Anyway, I had kinda been intending to switch to one of the silicone cups for fear of developing a latex sensitivity, but I never got around to it because my Keeper was functioning just fine. Now I'm concerned I may be becoming sensitive to latex. :( During my last three periods, I've had a little area of sensitive/cranky skin on my labia minora, toward my perineum. At first I thought it was a tear. Next period, I thought I detected some bumpiness and was afraid it was some kind of STI. But this is the third period in a row where it's flared up--an STI wouldn't do that, would it? I suppose it could be external yeast, but I've never had a YI in my life, in fact I have somewhat of a Vag of Steel. No new soaps/detergents, etc.
So, does this sound like it could be latex sensitivity? Or would my whole vag be throwing a fit if that were the case? Either way, I'm going to buy a new cup because I think this one may be nearing the end of its life cycle. The rubber just seems more... porous... inside (that's the best way I can put it). Also, it is pretty hard to tell if it's clean or not.