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08 October 2015 @ 05:35 pm
Hi everyone,

So firstly thanks for all the advice on cup size choice recently!

I've received my MEDIUM Soft MeLuna cup and was immediately very surprised at how ridiculously soft it was! I've been using a SMALL Soft MeLuna for the past 2 years and thought it would be the same (possibly firmer since it's bigger, based on youtube reviews) but it's much softer.

The only difference I can see is the new Medium cup I just bought has the word "soft" at the rim and my old Small cup doesn't.

Did MeLuna change their formula in the last year or so to make their cups even softer? Is this maybe a defective cup?
trejoytrejoy on October 10th, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
My experience with the softer menstrual cups is that the small size is usually firmer than the large (true of Si-bells and MeLuna, at least). Also, the soft Shorty I had was significantly firmer than the soft MeLuna regular style. Not only have I experienced this variance between sizes, I have had variance between colors of the same cup. I had two large Sckoons at one point and the aqua was much softer than the light blue. I really wanted the Fleur to work and tried it three different times, the first two in colors (red and lilac) and the last clear. The clear was a lot more flexible than the colors had been.

With the large Si-bell I had the strange experience that not only was the pink color a bit firmer than the clear, but (when I had gotten a second clear, hoping for the same extreme softness of the first) there was very noticeable difference in flexbility with the exact same style and size.

To summarize, the softness or firmness is not perfectly uniform in many brands I have tried. The only cup that I bought, sold or traded multiple times (hoping that I'd find a less firm one) was the Lunette 2. They are as uniform as I've experienced. All very springy (and too firm for me).

Edited to add: you might email the company and ask about the softness difference, especially if you are having trouble getting the cup to work?

Edited at 2015-10-10 08:16 pm (UTC)
Zebruizebrui on November 16th, 2015 10:00 am (UTC)
Late reply is late :)
Meluna XL soft I bought a couple of months ago is the exactly the same firmness as the Meluna XL soft I bought several years ago.
I also ordered a Meluna M soft this time for the first time for my lighter days and it is super soft compared to XL, but I'm pretty sure that's just due to difference in thickness. 'Walls' of M are almost half as thin than those of XL. This is the first time I have size M so I'm not sure what it was like before.
I'm very happy with both sizes - they work really well for me.