captainlonewolf (captainlonewolf) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Brand new to cups and looking for some help!

Hello, everyone!

I am in my 20's and have never had children. I have very heavy periods and was diagnosed with endometriosis in my teens. To be succinct, my periods are a disastrous affair each month with horrid cramps and much of my money wasted on boxes of pads. I hardly ever use tampons, as I find them uncomfortable and unreliable. They usually leak. I go through even the largest pads very quickly on the first two days of my period.

Menstrual cups have intrigued me for a while now, so I purchased a Gladrags Mooncup (size B) locally last night. My period is due to start anytime. I'm afraid my purchase was on impulse, and I didn't do very much research. Now, after finding this community, I am very nervous about my decision. I may have purchased the wrong cup... what do you think?

I don't know how long of a cup I would need. I tried to measure with my finger, but I'm just not quite sure... I will say that sexual intercourse is usually a bit uncomfortable for me, and it took me a very long time to learn how to insert tampons for the first time. My body is small, and I'm assuming my vagina probably is as well.

Okay, I admit... I am getting really nervous about my cup now. I haven't tried to insert it yet. I want to learn to use a cup, but at the same time, I am a bit worried about some of the things I have read.

I guess my primary question is whether or not the Gladrags Mooncup in a size B might be a poor choice for me. Do I need something smaller, longer, shorter, softer? I am overwhelmed! It sounds like the Mooncup isn't necessarily one of the more comfortable cups. Should I try selling it since I haven't used it and get something else?

Thank you so much! This is truly a wonderful community.

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