The first three days of my period went greatly, insertion/removal took at most a little over a minute. I had a vague feeling that my cervix was a little more than 1 cm in (like it was for the whole previous period), but I thought I had maybe counted wrong and it's 1cm from the pubic bone. WRONG. After an even smoother than usual removal (i had watched the videos again, you notice things you wouldn't pay attention to before trying a cup), I suddenly couldn't insert it at all, my cervix was right at the pubic bone. (to make it worse, my hymen has indeed ALTERED and part of it feels like the tip of my cervix... i freaked out)
Anyway I had very slight bleeding, and by the end of the next day I was kinda disappointed in cloth pads (although they're still 53954978x better than disposables! but cups are better) and i realized my period wasn't going away just yet... and after LOTS of pushing i inserted the cup, took a while before it was no longer poking out of me. However when i took it out several hours later, i really just couldn't insert it again,i could only let it open very low and it hurt and wouldn't go further :((((
I've seen mentions of making your cervix go a little higher for insertion, how do you do that? Masturbation? :/ I noticed my cervix got a tiny bit higher while standing but i couldn't get it in in that position...
Also, this happened on a light day, in fact if i had only disposables available i would just free bleed. I think it's not typical for the cervix to go down on lighter days? On the first one I inserted the cup before the bleeding started, can this somehow have kept my cervix higher?
I also couldn't help thinking that if I had a small meluna this could be easier... I'll be going off hbc soon, I'll see whether this makes any difference and whether i even get some days that are light enough for such a tiny cup... there aren't new melunas without stems, right? how soft are they? i think my bladder is sensitive, but at least my lunette is perfectly comfortable for me... does anyone have photos of small black or violet melunas? i can't seem to find on their site :/ i love the frosted texture of my cup so if i do decide, i'll get one of these new ones.
Btw is it even possible to wash your outer ladybits with soap before (re)inserting a cup? no matter how much i wash it off i feel it'll get on the cup, so i'm washing just with water carefully. i don't feel dirty like i used to when i used disposables anyway (;