I couldn't figure out how to keep it folded as I inserted it. I used the punch-down fold, but every time I got it partway in, I'd start losing my grip on the cup and the fold would start coming out, which made it even bigger and more difficult to insert. Has anyone else had this problem, and what did you do about it? Is it okay that the cup already starts sort of unfolding before it's even made its way inside my vagina?
Insertion took me almost an hour today, and at one point, the cup even got stuck halfway into my vagina--painful and panic-inducing, to say the least. I guess it just got really dry, or something. Should I buy lube, or will this get better with time?
Is it supposed to hurt a lot when you remove the cup? After spending another hour panicking because the stem was too slippery for me to pull it out, I finally was able to get it out far enough to squeeze the base and break the seal. But when I was taking it out the rest of the way, the cup just felt HUGE again, and it really, really hurt to take it all the way out. Again...will this get better with time?
I should, perhaps, note that I'm a virgin, so maybe my hymen is just too much in the way. But I don't really know what to do about that. Any suggestions?