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I am 22 years old, sexually active, no children, moderately physically active, have a medium-heavy flow, and have a low cervix.
I bought the Mooncup in a size B without any research because it was the first one I found in a physical (not online) store that wasn't a DivaCup.
I had trouble inserting it at first because it is so firm and the rim is so thick but by my second cycle I got the hang of it, even though there is still discomfort.
Now, a few cycles later, I am experiencing constant leaking even though it is opening once inside. I also attempted to swim with it for the first time and it leaked BIG time. All over my swimsuit bottoms.
Now I am on the hunt for a new one. I am interested in the MeLuna because it comes in so many sizes, colors, and different levels of firmness.
I used the size calculator and the result is size medium. I am unsure if I should get the classic or sport level of firmness?
I am afraid if I get the classic it won't open and my muscles will crush it. On the other hand, I am afraid that if I get the sport I will experience the same discomfort that I experience when inserting and removing my Mooncup.

I am not against trying something other than the MeLuna but I would like to order from the US to cut down on shipping issues/expenses and that dreaded wait.
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 6th, 2015 01:13 pm (UTC)
The small UK Mooncup has a fairly low capacity. And the Melunas that have caught your attention tend to "run small." Compare their dimensions against other brands at any of the size charts such as the one at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ and you'll see that their size name is usually bigger than their dimensions.

As for crushing your cup, there is a lot of misinformation about that. Cups should sit above your PC pelvic floor muscle. Above that muscle, your muscles are most likely not strong enough to do so -- not even the squishiest cup.

That having been said, use what you know about your Mooncup to figure out how how much you want to change its length and/or width dimensions and capcity, then use the charts to see which cups might suit your needs best. (Your old Mooncup could become your light days cup so look for a heavy days cup?)

Amazon and eBay are good places to find knock-off and generic cups. Check the Community FAQ for a post about them.

As for swimming, some people's vaginas fill with water while bathing/swimming. I don't know if you are one of them or if there is anything to be done to prevent that.
sjennifersjennifer on September 7th, 2015 06:44 pm (UTC)
Try Sckoon, Lunette, or EvaCup, they are all available in US Amazon.com
nys311 on September 8th, 2015 05:34 am (UTC)
From what you're describing, I would bet you need a cup that is both relatively short (for your low cervix) and relatively firm (because you're relatively active). The two things I can envision that would be resulting in leaks are: 1) the cup being too soft, and your muscles are squeezing it enough that it's folding or creasing slightly inside of you - which would probably result in leaks. Or 2) your cervix is sitting far enough inside the cup (because the cup is too long for the distance between your vaginal opening and your cervix), which could also result in leaking after the cup gets full to a certain point.


Here's another size comparison chart that has helped me in the past:

http://theecofriendlyfamily.com/2012/04/what-menstrual-cup-is-right-for-you/

And also, I've recently switched to the LENA cup, which is a new cup that was launched in July 2015. So far, I'm a huge fan - you can look it up and read reviews on Amazon, if you're interested in checking it out.
newconvert on October 9th, 2015 12:31 am (UTC)
MeLuna Sport
If you're concerned about discomfort due to firmness, I'd recommend staying away from the MeLuna sport. I used their size chart and came up with XL and their descriptions led me to sport. While the size worked fine and I didn't have much discomfort on insertion, removal was uncomfortable due to the firmness and by the end of my cycle I felt chafed. I'm sure it's great for some women, but not for me.

That said, shipping was not expensive, it arrived faster than expected, and the ball "stem" was great, so a MeLuna classic might be a great choice.

Edited at 2015-10-09 12:35 am (UTC)