I woke up this morning and was greeted by good ol' Aunt Flow. I had originally planned on only using my new cup (Mooncup UK) after school until I could get used to it but I figured I'd just dive right in. So off to school I went! I was sort of nervous and kept going to the bathroom to double check. There never were any leaks!
I emptied it when I got home, in the shower in case it was messy. I got it out with a punchdown kind of fold and I got very little blood on my hands. Pouring the blood out did gross me out a little, but it's something I am willing to get used to.
As a user of super plus tampons, I was surprised to find that it was only 1/3 of the way full. I rinsed it (the holes were pretty easy to clean) and that was that!
As a side note, this is my one year anniversary with my period (didn't get it 'til I was 15). What an appropriate gift to myself! :D
I'm very happy with my purchase and am definitely bringing this on my trip in March. I'm still going to bring tampons for backup but I really don't think I'll need them.