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15 May 2014 @ 12:38 pm
Hey, I'm new to this Journal world, butI've been using a DivaCup for almost 2 years now, and I only have light cycles every 3 to 4 months because of birth control.
Every time I use my DivaCup, my cervix pushes it down to where I can feel it coming out (and I mean go good half inch to an inch outside of me) and if it happens to be tilted, it pushes down into a wall, usually the back one. This doesn't just happen when I walk, either, it's all the time and it gets uncomfortable and sometimes painful.

My question is, would the MeLuna Mini soft small work for me? I just need something short, my cervix even pushes tampons out.. when I push the cup or tampon back up, it feels very uncomfortable too. I'm 19, not a virgin, but I do have a small vagina with a cervix that likes to sit very low, and I can feel it about an inch from the entrance on a normal day. Bleeding is very light as well, I can never fill the diva cup in an entire day, so capacity isn't an issue, I just need a much shorter cup.
 
Kai: 57vs40mmkuradi8 on May 15th, 2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
57mm to 40mm is a HUGE leap in size. Have you tried flipping your Diva inside out to shorten it? It's perfectly OK to wear it that way if it works for you.

Otherwise, there are comparative size charts at the Community FAQ and at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ to help you figure out what brand might fit and suit you better.
lily7676 on May 15th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC)
I actually have flipped it inside out and it still gets pushed out. Like I said, it can pop out a good half inch to an inch and it can hurt.. I didnt mention it, but i did cut the stem completely off.
I do see that it's a big jump, but my periods are always extremely light from my birth control, so capacity won't be an issue. I just need anything about an inch or so shorter.
Do you think the normal Meluna small would be better than the mini for this problem? I'm torn between the mini and the regular small, but I just don't want to have that one pop out too.. it's just so hard to tell without testing them. Although the small is 45, which is a little bigger than mini but still a lot smaller than the diva.

Edited at 2014-05-15 09:52 pm (UTC)
lily7676 on May 15th, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
Sorry for double post and stuff.
Basically my question is now would you recommend Meluna small or Meluna mini?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 15th, 2014 11:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know. You'll have to figure that out and decide for yourself. Even going to a small rather than a mini, it's a big jump but if you think you need it then I'm certainly not going to discourage you.
xquizite_insomxquizite_insom on May 16th, 2014 03:36 am (UTC)
Why not get both? On Meluna's website they have a "Virgin Combo pack" sale that offers a small classic meluna and a mini small for 18.91 euros. In USD that would be about 26 USD without VAT and without shipping. IMO it is still less expensive than 1 cup in most places.
Unfortunately trial and error is the only way to find out what works best for you. This is especially true when an individual's anatomy is not as the textbooks indicate. I went through several different brands to find "The One".
lily7676 on May 16th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
As much as I really want that combo pack, they won't ship to Canada for me. :(
However, with a LOT of research and debating, I ended up getting the Meluna Soft Mini in pink with the hoop stem from Luxury Moon. I found they had the cheapest price and pretty good customer service. I just feel more confident with this one overall.
I really do think this one would work best just because of the shape and how short it is, plus I never even fill a panty liner.
Plus if I want the normal small later on, I can get that too. Either way, thank you everyone for the help!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 16th, 2014 03:19 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think they will ship to Canada. There is something funky in their automated ordering system in which it doesn't understand the difference between ordering retail for your own personal use and ordering wholesale for resale (which probably isn't allowed to Canada.) Contact Meluna and they will help you order correctly. They speak English but use short simple sentences in your communications. :o)


Edited at 2014-05-16 03:20 pm (UTC)
lily7676 on May 16th, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I was kind of turned off by the big warning banner on the front page. I just assumed that they wouldn't ship it. Either way, I'm definitely sending them a quick email, and thanks for the language advice, I'll make sure it's quick and easy to read. :)

Edited at 2014-05-16 03:41 pm (UTC)
lily7676 on May 16th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
I sent them a message, and I got a reply within minutes saying yes, they do ship to Canada for private buyers, but not to suppliers like stores and all that. I just wish that was in the banner before I got the other one. :(
I sent luxurymoon a message asking about order cancellations before it's shipped out and too late, so hopefully they can do that. If not, however, I know I made an educated decision to go with that one, so I'll be happy either way.
elle2013elle2013 on May 16th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
I also have a very low cervix, and I could use the MeLuna MINI medium soft for my entire cycle while on BC pills. Because my cervix is so low, I find that the shape of the cup's body is an important consideration. I do best with more "bulb-shaped" or "triangle shaped" cups like the MeLuna MINIs or the LadyCup. I can't wear the Sckoon comfortably, and I only use the Fleur when I really must have the added capacity. Good luck!
lily7676 on May 16th, 2014 09:04 pm (UTC)
Yea, I see what you mean. I feel like the more triangle shapes would work better for my just because if my cervix decides to be stubborn and push it out, I'd rather have the end slimmer and less noticeable than a wider blunt end, which is what I feel with my diva and it can get quite uncomfortable.
And thank you for sharing your experience, it really helps a lot knowing someone has the same issue and I feel more confident that the mini will work for me. :)

Edited at 2014-05-16 09:06 pm (UTC)
m03m on May 17th, 2014 10:43 am (UTC)
For some of us, the blunt end of round-shaped cups helps to prevent it from being pushed out.
lily7676 on May 17th, 2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
I see how that would help, I just wish it would work for me. Even tampons get pushed out, so I know the blunt ones would too. I'm just a wierd shape, and I just have to work with it.
But my meluna mini shipped today, so hopefully it arrives soon!
m03m on May 18th, 2014 08:11 am (UTC)
There's difference though: cups can sit around the cervix, so they need less room, length-wise, than a tampon does.

Good luck, I hope your Meluna works well for you!
lily7676 on May 18th, 2014 08:46 am (UTC)
I did think about that and did a bit of research and whatnot. I did notice though that because my diva cup sits snug on my cervix, and my cervix doesn't go 'inside' the cup, I'd assume the others would too unless I do get a bigger width cup. However, if I did get any bigger, I would not get that in there at all. My hymen is already stretched, but when I stretch it past a certain point, it can be extremely painful, and my diva just barely makes it in without too much discomfort. Even intimate times still feel like the first time..

So, all information considered, I just feel like I'd rather take the safe route and go with the mini than try something that might work just because I'm so new to this and I don't have all that much money for a lot of these at the moment.

But definitely after I'm a bit older and my lady parts figure themselves out a bit more, I know some great options. And thank you, because all of your advice helps a lot. So, thank you everyone!