I'm not menstruating, and I feel like repeated insertions dried me out. Hopefully not TMI, but when I pulled it out there were little beads of white discharge in it, and now I am impossibly dry all over. So it is sucking fluids up, even if it's not in quite right.
My mom bought the cup for me from an organic food-buying club she belongs to, and my dad was with her when he picked it up. He thought it was a diaphragm, lol. Asked my mom "Are we entering a new phase in our life as a family...?" :)