I have been using my Diva cup for over a year now and I think it is the greatest thing ever. I will never use a tampon or pad again.
Anyways, 2 months ago during my period I forgot about my diva cup and left it in for 2 days. When I took it out it reeked. It was horrible. It was towards the end of my cycle, so it was mainly just the normal white discharge.
I was just recently diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis and I think it is from leaving the cup in for too long during that period. Since then I have had another period and used my diva cup. How can I sterilize my cup to make sure there aren't any bacteria left on it from the BV? I don't want to go and reinfect myself during my next period.
Since I have been using the cup, I always just take it out and rinse it out with water and then put it back in. Then at the end of my cycle I will wash it out with the diva wash. Will the diva wash get rid of any bacteria on it? Do I need to boil it?