I got my first menstrual cup - a small Meluna - a few weeks ago. I tried it out shortly after I received it as a "dry run" to make sure I could get it in/out without too much difficulty.

I took it out of its bag again today to play around with some new folding methods, and I saw that the material is peeling away from the edge of the rim. I saw someone else had a post alluding to the same problem, but I wanted some more advice than they seemed to get.

I'm disappointed that the cup would already be falling apart. It's essentially new - it's been sterilized twice in boiling water, per the instructions (and I was reasonably careful with it), and worn once for an hour.

The idea of using it when there's a possibility the material is going to be flaking off from that point is not at all appealing to me, so I don't think I should really continue using this cup. I saw some people posting that "scraping it off" should be okay, but I don't think any amount of scraping would take away the raw edges - I think the "wound" would just expand. (And yes, it's DEFINITELY The cup material, not something that is stuck to the side.)

Is this an issue other people have encountered? If I'm going to have to purchase a new one, I'd rather not run into the same problem again. Is this a Meluna issue? A general issue with all menstrual cups? Or was I just really unlucky and got the one defective cup out of thousands?

Suggestions for new cups are welcome.
ant1matterant1matter on November 14th, 2013 05:40 am (UTC)
My Meluna had a little peely spot when I first got it too. I'm pretty sure I remember reading in another post that it's just an issue with the material and nothing to worry about. Either way, I didn't think much of it and I've been using the cup for a year now with no issues.
elephantus45elephantus45 on November 14th, 2013 06:15 am (UTC)
I've had 5 melunas (so many colors!) and never had a problem with peeling. I totally understand why you're concerned. The only other cup I have is a diva 1 and honestly I reach for it more than the meluna, unless it's for spotting or something.
nemesis27nemesis27 on November 14th, 2013 09:14 am (UTC)
I have 3 meluna, all my meluna have this little peely on the edge of the rim, it´s because the material.

this cup collect dirt, in this little peely, into holes, in the stripes of the base... I think it´s because de material also.

Only be careful with the cleaning of the cup. The cup is ok, you can use it for years.

Stephanieladycallie on November 15th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
My Meluna has a flaw spot on the rim, it's a little circle where a layer has pealed away. I've used it for almost 4 years, and no issues. I just make sure I scrub there a little harder.
trejoytrejoy on November 15th, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
If it's significant peeling (not just one little spot where the cup gets detached from the mold), contact MeLuna. They were responsive when I communicated with them, though I never had one of their cups peel.
elle2013elle2013 on November 15th, 2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
I've purchased four different melunas now, and two of mine have the same issue. My two MINI medium softs are perfect - no peeling at all. I tried two different non-mini medium softs, and both peel. When I contacted meluna, I was told about the small circular "injection point" where the material goes into the mold. I can see that spot, but the peeling is different - all over the rim of the cup and along the seams.

Logically, I think it's probably fine, but I still can't bring myself to use those peeling cups. I don't understand why the mini ones are perfect, but the medium ones peel; however...both my mini ones are pink, and the mediums are both cyan. Maybe it's an issue with the dyes?

I'd be very interested to know if a different color cup has the same problem. I'm sorry your first cup experience isn't going so well - good luck!
luxurymoonluxurymoon on November 17th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
All MeLuna cups have a production mark on the rim. But they should not be peeling. You should contact MeLuna if your cup isnt useable. They are quality focused and would not want customers to have a cup they could not use.