I was very squeamish with my own blood, and my body held a lot of trauma tension, particularly down there.
I was attracted to the cup because I like unconventionality and going against the flow, but when I tried picturing actually using one, I couldn't.
Well guess what - I'm on my 2nd experimental cycle with the Lunette.
I credit the menstrual cup with teaching me to be much more comfortable with my body and relaxing.
I actually used to feel more pain dealing with tampons, because I would just "grin and bear it".
Now I am mindful of my breathing and the way my muscles react - my mind is at peace. I ease into the experience, instead of ignoring my body's reactions. Today I used the simple two-fold!
I've a question though!
I haven't tried removing and inserting a cup in public yet. When I do this at home, the process makes noise, which I'm sure others could hear. There are squeaks, pops, air suction noise. LOL. How do you ladies deal with this in public??? I think this would make me embarrassed.