kkaiser104 (kkaiser104) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Not sure what to try next...

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!


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