|MeLuna Classic in S,M,L, XL|
MeLuna Is a menstrual cup that's made in Germany it is a money saving Eco-Friendly alternative to menstrual pads. They are small cup shaped sanitary product for women They are made from latex, silicone or in case of MeLuna from TPE. MeLeuna comes in four different styles and are also available in four different sizes. Each cup comes with a microfiber storage bag. They also offer hand made storage bags and disinfection cups as well as some other accessories. Take a look around there site at http://meluna.eu/home/ note there is a drop down menu on the right to change languages. If I converted it right they cost around $17 and they are reusable so one would last you for years to come.
MeLuna is unique compared to some of the other menstrual cups I have reviewed as they have the Classic which is a firm TPE and the MeLuna Soft which is made from the same TPE but is about 25% softer than the Classic it does take a tad more practice to place it. They Have Four different styles One with a removal stem, one with a removal ring one with a removal ball and then they have the basic that has no stem at all so it just has some grip rings around the bottom. They also come in 4 sizes
Size S: for women under 20 who have not given birth vaginally, small menstruations flow,
Size M: : for women under 20 years – 25years who have not given birth vaginally, middle
Size L: for women over 25 or who have given birth vaginally, middle menstruation flow,
Size XL: for women over 30 or who have given birth vaginally, with heavy menstruation flow,
All of the menstrual cups currently available have higher capacity than a regular tampon.
The menstrual cups must be removed before penetrative vaginal sex. They are not contraceptivedevices.
Measurements and volume new MeLuna
size volume volume biggest length length length length
to holes to rim diameter BASIC STEM Ball Ring
S 15ml 23ml 38mm 45mm 57mm 53mm 55mm
M 20ml 28ml 41mm 48mm 61 mm 57mm 60mm
L 24ml 34ml 44mm 51mm 66mm 62mm 66mm
XL 30ml 42ml 47mm 56mm 71mm 65mm 69mm
|MeLuna Soft in S,M,L,XL|
MeLuna is the first menstrual cup that offers a soft menstrual cup and a classic(firmer)menstrual cup. The MeLuna soft is made from TPE and is 25% softer than the Classic I love that MeLuna gives this option. The MeLuna soft is definitely easier to fold and remove and would be great for someone that has an easily irritated bladder, but it can be a bit more tricky to get it to pop open and sit right so someone new to Menstrual cups might need a little more practice. But I think it would be more comfortable for a teen to use but is a little hard to get to pop open. The Classic is definitely firmer and pops open easier but is not as flexible so folding is a little harder and it is not quite as easy to remove but I think it would be great for someone with lower muscle tone.
MeLuna offers 4 sizes Small Medium Large and extra Large most menstrual cups are either one size or they offer two sizes one for younger women who haven't had a baby and a larger size for older women or women who have had a baby. I personally like the Size options. I have had 3 pregnancy's but find the size two cups for women who have had a baby to be too long for me. So I like being able to chose a length that works for my body during that part of my cycle for me a Small with a stem or a medium with out a stem. I would Like to Note that a smaller cup can lead to having to empty it more often as the smaller cups hold less not an issue for me but could be an issue for someone else if you hate emptying it or are unable to empty very often. (see the MeLuna cup capacity chart at the beginning of this post)
|this photo chart from Meluna offers good size comparison|
Care and cleaning you can get a disinfection cup from MeLuna so you can pop it in the microwave and sterilize it or you can be like me and just clean it with hot water and a mild soap. If anything gets yucky in the vent holes just put water in the cup place your hand flat on top and squeeze the bottom to force clean water out of the holes. Do make sure you allow it to dry well before storing and I would recommend storing it in a cloth bag so that it can get air. MeLuna sells some great looking storage pouches I don't have one so I cant say from experience but they look super cool and I would love to order one. http://meluna.eu/home/
I received the MeLuna Menstrual cups as a Free sample for this review my opinions are my own.