I have checked the memories, but might have missed something.
I've been reading about menstrual cups for a while but I only decided to take the plunge and buy a Mooncup(UK) today! I was super excited and thought it would be a good idea to 'practice' before my period arrives!
Anyway, I sterilised cup then went to try and use it- no go.
My fingernails aren't very long, maybe 5mm each, but they kept jabbing me when I tried to insert the cup. Obviously I didn't want to splice myself open with my fingernails, so moved them back a little and the cup sprang open (ouch). I tried this for about 15 minutes and ended up with a sore vagina and a grumpy mood.
Does anybody have any tips for girls with long nails that don't involve cutting my nails off every month? I tried the C-fold and the way of folding the cup where you sort of pull down a bit of the cup's rim and fold it from there, but they both resulted in me having to hold the rim down when I was trying to insert the cup, thus getting jabbed with fingernails, thus Mooncup springing open.
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any help!