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19 March 2015 @ 04:21 pm
So I thought I had found my perfect cup after struggling with the Lily cup classic- it puts to much pressure inside of me and it just never felt quite comfortable, same with the lily cup compact. So i ordered the Meluna medium classic resistance and after a bit of a struggle with getting it in and popped open it worked!!! I couldn't even feel it, but after an hour it started leaking, It had been filled about 2/3rd of the way after 3 hrs, but it leaked. I could also feel as though I could push it down with my Pelvic floor muscles.Like I could squish it while it was inside. Is this cup to soft or too small? any one else had this problem with a me luna. I have had one child, I purchased the medium since my lily is so big and uncomfortable. I'm wondering if i get a me luna sport medium it would fix it or if maybe I just need a me luna larger cup? Or maybe a different cup?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 19th, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
Because the Lily's stem is integrated into the cup, it is the longest of all of the brands. The MeLunas "run small" so comparing its dimensions to other brands, it's more like a small than a medium.

Use what you know, like and don't about the cups you have to compare their dimensions and capacities to other cups using the size charts found at the Community FAQ. There's another set at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/

Since your Meluna is mostly full when it overflows, your cervix is taking up the rest of the cup (perfectly normal.) A wider, higher capacity cup will probably suit you. Or now that you know how much your cup will hold, empty it more often - before it gets to the point of overflowing.
yayforcupsyayforcups on March 19th, 2015 10:26 pm (UTC)
I've had larger rimmed cups than the lily that I dont even notice when inserted. But the lily also gave me that pressurized feeling, I put it down to the "spines" keeping it rigid. As you've had children, I would try the large meluna if that shape and length work well for you. It's probably a width issue. I hope that helps :)
mondabomb on March 20th, 2015 02:28 am (UTC)
Thank you so much it does!
unicornaunicorn on March 20th, 2015 06:46 am (UTC)
Have you checked your cervix height during your period? A lot of the advice I'm seeing is assuming that, but it would help to know for sure.

I definitely have that weird pressure happen sometimes with my cups (I use a small Lunette and both Lily Cups). I realized that if I wore the cups higher in my vagina then I couldn’t feel them, but if I didn’t insert them high enough they could be pretty uncomfortable, my Lunette was especially problematic for me. But if you have a low cervix it might be a little difficult. Can you try pushing your cups in further before you try to pop them open? I think this helps with the Lily stem being so long too. I know with the compact, some women have sensitive urethras and the rim can push up against it, even making it hard to pee, so inserting it higher seems to get rid of the problem. The compact is also pretty short, so it might be easier to insert it a bit higher if your cervix dips a bit low.

For your Meluna, I don’t know if a larger cup is going to solve the problem, since you ‘ve already had issues with larger cups. I would be hesitant to buy another one at this point. Maybe just empty it more often until you’re sure about the cervix issue?
mondabomb on March 20th, 2015 12:28 pm (UTC)
I've been able to wear my lily cup compact without much discomfort the 2nd and 3rd day of my cycle, since I'm over my crampy days the pressure has lessened and become non existence(I have yet to retry the lily cup original again this cycle). I'm going to try my MeLuna again just to see if it works. After what everyone has mentioned I have a sinking suspicion that I have a "high dangly cervix" lol. If that's even possible, because I can get my cup up really high (I will be checking my cervix again to make sure) but using these smaller capacity cups I've noticed that they only fill 2/3rds and then I get a small leak. I never noticed since the lily cup original was so large. On my heavy day I could barely fit it half way, so I think my cervix is just sitting in the cup. If the medium Meluna works on my lighter days then i will consider getting the larger one since its still "softer" then the lily. I Know that the lily is rated soft, but it isn't. The silicone is soft but it has really strong resistance, especially on the spine. What cup are you using BTW, since you've tried the lily I'm curious to know what has worked for you.
unicornaunicorn on March 23rd, 2015 11:12 am (UTC)
Hmm well, I’m using the Lily Cup, Lily Cup Compact, and the normal Lunette cup (I bought it about 4 years ago so I’m pretty sure it’s just the plain-Jane small). I kind of just use whichever one I see first. I find the Lily Cups much softer than any of the menstrual cups I’ve had before, I don’t feel like the spine really makes it more or less soft once it’s inside, but it could just be that once I insert it high enough I basically don’t feel any of my cups at all. One thing I do like about the harder/sturdier silicone of Lunette is that it’s easier for me to push higher, but if I don’t get it high enough it’s super painful in the bottom part of my vagina. I think my mantra should just be “push it higher!”

My problem is when the cup is lower in the vagina, basically right behind the pelvic bone. The most sensitive part of the vagina, and I guess mine tends to dislike the cups there. Do you think the pressure/pain you’re feeling is closer to the entrance of your vagina or further up? Like to you think it’s could be pain from the cups pressing against lower vaginal walls or is it because the cups are pressing against your cervix/uterus?

If part of the problem with that cup is that you have a high-dangly cervix and the cup is putting pressure on your cervix, then you could try to trim the stem of the Lily Cup, since it’s pretty long. Maybe then you can insert it higher without the dangling/pressure of the cervix. I think you can cut off quite a bit from the stem without breaking the cup. Just cut off one section at a time and try the cup again. Someone on reddit a while ago said that you can turn the Compact inside out and just use it like that, so it’s even shorter. Looking at the cup now it definitely looks like it would work, and that way you wouldn't have to cut it. Definitely wouldn't work with the bigger Lily Cup though.

When I bought these cups I pretty much used this vlogger as my gospel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoZX9AcOgEs
and apparently she's done a bunch more videos on them. Maybe she's got better advice since she seems to take menstrual cup use to an even greater level... >^.^<
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on March 21st, 2015 12:12 am (UTC)
The large Fleurcup gets good reviews as a "Mommy sized" cup. It is squishy soft with a blunt U-shaped base and a high capacity. The large Lunette has similar dimensions, is a little stiffer overall and has a pointier V-shaped base with a slightly lower capacity. Stiff or squishy, U-shaped or V-shaped, each have their pros and cons. Compare the two of them and see if either appeal to you.