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Allibean
10 February 2014 @ 05:30 pm
So after doing a few dry runs, today was the day of truth. I popped in my MeLuna this morning half expecting to get my period at some point, and went to work. About noon, I went to the bathroom and kind of stuck a finger in to give the situation a check. I figured, either I would either be bleeding and it was catching it, or I wouldn't have started yet. Turns out, I was bleeding, and slightly leaking.

Sad!

I didn't want the first time I took it out to be at work, just in case there was some sort of massive malfunction. So I cleaned up what I could and put on a panty liner. Got home and took it out, and there was fluid up to the last grippy line at the bottom of the cup, but also some mucus-y blood around the top of the outside. I'm assuming that was what was contributing to the leaking.

So I gave my cervix a position check (damn you, tilted wandering cervix!) and popped the MeLuna back in, but for the first time since I got it, I noticed that the front and back sides are a little concave. I can't quite get all the way up to feel the rim, so I'm hoping that it's in the right position up there. Has anyone else ever noticed that the walls of their cup don't quite open all the way but haven't had a problem with leakage? I have very strong pelvic muscles, I'm wondering if I should have gone with a sport firmness instead?
 
Luceafaraluceafara on February 10th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
What firmness /size do you have?
I noticed that my soft Melunas tend to not open perfectly especially the S. They still seal, but the suction gets into place before the cup is perfectly open, probably due to the softness in combination with only two small holes.

I have no such issues with my classic Melunas.

I really hope you'll get it to work tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
Allibeanhmsbackstroker on February 11th, 2014 01:14 am (UTC)
It's a classic firmness, size medium. I took it out an hour or so later and tried it again and the walls opened up no problem. Been a few hours now and no leaks yet! I'm going to check one more time before bed.

Honestly, I'm so happy that I'm body aware and did enough research on other people's experiences that I managed to choose was may be my goldilocks cup right out of the gate. Compared with other people's experiences, it sounds like I'm having a pretty good first experience.

Thank you so much for your support! It is genuinely appreciated.

Edited at 2014-02-11 01:19 am (UTC)
Luceafaraluceafara on February 11th, 2014 02:43 am (UTC)
Great, that sounds encouraging!

Before I got my first cup, I did so much research my head almost exploded, and, like you, lucked out right away.
Keep in mind that if you hold the classic cup in your hand or under warm water for a bit, it will soften up and will lose its springyness temporarily, right before you insert it, so it may be harder to open. You may already have read this, but I thought I'd mention this again, and also to make sure one of the holes is in the fold.