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Emma Doc
01 December 2017 @ 08:12 am
Hi everyone.

I started using cups about two and a half years ago (age 17), I began with the small yuuki cup soft and now am using a XL meluna sport. I changed after taking up pole fitness classes as I found the yuuki was leaking too much (probably being crushed by improving pelvic floor muscles), I've been using the XL meluna for about a year and I still have issues with leaking. Quite honestly I feel like the cup is still too small - I have a very high cervix and as mentioned strong pelvic floor muscles, I try to experiment with different angles but I see little difference. I have been looking and trying to find a larger cup (not necessarily longer but with a larger diameter) but obviously I am using one of the largest on the market.

I love cups when they work for me and I don't want to stop using them but sometimes I wonder if its worth the hassle I'm having with making sure I don't leak.

Also I'm already using back up in the form of period pants (technically I think cheap incontinence panties from Amazon but they do the job) but I would still like the primary method I use to be cups.

I've also heard mixed things about firmness of cups, I was always under the impression that a firmer cup is better for those of us with strong muscles but recently I've heard a softer one can be better as it flexes more? I do think the issue with the yuuki was more that it was too small a cup generally than just too soft.

Does anybody have any advice for me or recommendations or anything? Its worth mentioning that my flow isn't super heavy, I use a large cup because i feel like it fits better. It's not like I'm filling it up too quickly and leaking, I just kinda leak round the sides of it😂

Thanks
 
eerlijkeeerlijke on December 1st, 2017 08:16 am (UTC)
I was always under the impression that firmer cups were better for stronger pelvic floor muscles as well, so I'd go with that.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on December 1st, 2017 11:17 am (UTC)
it's very individual... if your muscles are in a good shape you can probably use various cups :)
why do you want a larger diameter cup?
Emma Doc: pic#128052253Emma Doc on December 1st, 2017 07:04 pm (UTC)
Im thinking that a larger diameter will fit my body better as I previously used a smaller one and it wasn't as effective
Karo: pic#119506738momentaufnahme on December 1st, 2017 09:46 pm (UTC)

I tried using a meluna cup but the overall impression was that even the sports cup doesn’t hold its shape very well due to the material.

I do trampolining and would think it’s similar to pole dance when it comes to pelvic floor muscles. I use a lunette and love it. The meluna leaked because my body heat influenced the shape of the cup.

Serpentserpent_849 on December 3rd, 2017 10:23 pm (UTC)
more thoughts - does your cup climb higher after insertion? if not, have you tried squeezing your muscles to help it move higher? generally it should be close to the cervix.
Emma Doc: pic#128052253Emma Doc on January 10th, 2018 09:47 pm (UTC)
Apologies for the long delay, I've came to my next cycle and am still having the same issue. Generally it does rise up very high and I often have to reach up in there to get the stem/"push" the cup down to remove
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on January 11th, 2018 01:39 am (UTC)
i see. well i guess you won't know whether a softer cup will solve the problem unless you try :)
you can resell it if it doesn't work for you.
newconvert on December 18th, 2017 02:44 am (UTC)
The MeLuna XL sport was the second cup I tried; I found the firmness uncomfortable so I switched to Super Jennie. I've never had leaks with the SJ, but I can't say if that's because I was better at using cups by the time I switched or if it moves with me better. Super Jennie is extremely soft, so if you're looking for something in between (but still large) you might try Luv Ur Body. I personally love how soft the SJ is and was a little disappointed in the texture of the LUB -- I expected something else from the pictures (sounds silly when I say it!). The LUB is still a good cup and isn't as drastically different from the MeLuna as SJ is.