Agh! I should refrain from posting double posts in a row, but as this community has such helpful users, I felt the need to really explain my problems since I'm apparently having (too?) much trouble with this than I should.
First of all, thank you for the recommendations on my last post! I tested some out today (since I'm on my period right now).
Anyway -- I'm still having a hard time inserting, and I'll go into detail here. I tried multiple folds and the results were all the same, so it's most likely ME, not the folding method, which is rather unfortunate.
The last one I used was the 7-fold. I for some reason have a difficult time holding on to it (I'm a virgin; and I'm using a small Lunette Selene; for anyone who didn't read my last post) but I can manage. I was inserting it normally (although I may have been pointing the cup a little too to the left since I'm right-handed) and I could only go so far as to... maybe the base? I'm not sure if I even went in THAT far. It may have been halfway, even. -- By the way, I was doing this in the shower, and I can't buy lubricant as I'm very young, so water was my best option. -- So once I got to that point it felt like so much pain. It wasn't a particular type such as burning or stinging, but it was as if I was it was putting pressure on my vagina and it just hurt like crazy. I'm extremely fed up with pads, so I forced myself to push it in further [because I want to use my Lunette so badly] but I couldn't do it anymore, it was too painful. The whole "insertion" took around ten minutes or so. So ONCE AGAIN, for just about the sixth time today, I removed it without it hardly going in in the first place.
Then I thought, "there's no way I can just stop there..." so I tested it out, and put my middle finger inside of me, and I got so far that I couldn't even feel my finger inside of me -- and I did it all in about 15 seconds.
So why can I go so far with my finger, but not with my cup?! Grrr, I feel like I'm hopeless with this thing. How is it possible that the cup is causing me so much pain when I hardly put it in, yet something as long as my finger can go in so easily?
I have a pretty high cervix, by the way. I don't think I've ever reached it, even on my heaviest days. So what am I doing wrong?