Even though it is in French, I feel this comic is a pretty accurate description of the first time, except the part about dumping the blood in the field. My Lunette is comfortably nestled in my vagina and I've not had any problems in the last 24 hours. I was actually pretty surprised at how easy it was to insert. I accidentally trimmed the stem a little shorter than ideal, but removal really isn't that bad. When I first put it in, I was in the shower and practiced taking it out 4 or 5 times. The only time I had some difficulty is first thing in the morning, it must have moved up a little in the night. I have noticed a little cramping right after I reinsert it, but nothing too bad. I think a lot of that is just a matter of learning how to get it placed in right. Unless something fraternally changes, I am now a convert and might start annoyingly proselytizing to my friends.
Thanks for the recommendations and help I've received here!