Let’s Choose a Firmness Level!
The Classic is medium soft and suitable for most users. MeLuna Classic is very flexible but firm enough so that your menstrual cup can easily unfold after insertion.
It’s a customer favorite and most find it very comfortable.
This firmness level of the Classic combines the requirements of a menstrual cup for good fit and ease of use: It is soft, easy to fold, and yet it has enough ‘spring’ to fully open easily.
Who is a great candidate for the Classic?
MeLuna Classic is the firmness level that works best for most users. The softer classic is easier to fold for insertion and removal. So if you are new to cups, the classic is likely your best choice.
The MeLuna Sport is our firmest menstrual cup. We recommend it for users involved in physical activities that require a lot of core muscle engagement. It can be a little too firm for users sensitive to pressure. A big plus of the Sport is how easily it unfolds.
The material of the Sport is 25% firmer than MeLuna Classic. This menstrual cup has a high degree of resilience. If they are pressed together, you can feel the force with which it springs back right away. This ‘springiness’ ensures that the Sport cups can unfold perfectly even with strong pressure of the surrounding muscles and keep a tight seal even during more intense activities where a softer cup may collapse and leak.
Who is a great candidate for the Sport?
MeLuna Sport is designed for users involved in very active pursuits or those who have experienced leaking with softer menstrual cups.
Some sports and exercises have a strong effect on the pelvic floor muscles. Particularly noteworthy are: yoga, horseback riding, pilates, martial arts, pole dancing, etc.
We will not be introducing the firmness level ‘Soft’ in the US for various reasons:
A very soft cup requires much more finesse by the user to get it to unfold properly. It also collapses more easily and is therefore more prone to leakage.
The Classic is sufficiently soft for the large majority of users – in fact it is softer than many other popular brands in the US- but firm enough to function properly.
Cups soften over time with use and cleaning procedures. The MeLuna Soft would NOT meet the 3 year use-life standards set forth by the FDA.
The most important part about comfort and functionality in a menstrual cup is to choose the perfect fit for your body.
Many manufacturers offer only one or two sizes of cups. To make up for poor fit, a very soft material is necessary to limit the wearer’s discomfort.
Unlike Silicone which has a strong propensity to retain its original shape, TPE conforms to its surroundings.
You may find that over time your TPE cup becomes a bit more oval in shape after adjusting to its wearer’s shape. This is nothing to worry about. The cup will again conform to your shape the next time you wear it. If you ever would like to return the cup to its original completely round shape, simply boil the cup in hot water.
MeLuna Shorty for Users with Low Cervix / Short Vaginal Canal
In addition to our standard MeLuna cups we also carry the MeLuna Shorty. MeLuna Shorty differs from the standard model by its shorter cup length. The Shorty is available in the US in 2 firmness levels, 4 sizes and 3 different handles.
It is the best mesntrual cup for cup users whose vagina is shortened (i.e. by uterine prolapse).
The shape is slightly different from the standard MeLuna. It is slightly shorter and runs tapered to a point. Due to the short cone shape it pops open more strongly and seals a little more firmly. Removal may require a little more practice under certain circumstances.
We recommend the “MeLuna Shorty” for women whose vagina is shorter than average for various reasons or whose cervix is located close to the entrance of the vagina. For example users who had a prolapsed uterus (uterine descent), may find the Shorty MeLuna to be a better option than standard cups.
Please note: For all users with average cervix position and average vaginal canal lengths the MeLuna Standard menstrual cup will be the better option.
MeLuna Menstrual Cup Sizes
There is a reason why MeLuna is offered in so many different versions: The needs of our customers are ultimately very different, because every MeLuna user is different.
Because for a menstrual cup to work well, it is important that it fits well.
The menstrual cup is too small when
- a seal can not be properly formed
- the cup slides or twists
- the cup may be difficult to remove because it sits very deep
The menstrual cup is too large when
- the cup can not completely unfold
- the cup can be felt while wearing creating a feeling of pressure or is even painful
The volume of your menstrual period is not the main criterion for the size.
Heavy bleeding – what good is a cup that is large enough by volume but causes discomfort because it is too large for your body?
Minor bleeding – what good is a small cup that may accommodate your flow but it slips and does not seal?
Stem, Ball or Ring Handle?
The ring is easy to grasp and the MeLuna can be removed without a challenge. Beginners often prefer the ring. The ring adds approximately 13 mm to menstrual cup height.
The ball is our most frequently requested handle type. It is small and comfortably round. Many users are most comfortable with this type of handle. The ball adds approximately 10 mm to menstrual cup height.
The stem is recommended for users whose cervix sits further back/up. Even beginners who are worried that the cup may be difficult for them to grasp for removal may feel more confident with the longer stem handle.
If it is bothersome, the stem can be cut or shortened as required. The stem adds approximately 13 mm to menstrual cup height