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15 February 2019 @ 09:20 pm
Hello, I've been lurking on here for a while but I need advice so I thought I'd make an account. I really want to use cups regularly and I've bought two cups so far but both of them had issues.
The short version is: I started with MeLuna M Classic and after a tough learning experience the first period it became easier, until two months later it got deformed and wouldn't open up. Then I got a Lunette size 2 because it's firmer, but this one is big and uncomfortable. I want to buy a new one but I'm not sure what to go with, please help.

More details under the cut.

So I'm 22, sexually active, not very physically active, 174 cm and 72 kg and I assume I have a medium cervix.
MeLuna was my first cup because it was recommended as a good beginner's cup. When I learned how to insert it properly I couldn't feel it inside me at all. I later learned that the material it's made from can get deformed from body heat and I assume that's why it got deformed and wouldn't open up inside me after using it for 2-3 periods. Also worth noting is that when I have BM I always "crush" the cup and have to reinsert it.

I like the material the lunette is made of more, but I got the lunette 2 thinking that I wouldn't "crush" it so easily as it's made of a harder material, but I still have to remove it when using the toilet. But a bigger issue is that I can feel it pressing me down inside, and when it pops open I can get sharp pains sometimes. And on top of that the stem is always poking my insides so I can only stand/lie down and not sit. The first couple of times I used it the vacuum seal was so strong that it was really painful removing it too. I really wanted to make it work but it's too big and stiff for me.

I don't want to give up on using cups because I love the feeling (or actually the absence of feeling) when I'm wearing one right and pads are really uncomfortable because I bleed for 5-7 days. But I can't afford to keep buying new ones too often so I hope someone will recommend a better fit for me. Will the lunette 1 be better? Or should I go with some other brand? Also is there anything useful I could do with my old cups? Thank you in advance.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 17th, 2019 03:54 am (UTC)
If you don't need the stem to remove your Lunette, try flipping it inside out to see if being stemless would improve its comfort. Then you can decide whether or not to keep the stem and/or keep the cup.

A softer blunt based cup might be more comfortable, even if it has similar dimensions to your Lunette. For example, something like the Lena. Stick with the larger sizes only because they'll provide the capacity that you hint at needing.

If you haven't already, skim/read https://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ for helpful hints, including what to do with your old ones.
hornetsss on February 17th, 2019 09:13 am (UTC)
Thanks, I tried to use it flipped inside and the chafing was gone but I still felt the pressure inside and it was really difficult to remove it so I guess I still have to get a new one. I wish more cups came with a ring stem that one was really nice.
I only have heavy bleeding for one day so I don't know if a bigger one is worth it :( I'm still concerned that if the cup I get is too soft I won't be able to have it open inside no matter what I do.
Thank you for writing helpful advice there too ^^
nora_n0ra on March 9th, 2019 06:24 pm (UTC)
If you want a non tpe cup similar to the meluna theres also the Selenacup which is made from silicone and they have an "aktiv" version which i assume is a firmer option for those with stronger pelvic muscles. They both have a ring stem and come in S M or L :)