I found the hello cup quite firm but not uncomfortable and it popped open very easily, I had no trouble at all. It was a little short for me as my cervix is higher during my period. I did like its colour and texture. I like that the rim protrudes onto the inside of the cup. I found it kind of squishes slightly out of shape but not enough to make a difference. It was quite hard to get out as it only has two suction release holes, I would not recommed to the complete begginer (like me)but it would be fine for a more experienced person. Overall I liked it and I may use it in the future when I have more experience.