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25 September 2014 @ 11:29 pm
Hi everyone,

I (31, no kids) am fairly new to this community. I bought a Mooncup UK six months ago and "we" got along right away (no troubles inserting or removing, no leakage)! I was so happy to have discovered a more comfortable, affordable and sustainable (not necessarily in that order) solution to my period. Recently, I decided to get another cup and bought a MeLuna Classic Medium, ball stem (similar size as the Mooncup UK). I used it on a couple of dry runs, but it has been no success so far. I had a lot of trouble popping it open, and when it did pop open, it was either too low (and I could feel it sticking out), or too high (and it hugged my cervix so tight that I had a hard time removing it)... Does anyone has any advice on this? Or should I just accept that the MeLuna is not my "goldilocks" cup and try a different brand (if yes, which one)? Thanks!
jenn4a on September 26th, 2014 11:58 am (UTC)
Ahhhh, gotcha well kind of :)
Never thought about it, and I didn't know anything about cervical caps.

You've got me curious, so does that mean when someone feels a cup around their cervix, does that mean the cup is snug around the tissue surrounding the cervix as well? I'm trying to think of how to word it (tired brain) but that phrase "droopy cervix" where the cervix lowers into the cup but the cup feels more snug.

Or could it also be that there isn't enough air between the cervix and the cup, which causes the cup to pull/hicky onto the cervix and the surrounding tissue.

From my personal experience I've also had the pulling sensation on my cervix a couples times with my fleurcup S. It was when I couldn't insert it the first try and when I went to try a second and third time, the air holes stopped letting air through. If I messed up when trying to insert it, I would have go run it under the faucet again before trying to insert again. :/
Luckily I figured it out quickly, otherwise I would have thought there was just something wrong with the cup. Lol

Sorry if I didn't make sense, my tired brain is unpredictable sometimes... ;p
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 26th, 2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
If you can feel it, it's possible that the cup is just sitting at an awkward angle. Or that it wasn't open fully so that there was still some suction.

Have you read my Answers to Common Questions at http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ yet? Also follow the link at the paragraph about suction.
jenn4a on September 26th, 2014 12:38 pm (UTC)
Yep I checked them out when I first joined or a little before :)
I just think too deeply into things; I probably need more sleep too. lol

Thanks! I may go check it out again when I'm fully awake.
Your answers are very helpful/insightful and appreciated by me :)