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14 July 2015 @ 12:44 am
Hello everyone, I know you answer tons of "Buying decisions" and "Please help" posts, but who else could we turn to, you are the experts :D

I am 28 yrs old, not very active, have had 2 vaginal births and with medium flow. The cup I have been using for over a year is a large meluna classic with a ring. I also have the medium meluna classic because I wasn't sure which size would suit me best so I got the reasonably priced starter kit. The medium was small for me, as it leaked and would easily slide out when I pull even when it has fully opened.

So you might wonder what my problem is. I LOVE using a cup, and wouldn't go back now that I have tried it, but my large meluna always leaks on day 1 (sometimes on 2nd or 3rd day) even when it is just half full. I always wear panty liners because of trust issues! I am 100% sure that it has opened and has formed a seal, because I can turn it around and I feel the suction and tug when I pull on it. So I was thinking maybe I need a cup with a bigger diameter. The problem with that is a bigger cup will probably be longer and my large meluna sometimes bothers me a bit as I feel it poking out. I have tried locating my cervix (while on my period) and can reach it before getting my second knuckle in. So I'm guessing that's a low cervix?

I want to get a new cup that addresses these issues and to use my meluna as a back up. I haven't tried a silicon cup before so I can't compare firmness. Any input on that?

I thought of getting a meluna XL shorty but I'm worried about capacity since my L already leaks. I also thought of a large fleurcup but I'm concerned about it's hight and I'm not sure how comfortable a stem would be (I really like the ring!). I emailed the company asking about colors and they said only clear is available now, I hear that clear ones yellowed and looked dingy after some use.

I'm looking for something that wouldn't break the bank, as I don't want to pay a lot for a cup that may not work for me. Unfortunately I'm not in the US so I can't really buy anything from mc_sales.

Sorry for the long post. Any brands recommendation or advice that helps me keep using cups would be greatly appreciated :)
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 14th, 2015 02:34 pm (UTC)
Does it have to be another MeLuna?

There are several sets of size charts at the Community FAQ where you can compare the dimensions of the cups that you have to other brands. Using what you know, like and don't about the cups that you have, figure out how much longer/shorter, wider/narrower you'd like your next cup to be and then compare the shapes and other features of the cups that fit your criteria. FYI, Obsidian's are probably the most up to date so follow the links to hers to also get new brands and generics.
xyasmeenx on July 20th, 2015 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks kuradi, I was thinking of meluna because it is what I've tried and I'm a bit scared of the unknown :) Could you please post the link to that comparison chart you mentioned? Also could you tell me the difference in texture/firmness of meluna vs silicon?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 19th, 2015 01:04 pm (UTC)
PS - I'm not a moderator but please remove the FAQ tag from your tags list. The FAQ tag is for answers, not questions.
xyasmeenx on July 20th, 2015 04:52 pm (UTC)
Done