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28 November 2014 @ 07:37 pm
I'm 22 years old and have been using a Diva Cup since I was 13 or 14. In the past few months, I've done more research and am so excited to see so many MC companies! When I first started using one it was between the Diva Cup and the Keeper (at least here in the US).

I was due for a new Diva Cup but I decided instead to try something new. The Meluna just got FDA clearance here in the US so I ordered the Classic Meluna XL with a ring stem. I have very heavy cycles and can bleed through my Diva Cup in 3 or 4 hours for the first 2 days so the XL capacity is great. However, I'm having the worst time getting my Meluna to unfold. This is my second cycle with it and I can't get it to unfold regardless of which fold I use or how I try to insert it (on the toilet vs. squatting). I'm very frustrated with it and think it's just not for me.

What should I look for next? I need something with a large capacity. I have a very high cervix and very heavy flow. I don't have any trouble inserting the Meluna which is quite a bit bigger at the rim than my Diva Cup. I don't mind purchasing internationally though if there is something similar in the US that'd be great. I still have my Diva Cup and have been using it on and off, I'd just like to try something different!

TIA!

Katelyn
 
curlydevacurlydeva on November 29th, 2014 02:13 am (UTC)
How about the Luv Ur Body cup. It has a great capacity. I have the large size and it holds about 34.5 ml and the medium holds a little less. The medium size is longer but the Large holds more and has great length as well. So if you want great capacity, long in size and easy to open I would suggest giving the Luv Ur Body cup a try. I mostly use the "C" fold or the 7 fold and it works every time and I never have leaks with this cup. Hope that helps.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 29th, 2014 02:19 am (UTC)
No need to buy another cup. Just add a couple of anti-suction holes to your MeLuna. It comes from the factory with two small holes. Enlarge those to about 1.5 to 2mm (1/16") and add 2 more. "North, south, east, west."
kkaiser104 on November 29th, 2014 02:56 am (UTC)
Okay, I'm going to do this tonight (it's shark week, unfortunately) and I'll see how it goes. It would be great to be able to use it.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 29th, 2014 02:37 am (UTC)
If you still want a new cup (agree that enlarging the holes might help your Meluna issue, but TPE is still not the poppiest material ever), a couple possibilities include the large Si-Bell (30ml capacity, 74mm length with stem) or the aforementioned LuvUrBody. I just ordered an iCare off AliExpress because it's 85mm long with the stem, but I got the small for midcycle/preemptive use so I have no idea how much the large would hold. (And I probably won't get it for another month or so) The Lily could work too but I don't know what the Large's capacity is.
kkaiser104 on November 29th, 2014 05:06 am (UTC)
I added some holes (I ended up adding 4 for a total of 6, I tried just 2 but I was still having trouble and I didn't have anything to make them bigger) and so far so good! It popped open fairly fast, still not as fast as my Diva, but at least it opened this time! I'll give it a few more tries before giving up on it. Thanks for the suggestion!