I was super hesitant to purchase (and use!!) this product at first for obvious reasons (and I'm 15 so wasn't convinced it would be ok for me), but the Go For Zero team encouraged me to purchase it and its honestly made life so much better. that sounds dramtic but it really isn't. Everyone is sick of me encouraing them to make the switch to reusable period products, but once you know how to use it you want look back. I would highly suggest remaining patience with yourself, give it time to master, it will likely take a few tries and putting pressure won't help. As suggested by Morgan, research other methods of insertion. it took me a couple of tries and the C method wasn't working at all, but now I have one that works for me and I can't believe how simple it is. If you're hesitant about trying, just do it. You won't regret it.
I seriously cannot rave about this enough! I LOVE my cup! I'm seriously indebted to Ellie for helping me make this decision. Ellie was so great at explaining how it works and showing me what it looks like, how you use it etc. It has a learning curve and even if you buy it and slowly start to switch over, once you try it you will never understand how you have lived without one for so long or why they ever made ****** pads and tampons to being with. Few tips: 1. practice before your period - I had someone else recommend practicing putting it in in the shower before your period starts so that you can get an idea for what it will feel like and where it will sit. 2. Once it's in you shouldn't feel it at all - I ended up having to trim my stem a notch so that it wasn't sticking out but once i did that it's been perfect. 3. Go to the website for inserting methods - if the standard C isn't working for you there are other ways to fold it, they have video tutorials on the Juju cup website that were really helpful but I just used the standard C method still. Honestly just buy it, it was the best investment for my self care that I have ever made!