I won't outline the entire process because it pretty much goes the same way everyone else's does, but here are some things I discovered on the way:
1. Definitely now agree with others that tightness down there is a myth. After the first few times of insertion and removal I felt like a total pro and it was so easy haha.
2. The first few times I attempted to remove it, I forgot to bear down to push the cup out as much as possible. Biggest mistake ever, it hurt like hell, and the cup was so high up my fingers almost couldn't reach it. That was rather scary.
3. The Fleurcup is definitely a firm cup but I honestly found it worked to my advantage because I would've hated to spend time coaxing a softer cup to pop open, especially when the punch down fold was the only way I could get it in comfortably.
I'm nearing the end of my cycle and it's been pretty much amazing. I haven't slept so well during my period. Anything beats sleeping awkwardly in a thick pad. So a huuuuuuge thank you to all of you for the information you've contributed to this community!
I do have a minor cleaning question - does anyone know if interdental brushes work on the holes in the Fleurcup? The holes are small (as you probably know) and I don't want to stretch them out. But I can't exactly whip out my cup in a pharmacy to compare sizes, y'know? xD