November 30th, 2004

black/white pegasus

Forgive me for posting so much

There might be more, as I just got my Mooncup, and have no experience with it. I was never big on tampons, and always used the applicator ones, anyway. And when I masturbate, I rarely insert anything. Sorry if this is TMI, but it gives an idea where I'm coming from.

Anyway, back on topic. I was playing around with my new cup tonight, trying to do a 'dry run', so to speak. My period is due tomorrow, and I was hoping I would feel comfortable enough to see how my cup works with the real deal. Now I'm not so sure I will be comfortable by tomorrow. At first, I was having major problems keeping the cup folded properly. It kept coming unfolded and snapping open before I could insert it. I was using lube (Astroglide, the only stuff I have without having to go to the store), and was thinking the slipperiness was hampering my attempts. But I knew it would be too tough to try to insert it dry. I finally got it in, but could not, for the life of me, figure out how to make it unfold. It was painful to have the cup in and then try to stuff my fingers up there to twist it and feel around to see if it was open. I was even worried for a moment that I wouldn't be able to get it out. I couldn't get a good grip on it, and it was sore to stuff two fingers in my vagina to try to grab a hold of the bulb. I finally got it out, and haven't tried re-inserting. I think I'm too tense, but am not sure how to become un-tense. I was wondering if orgasming first would help. Have any of you tried that? I know I couldn't do that every time I had to insert it, but maybe the first time or two it would help me get accustomed to what I have to do. Once I am more comfortable and have a better idea how to go about inserting and removing (without freaking that it's going to get stuck and I won't be able to remove it by myself), it will be easy. I had major trouble with tampons, too. I probably went through an entire small box of them without actually using one when I was learning.

I really am rambling. But, do any of you have any tips? I looked through the memories on insertion, but they didn't really tell me what I need to know.

Thanks in advance!