It's currently the 3rd day of my period and I tried inserting it twice again today, and the first time, I managed to slide it in but it wouldn't pop open so I put it back and used a pad. The second time (like 2 minutes ago) I tried again after my shower and the first thing I noticed is my lady parts are very sore from trying to get it earlier in around the back wall of the opening of my vagina. I also noticed a bit of pain on the inside this time when I once again got it to where I did this morning. I think I managed to get it popped open this time, but I refolded it back up inside me once it popped and took it out immediately because it was very painful when it opened. I am very concerned about that. I don't know if there's any extra bleeding or anything since it's already bleeding period blood down there.
I am not a virgin so I don't think the hymen should still be there at this point. But it's been about a year since I had sex though, so could it maybe have grown back or something?.
I've tried a few different folds but right now the punch down method is the only one I can actually get into my vagina. The C/U fold is too big and the other ones end up popping open before I can get it to where it needs to be. The punch down just doesn't like popping open though
In terms of internal pain, I don't think I have a low cervix. I can't seem to tell where it is when I feel with my fingers. All I know is I feel a little pain when my finger gets about 2 inches in. I've never seemed to have this problem with tampons before.
I'm wondering if I'll ever get the hang of this thing. I really want to use it cause I'm sick and tired of wearing pads to bed in case I sleep over 8 hours with a tampon.
Should I try it again maybe tomorrow? Or wait until my next period? Stop using it all together for a while?? Try a different brand cup??
I'm kind of scared because of the pain.