Anyway, so about the dry run. I used a 7-fold/C-fold and Astroglide. Insertion went pretty easily, but how can you tell if the cup has opened? I tried running my finger around the bottom of the cup, and I just can't really tell. I tried spinning it, and again, I don't think I did (the stem is very soft and twists very easily so I wasn't sure if things were spinning or if the stem was just twisting).
And how on earth do you get this out in a public bathroom? I really had to bear down to push the cup to a level were I could even reach the stem. I was squatting and ended up peeing on my hand (even though I had just emptied my bladder) and I couldn't bear down enough while sitting on the toilet. I know my cervix drops during my period, but I still think I will need to do some serious bearing down to get to the stem. Once I got hold of the cup it wasn't too difficult to pull out, though it wasn't easy and I had to pull pretty hard, and right before it came out completely I heard a "pop". I'm not sure if that was it finally opening or if it was the suction releasing. I was really digging deep to get the cup out. When it was in, I didn't even notice it, stem and all so at least that was good.
Oh, and one more thing. Am I the only one who thinks these cups look so huge outside and then when you try to get it out it seems so *small*? LOL
Thanks for any help.
ETA: My cervix is so high right now, I can barely touch it with my middle finger pushed as far as it can go in, and it points off to the right and slightly backwards. I guess this is good to know O_o