February 7th, 2015

Virginity and Sckooncup?

Hello! This is my first post on here, so if I did anything wrong, please notify me :)

I'm considering buying a sckooncup or other menstrual cup, but I have some questions. I have really short and light periods, will that make any difference? Will I be able to swim and go on waterslides? (I live close to a waterpark and go almost every week. oh, florida and your infinite summers). But most of all, I'm concerned because I don't know my anatomy very well and I'm a virgin.

I don't have any big fears about putting something inside of me, but will it hurt more because I'm a virgin and have never put anything up there? I've also only had three periods (Late bloomer, haha) so am i too young/early to start with using a cup? Will i have to tear my hymen in order to insert it correctly? Also, does anyone have any reccomended ones for beginners that are small, good for swimming, and comfortable?|

Thanks, and feel free to ask my any more questions.

I've also heard some horror stories of people's hymen's getting tangled in the stem. Is that a fairly common thing among first-time users?

Get rid of Chlorine smell from Milton tablets

I just recently finished my first cycle with a menstrual cup, the small soft meluna, and it went great. I had no leaks, and was able put it in and take it out mess free and really easily.

However, at the end of my cycle, I realised that my cup wasn't the nicest smelling, so I thought I'd sanitize it using Milton tablets as boiling isn't really an option right now.

I bought the Milton tablets from tesco, and it was only £1.25 for a box of 28, so that was great. I figured that I'd need 1/20th of the tablet for my 250ml container, so I split up the tablet and put about that amount in.

I left my cup to soak for a bit less than a day. However, when I took it out it smelled like chlorine, so I gave it a rinse under cold water and then let it dry.

It still smells of chlorine, and whilst the smell isn't that strong, and is infinitely better to what it smelled like before, I'd still like to get rid of it before my next cycle. If anyone's got any tips for that, I'd be really grateful.