After nearly inserting it in, I pulled it out because I felt that I was losing grip on it. To my surprise, there was blood on the cup, so I guessed my period has started on my dry run (the irony). The blood was inside my vagina so it definitely wasn't from my hymen.
I had so much trouble removing it the next day.. No matter what, I couldn't break the suction. I did insert my thumb all the way up and pushed the rim, but the suction refused to yield. In the end, I gripped the ridges with my thumb (not enough space to insert my index finger to pinch the base yet), dragged it out, grabbed with my index finger and pinched the base (suction NOT broken) and pulled it out. I had no time to wait and try later as I needed to go to work.. I did bear down such that the base is at the vulva.
I decided to try again tonight, and amazingly my pad was clear of blood, and my vagina feels dry and is bloodless. So much so that it was painful to try reinserting the cup due to the lack of natural lubrication. And this time I felt that the opening to my vagina has changed (maybe the hymen is broken?). It feels bumpy and like there's folds of skins... Can't really describe it but it definitely changed.
Can anyone tell me what's up with the blood? And is there any way to make removal easier? I read all the tips on breaking the suction and no, it stubbornly refuses to yield. Will punching a bigger hole with belt punchers help? How many holes should I enlarge?
Thank you :)