kravgirl (kravgirl) wrote in menstrual_cups,

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At last - I'm getting somewhere!

Woohoo! I got my cup in for the first time last night!

Little intro: I'm a 20 year old virgin, never even had my finger in there before until this week. I have a very heavy flow, and I'm outdoors a lot without access to a bathroom, so when I decided to purchase a cup I went with the bigger Lunette cup. Bad idea? I guess I'll find out! 

So I got my period last night and was thrilled to finally be able to use my cup (dry runs were a joke). I thought I was *never* going to get it in!! I've never used tampons or anything, though, so I really had no clue how to get anything in down there. I would try for 10 or 15 minutes, get to a point where it was too uncomfortable, then have to take a break for a bit. It only took me a grand total of 3 hours to get it in! lol. I tried 3 different folds and finally had success with the Punch-Down fold. Of course that was only after it popped open halfway in a bunch of times and made me want go running to mommy crying! When I finally got it in I was shaking horribly and thought I might throw up, so I waddled to the couch and plopped down. I could feel it in there but I think it was mostly a mental thing of holy shnikees there's a plastic cup inside me! Although I have to admit I've felt tiny "cramps" of a sort off and on since I got it in last night. Not painful by any means - almost like a suction feeling (like that thing at the dentist!). After I sat motionless on the couch for about 15 minutes I decided that if I moved I wasn't going to hurt, so I got up and started moving around. As of this morning I can't tell I have it in there at all! I think I leaked a little bit but I was expecting that my first time. It's nothing compared to what I would be doing if I hadn't the cup! I haven't tried to take it out yet - I didn't get it in until midnight last night, plus my first day is usually pretty light, so I figure I will wait until lunchtime when I'm awake. I do not wanna deal with that again this morning! LOL. We shall see what happens when I take it out... I can imagine a bit of an ouch! 

I have 3 hours of Karate classes this morning and my sister and I are going to go bike riding this afternoon - that's the real test! If I can ride my bike and it doesn't kill me I will be SOOO happy! 

Anyway just wanted to share a success story. I also wanna say for all the ladies who have yet to try it - if I can do this, you definitely can, too!
Tags: cramps, first time use, insertion, lunette, sizes/size issues, sports/physical activities, success stories, virginity
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