wibloo (wibloo) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Leaking Meluna Cup

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?
Tags: leakage & spotting, meluna

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