MeLuna | Classic Stem Handle Shorty Menstrual Cup
The firmness level Classic is medium soft and suitable for most women. MeLuna Classic is still soft and at the same time firm enough so that your menstrual cup can easily unfold after insertion. MeLuna Classic is perceived by our customers as very comfortable. Women involved in very active physical activities may prefer the Sport version. For some customers a too soft cup may become more easily dislodged or unsealed than a firmer cup.
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.
The ball is our most frequently requested handle type. It is small and comfortably round. Many women are most comfortable with this type of handle.
MeLuna Shorty The shape is slightly different from the standard MeLuna. The Shorty is 30% 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 cervix is positioned closer than average to the entrance of the vagina. Women who had a prolapsed uterus (uterine descent), may find the Shorty MeLuna to be a better option than standard cups.
Sizing in regards to diameter is identical to standard cups.
SHORTY CUPS: Please note that Shorty sizes have the same diameter as the corresponding standard sized cups but are 30% shorter in cup lenght. Please review the table on the sizing page before making a decision in regards to size. Shorty cups in size small are very small. Please choose a Shorty cup of adequate volume when ordering Shorty cups.
What size do I need? What should I consider before I order?
There is a reason why MeLuna is offered in so many different versions: The needs of our customers are ultimately very different, because every woman is different.
For a menstrual cup to work well, it is important that the size fits.
The 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 sites very deep
The 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 strength 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?
Please consider these other criteria before making a decision:
PHYSIQUE Small, petite women are more likely to choose size S or M. Women who are tall or women with a broad built mostly prefer larger menstrual cup sizes. Body size and stature seem to have an influence on the required size of a menstrual cup.
FITNESS Physical activities affect the overall stability of your connective tissue and your muscles. For this reason it is sometimes possible for very fit women to choose a smaller cup size. Different sports or exercises have a strong effect on the pelvic floor muscles. Particularly noteworthy are: Horseback riding, yoga, pilates, Kegel exercises, pole dancing, etc.
AGE It is sometimes assumed that the choice for menstrual cup size can also vary by age of the customer. This theory can be justified by the fact that as the muscle decreases with age a woman may require a larger menstrual cup. This has not been confirmed for us. There seems to be no proven link. Women with a petite built, whose stature has not changed and who had no vaginal births may well use the size S into menopause. Just as a young woman can be built large, have weak connective tissue and may get a better fit from the beginning in the MeLuna size L. You may take the age into consideration if you are in between sizes.
NOTE: Menstrual cups are personal care items and are final sale.