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01 November 2013 @ 03:49 pm
I thought I'd post this since I found it interesting.
Some of you may remember a post I started a while back (I've since started a new account) this is it if you're curious http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3119567.html

Basically I needed a new cup and couldn't decide between the Meluna Soft or Classic. I ordered a Mini Soft and thought it was great, then I wanted to get another one in the next size up being a Small but based on comments and a video that the lovely femininewear made here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCeUrlvn16c&feature=youtu.be it seemed that the Small would be even softer and my mini is SUPER soft so I ordered classic.

The Small Classic was firmer then I expected so I ordered another Small in soft (developing a bit of a collection lol, but the classic will still be used for exercise so it's not a waste). I've just received the Small soft and I boiled it once to see how it would settle afterwards and it's actually firmer then the Mini Soft, go figure?!

Truth be told I'm actually really happy about it, it's the perfect softness! But it does seem unusual, I've only used the mini during one period and it's only been boiled once so it's on equal footing with the new Small.

I thought I would share this for others who might be having the same struggle I had with choosing the firmness. You never know what it will be like until you get it, it seems and they can vary.

I REALLY recommend reading this page http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2618390.html#comments it helped me and I wished I had read it before buying the classic. The most helpful sentence ever: "You can make a soft cup stiffer for insertion but you can't make a stiff cup softer for more comfortable wearing".

Below: Small SOFT Pink against Mini SOFT Cyan.
2013-11-01 15.04.31
Below: Small SOFT Pink against Small CLASSIC Blue.
Small Soft PINK, Mini Soft Cyan, Small Classic Blue.
 
teacupcake89 on November 1st, 2013 08:28 am (UTC)
The 'minis' are the old style melunas with lower capacity that were brought back when the rounded bottomed ones were released as lots of users could only use the pointed shape. AFAIK the Minis are firmer than the regular Meluna softs.

edit: just realised you meant the small soft is stiffer than the mini...hmm I don't know then...
trejoytrejoy on November 5th, 2013 06:50 am (UTC)
Stiffness can vary even within the same cup style and size. I got a large Sckoon in green and I liked it so well I got a second in light blue. The light blue wasn't a lot stiffer, but the difference was enough for me to sell it on mcsales.