I have been a stalker on here for about two months while I researched cups and waited for my Miacup to arrive. I love how helpful everyone on here is, so I decided to sign up!
I was so excited when I received my cup though pretty disappointed it came the week AFTER my period. Bummer! Even though I've read a lot of people who don't/can't do dry runs, I couldn't help trying... I tried on the toilet, in the shower (ha! I felt like the craziest person ever rolling around in the shower!), on my back on the floor, with my leg up, squatting, and using a mirror. I was relaxed as could be, (I use a method of hypnotherapy for relaxing for other health reasons), relaxed my jaw and my shoulders and took my time. Anyways my point is, I tired but could not get it in. I believe lubricant would actually be pretty helpful since I felt "dry". I've read that some ladies use coconut oil, and as much as I would love that option since we have 10 bottles in the pantry right now... I want to be safe and use a water-based oil like suggested.
Here's my question: I found a "Asics Chafe Free Anti-Friction Lubricant" in our medicine cabinet. The ingredients are: water, Boron Nitride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasioxane, Silica, Polyacrylate 13, Polyisobutene, polysobrate 20, phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylgycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA and Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice. (Ha the only ingredient I knew how to spell was WATER!) I hate the thought of putting stuff like this on/in me but if it were to help... then Id be willing to try till I get a hang of things. Does this sound like it would work? Is this not the type of Lubricant I want? It says on the bottle "for external use only". Are there any other suggestions you can give me?
I am a virgin so inserting ANYTHING was new to me up till a few weeks ago when I located my cervix. The reason I am trying a dry run is because I would like to get as use to the cup as possible before I leave for a three month trip this June. I would LOVE to be comfortable with my cup so as to not have to pack any other menstrual products.
Thanks in advance for your help!