After picking my jaw up off the floor (it's sooo big!), I tried it a few times yesterday as a dry run.
I think I'm sort of okay with the insertion (the 7 fold works pretty well). But I'm having two issues:
1) It's just not comfortable. The tail/stem doesn't bother me, it's just that I really, really feel it inside. I never felt my tampon inside. It just feels sooo big, and I felt this constant rectal pressure. I know a lot of others say you get used to it, but I can't help thinking, no way! I bought the size for people who have delivered vaginally. I'm 35 and have 2 kids (one vag, one c/s), but I'm also super tiny. Should I have tried the smaller size?
2) Removal. Ok, the first time was a total disaster (major suction issues), but then I read up on it last night. I was able to break the suction, but am having two problems. First of all, I fold it up nice and small to insert, but to get it out, it's all opened up and huge! It really hurts getting that thing out! I tried folding it a bit on the way out, but I can't fold it into a "7" again, so it's still really wide. Plus, this was a dry run. If I were to fold a full cup, it would be a mess. As it is, I'm really, really in there getting this thing out. Can't imagine it if I had my period. The other problem with removal is a recurrance of the suction problem. I managed to release the suction and bare down to get it out. But it was such a slow process by the time it was on my labia, it suctioned itself back again. Ouch!
Any tips? I'm not in the mood for all this difficulty. Makes me think I should just stick to tampons, or else find a teeny tiny cup. Thanks.