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03 January 2016 @ 01:06 pm
Hello all,

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 :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 3rd, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
The small Meluna you have is extra-slim and very short. Compare its dimensions to other cups at the size charts that this points to http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ or at any of the other sets of size charts at the Community FAQ.

One of the reasons that your Meluna might not be opening fully is because it only has 2 anti-suction holes and they're tiny. Enlarging them and/or adding a couple of others might help.

Or replace it with a Yuuki, Lena or whatever else calls to you.
emzarrr on January 3rd, 2016 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your help :)

I went for the small because that's what Meluna recommended as I'm quite petite and have a pretty light flow, but I know that larger cups will also work fine for me.

I'll try adapting the suction holes, which will hopefully create a better seal for me as well :)