September 19th, 2010

brains

how long to boil?

i tried looking through the FAQ's but couldn't see anything too specific about this issue. i accidentally dropped my divacup in the toilet this morning (first time in 3 yrs of usage). i'm not sure how long i need to boil it for sterilization or if i should use something else. not sure what it takes to remove all the possible bacteria that are now making their home on my cup. any suggestions?

did I get it in right?

Today is my first time trying to use my cup and is the first day of my period in this cycle.  At first I had trouble putting it in - tried c-fold, s-fold, double 7-fold but all really hurt trying to put them in.  Finally I tried 7 fold and was able to get it in without too much drama.  It seems to be sitting just inside the pubic bone - that is, the base of the cup touches up against the pubic bone and the ball-handle (meluna) is sitting level with the pubic bone and I can't feel it at all.  I couldn't fit my finger in all the way to check the rim but I could reach about halfway there and it seemed to be open.  I think it's sitting at about the right depth because my cervix is fairly low at the moment.

It all SEEMS right but I wanted to check something.  I've checked my cervix several times in the last couple of weeks and yesterday and today it seems to be sitting a bit differently.  On other days I could run my finger right around the tip of the cervix.  Yesterday and today it seems to have have nestled in against the skin so that I can feel the front and sides of it but the back of the cervix tip (behind the opening) is sitting in a skin fold.  For this reason I doubt the cervix is sitting in the cup all the way around.  The cup does however seem to "fill up" the vaginal cavity around the cervix so I'm hoping that's enough.  I'm wearing a pad today just in case but wanted to check that point in case there's something wrong.

Lunette for sale

I got a Lunette size 1 a few weeks ago, but it's just not going to work for me. Would anyone be interested in purchasing it for $25 shipped within the US?

EDIT: I also have two thong panty liners that have only been briefly tried on (and washed). I can throw those into the Lunette purchase for a total of $30.

2 Thong Liners & Lunette Size 1