zibbles (zibbles) wrote in menstrual_cups,

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interesting facts about cleaning solutions.

The pH of the lunette wash is 3.5, the pH of the Diva wash is 5.5. Those are both acidic as is the pH of the vagina . Here is a fascinating page about the pH of the vagina. :


It says, "Should the vagina's pH change and become more basic (less acidic), weakening this natural defense mechanism, other bacteria will proliferate in the vagina. "  

Most soaps and cleaning agents are basic. This could be one reason that people might get infections from using a cup. A generic soap, even if it is "mild", is basic. Also, hydrogen peroxide is slightly basic. Obviously, you are going to try to rinse it thoroughly before inserting, but maybe a residue remains. That could be a big reason why people get infections from cups. Has anyone had this experience?

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