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Hi all! I've been an on& off cup user for about 4 years (took time off for baby #2 & postpartum). I have a short vagina, low/dangly cervix, 36 years old, 1 csection, 1 vbac, good vaginal tone considering. 😉

I have a medium Meluna (circa 2010/2011, befor they changed up sizing I think) that fits perfectly but is too small for my heavy days. I leak after 10-15 mins. It's enough to soak through a pad too, so using a back up is not really an option here.

I also have a large soft Meluna. It's way to big - like it literally hangs out of me. It also leaks after 30 mins. I got this one after the medium hoping for extra capacity but it's horribly uncomfortable & only buys maybe 15 mins, so not worth it. I'm not sure if it's the poor fit or softness.

I also have a small Lunette that I only used a few times because it was pinchie & uncomfortable.

I need something in between the size of the large & medium Meluna for those heavy days. I'm thinking Skooon or Femmecup? any feedback or other suggestions?
 
dhrachthdhrachth on January 20th, 2015 12:22 am (UTC)
I've not seen a Meluna in person, so no suggestions based on that. However, I do have a large Sckoon and a small Lunette. The L-Sckoon only holds about 5ml more than the S-Lunette.

For short cups with *maybe* a high capacity you might want to consider the Femmycyle. I don't personally love mine because the pull ring hangs out and bothers me, and I can't cut it off because there aren't any grip rings. And the *maybe* part of the high capacity is the fact that its design is a bit different and it probably won't open up all the way inside--which reduces the capacity. But, if it opens most of the way, it has a capacity that's half again what the S-Lunette can hold.

And, if you haven't talked to your OB/GYN about your flow, you probably should. If you're soaking through pads, that's definitely heavier than normal. Some people are just unlucky that way and everything is fine, but it can be a symptom of a medical problem.
webmistress0906 on January 20th, 2015 12:33 am (UTC)
I had heat flow after my son & my old doctor wasn't very helpful. I'm having to switch doctors because of insurance reasons, but I will ask about this because you're right, it is ridiculously heavy.
bklynmom on January 20th, 2015 12:51 am (UTC)
I find the fleur holds the most for me and it's wider which helps with a dangly cervix. It seems to be often recommended for those of us who are post childbirth. I also love my sckoon but it doesn't hold as much. fWIW I'm post baby, have pretty heavy days and I'd guess average tone for having had a kid. Good luck!
trejoytrejoy on January 20th, 2015 02:28 am (UTC)
I love my Ruby cup. The shape sits a bit better than the Sckoon when my low cervix gets acrobatic (i.e. changes position laterally!) Though the holes are lower, the Ruby seals and has held as much as the Sckoon does for me. It is soft, though not as much as the Sckoon, certainly not as difficult to open.
webmistress0906 on January 20th, 2015 03:31 am (UTC)
Nice! I will check out he Ruby, it's shorter than the large Meluna according to the size chart.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 20th, 2015 03:21 am (UTC)
If you haven't already, compare the dimensions and capacities of the cups that you're interested in at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ of any of the other charts found at the Community FAQ.

For what it's worth, the large Fleur gets very good praise as a "Mommy size" cup. The large Lunette has the same length and width dimensions but is more tapered in shape and a stiffer body. There are pros and cons to each of those characteristics.
webmistress0906 on January 20th, 2015 03:29 am (UTC)
I did look at the size chart, thanks. That's how I came up with the two that I have in the OP - shorter but wider than the large Meluna. I see a lot of recommendations for the large Fleurcup, but it's bigger than the large Meluna I have now, so I don't see how that's going to help things with fit?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 20th, 2015 05:07 am (UTC)
The Femmecup isn't a very high capacity cup so the Sckoon might be the better of the two.
trejoytrejoy on January 20th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)
I agree about the Femmecup. It was a lovely fit, but held very little. Another alternative to the Sckoon might be a large Mia cup. I am selling my Sckoon because the Ruby and the Mia cup fit me better, have similar capacity and softness but are easier to insert (less fiddly).

ruby sckoon mia
stemless Ruby, lg Sckoon, lg Mia
mia ruby sckoon

Edited at 2015-01-20 07:25 pm (UTC)