November 12th, 2014

Sweaty Vagina Smell When Using DivaCup

I know there are may posts regarding bad odors when using cups, but none of them seem quite like what I am experiencing. Heres my story:

I have been using DivaCups for about 2.5 years. I had my first cup for a year and a half, and towards the end it started to get a very strong rotting flesh smell that most people seem to comment on in the majority of the "bad smell" posts. I believe this happened after I cleaned it with strong/abrasive cleansers which compromised the silicone, causing the bad smell. So, I bought a new one, which I am using now and have had for about a year. I clean this one by boiling it every month and washing it with the DivaCup Wash during use. This is the third month that I have used my newer cup and experienced a different, but equally disgusting smell as the rotting flesh smell. After only an hour or 2 of wearing my cup, when I go the restroom and pull down my undies, I instantly smell a VERY strong odor. I can only describe it as smelling like vagina skin body odor. Like, if you a couple days without showering, the skin outside your inner lips (outside of the vagina itself) gets that funky, body-odor smell that goes away after a good wash. Or if you have a really long, hard workout, at the end of it you get that funky sweaty body odor smell down there. Except the smell I am experiencing is 10x stronger when I have the cup in. The cup itself does not smell and the inside of my vagina does not smell like this either. But, this is only happening WHILE I wear my DivaCup, and only within the last three months. I dont understand the correlation between the smell and wearing the DivaCup, especially since the cup itself smell fine, but this is only happening during my period, when I have the cup in.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is this cup just old and in need of replacement? Any suggestions/ideas/snide remarks?
  • rieq

cloth pad deals

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