The Meluna menstrual cup is quickly becoming one of the most popular menstrual cups in the world. It’s made in Germany from medical grade Thermoplastic Elastomer, unlike most menstrual cups which are made from silicone.
The reason people seem to love it is because of the huge variety of sizes, stem options and firmness choices. There really is a Meluna Cup for just about every single person out there.
For more details, be sure to check out our Meluna Cup Review.
Me Luna Cup Tips
Keep on reading for our tips for using the Meluna. And get ready for some period awesome in your life.
Tip #1: There’s a Learning Curve
It takes most people a year or two before they feel 100% confident in using a menstrual cup. The first few cycles with your Me Luna Cup may be filled with leaking disaster. There’s nothing wrong with you. This is totally and completely normal.
Don’t give up on it and switch back to tampons. This is a mistake. Just power through it and it’ll get better.
Tip #2: Try some Different Folds
If you’re having trouble getting the Meluna Cup to open fully inside of you, experiment with some different folds. Some of them work better for a certain cup or body type.
Check out this video for a few different ones you can try:
Tip #3: Give Yourself Time to Insert and Remove the Me Luna Cup
Don’t think that giving yourself 20 seconds to take out, wash and then insert your Meluna Cup is going to work out well for you. It’s not, especially at the start.
Give yourself at least a few minutes before you have to leave to do it. Nobody needs that stress!
Tip #4: Wash your Hands
Don’t forget to wash your hands before handling your cup, inserting or removing it. Keep things hygienic to prevent yeast infections, or other stuff like that.
Tip #5: Don’t Panic if You Can’t Get It Out
It’s normal to have some difficulty removing a menstrual cup at first. It’s also true in the morning because the Me Luna can move up your vaginal canal a bit.
Relax. Come back in an hour. It should be easier then. Beyond that, push down with the muscles in your pelvis which should help.
Tip #6: Keep it Clean
Menstrual cups come with an extremely low risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome when compared to tampons. You can reduce your risk even further by keeping your Me Luna clean. Wash it with a mild soap and water, or menstrual cup cleanser every time you take it out.
In order to sterilize it, the company recommends boiling it in a pot of water on the stove for 2-3 minutes between cycles.
Tip #7: Don’t Wear it for Longer than 12 Hours
You should always take out your menstrual cup and clean it every 12 hours even if it’s not full. You may have to do this more often if you have a heavy flow.
The reason for this recommendation is to reduce your risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome. Keep things clean, okay?
Tip #8: You Will Get Menstrual Fluid on your Hands
You can go through an entire cycle using pads or tampons and never get any menstrual fluid on your hands. It’s easy to do.
What about with the Me Luna Cup? You will most certainly get some on your hands almost every single time you insert or remove it. Is it disgusting? Not really. You’ll just get used to it.
Tip #9: Break the Suction Seal Before Removing It
Do not pull out the Me Luna Cup with only the stem. Only use the stem to pull the cup down so that you can reach the base. Then, squeeze in at the base with two fingers and pull it out.
Tip #10: Tell your Friends About the Meluna Cup
Don’t forget to tell your friends about your experience with a menstrual cup. Share with them how you’re having a cheaper, more eco-friendly and healthier period experience.
More questions? Check out our Meluna Cup FAQs.
Meluna Cup Tips: What’s your #1?
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