March 25th, 2010

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Age old question

LadyCup compared Lunette. Who has both and has time to give me a break down?

I am 22, post childbirth. I have a LG BlueCup, but with some issues. It'll pop open and make me dizzy and kind of nauseated. I'm not sure why. The holes get blocked with mucus because it's pretty thick.

Any insight at all would be fabulous. :)

safety of cup dropped in the toilet???? ;(

Hi all!

One of my worst nightmares came true this morning!!! I inserted my cup and was waiting for it to open, I thought it was well inside, past the PB (I switched from small Lunette to small green LC at the end of my cycle, and the LC is so soft, and I was feeling the L so much this month that with the LC is like having nothing inside! So comfy), so I did not have my hand for the " in case" and in a matter of just seconds it popped and shoot straight into the disgusting-bacteria packed-toilet water... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! I thought about throwing it away and immediately thought: Are you crazy?! It's new and expansive, and so beautiful! So after an awkward process of fishing it out w/o getting my hands to touch the disgusting water, I rinsed, I washed with soap well (3 times), now it is soaking in alcohol for 12 h's then I'll boil for 20 min, then I'll soak in Milton capsules... Aaah... I am still not sure, I am paranoid about infections, and about my V been protected from anything! I always boil before and after cycles, and wash with mild soap between changes; although, I am starting to get paranoid about the soap in between changes with so many stories about Y infections...

My question then is... If this has happened to any of you, did you ever get an infection afterward? IS it safe to re-use the cup? Did you do something different to what I am doing to clean it, to make sure it is safe? Is what I am doing enough?

Also do any of you wash yourself before reinsertion, say every 10-12 h' ? Is it maybe too much or is it necessary? Because of this, I avoid changing in public W but it's not practical and if I am in a heavy day, I might have to change in a public W... I have been able to get away with it so far...

Thank you so much for your help! This community is the greatest!

;)

P-day!

 So, ladies, I just started spotting, so tonight will be my first real cup use!  Well, with this cup.  I ditched the Keeper b/c it didn't work for me.  I've got a medium Meluna (green) I will be trying.  I'm still a little nervous, esp. about removal, but I'm hopeful.  Wish me luck!!