I am a 22 year old virgin living in Australia. I currently use a combination of pads and tampons but i hate the expense and waste of it all. I bleed rather heavily in my first few days so I'm slightly worried about leakage. I also don't want my overly inquisitive housemates to realise what i'm buying.
-Does it matter at all if you are a virgin?
-Does it hurt at first? and if so, do you get used to it or does it always hurt a bit?
-Do you need to use lube when using a cup?
-Why aren't they available in Australian shops?
-Any particular reasons why i should choose one brand over another?
-Do any have nicely discreet packaging?
-Is it going to prevent leakage better than tampons?
-I've seen questions about them getting stuck (and read advice about squatting, bearing down etc), is there any way they can become stuck bad enough that you need a hospital or will you be alright if you follow this advice?
-Having never ordered much online, how long should it take to arrive after ordering?
I'd never heard of these things until a few days ago but having spent about an hour reading through this community they look interesting. I would greatly apreciate any advice you can give me!