I've been having problems with tampons and have been told to try the mentrual cups and the sponges. I'm leary of the cups because I've been told they are inserted alot like a tampon. I have trouble inserting tampons so I think I'd have trouble inserting the cups. I've also been told that sponges are easier to insert and that you can get sponges with stems or without stems but the problem with sponges is they aren't FDA approved in the USA so I'm a bit leary of them. Any input is appreciated.