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K. W.
21 July 2012 @ 08:51 am
I lovelovelove my Divacup and try to keep one in my purse at all times because my cycle is irregular. I'm afraid of the wear and tear on it from being in my bag in the flimsy bag it came with.  I'm looking online for a breathable case (preferably a hard case) and came across these silk Chinese fortune cookie-esque hard cases lined in fabric. They're super cheap and I'd ideally buy a few as backups. Do you think these are breathable or would ruin my cup? Should I also invest in a bunch of cheap muslin drawstring bags?
 
Ashatenlegspider on July 21st, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
Personally I think you're worrying about it too much. Cups aren't that expensive or that fragile. I wouldn't want mine being squashed in the position for a long time, but otherwise I think it can take care of itself, and if the life is a bit shorter than it would have been otherwise it's not that big a deal.
teacupcake89 on July 21st, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
Femininewear.co.uk sells nice patterned zip triangle shaped pouches from etsy sellers :)

I think it depends more on what the case is made from/breathable so it doesn't encourage mould to grow.
m03m on July 21st, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
They're not airtight by any means. I'd use those. Cups are sturdy.
chamekkechamekke on July 22nd, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
I store a backup cup in a small drawstring bag at the office.

At home, my cups are stored in this 100% cotton zipper box pouch when not in use. The pouch is fully breathable, and the cups seem to like sharing it :-) Which is to say... you can buy one bag per cup if you like, but you don't have to.

I agree with the others, menstrual cups are flexible and tough. After all, they're squnched down in the vagina when they're in use, and spring back into shape when they aren't, That's their nature! So whatever case or pouch you end up with, it'll be fine as long as it's not air-tight.

Edited at 2012-07-22 12:09 am (UTC)
K. W.K. W. on July 22nd, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for all the feedback. I didn't realize the reason they shouldn't be stored in an airtight bag was due to mold...I thought for some strange reason it degraded the material.

Thanks!
123rubyb on July 23rd, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
I bought a Femininewear.co.uk triangular zipped pouch (as posted above) and keep both my cups in it. It works very well, is lovely to look at, and I think it would offer a degree of protection should I wish to carry it in my bag. It was also fairly reasonably priced. Its made of velour, so it feels quite nice too. Appeals to most senses in fact!

Edited at 2012-07-24 04:06 am (UTC)