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I am a bit late getting this review up with how crazy busy I have been recently, so my apologies, everyone.
Meluna recently sent me some samples of their newer cups. They gave me all different colors of their small, medium, large and extra large– of both klassic AND soft varieties! Wow!
BIG thank you to Meluna
Since klassic and soft are shaped the same, just different degrees of firmness, and since everyone has been asking about the soft cups so much– I am going to put a lot fo focus on the soft here.
I actually got to try all the sizes. And I have to say I LOVE all the new changes Meluna has made! Here are some notable differences:
1. In the past, the large cup was shaped more like a bell. But the medium and small were more cone-shaped. Now, ALL the melunas have the bell shape.
2. They have a new extra-Large size, which is just wonderful in terms of capacity!
3. Before, the medium and large had the same rim width, just different body length and shape. But now, all the cups have a difference in rim size.
4. I’m also showing their “glitter” cup. This one has been around for a while, but still, I’v enever had one until now.
5. Their original pouch was more a suede-like material, and blue. But their new pouch is longer, more satiny, and dark purple.
6. Their ball stem used to be completely round. But now is is slightly flattened on two sides.
7. The small and medium have much better capacity now!
Now on to the review of the cups themselves:
I tried this one first. Really soft, easy to fold and insert. It did take some extra coaxing to pop it open, due to the softness, but it was really comfortable to wear. They still have just the two holes on either side, so I find it pops open better when you make sure one of the tiny holes is inside the fold crease, since that will allow it to draw in air for a longer time. As always, the stem was comfortable (it was a ring stem). I wore it for a while, and it did not leak, there was a good seal. When it came time for removal, the grip rings were super helpful! I just pinched the bottom of the cup, and coaxed it down, tilting the cup left and right. And actually, this holds true for all the soft cups— for me, they were the easiest to remove, easier than most brands. I’m not sure if others have had the same experience, and I do always use a water-based lubricant for both insertion and removal, which I recommend. But I do this with all cups, and still, soft Meluna seemed easier.
Medium and large:
I had very much the same experience with these, as with the small. Only they were a little bit easier to pop open, because they are slightly thicker. Regadless of the stem styles, they were comfortable. I have a very low cervix (I am short inside), so even the cup with no stem is very easy for me to reach. I did notice that the new ball stem is actually easier to grand and twist now, because of the flat sides, so that was a good choice for meluna to make.
I LOVE the yellow color! And the capacity is wonderful. The only thing is, I am too small for many large size cups, and I suppose I am also too small for the Meluna Extra Large. Iw as able to get it inserted, but if a cup is both soft, AND too wide for me, it will not open. But of course, as I have mentioned in other posts, I’ve never had children, and I have not been sexually active in a while. So smalls and mediums really work best for me. But this cup would be wonderful for a mom, with a really heavy flow, who also wants something soft.
In short, I had the same experiences with the klassic cups as with the soft cups. But the difference was, I was able to pop them open more easily, due to the firmer material. They were still comfortable to wear though, and provided a great seal.