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Nanci Karvonen Willits
22 September 2013 @ 05:10 am
I've been using a cup for just over a year, and now I'm looking to replace my XL Meluna Classic for my heavy days. If I'm at home and can get to cold water getting it to pop open is easy enough, but once I've used it, and warmed it up it's near impossible. Last Friday at a football game was the final straw, I live in the south, it was very warm, I was sweaty, and the ladies room was like a sauna. I couldn't get the darn thing to pop open no matter what fold I used, even out of the body it wanted to remain punched down when I tried that. So I'm looking for something easy to pop with high capacity. I'm assuming that since I could use this size comfortably enough length shouldn't be an issue. My other cup is a large Diva, but it didn't have the capacity I need the first few days, especially if I'm out on a sports field with the kids. I'd rather get something with similar capacity and an easier pop than deal with it anymore, life is too short, lol. I live in the US if that matters for purchase reasons.

Thanks, all. :)
Ashatenlegspider on September 22nd, 2013 09:30 am (UTC)
If the classic is good but you just need it to be stiffer, I'd get the Sport.
elisamba on September 22nd, 2013 09:38 am (UTC)
For the capacity and poppability I can recommend the large Fleurcup, and have also heard good things about the firm Yuuki (but no personal experience) and I believe it has free international shipping.
luxurymoonluxurymoon on September 22nd, 2013 10:37 am (UTC)
Before you replace your MeLuna try

1) Enlarging the holes. This can make sealing etc easy. I did it by stretching the holes a little with a hole punch but you can use a number of instruments - just not sharp etc to damage the cup.

2) When inserting use a finger to keep the cup away from the wall of the vagina on one side. Let it go when inserted. This helps it pop open easier.

But I did also find it easier when I started using a Sport :)
juliiie87juliiie87 on September 22nd, 2013 02:34 pm (UTC)
Working with the cup you have, I would suggest looking into different, more complicated folds : specifically labia and half diamond are fool-proof for me, even with the softest cups. Also, try facing it differently : with the folded part down/back instead of up, etc. Also allowing air to get in there by holding your flesh away fromt he cup and vice versa for a few secs.

In terms of firmer, high capacity cups : I would look into the large Yuuki (firm version). The large Fleurcup is fairly soft but pops open very well regardless.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 22nd, 2013 03:07 pm (UTC)
If you haven't already, check out the size and capacity charts at the Community FAQ.
Nanci Karvonen WillitsNanci Karvonen Willits on September 23rd, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for the input. I'll try enlarging the holes, but I'm thinking I want to get away from the Meluna brand as a whole, so moving up to the sport doesn't interest me. I do ok with it when I can cool it down, so I think it's the TPE more than anything, I don't have issues with the silicone Diva.

I've seen a Yuuki marked as soft, but not firm, the other choice was normal...is that the firm?
juliiie87juliiie87 on September 23rd, 2013 08:09 am (UTC)
Yep it should be. It used to be soft, then they changed it to a firmer version which became the standard, and because people asked for it they eventually brought back the softer version as "soft".

http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/cup-stiffness-comparison-chart/ rates the standard firm version.


yeahimjessyeahimjess on September 29th, 2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
I also live in the south. I have been using the keeper moon cup (size a) and have recently bought the large yuuki in soft and in firm. When the firm is a cooler temp it will pop with some help and seal. But when it's a warmer temp it won't seal, also as it warms while being worn I can feel it lose the seal and it's a mess.. The soft one I have yet to get to seal. I've been trying them both for the past few days. Sorry this doesn't answer your question, but will maybe help you in your next purchase.