November 18th, 2013

Choosing my first cup

I know there have been so many posts like this, but I couldn't really find any relevant to my situation. Sorry!

I am in my early 20's. I have had three babies in the last 5 years. I am breastfeeding my newest baby (three months) and plan to continue over the next year and a half-ish. I have yet to start my period, but I am researching and would like to buy one for when it does start up again. My cervix is pretty low right now, at least in comparison to where it was during pregnancy. When I did have a period it wasn't ridiculously heavy but not all that light either. Using tampons I had supers the first day or two then gradually decreased.

I am not all that concerned about price since it is a one time purchase (for quite a while at least). Colors are fun and pretty, but I am more worried about comfort and functionality.

So, what are the best choices for me?
akihito

Ouch

So I got my Sckooncup today! I was really excited to try it out, but I've had some difficulties.
It took me about 15 minutes to actually insert it, and I think I only managed because I'm really stubborn... anyway, I couldn't get it quite small enough to be comfortable, and it hurt like heck going in. It also might have been rough because I'm coming up to the end of my period. I think my entrance is just really small. Anyway, it's in all the way (I think) and I'm still having some pain, probably from the stretching? And I'm noooot so sure I'm going to enjoy taking it out.
I can't seem to find info on how to actually do these folds, so I'll be searching for those, but does anyone have tips for minimizing pain on removal for the time being? Dx

(Aside from the minor issue of OUCH, the packaging and the little storage bag and the cup itself are adorable, so that's a plus)