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18 October 2013 @ 08:49 am
On my previous, unsuccessful cycle I had managed to remove my cup without having a mess on my hands. This cycle the cup is filled a lot more and when it gets squished for removal the blood spills all over my hands. This was something I suspected when reading on how to remove cups but it seemed like no one had a problem so I was hoping it wouldn't happen to me BUT IT DID.
And when I went to dry it to put it away for the night (didn't think it could handle my heaviest night,) I saw some white flecks and thought it was the paper towel but it was actually the cup's material peeling off. I'm really not satisfied and I'm going to email MeLuna for a refund.

Could anyone tell me how I can remove my cup with having a mess? or is it just my particular medium classic meluna? I"m thinking once I get my refund I'm going to trade it for a naturalmamma.
 
Dabbily Abbilyeskimoabby on October 18th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
It's quite possible that you're just leaving it in too long, and it's too full. Or, alternatively, you just need a larger size. I don't know anything about the material degrading though, I've never heard of that happening with any brand.
Linda Hoang on October 18th, 2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
The very first time, I did leave it in too long and it got everywhere. But then I tried to empty it more often and it was never full, maybe 2/3 when I take it out but it's still always messy.
If I left it empty enough so that it wouldn't overflow when squished it would probably only be 1/2 full.
teacupcake89 on October 18th, 2013 05:01 pm (UTC)
this isn't a cup fault, your cervix is most likely sitting in the cup likely and stealing capacity, so it leaks long before it gets full. The solution is to get a wider and longer similarly round-bottomed cup. your 'medium' meluna is more like a 'small' compared to most other brands so it's pretty common to have the capacity issues you had.
Linda Hoang on October 18th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
It's not leaking. It's being flattened by my pubic bone when I pull it out.