I've been having my period since I was about 11 years old. Started using tampons at about 13/14. Now sixteen, soon to be seventeen. I've been interested in more eco and body friendly menstrual product alternatives for a while and a few months ago after lurking these forums, I finally got a small blue Lunette after using cloth pads for awhile. The problem? I can't get it in.
I've been trying various folds but it always unpops prematurely or my hand cramps. I prefer the folded over punchdown and half diamond, but particularly in the half diamond the second I get it in position (after a lot of fighting) my hand cramps and it pops open. I have gotten it about halfway in before, but it always begins to pop open before it's all the way in.
I'm a virgin not by choice, but because I have had lots of problems with intercourse of any kind, be it a finger or his penis. I'm currently working on scheduling a gyno appointment to figure out if this is due to physical or psychological problems. I have used tampons in the past, but that can be a bit of a fight at times with insertion as well. I think that cups are amazing and really want to begin using them.
Would appreciate any help anyone can offer! Thank you