omg I can’t believe I haven’t seen this thread before! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my moon / diva / menstrual cup!
My hot tips
– YES it takes time getting used to it and inserting it but persistence is key- it becomes second nature after a while and if it’s stressing you out, just take a deep breath and perhaps try to change position to insert (I often sit on the toilet, but sometime have to squat on the floor to get it in)
– for public toilets – If I am going out and I am menstruating I just pack a water bottle (reusable of course lol) in my bag so I can rinse it – but you don’t need to rinse
– NEVER hold it directly under the tap before you’ve turned the tap on – I’ve ended up with a bloody splashback over many a bathroom mirror haha – turn the tap on then pop the cup under!
– agree -snip the tip off – it will make it much more comfortable
perks are: you can leave it in for 8 – 12 hours so it lasts ALL day and ALL night – I only change mine 3 times a day on my heaviest days (morning, after work, before bed), it’s zero waste (no more trying to stash your tampon in someones kitchen bin), hygienic, one time investment, and my favorite – it improves your relationship with your body so much more – I notice how my vagina feels different at different types of the day, the different blood and discharge, how much I bleed.
YAY for the menstrual cup!