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02 January 2015 @ 01:27 pm
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!!!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 2nd, 2015 02:25 pm (UTC)
There are several other size/capacity charts at the Community FAQ if you don't like the ones at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ Compare the dimensions of the cup you have now to others to figure out what might fit you better. Also compare shapes. Pointy or blunt? Flared rim or not? Etc. Also follow the link to the Answers to Common Questions and skim/read that.
axtheuniverse26 on January 2nd, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I've already read the posts and FAQs that are about the problems I've been dealing with. At this stage I don't care so much about size and shape, I'm still trying to decide on a brand that might help solve the 2 main problems: leaking and getting the cup to open...
Kai: BugsBunnykuradi8 on January 3rd, 2015 02:51 am (UTC)
OK, if you don't care about size and shape, then get a medium Luv Ur Body. :oP
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on January 2nd, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
The TPE they use to make Melunas isn't as "poppy" as the silicone most cups are made of, so that could be part of the issue. You might like the design of the Sckoon--it pops open super easily but particularly when you cut the stem, it's a small/short cup (get the Large--like Melunas they run "small" for their size). And you won't need to worry about the overly flexible stem on that one because you're cutting it off anyway :)
axtheuniverse26 on January 2nd, 2015 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. I ' ll definitely check it out!
Gluppit the prawling strangles, thereelettaria on January 3rd, 2015 02:49 pm (UTC)
If you otherwise like your Meluna, try getting a 2mm mini hole punch (sold very cheaply as crafting items), enlarge the existing holes and add a couple more, and see if that solves your problem. I did that for mine and now they are far better-behaved.