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    Ok I think I'm missing something - how does it reduce your flow? And are they good for light periods? I usually use a mini tampon for the majority and a regular on my heavy days - but this is sounding amazing for nights and cramping!

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    Ok I think I'm missing something - how does it reduce your flow? And are they good for light periods? I usually use a mini tampon for the majority and a regular on my heavy days - but this is sounding amazing for nights and cramping!
    It hasn't reduced my flow but a loot of people claim it does so. I think i have a fairly light flow. I can leave the cup in all day most days and it doesn't even come close to being full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjk View Post
    Ok I think I'm missing something - how does it reduce your flow? And are they good for light periods? I usually use a mini tampon for the majority and a regular on my heavy days - but this is sounding amazing for nights and cramping!
    I went from 5 days down to 3...it doesn't 'draw' on your body as much as a tampon does...instead it just collects, rather than absorb.

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    Wow I just learnt something new! Had never heard of these before. So how does it reduce the number of days of flow, I don't understand that. And would it be ok for heavy periods?

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    Oh this is exciting - going to google all this now! So dies anyone recommend a particular brand for first use or are they all pretty much the same?

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    I've got 2 Meluna. A large and a medium.

    I use the large at night and of I have a really heavy day, otherwise the medium is fine.

    I ordered the medium directly from MeLuna's site. If you email to let them know you are from overseas (after you set up your account) they remove the tax. An they send you a free 'seconds' cup although like pp I couldn't see what was wrong with it. Cost me around $25 for the 2.

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    Ok, I have a question: I have a bladder prolapse (cystocele), so my bladder basically pushes into the vaginal wall on the front side, squashing the shape of my vagina. Would this affect the ability to use a menstrual cup?

    Before I had my first baby (the reason for my cystocele), I hadn't heard of these cups. Since learning about them I'm really interested, but I'm worried that my prolapse will cause problems.

    Anyone have experience with this?

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    I just described one to my hubby and he was all
    'show me what they look like! That's really cool!!! You should get one!'

    Enthusiasm much? Lol!

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    It doesn't actually reduce your flow.

    A tampon also sucks us the vaginas normal fluid as well as menstral fluid. A MC collects the MF but lets the vagina maintain its normal state. If you use a tampon during your period your vagina goes into overdrive producing more secretions to try to stay in its normal state.

    Also it collects the MF at the top of the vagina. This means your not waiting an extra couple of days waiting for the vagina to secrete the last of the MF.

    So it seems to shorten the flow when really it 'neatens' up the collection and also causes less disruption to the vaginas preferred environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Ok, I have a question: I have a bladder prolapse (cystocele), so my bladder basically pushes into the vaginal wall on the front side, squashing the shape of my vagina. Would this affect the ability to use a menstrual cup?

    Before I had my first baby (the reason for my cystocele), I hadn't heard of these cups. Since learning about them I'm really interested, but I'm worried that my prolapse will cause problems.

    Anyone have experience with this?
    Really I suppose you could only try one - maybe a cheapie? I know of one lady with a prolapse who swears it makes it a lot more comfortable as it offers some internal temporary support. I can probably link you with her on FB but I'll have to contact her first.


 
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