axtheuniverse26 (axtheuniverse26) wrote in menstrual_cups,

looking for a new cup

Hi everyone.  Happy new year! I'm trying to find the perfect cup for me but there are so many, so I definitely need your help. I should probably start by telling you that I'm 35, no kids, good pelvic floor (I think). At the moment I'm using a medium-sized soft Meluna cup. I love the softness of this cup because it doesn't hurt my lady parts and once it's inside I can't feel it at all. Unfortunately, maybe because it's so soft, it hardly ever pops open on its own. I've already tried different folds and all the tricks you guys suggest on the forum but nothing seems to work. I always have to get my fingers in there and struggle to get it to open. And maybe this is partially the reason for problem n. 2: the cup leaks!!! I always need to back it up with pads, whick kills the purpose of using a cup in the first place! I'm trying to figure out what's wrong. I think the cup is the right length because my cervix sits pretty low and the cup ends up just underneath it, but I don't think my cervix actually ends up inside it, so it shouldn't take up any space. And the cup leaks even when it's almost empty anyway... I think the cup probably doesn't seal properly,  maybe because it only has 2 airholes. I wouldn't mind more capacity as well, so I should go up a size but I have to be careful about the length. By the way, I don't care about the stem because I cut it off. So, in a nutshell, my new cup should:
-pop open more easily (be stiffer? but not too stiff, I don't want it to be uncomfortable...)
- have more capacity but similar length
- seal more easily (4 airholes? 6?)
-the stem doesn't make any difference,  I'll probably cut it off anyway.
Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!!!
Tags: buying decisions, leakage & spotting, meluna - soft, popping open, seal & suction

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