April 28th, 2014

Smell?

Hey All,

Left my cup in for about 16 hrs out a laziness.... now it smells kinda sour. Not terrible, but it bothers me. Its a lrg sckoon, and it has always had a weird kinda..rubbery/factory smell. But this is different.

Read through a few of the tags that deal with smell, so far I've tried, washing multiple times, airing it out (its been about a week) and a soak in peroxide and a bit of baking soda for about 5 hrs. I'm a little paranoid about the peroxide damaging my cup or degrading prematurely, so I opted for a shorter amnt of time for soaking. I also swished it in lemon juice. (I have these packets of lemon powder you dissolve in water, all natural organic lemon powder) That seemed to work great- but the smell returned.... I didn't leave it too long in there because I wasn't sure if lemon would damage the silicone! I'm just so in love with my lrg sckoon I don't want anything bad to happen to it haha.

I'm in the process of sunning it right now.....but if that doesn't work I'm kind of out of ideas... anyone have any suggestions? Its been in the sun for about 15 mins... and it actually seems to smell worse now. ahaha. uuhhhhgg....

First Period stories

What's the story on everyone who wants to tell first period? I was 12 1/2 years old and had been babysitting ALL DAY at this place where they had a huge October Halloween pumpkin celebration where the bathroom line was way too long to use, but I had this awful pain, (also known as cramps and I wondered on the almost hour drive home what on earth was going on!) I went to Ps- What's the story on everyone who wants to tell first period? I was 12 1/2 and had been babysitting ALL DAY at this place where the bathroom line was way too long to use, but I had this awful pain, (also known as cramps and I wondered on the almost hour drive home what on earth was going on!) I went to the restroom and having an older sister I knew what this was. . . and I was LIVID. I went to my mom, who was on the telephone and said, no I think I demanded "GET OFF" as if I was dying. So I stomped back to the bathroom and showed why I was so angry. My mom laughed at my hostile tone a little was was great, my sister I heard teasing me (because I was the worst teasing about that kinda stuff) and I was given a HUGE pad. Now I was blessed, for the first two years, I had very light periods. Then at 14 all hell broke loose. It was then 7 days of cramps that made me pass out from pain, and the doctor gave me medicine. It was super heavy. I would have adored a cup. . . I think panty liners would have done it the first year or so, but if I had had a cup at 14 that would have been awesome. So there ya go. Anyone want to share? ;) Get this my granddmother didn't get her period until 18! My mom doesn't remember but said P.E. was hell, public showering with the teachers watching with only three days off for a period and hers was longer. Talk about a need for a cup. She got a doctors note after suffering with that a while. Boy.
PS-My typos are bad, I am using a tablet, forgive me.