obsidiansugar: Have you heard anything about the ICARE cup on Amazon? i just bought it but hasn't arrived.
finerday: I've used a Diva cup for almost 5 years now. After soap and hot water washing..just drop it in a designated cup and add 1 TBS OXYCLEAN and hot water...leave it for 12 hrs...it will be clean, stain free and disinfected due to the oxygen production. I use proxy threader flosser to pull through the little holes in the rim.
D.R. Gradybooks: Was wondering about this, so thank you!
Elizabeth Wiecken: i think using adult toy cleaner would work too because its formulated for silicone and its ph balanced.
Jessie Mallard: Feminine
Jessie Mallard: Can you use remaining wash
letLOVEout: If you have mould spores in your vagina, you're doing something very VERY wrong...
ParanormalMasky: how did i get here
ybish y: the easiest thing i've found is to just go into the handicapped bathrm because it has a sink in it & that solves the problem of having to clean the cup when not at home.
hpribot: You're going to put THAT thing in the dishwasher? Making the dishwasher smell like fish and spreading mold inside the machine?
hpribot: You go girl! Tell 'em how it's done.
hpribot: Are you planning on serving coffee or tea right after?
monki cechova: you forgot to mention the microwave oven and sterilization solutions or tablettes (to make a solution at home)...
Summer Noybn: that may have been your problem.. menstrual blood has an odor to start with, if it sits around 12 hours that would make it worse.. and if there is a bacterial problem.. much much worse. Bacteria multiply in a warm moist environment, i think it might be likely that tampons didnt get rid of the problem, just your notice of them, since you wouldnt be handling a tampon much... be careful since with tampons toxic shock IS an issue, a possible life threatening one..
Summer Noybn: if you want to do a clean and are at home, just tuck a little tp between your legs, or keep a couple reusable pads or even cloth diapers (or a washrag) for these occasions, its not that complicated, which is why no one really talks about it.. seems common sense once you do it. It only takes a minute, you dont do the sterilization thing but once a month, AFTER or just before your period, not while on it :). Seriously ive been using these for years and never had an issue.
Summer Noybn: if you are in public and have to change it (which will only happen if you are gone 8 hours or on a very heavy day usually) its not a big deal, just dump, wipe with toilet paper, and reinsert. No biggie. I like my small bathroom cause i just sit on the toilet, reach over, wash out my cup (you dont have to wait for it to dry if you are using soap and water, in fact, wet is better, easier to go in) and reinsert. easypeasy.
MenstrualCupInfo: You should not put these in a dishwasher, the chemicals in there are very bad for your insides.
oandsenile: are the menstral cups dishwasher safe?
yumyuminmetumtumify: you could take shower/bath while its drying?
Brooklyn Luluwhispers: Very good point. Probably have to have two with you ti insert the other but it would be extremely complicated and messy in my opinion.
Brooklyn Luluwhispers: Imagine going to a friends house and they offer you soup and say, this is a great pot, I can clean my mense cup, clean and re use for cooking. So, how does your soup taste lol. Sorry I couldn't help it.
vintagerosenz: -ing their rep and all...
vintagerosenz: Taking it out in the shower and bath? Would that be a way to do it without the dripping everywhere while cleaning? That is actually an idea I never thought about..thanks to the girl below who brought it up! I thought I'd try out the meluna so I bought two of those. Ain't cheap!! I also bought tablets and a cleaning kit with it. Seriously sick of uncomfortable pads and awkwardness and wanted a change. Is menstrualcup.co a good site to buy off? That is who I bought it off and I'm nervous not know
vintagerosenz: What do you do when you are washing it for protection? That's one thing no one ever talks about. If you stand up you will drip on the floor and then you go to clean and have to go back to the loo again. Seems really awkward. Really odd how no one talks about this.
colorsmadeoftears: You don't have to do this in public, unless your flow is super heavy, and you don't have to do all of this every time you empty it. Just wipe the outside and re-insert.
colorsmadeoftears: You can use cups as a virgin. I'll only recommend you choose carefully your brand and size of cup. i eprsonnally recommen the softest cups to virgins, so they are easier to fold for insertion and removal. You can find more info about cup use and even ask questions on this forum : menstrual-cups. livejournal. com (without the spaces).
thePLAINESTjane: That's such a weird thing. I only had to do this once and it was very....odd so to speak. What I do is, I insert mine in the morning, go ahead about my day and take it out in my nightly shower. That eliminates that whole weird scenario.
tuberlicious05: I'm confused...what do you wear for protection while you are cleaning your cup? What if you're in public?
spitandglitter: You could keep a small spray bottle of water in your purse too.
Christine1025: Thank you very informative, I just ordered the moon cup uk yesterday ! Can't wait :)
MenstrualCupInfo: Its probably not a good idea to use other kinds of disinfecting wipes, or wipes in general. They may contain other things that should not go inside the vagina, like fragrance, cleaning agents, harsh chemicals, etc. You can either get lunette wipes, ladycup wipes, or just make your own from paper towels soaked in water or rubbing alcohol, then rung out a bit and sealed in a plastic zip bag. Keep it in your pocket.
morgannyara: are regular disinfecting wipes safe for menstrual cups
betterthanyou17863: I'm 14 new to the period world yesterday actually a Virgin can i use these please reply specifically to me since i may forget to check the video
RawrRiza: Ok, thank you! :)
MenstrualCupInfo: Many people just rinse a bit with water when they empty it. Some people like to use soap. But sterilizing it is only once a month. The only time you have to let it dry is if you wiped it with a menstrual cup wipe or rubbing alcohol or something. But if you just used water, it does not need to be dry. However, if you recently boiled it (again that should only be once a month) I would suggest cooling it off under cold water before putting it in, or... ouch! lol
RawrRiza: Do you just wash the cup well after periods or every time you take it out? Because if I had to let my cup dry for even 5 minutes I'd have to have a pad or something on until the cup was ready.
angiezilla1980: I have a question about cleaning the cup. I have noticed that when I take me cup out there is some blood in the little hole at the top. (new user of cup) I was having trouble with getting a seal today. I noticed they were really dirty, if those are clean will I always get a seal? And must I twist it? I can't seem to ever do that even if it's open.
Sierra Perea: The bad editing in this video makes me want to die. I get it,you know how to do what you're doing but C'MON! Don't be an ass about it.
10350734: Is this for each time you change it? How would you do so in public? Or is it for before or after you're done with your period?
jools1243: go roast your feminine cup over an open fire!
Marlee Abbigale: i honestly cant tell you how i got here, but i am SOOO happy i did, i never knew of the menstrual cup until 30 minutes ago, i will definitely be buying one when i get $40! :) thank you so much for your information! also i have a medium-heavy flow and have not gave birth and im not a virgin, woud you recommend the small or medium? or should i try out the small first and if i need the large just swap it out? please reply<3
adwoajean: Great job and very informative!! Thank you for doing this!!!
musicaalful: or you can use a sink and clean it out REALLY well.
musicaalful: you don't need to boil it. also instead of boiling it, you can put it in really hot water and swish it around. you can do this by getting a measuring cup and a sink with a stopper. DO NOT LET IT SIT IN THE HOT WATER!
Mary6leon: So would this cause a lot of harm if i just use the diva wash to clean the diva cup and not boil it! I spent a lot of money on both the diva cup and wash and i cant afford to buy a new pot and my bf doesnt want me to use his pot to boil it with so will it be really bad if i did not boil it? I cant afford to buy a pot...college student on a tight budget!
Lavonnie Carter: Cleanse the cup by boiling it in herbs that are safe for the vagina. So that you are also supplying nutrients to your vagina. since there is nothing there to absorb the nutrients in the vagina. Which is possible what tampons do.
FelixFelisis: What I would do is instead of using my own cookware or going out and buying a brand new pan, I would go to the thrift store and buy a good secondhand pot for super cheap and then clean it up really good and just use that exclusively for my cup.
MenstrualCupInfo: -- Hey, any way to spread the word better :) Actually it was a small Yuuki that I sterilized
Micheleums: I love how There's tags for popular things at the bottom. Was that a Lunette you sterilized with rubbing alcohol?
hottluv32: great video Melissa! Thanks so much <3