I've been lurking around here and staying up late nights reading posts for a few weeks now, ever since I ordered my diva cup. I learned a lot, and I have to give you ladies most of the credit for my first successful period using the diva cup. Just finished my period, after using the diva cup for the whole five days, and even though i did use pads as a backup, I didn't have one single leak. I had no trouble getting it in, or taking it out. I sometimes forgot that I was on my period, which is saying a lot. My periods used to be one big miserable event for me. I don't know how I lived without it for so long, and I never will again. I LOVE IT. Thank you all so much for contributing to this wonderful forum that helped make my periods almost actually enjoyable!