knollies (knollies) wrote in menstrual_cups,

First Time Buyer!

So I definitely want to try out the cup, it seems like the perfect solution for me.  But I have a few worries I'd like to get sorted out.

Just for basics, I'm a 17 year old virgin and my flow doesn't really get too heavy.  I'm about 5'7" and 110 pounds, if that has anything to do with it.  Also, I'm in the US.

First of all, I don't really "know my vagina."  I know, I know, a red flag.  But honestly, sticking anything up there is just awkward to me.  I've tried tampons and the whole feeling is just strange.  I just tried to locate my cervix and got my middle finger about 3/4 of the way in there.  I don't know if I just can't recognize the cervix or I didn't reach it, but I didn't locate it.

So I can get a tampon (using an applicator) or one finger up there, but getting anything more than that anywhere up there seems like it would be quite uncomfortable.  However, I've read other posts it seems like this isn't really a big issue and that it usually works out fine, so I guess I shouldn't be too worried about that.

I've read up on posts here about different brands, etc, but I don't really know what would be good for me.  It seems like the Lunette is a good option for getting started.  But honestly, despite my readings, I don't really know what I'm looking for in terms of firmness, grip, etc.  I'd just like something easy to use that I can get in and out that will be comfortable.

Any words or wisdom or brand/size suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Thanks (:
Tags: buying decisions, first time use

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