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01 June 2014 @ 06:06 pm
I am 20 years old, and I bought my small Lunette a little over a year ago. At first I was very successful, but then I started to have problems with getting the cup to seal correctly. I used a toothpick to make the holes at the top a little bigger, hoping that would make it easier to get a good seal. I haven't had any luck and it seems like my muscles are strong and tend to push the cup almost completely out. I had to stop using my cup and go back to tampons which I absolutely hate because they give me severe headaches. I was considering buying a new cup all together, but I am not really sure what direction to go. I think a Meluna might be a good option, but I know it is difficult to get them in the US right now. I would appreciate any advice because I really would love to start using a cup again. As a side note, I also got a bacterial infection and I am afraid it may have come from the cup and I am worried about making sure it is sterile enough to continue using without getting the infection again, which is another reason I was considering getting a new cup.
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 1st, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC)
There are comparative size charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ and also at the Community FAQ. It's possible that the pointy base of the Lunette is what makes it feel like it wants to escape all the time. You might not necessarily need a different length cup... just one that's shaped differently. Compare side by side photos and using what you know, like and don't about your Lunette, see if another cup appeals to you more.

As for "the MeLuna," they make 6 different sizes in 3 different textures with 3 or 4 different stems so you have a lot of choices. If one of them appeals to you, then go for it. mc_sales is a good place to buy, sell or trade gently used cups that didn't fit as well as the original owners hoped.
knr2629 on June 2nd, 2014 12:53 am (UTC)
I have been also considering the small lady cup and the small sckoon because they are the easiest for me to get. I'm just worried that they might be too soft because my muscles seem to squish the lunette and it leaks. I don't know if I should be looking for a softer cup or a firmer cup. I'm still wondering if I should hold off and wait until the meluna is available in the US.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 2nd, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
The small Lady Cup is almost the same size and shape as your small Lunette but it is slipperier and has a lower capacity. I don't know enough about the Sckoon to comment about it.

As for MeLuna availability, yes you can buy a MeLuna directly from the MeLuna website or from any number of international distributors (but why add a middle-man?) Yes, they WILL ship to individual customers in the US. You probably accidentally clicked the link for wholesale purchases (which are not allowed to the US.)
knr2629 on June 2nd, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
I just ordered a Sckoon cup, I read a lot of positive reviews and some negative ones. I'm still not sure if I should have gone with the medium Meluna. If anyone has had experience with both cups, and can provide some feedback, that would be great.

Edited at 2014-06-02 09:03 pm (UTC)
textingnsc0nes on June 5th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
I'm in a really similar situation as you. I bought a small Lunette as my first cup and and I was really hopeful that it would work well. However, I have non-stop leaks, but not major leaks, just kind of slight small leaks all day long and it is so frustrating, to say the least. I thought the issue might be due to the fact that I have a really strong pelvic floor because, as you mentioned, I could feel my muscles "squishing" the Lunette any time I engaged my core, even something as slight as sneezing or coughing would collapse the cup. I bought a small and medium MeLuna in the 'sport' firmness and I really thought that would solve all my problems. However, I can't get either of the MeLunas to seal properly either, they leak the same way as the Lunette. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. I've read around the posts on here but none of the suggestions seem to work. Have you found anything that helped your sealing problems?

I haven't tried the Sckoon cup, but like I said, I bought both a small and medium MeLuna Sport. I kind of like having both size options. The small MeLuna is smaller than the small Lunette, the medium MeLuna I would say is about the same size as the small Lunette but please check the specs on both for an exact comparison, I'm only judging based on visual impressions. I definitely like that the MeLuna Sports are more rigid than the Lunette. I haven't felt either of the MeLunas squish or collapse like the Lunette did for me. But like I said, this hasn't solved me leaking problems, so I like you am also looking for my next cup. One thing I don't like about the MeLunas is that they only have two vent holes as opposed to four with the Lunette and the holes also considerably smaller. I don't know if this necessarily is an issue, but I felt that it might be interfering with the sealing. Also, the MeLunas are made of a different material than the Lunettes, so the feel an texture of them is considerably different. I don't know if any of this information will help, but I hope it does. If you find anything that helps with your sealing issues, please let me know.

I am 24, very petite, strong pelvic floor, no kids, sexually active (just in case that helps).
knr2629 on June 15th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
I just used the Lunette this past week and I did not have leaks, for the first time in months, but it gave me horrible cramps (and I never get cramps.) I did get the small Sckoon cup in the mail this week but I have not gotten a chance to try it. It is softer than the Lunette which worries me, but the rim is stiffer than the rest of the cup which makes it seem like it may have a better seal. I'm hoping the change in shape will result in a better fit, but I will give an update once I give it a try.
textingnsc0nes on September 1st, 2014 01:42 am (UTC)
Not sure if you've had luck with the Sckoon, but I just wanted to give you an update on something that worked for me and I think has (hopefully) permanently stopped my leaks. I enlarged the holes on my Lunette. I know that you mentioned you did that already but maybe making them a bit larger? Not sure how much bigger you were able to make them with just a toothpick, so maybe going the "larger" route might help a bit. I tried with a toothpick but it seemed to have not effect on the size of the holes as the material is too flexible and just gives way to anything you poke through the hole (in my experience). I resorted to enlarging the holes using an X-Acto knife and then going back afterwards and using a very small drill bit to clean out the holes and make them more uniform as using the X-Acto knife leaves a lot of rough edges that don't looks so great and I'm sure also make it more difficult for the holes to remain clear. Since doing this, I've had no leaks. Hope this helps.