May 22nd, 2004

gross

apparently I'm not cleaning my DivaCup well enough. today, while showering, I took it out and was overwhelmed by a terrible septic-type smell. no smell like that should happen in my vagina!

after I showered, I sniffed around. no, it's not me that smells like that, it's my cup.

I'm thinking that I'm not boiling long enough between cycles. I normally boil it for about 5 minutes. it's on the stove right now, and we're going for 20. I don't know if this damage is reparable, though.

I'm pretty grossed out, because I consider myself a relatively clean person. I don't remember my cup smelling so terrible when I put it in.

any thoughts?

thanks in advance.