iudmama (iudmama) wrote in menstrual_cups,

A convincing argument for keeping alcohol wipes on hand at all times - and/or - I need a back up cup

Over the weekend we were traveling out of town and stopped for the night at a motel smack dab in The Middle of NowheresVille.
Of course, it was the heaviest night of my period and I woke up at 5am with that all too familiar feeling of I better get to the bathroom ASAP before I leak on the motel sheets - I made it to the potty just in time.
This cycle I'd been experimenting with my LadyCup inside out.
Just so happens that when my LadyCup is inside out and overflowing, it slips out on its own...
Into the motel toilet.
I fished it out and sat in stunned silence.
I finally decided the toilet looked pretty clean for a motel that's 100+years old and since we were in the middle of nowhere at 5am with no stores or gas stations open and I was bleeding like a stuck pig, I didn't have much choice. 
I washed it off with liquid shampoo and rinsed it out multiple times with scalding hot water.
I cringed at the thought of what I was about to do and stuck it back in my vag.


On the road, four hours later, it suddenly hit me that I should have thought to wipe it down with on of my son's baby wipes - we've got million's of them in the car, in my purse, in the suitcase!!!
Oh well.
My period ended yesterday and so far there is no sign of a yeastie or anything else disturbing.  So hopefully all is well.

But I do think I'll be getting a back up cup before my next road trip.
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