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21 July 2015 @ 07:16 pm
I currently use a Meluna in the Large size with the stem and with the classic firmness. In the last few months I've had issues with leakage even though the cup is not entirely filled. To be fair the cup is full up to about a centimeter or two below the holes so I'm assuming my cervix is dipping into the cup and I should change it more than every 12 hours, so that's mostly my bad. I've also had issues with some minor slippage, so that the longer I have the cup in it seems to move lower and lower. It doesn't get so low that the stem is uncomfortable, but it is low enough to stick out of the vaginal opening a few centimeters, and I can definitely feel it when I'm walking or sitting. I have also had problems getting the cup to open up once inserted in recent months. I switched from the origami to the punch down fold and that has helped a little bit, but I still end up having to move the cup around and stick a finger along the outside of it to assure that I've achieved a decent seal. Also I got this cup in December, just an FYI. So I'm not sure if I should just get a Meluna Classic XL or a Meluna Sport L or a Meluna XL sport or maybe even a Meluna Sport M. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Auraaraminya on July 22nd, 2015 10:50 am (UTC)
I used to have that problem with the cup sliding down so much it was a little bit out. This was in the beginning of using it, though, and I haven't had that problem in years. I can't think of any reasons for this except a) it's not in quite correctly, b) bad pelvic floor muscles.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 22nd, 2015 12:03 pm (UTC)
Your leakage is because it's full. Yes, your cervix is dipping into the cup. Empty it more often.

If your cup feels like it's trying to escape, it's either too long for you and/or you have a weakened pelvic floor.

Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for more explanations and some possible solutions. If you don't like the size charts that it points to, there are many others at the Community FAQ (you'll have to scroll down a bit to get to them.)
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on July 22nd, 2015 03:30 pm (UTC)
I would recommend doing pelvic exercises daily and that may help with the issues later once your muscles are strengthened. If you are thinking about getting another cup anyway the shorty large and shorty xl are not too long. I bought both sizes. I use the xl shorty for heavier days to buy me extra time.
Saruwatari Aiko - love seems to hate mestephynee_c on July 22nd, 2015 05:35 pm (UTC)
It sounds like the XL might be too long for you, especially since the L slips down and with your cervix dipping into the cup, the XL might stick out more and make it uncomfortable for you.

It also sounds like you have quite moderate periods, what with being able to keep the cup in for more than 12 hours, so you might benefit from honeypie's suggestion and get a shorty L or XL. Pelvic strengthening exercises might help with the slippage as the ladies suggested.