I have no trouble inserting two fingers without lube - it's a bit tight, but not painful or uncomfortable. I did a dry run with the cup the day I got it, and tried the punchdown fold twice, could insert it easily, but it would not open up. I tried the C fold, and that was a bit tougher to insert, and it partially opened up - it didn't form a seal or anything. I couldn't turn it - I've heard that that is necessary to form the seal. Does anyone have any tips on how to twist it? I could get a hold of the base, but couldn't move it in one direction or another.
When I went to remove it that time, it popped my cherry (good riddance). I have no idea if it really tore or just damaged slightly, but it did bleed (about a tablespoon or so), didn't hurt that bad, just stung a bit.
Anyway, my question with that is, do I have to wait for my hymen to heal before trying again? How long does that take, usually? Also, I started birth control pills this month, so I will probably spot a bit within the next week or so, so I'd like to more or less figure it out by then. I don't want to waste a pad on a few spots of blood.
I do plan to eventually buy a cloth pad as backups instead of disposables, but I can only afford one thing at a time, and I've got a nearly-full package of pads to work through anyway.
I also went out and bought a saucepan to boil it in. It's about 8 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches deep - is that enough? It only cost me $0.81 since the thrift store was having a half off sale, so I don't mind buying another if it is, that can just become a cooking pot.