THIS IS NOT A TEST!
THIS IS NOT A TEST!
(ummm....this will be about menstruation and vaginas and such....fyi)
The practice runs are over. It's finally time for me to use my lovely menstrual cup. It's sad how excited I was when I felt cramps last night.
I inserted the cup at around 10ish...11ish last night. I pretty much use a C-fold to insert, and one full twist and then Kegel it into place.
I had been nervous about using my cup since after my first dry run, I noticed that my cervix was way lower than I thought it was. But the cup I'm using isn't that long, so I should be fine. At worst, my cervix could take up room in the cup and lessen the capacity.
I didn't have any problems overnight. I was aware of the cup's presence at times, but it wasn't unpleasant or painful. The stem can be noticeable at times. That's probably why a lot of women cut it off.
The best part of the night was that I had absolutely no leaking. NONE.
When I finally emptied, it was 7am. So, I had 9 or 10hrs of flow in the cup, which really amounted to not much. Way less than I expected for the first few hours of my period. I washed with mild, baby soap and reinserted and went to work. I used a pad as a back up because I was very nervous about leakage. I read that a lot of women that have heavy flows say they have to empty several times during the day, so I didn't want any accidents nor did I really want to have to empty in the nasty bathroom at work. I'm not that comfortable yet, plus I would DIE if I dropped my cup in the toilet.
Anyway, I got lucky. I made it 11hrs with no leaks. When I got home to empty (and i was so damn excited), I saw that the cup was only 3/4 full...maybe even less.
I'd like to say that I managed to not spill nor get any on my hands either time I emptied. I'm not going to brag much more because I really don't want any mishaps for the rest of the week. lol
I'm going to go ahead and give my experience with the cup today 5 stars.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I have such great luck tomorrow.