And then my period hit.
Folks, I comprehend that I failed at something here, but gods only knows what it was. I had a problem getting the cup to suction the first time, which resulted in leakage. (It was also uncomfortable.) I also had problems getting it out. The second time, it suctioned to my labia when I tried to pull it out, and wasn't that fun? Third time, it tried suctioning as soon as it was inside (which hurt like hell) and then tried suctioning when I pulled it back out.
It's been sitting in its bag since July; every once in a while, I glance its way and then decide it's really not worth the pain again.
I really, really want to like the cup. I've used applicator-less tampons for years and they're about the only thing I can tolerate on my period. But when it deigns to show, my period's starting to be too heavy for that to be an option (again), and I want to switch. But I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
I'm editing this to add: the other reason why I'm attempting despite my general failure at using this cup is because I technically have a diagnosis of PCOS and, as I said, when my period actually appears, it's heavy and painful.