abbywangsterful (abbywangsterful) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Almost There!

I have a few questions about my small Lunette & using it.
How far in does it need to be? Is it like a tampon, but u leave the stem out or no?
I had struggled two days with getting it in until I finally got it up to the stem by lying on my back with my legs spread around a mirror on the wall. I assumed that was high enough and got up to try and get it to open. I was so nervous anticipating the pain of it (because my first attempt it popped open with half the rim in and hurt like hell). I tried twisting it, which I later read isn't necessary. I tried running my finger around it, but I didn't see how that was doing anything but running my finger around it. Trying to twist it was excrutiating and I "ow"ed the whole time trying to and then slowly trying to get it out. When I took it out though, I noticed there was a little bit of blood in the cup. Is it necessary to fully open the cup?

At this point, I almost hate the cup. It seemed so wonderful reading about it but it's been physically such a pain. Is it always going to take 30 minutes and lying down? It's not going to work out if I need to lie down on a public bathroom floor and deal with this cup. It's so frustrating because I just want it to work. I'm 16 and a virgin and my vagina still hurts like hell, even with a tampon. I gave up because I figured I'd only further irritate my vagina to keep trying. Even insterting a tampon stings slightly now.
I think I'll wait until next month, but this whole situation is stressful. Is it ever going to work?
Does anyone have advice?
Thank you :)
Tags: first time use, insertion - painful or problems, lunette, popping open
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