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12 October 2014 @ 05:32 pm
Hi, there! I recently started my slow journey into reusable menstrual products and decided to take the plunge with cups. In June I bought a Mooncup UK but found that it wasn't for me (it was a sucker to get that thing in/out, the suction was SO strong and I found I needed to pee every five minutes) so I was put off for a little while until I found out about the MeLuna Medium Soft cup. I'd also tried the Lunette in the past but found that one to be a little too firm so I did a little research and saw that there was an even softer cup on the market & I thought I'd give the MeLuna a try. So far, so good. I did a little 'dry run' and everything went so much better than I expected. I was all ready for the insertion/removal pain but there was nothing! It was super comfortable and it seemed to open for me right away.

But, being the paranoid person that I am, I'm still wary. I've seen a few people have experienced leaks with this cup, maybe due to it not opening fully or not being in the right position so I just wanted to ask around and see if anyone has used this cup or has experience with it? And if you have any advice for a little newbie like me, I'd be more than happy to hear it!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 12th, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
Will it leak or won't it? I don't know. Will those shoes give you blisters or not? ;o)

I hope you'll find that your new MeLuna fits you better than your Mooncup. But who knows? Maybe you'll try your Mooncup again in a few months and find that it wasn't as bad as you originally thought. You might be able to improve your Mooncup by enlarging its anti-suction holes. And its flared rim will probably soften up if you flex and bend it in your hands for a while.

Your MeLuna also has tiny anti-suction holes -- and probably only 2 of them. Adding a couple more might help. Or maybe you won't need to.

Take a look through http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ to see if you pick up any helpful hints to make your transition to cups easier.
strawberrymussistrawberrymussi on October 13th, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
I have a small classic meluna and a medium sport one. I love both of them very much. I only experience leaks with the regular one during pilates, because it's much softer and I have really strong pelvic muscles, so I use the sports one when I work out.
Ironically, the small meluna holds more fluid than the medium for me, because I have a dangly cervix and I guess it just fills up more space on the medium than on the small because it sits higher up in my vagina.
You'll just have to try it out and see if works for you =]
Yamxyamx on October 13th, 2014 09:49 am (UTC)
I've been using nothing but the Meluna soft for years, and I never have leaks. Of course, as someone else said, it also depends on individual fit, but for me, it's perfect.

The only advice I cna give it to make sure the cup is fully openend and your cervix is in it--it can be a little tricky at first, but practice makes it really easy.