pineapplebear (pineapplebear) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Irritation-free period!

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to share a quick story in case anyone else experiences a similar problem:

I love love love my Diva cup but have often experienced irritation starting around day 3 of my period. I made the mistake during my first cycle with the Diva, which caused major irritation, so now I just rinse with water. I do make a point of washing my hands before insertion/removal so I don't get nasty germs in my vagina.

Anyway, I kept getting this irritation and was kind of just chalking it up to hormones or irritation from insertion/removal. This cycle, though, I made a point to wash my hands VERY thoroughly to get all soap residue off....and it's worked! No irritation at all.

So if anyone is getting frustrated with some irritation when using the Diva, remember that it's not just about soap on the cup, but also soap on your hands. I know it's been said elsewhere, but this was definitely my experience. As a rule - if I can still smell the soap on my hands, I rinse more. And I make the water as hot as I can take it.

Yay!!! :)
Tags: chafing/irritation, cleaning, divacup, success stories

Recent Posts from This Community

  • My cup refuses to go in no matter what!

    I am 16 and recently got a menstrual cup in size small (it is from the brand saalt, if that matters) and I’ve tried for like an hour today to get it…

  • Strange discharge on menstrual cup

    Hello! Very new user here and so glad to see this community because i had no idea who to ask about this. This is my second cycle using the lunette…

  • Been a long time.

    So it has been a VERY long time since I've posted here. A lot has changed in the last 10 years since my first posting of trying to get my menstral…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded