No one really tells you just how much fingering you're going to have to do when you begin your menstrual cup journey. I feel like that's a crucial detail that menstrual cup "how-to's" failed to mention.
I was pretty excited to begin my uterus exorcism this month, because I received my first blood cup with collapsible sanitizing container in the mail recently. When the time came, I was prepared. I had studied up.
Sticking a squishy cup into an equally squishy vagina is difficult. Even more so when there's blood involved. I wasn't sure if it was in right, and then I wasn't sure if I'd ever, ever get it out. Would my menstrual cup ever see the light of day again or was it now just ... a part of me? By the end of my trial run, my vagina was exhausted. My vagina was like, "Yeaaaa, if we never do that again, I'm good."
Also, not sure if you guys know this, but pulling a cup of warm bloody goo out of your body is pretty freaking disgusting.
I'm trying to do my part to save our planet. My vagina and I will persevere for the sake of sustainability. I'm just glad I have a month long break to prepare for the next menstrual cup mental meltdown.