Cups/Survival Help

I’m starting college in 2 months. I’m only stressing because of dear aunt flo…
Usually my heavy day is manageable. But over the last few months things have changed. I got my schedule and once a week I have classes almost back to back 7-3. Usually not a big deal, but with as heavy as what I have been, it’ll be the literal death/embarrassment of me.
True confession, I’ve only worn tampons a few times. My aunt got tss from them so I was never allowed to use them. The few times I’ve used them, it’s been uncomfortable, leaked, swear I was heavier and once it made me feel nauseous. Plus, removal was never a pleasant feeling without water. So I only wear them if I feel like the risk is a better option.

Being a broke college student with no time to deal with this, I’ve thought about a flex cup. It seams like a good option… but I’m truthfully scared to death. Will it be a different experience than tampons? Will I be able to figure it out? Will it hurt? I’ve watched insert videos and it didn’t really help. I may not know a ton about tampons but at least the applicators make it easier.

Any advice on cups or period survival would be great!

Cups/Survival Help