October 25th, 2003

book and coffee

cups and yeast infections

hello again... so, just after being all jazzed that my cup worked so well on my first try, the day after my period ended, i started itching. three days later, i’m still itching, and pretty sure it’s a yeast infection. i constantly have all kinds of burning and itching and pain in my vagina, so sometimes it’s hard for me to tell when it’s actually a yeast infection. but i think this time it is . i suppose it could be a coincidence, but it’s pretty uncommon for me to get them (like usually only every few years), and i’m wondering if my mooncup had anything to do with it. i was careful always to wash my hands before emptying it, and i washed the mooncup itself before i used it too. and it’s certainly not as if having my fingers in my vagina is some rare occurrence, so i’m not sure how my mooncup could have caused a yeast infection. has this happened to anyone else? or, does anyone have any thoughts as to why this might have happened and how i could prevent it next month? thanks...