I stumbled upon menstrual cups after 20 something years of fussing with tampons and pads, and now I am advocate! But of course, each one is different in their own ways. All that matters to me was, could I use it and did it work good. Yes, yes, and yes. If you are a first time user, learn how to fold these buggers up before you even try -- and I would recommend you try using them when you're not on your period (sorry -- I had explained this to someone once and they went out and bought a cup and then cursed me for not telling them to try it before your period starts just so you get comfortable with it). So this one, soft enough that folding it wasn't a chore. Insertion wasn't impossible, and removal did feel like you needed to have pliers. But on that same note, the suction so you don't have leakage is amazing (now, again, if you don't insert it correctly, you will get leakage, so make sure you do that correctly!). All-in-all, this is a great menstrual cup to have. I was fortunate to have received my cup at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.