I really struggled with using the cup for the first time during my period last week. Cup hurt going in, but seemed to settle in nicely -- almost seemed "suctioned on" and I couldn't get it to turn. I'm pretty sure it was fully open as I felt around it and it was comfortable in there. Unfortunately I had leaks -- not great gushing leaks as it did catch a lot of blood, but was still leaking. I tried probably six separate times, emptying and reinserting, but it still leaked. Sigh.
It did seem to go in tilted to the right (I'm assuming my cervix is tilted) -- not sure if that's part of the problem.
Can anyone help with advice on the leaking?
Also it REALLY hurt every time I took it out -- should I be looking for a softer, more flexible model?
Thank you in advance for any thoughts or advice -- I really want this to work!