This is my first post here but I've been reading around for months before I decided to buy a mooncup UK.
I am a 23 year old who is not a virgin.
I had two practice dry runs before my period started and those went fine. Then when my period started everything seemed to be going okay, I wore panty liners just in case of small leaking - which did happen. My periods are only around 3 days long because I am on birth control, so on the second day I was out shopping around and needed to go to the bathroom so of course I took out the cup, only to not have enough room in the stall to apparently put it back in comfortably and the stem (which i had shortened) was out and irritating me. So when I got home I trimmed the stem more and that seemed to be better.
Fast forward to yesterday, my period is over and I just started a new pill meaning if i'm having sex we're wearing condoms the first week.
Everything was going okay until we moved positions and i had the worst pain on my cervix, now, I already have a low cervix and sometimes there is slight discomfort so we change positions again but this time it was extremely painful. It felt like someone had stuck a pen in there and was digging at it, and we had to stop.
Could it be my cup was not taken out properly by me? Or that there may be a tear or scratch from the stem?
I really like the option of using a cup but I don't understand why sex is so painful now?
please help me understand. thank you.