A week ago I didn't even know such a thing as a menstrual cup existed. Then I saw an ad online and bought the advertised cup - a Lily cup. I'm 37, a virgin and have always worn pads and never tampons.
Looking on the 'net for some more information, I came across this site and read loads of posts while waiting for my cup to arrive. And it arrived today!
I'm at the end of my period so I reckoned I'd give the cup a test run when there'd be no real danger of a rush of blood or leaking. The Lily cup went in with no problem and with a little bit of fiddling, I had the cup open. Much easier than I expected. Anyway, I left it in while I went out for a walk and done some shopping and oh was it comfortable! I think I could feel it sometimes but then again it could all be in my head because I was so aware of having something in my vagina.
Anyway, I took it out after 6 hours. It took a bit of bearing down and a bit of a tug but nothing too much. There was a dribble in the cup so it appears to have worked! Can't wait 'til my next period to give the Lily cup a proper trial. 25 years of pads and not knowing about this great little invention.