EXCEPT, removal is still uncomfortable for me, mainly because the rim tends to press against my urethra on the way out. I am able to pinch the base between thumb and finger and gently pull it down while bearing down in a squatting position, and what I have been doing the last couple of removals is inserting one finger of the other hand when the rim is just above my urethra to sort of C-fold it away from my urethra, then rock it out. Since I am only changing every 12 hours, I've been able to do it in the shower, so I am not particularly concerned about mess (and it hasn't actually been that messy). But I am wondering if you folks who have been using cups longer than I have could suggest an easier way to accomplish this goal of avoiding pressure on my urethra during removal. What I am doing helps but not 100%, and it feels really awkward.
P.S. Today I became a FB fan of "LadyCup, PinkCup and others" (it's not an active page, but I figured friends might see that I had fanned it and learn something) and posted a status update linking to this community and telling all my female friends that cups are something they ought to at least be aware of, because I sure wish someone had told me earlier that cups were an option. I probably TMI'ed most of them, but still, I feel like I don't want to be the friend that knew about this all along but didn't tell people how awesome it is. (Turns out one of my friends has been using--and loving--a Diva for years...I feel a bit betrayed...) Thank you all for turning me on to cups and giving me so much helpful information and inspiration!