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19 November 2015 @ 09:47 am
Hi there. I just got a meluna cup and have been trying it out. I tried the Diva cup before, but couldn't grip the stem to get it out. I ended up having to get a doctor's help. A little embarrassing. So anyway, I got the meluna because with the ring, I figured I could tie a string around it to help get it out. It does serve that purpose. But now I'm discovering a new issue. I can't seem to get it far enough in, and be able to reach it. The two times I've tried it, it's uncomfortable when I sit, so I assume it's not in far enough. But I can barely reach the tip of it. So firstly, how to get it further in. Secondly, even as far in as it already is, I can't reach it to see if it is even unfolding or positioning correctly. Since, I can barely reach the tip, I can't twist it, like suggested, or feel around the rim. Is everyone just longer fingered than me? How do you get it far enough in but then still be able to reach it and adjust it?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 19th, 2015 10:45 pm (UTC)
Have you read this yet? http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/
heartrhubarb on November 20th, 2015 05:02 am (UTC)
I hadn't read that yet. Thanks. Although I'm still unsure what to do, because it seems like I'm having both the "too short" and the "too long" problem. It feels like it's poking me when I sit down, which would seem like it's too long. But then, I can barely reach it, which would seem like it's too short. It seems like if I can reach it then it will feel like it's too long. What to do?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 20th, 2015 01:55 pm (UTC)
I'm stumped. The difference in length between the two cups is significant.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 20th, 2015 08:43 pm (UTC)
Your cervix is off center, it sounds like, maybe more toward the front of your vag and pointing toward the back rather than off to one side or another. That would explain why you get poked only when you sit down. Conversely, you could just find a soft cup with a stem that's SO long that it sticks out of you and can't poke the opposite side of your vaginal wall when you're sitting. My iCare is less of a bother on low cervix days because the end of the stem is closer to my entrance and not a part of the wall it can poke.

The one solution I could think of is a VERY long and VERY soft stem that moves with you and doesn't have an "end" that can poke you inside. So it might be a matter of finding something that hangs almost at or past your entrance. the iCare would be the only one I can think of off the top of my head, or maybe the Si-Bell, though the iCare is about 10cm longer when you factor in the stem.
newconvert on November 20th, 2015 12:40 am (UTC)
What size MeLuna did you get? Their smalls are very small; they simply won't work for some people. I'd recommend checking out some MC size charts so you can figure out which have the length you need.

Additionally, the cervix can be at different heights at different parts of your cycle -- your experience during a dry run might be very different than during your period.
heartrhubarb on November 20th, 2015 05:08 am (UTC)
I got the small because I am pretty small. Although I didn't attempt to measure the length of my vagina. Since I do have pretty tiny hands I don't know that being able to reach my cervix or not is actually an accurate gauge. For the record, I cannot. I suppose I could try the next size up.
Miss Ashley: [me luna]imagine_peace on November 20th, 2015 05:07 am (UTC)
I have the same sort of problem with my Meluna. I have the shorty. I love it but between my short arms and small hands, it is sometimes hard to get the cup out when my cervix is high. My only suggestion is try bearing down to move the cup downward, and if you can while doing that, also try and grab the stem with your fingers. Then when the cup is closer, you can do the other things to get it out. I hope this helps!

Edited at 2015-11-20 05:07 am (UTC)
heartrhubarb on November 20th, 2015 05:01 pm (UTC)
Do you a problem getting it in far enough, and in the right place, to begin with? Since I have the string attached, I hopefully would be able to get it out even if I can't reach it. But I don't think it's getting in far enough since it is uncomfortable, especially when I sit down. But since I can barely reach it, I don't know how to get it in further.
Miss Ashley: [persuasion]imagine_peace on November 20th, 2015 05:35 pm (UTC)
No I don't. Wow you must have a very high cervix! A different cup may be a better option. Good luck!
newconvert on November 21st, 2015 11:57 am (UTC)
Have you considered the Lily Cup? It claims to be foldable to the size of a tampon (meeting your "small" concern), but is a very long cup.
heartrhubarb on November 22nd, 2015 12:29 am (UTC)
I'll look into that one. Thanks for the tip!
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 25th, 2015 03:30 pm (UTC)
They do say that but the roll fold they prescribe in order to get it to tampon-size won't actually pop open once inside. I had a Lily for a good year. Honestly, most very soft cups, folded into the labial fold, are not really wider than an Ultra tampon. (I'm thinking my Si-Bell since it's not rimmy. A cup with a heavy rim won't quite go into the labial fold)
yayforcupsyayforcups on November 22nd, 2015 07:15 pm (UTC)
The Amy cup looks like it comes with an applicator- the old version not the new, maybe useful for you to get it in high enough and out? (Ive never tried it)
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on November 22nd, 2015 10:31 pm (UTC)
when inserting, let it open low (even before it's fully in) and kegel it up with your muscles :)
it can maybe be too narrow as well. in generally you don't choose brand and THEN size, go for the actual dimensions.