This is my first time posting here, and the tips and advice have been such a BIG help. I hung around here for about 9 months learning and getting the guts and the cash together to get my first cup -- a large Ladycup that arrived yesterday! My period starts in about 2 days, so I was eager to try it and get used to it in time. Insertion was an absolute piece of cake; I'm another blind cup user, so all the fold descriptions were so helpful! And after years of using tampons, I was amazed at how comfortable it was! Only thing is, I had thought about waiting until I could get a large Lunette in the U.S., because I'd read the capacity is higher and the suction is less, and now I'm kind of wondering if I should have just been patient and waited. I went to pull out the LC...and felt like I was turning myself inside out!!! It's still in now, I just gave up after awhile because it hurt too much. And this community is coming to the rescue again! -- after reading a lot of suggestions I'm ready to try again. I just hope this isn't an issue every single time I have to remove it!