Anyway, I knew that I had made the right decision in purchasing the cup on my heaviest day of my period. When I woke up that morning with the cup in, I experienced some leakage, but luckily not until I got to the bathroom. I have one or two periods a year that are crazy ridiculous heavy. I had already used the cup for two days with no leakage, but when I saw the bloodbath it was a clear indication I was going to have mega flow that day. Since I wasn't 100% confident in my cup yet, I figured I would use tampons because I have a better idea of how often to change them and the amount of time it takes me to get them in is much less. So I went to work sans cup, and what do I discover? Major leakage with the tampons. My flow was so heavy that I would get leakage unless I changed my tampon every two hours exactly. I was getting really incredibly frustrated and constantly nervous about leaks. (Whoever said something in this community about using salt on a stain, you are a life saver...or a pants saver.) After work I was going to happy hour with some friends, and I was getting so frustrated with leaky tampons that I figured what the hell and put the cup back in, completely unsure of what would happen. Much to my surprise, I felt completely confident (and dry!) the whole time. No mess, no leaks, no worries. Using the two back to back made me realize what a wonderful option the cup is. I used the cup for the rest of my period with great success. I feel lucky in that my body seemed to naturally "take to" the cup, and I'm excited about a future that doesn't involve carrying around tampons or dreading my period.
I'm a convert!