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14 January 2014 @ 07:14 pm
After discontinuing cups use after years of pelvic bother, I am now doing much better with Melina cups. I have a small and a small mini, both in soft with a ball stem, and am still deciding how I like them. I think I may be better off cutting the stem off the small, though I'll wait before deciding. The mini does seem a bit more comfortable, though I had leakage issues. Possibly it's just due to having such a tiny cup and being used to not having to change mg cup often (light bleeder). Possibly it's connected to those tiny holes and the difficulty in getting both cups to open up, despite folding them over the holes and running them under the cold tap first.

I've heard that some people get a mini hole punch and put in a couple of extra holes. Which size should I get? I could buy 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm.

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Luceafaraluceafara on January 30th, 2014 04:09 am (UTC)
I have those cups as well. Before adding holes, you could try running them under cold water or dropping them in a cup of ice water right before insertion, which will make them more rigid for insertion. My soft Mini S opens up no problem, but I agree, the S needs a bit more coaxing.

BTW, the Mini S in classic is awesome as well. I can't even feel that it's harder once inserted, and it pops open very easily.

Edited at 2014-01-30 04:10 am (UTC)
ramblingtomriggramblingtomrigg on January 30th, 2014 06:26 pm (UTC)
As I said, I'm still having this problem despite running them under cold water. I ordered a 1.5mm and a 2mm mini hole punch in the end, and used the 2mm one. Two holes have been added to each cup, so we'll see how they do!
Luceafaraluceafara on January 30th, 2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
Oh sorry, I missed the bit about running them under water!
Did you get the hole punch from Amazon?

I'd be very interested to know how your are making out with the tweaked cups.
ramblingtomriggramblingtomrigg on January 31st, 2014 08:53 am (UTC)
eBay. The 1.5mm seemed to be the same size as the existing holes, so I went for the 2mm after trying them out. My period's due in a bit over a week, so we'll see then. I added two more holes to each cup.
Luceafaraluceafara on January 31st, 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
Any chance you could post a pic?

Do you sometimes feel like the S suctions up so strongly that it becomes unpleasant to wear after a while? It happens to me, sometimes, andi think only the S bothers me because the rim diameter is so narrow. I wonder if adding two more holes would help with this.