I'm fairly new to menstrual cups and am having some trouble with my small Meluna Classic which I've had for a few months. I'm planning on getting a slightly bigger cup, and hopefully one that will solve my problems.
I generally have problems getting my Meluna to open, and have to basically push it open myself. I originally tried using the punch down fold, which would never open fully. I have a little more success with the 7 fold but it generally doesn't pop open fully.
I also have issues with leaking. I have fairly light periods and never fill my cup, so I know it's not am overflow problem. When I take my cup out it's always an oval shape, which I know tends to happen with the TPE, but could this also be a sign that I need a firmer cup?
I have no problems releasing the suction, although my cup does always ride up. My cervix definitely isn't low!
Do I need a firmer cup? I'm trying to get back into swimming so a firmer cup would be more ideal for sports anyway. Are there any other reasons I could be having problems?
Could I please have some advice on a firmer cup? I'm considering the Yuuki classic (I know this is super firm) and the Lena cup. Although I think I would particularly need a firmer rim, which the Lena may not fulfill?
Thanks everyone :)