lilydot (lilydot) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Did my cup break my hymen?

Hello all,

I recently purchased my first menstrual cup (a DivaCup) which I want to be totally comfortable using by late June (I have two periods between now and then) because I'll be doing some intense hiking.

I just tried inserting it for the first time, and I knew it was going to be difficult because my hymen is very...tight? I am a virgin, and I have never even worn a tampon - I tried once when I was 12 and the experience scarred me. :) I can, however, fit a finger in reasonably easily, but I have never been able to fit two comfortably. The tightness doesn't seem to be inside the vaginal canal - just at the entry, which I suppose is the hymen.

I was determined to get the cup in (I used the "punch-down" fold because of the small lip)....and it didn't really work. I THINK I may have gotten it in once, but I couldn't rotate it (it was pretty painful when I tried - although it didn't really hurt once I stood up with it in). When I popped it out, there was blood, which was a little concerning, as I'm not on my period.

So, the first question is - did I just break my hymen? (I just want to make sure I didn't do something else wrong that made me bleed.)
Secondly - does that mean that this will be easier next time? :)

Thank you in advance!

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