summersmile15 (summersmile15) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Is the menstrual cup not right for me? How do I use it in dorm PUBLIC bathrooms?

Hi, this coming fall I would have to move out to my college dorm. It has public bathrooms. Since the menstrual cup has to emptied every 12 hours, i would have to change every morning during that time of the month in public bathrooms!

is it safe to take it out, pour the contents out, and then immediately inserting back in without washing or wiping whatsoever? I know that there are those wipes available but they are expensive, and don't they just contribute to the landfills as much as tampons and pads? The only time i would get to wash it is when I take a shower in the evening.

My other concern would be that since i would have to change every morning in public bathroom stalls, i would not have a sink to wash my bloody hands until i leave the stall. How do I pull up my pants and open the stall without getting blood everywhere? I mean, you have to use two hands to empty and insert the cup..... right ? or no? If i use both hands, then both hands are dirty, and i would get my own germs and bacteria on my pants,panties, and the stall lock. Do you usually empty and insert the cup with just one hand? Even with one hand it is hard to pull up my pants, zipper, and button! :( what to do? Should i go back to tampons and pads? Are cups just not right for me at this time?
Tags: cleaning - public, dorms
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