I got my size one Lunette a few weeks ago and used the Virgin's Guide to practice taking it in and out. I seem to be able to get it in best with the seven fold brought all the way to the side so that it's more of a line on a triangle than anything else. I got my period a few days ago but was away and had forgotten my cup, so I tried it for the first time at the tail end of my period.
1. When I put it in, for the first half hour or so I could feel it and it was smooshed up. I had tried to get it to unfold but eventually it sort of took in air and moved up past the opening part of my vagina. Is there a better way to get it open?
2. The tab was sticking out the whole time and irritated my skin, but I used it to help me get it out by anchoring it in my fingers. That makes me afraid to cut it--will I still be able to reach?
3. Trying to get it to release suction was fairly painful like the air was pushing hard against me inside. I followed instructions I read on here and usedmy finger to make a hot dog while holding the tab in my other hand. Is that normal?
4. On a non menstrual cup note, the blood was like brown. Does that just happen at the end of one's period?