February 9th, 2014

New to menstrual cups.... menstrual fluid smells sour?

I started 3 months ago with Soft Cups to test them out before I bought a Mooncup this month. I never really paid attention to the smell with Soft Cups because you just throw them away. But with the Mooncup, I have started to notice that my fluids smell quite sour, almost like vinegar or something. I don't smell it except when I'm emptying the cup, and the cup doesn't retain the odor when I wash it, so that's not a concern. But I just want to make sure I'm not the only one who has sour-smelling fluids. Is this normal?

Thank you!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributes to this community, because you all helped me immensely when I was trying to figure out what cup to buy and then how to use it. I just recommended menstrual cups to a friend today and then emailed her a bunch of links when I got home, most of which I found through links or posts here.

After reading numerous reviews and posts, I initially bought a small Sckoon. I discovered that I loved the idea of a menstrual cup but that the Sckoon was either too small or just the wrong fit for me. I did even more reading around here and bought a large Fleurcup, which I love! Using it has completely changed the way I feel about my body while menstruating.

So, thank you, thank you!