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.