ETA: Thank you guys so much for your input, it really helped! I'm not so intimidated anymore :P And, after balancing my checkbook I realized how poor I really am right now (damn you, college!) so I opted for the Diva Cup, which I found on sale for $18. I was iffy about it at first (mixed reviews), but then someone pointed out that practice makes perfect, so we'll see! Thanks again ladies, I look forward to being a cup user.