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10 February 2017 @ 11:18 pm
I have a very complicated history with menstrual cups. Frankly, I'm surprised I even want to try another one. It all started a few years ago with the small Lunette. I had always had leakage with tampons (due to a vaginal septum, I later found out) and I bled too heavily for pads to be a comfortable option. I decided to try the cup, and I landed on the Lunette. As someone who had not had vaginal sex at the time, it took me quite a while to get the hang of insertion. Once I did, getting it out was the struggle. It had moved so high that I could not get a grip on it. I wound up having to leave it in for over 24 hours. It had overflowed and the seal had broken, so it worked itself down within reach. After that, I went through the Diva Cup, the I Care, and the Luv Ur Body cup. The Diva Cup and the Luv Ur Body required a trip to the clinic for removal after they were each stuck inside me for over 72 hours. The I Care was a similar story to the Lunette. After my second trip to the clinic after getting the LUB stuck, I swore off cups completely. In recent months, I have been trying to make healthier choices with my body, as well as with the environment, which is what brings me back to cups. I am wondering if the ring stem will be easier for me.

TL;DR Cups keep getting stuck inside me, Will a ring stem be easier for removal? How does the meluna compare to the Diva (small) Lunette (small), and LUB (medium)? I had no leakage issues with any of them and they were all comfortable. It was just the removal that proved extremely difficult.
Selmamarsianka_selma on February 11th, 2017 11:14 am (UTC)
I've only used Melunas (one stem, one ring) so I can't compare, but I doubt the ring will be easier, as it's quite short.
Reusable woven pads can be a more eco-friendly choice. They have a button on their wings to stay in place. I'm sorry cups didn't work for you((
Miss Ashley: [ruby cup]carbonpaper on February 12th, 2017 05:51 am (UTC)
I like the ring on the Meluna. I think it makes it easily removed. But I do not have the other issues you have.
yell14 on February 12th, 2017 12:15 pm (UTC)

I am not sure if my opinion will help, I hope it does.  I have used meluna with a ring ( classic medium and soft large)  as well as LUB.  As far as meluna goes,  I do not use them anymore. I think it came down to TPE.  It behaves different to silicon.  So once I'd put the melunas in,  they would stay at the depth I put them in and where they popped. They never traveled up to the 'sweet spot',  I could always feel them and it was uncomfortable.  So I am thinking that might work for you,  but not sure about the comfort level.  LUB was pretty good,  but only on my high cervix days.  Another thing,  I've read on here,  some users have tied dental floss to the end of the ring on meluna which helped with removal.  Sort of like tampon string.  Hopefully someone else writes with their suggestions and you can find a solution to your problem.  All the best