are small, so their 'small' is more like an extra-small compared to other brands.

However, it is normal for the cup base/stem to not sit right at the vaginal entrance, most of us need to reach in and pull it down a bit or bear down 'push' with our muscles until you can get a better grip on the stem. The 'pinch to release' is the second step of removal after pulling the cup lower.

I would try your medium since you have it, don't even think about buying another cup until you've had 3 periods with your melunas, you need to get through the learning curve and your experience so far is very much a beginner issue. In a couple of months you may decide you want a cup with a long stem or more capacity etc etc but for now keep trying with your melunas.

The main thing is that you managed to get it in fine, no leaks and managed to get it out :) try using some lubricant/coconut oil on yourself when using the medium to make insertion easier if you're not already.
idlevic on August 17th, 2013 10:43 am (UTC)
Thank you both! True an extra ~20% (38mm of the small meluna to 46mm) sounds a lot, but of course it isn't really. And I can't imagine it adds anything significant to folded size, which is possibly the most significant width measurement.

I did wonder if it was newbie issues, but since I could only just get very tips of fingers on the end of the ball after bearing down three times the first time I tried to remove, it does seem more a too short cup problem. Having said that - I was obviously wrong about where I expected the ball to be :)

I'm still slightly weary of "wasting" my medium, but I guess since I have it, and I have managed to get the small out, if that's also too short it can always be "back up" cup.

Thanks again. And I have to say I'm really chuffed to have pretty well succeeded so far :D

Edited at 2013-08-17 10:48 am (UTC)
Yamxyamx on August 17th, 2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
If you loved it in every other way, just get a small with a traditional stem. That's what I have--like you, I tried the ball stem first, but had trouble getting it out because it migrated too high.

That said, the M might solve your problem, too. I have one of those for my strongest days and it does sit a bit lower.
idlevic on August 17th, 2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm kicking myself for not going for the stem option now - since I could have cut it down if it had been too long. But I'll definitely consider that if I have to change, thanks.
idlevic on August 21st, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Thank you so much for all your advice. I've stuck with the small and it's been so much easier - still a bit of an awkward blighter first thing in the morning, so I may try my medium next time. The reason I say this is I've never been anywhere near the rim to be able to check opening, so I assume I can "take" a bigger one? The extra capacity could be useful too.

Only one minor leak (I think it must have suddenly overfilled) and one more major one when I tried a different fold method, which obviously didn't open. Luckily that was the day I was wearing a liner to be extra sure. Man, I hated that liner ;).

So, overall I'm very very happy with the cup experience. Fingers crossed next time is as smooth too.

Edited at 2013-08-21 06:32 pm (UTC)