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04 May 2016 @ 05:47 pm
Hello all! I have just recently bought a MeLuna Classic Medium and have been using it on a dry run for a couple weeks. Throughout the whole process, I have yet to get the cup to pop open. I have read through all the different tips and tricks and liked to think I tried almost all of them, but the cup just will not open up for me. I have tried the origami fold, the 7 fold, and the punch down fold as these are the ones I can get in with the most ease, but none of them seem to open once they are inside of me. My cervix is super high, I can not reach it unless I am squatting down. This causes a problem when I try to turn or push the lid of the cup up manually because most times I can not feel the top of the cup or reach two fingers in far enough to rotate the cup. I am at a loss to what to do. I really want to master popping the cup open so that I can use it when my menstrual cycle comes, which should be in a week. Does anyone have any other suggestions???
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 4th, 2016 08:51 pm (UTC)
The Melunas only have 2 little holes instead of 4. Enlarge them and/or add a couple. Some say to position the fold on the holes. Read about insertion at http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ (skim the rest) and follow the advice to make sure it's fully open down low before letting it go up the rest of the way.
Tdoriswebb on May 4th, 2016 10:15 pm (UTC)
For a lot of people, dry runs don't reflect what things will be like when they're using a cup 'for real'. Don't worry about it too much yet! It's hard to say whether you'll have the same issues during your period. You might find getting your cup to open is easier. It's also possible your cervix will drop a little...although everyone's body is different.

here_never on May 5th, 2016 10:13 am (UTC)
The labia and half diamond folds always work perfectly with my soft MeLuna. Maybe you can give those a try?
haleyfolds on May 5th, 2016 11:27 pm (UTC)
Before when I tried the labia fold I couldn't figure out how to fold it just right, I tried it again just now and my cup popped right open as soon as I got it inside me. Thank you so much!! I think I found the fold from heaven
here_never on May 7th, 2016 02:26 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! I love a happy ending. :)
Karomomentaufnahme on May 5th, 2016 06:21 pm (UTC)
Wait til your period. Tissue and everything is usually softer during your period so it might be easier to get the cup to pop open then.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on May 6th, 2016 02:49 pm (UTC)
What everyone else said--you are "tighter" when not on your period so of course cups won't pop open. And the labia fold is my Goldilocks since I can only wear the softest cups