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21 August 2015 @ 08:45 pm
I have been using my Meluna Classic Medium-sized cup for about four periods now. It´s my first one. But it´s leaking almost all the time, mostly the first days with the heavy flow. I´m always using pantyliners, except for maybe the last day of the period.

The cup is unfolded properly as far as I know. So I don't understand why it leaks! I´ve been thinking about possible reasons (this is where I need your help):

- Too big cup? Meluna Medium is 41 mm (1,6 inches) in diameter. Its impossible to make it unfold just inside the vagina, my muscles are too tight. The cup unfolds only when it´s just by the cervix.

- Too small airholes? Meluna seems to have smaller airholes than the other cups I´ve seen. Maybe it´s leaking because the airholes cannot push air out when new blood comes out of the cervix?

- Too soft cup? From what I´ve read on different sites it seems that Meluna is overall firmer than other, so I don´t know if this is relevant.

- Bad material? TPE that Meluna´s made of might be wrong for me? Maybe silicone just works better for some people?

I want to find a better cup, since this one isn´t working out. Do you have any suggestions on what cup I might need?
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 21st, 2015 07:05 pm (UTC)
You might also be missing your cervix. A wider cup would actually help possibly...less likelihood that you're missing your cervix. Since your cervix is low enough that the Meluna didn't get lost inside you, try checking to make sure that the cup is actually under your cervix and not chilling next to it (or partially covering it)
wibloo on August 22nd, 2015 08:06 am (UTC)
Thank you, that might be an idea aswell :) I think the cup is around the cervix, it feels very different when the cup is scrammed into one corner. Can the area around the cervix be "too big" (because it feels much looser there than lower down in the vagina) so that the blood just goes around the cup sometimes?
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 22nd, 2015 02:37 pm (UTC)
Pretty much, yes. There's enough room up there for most people (particularly with a small cup) that the cup can be fully opened but the opening of the cervix is not right over the cup opening. This is particularly possible if your cervix is actually off to one side (mine is off to the left)