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melissa569
Hi all,

I found a really neat idea online for cup washing in public restrooms, and its less bulky than a water bottle to carry around, especially if you don't use a purse! 

Its called "WuduMate".

It was really invented for Muslims, who are using public restroom.  "Wudu" is their washing ritual (hey pray 5 times per day, and they must rinse their intimate areas, face, hands, forearms and feet with water 3 times before each prayer).  It allows them to wash the intimate areas in a public stall.  And hey, I also know a few muslim sisters who use a menstrual cup, so that could be extra useful for them!

Anyway, it is basically a plastic water bag with a spout and handle, which can be folded up and put in your pocket, or your purse, then re-filled and emptied, and folded back up again for next time! 

I thought it might be a really cool way to manage cup washing in a public wash room too, you could just fill it up at the sink before you go in.  Or even for people who just had a baby, to help keep clean "down there".  Or out doors while camping!  Here is a link to it below with pictures, I would say see if you can find some websites where you can order one-- try it out!  I plan to get one soon.  And it if turns out to be really useful, I might ask them if they need any American stockists :D:

http://www.specwash.com/wudumate.php

What do you think?
 
Kathlynekathlyne on August 1st, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
Similar to flat "bottles"
This is kind of similar to some water bottles I've seen online.
For instance--this one on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vapur-Flexible-Water-Anti-Bottle-Pack/dp/B0033XA2G8/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1343848315&sr=8-10&keywords=water+pouches

I don't know if I'd bother with all this though. That's just me.
RDG: Sunny duck facing leftrubberduckgrrl on August 3rd, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
I use a Sip'N'Go. They fold up nice and small and come in different colors. http://www.buysipngo.com/
pinkpearls36pinkpearls36 on August 4th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
This is neat. I didn't know this was part of their ritual.

If you want a even smaller option that's free (sort of--it involves reusing stuff you already have) you can take an empty mini plastic perfume/body spray bottle like this one.
http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12437679&cp=12586965.12587143.4191851

Once you empty it, you simply wash it out and fill it up with water.

If you aren't a perfume/body spray person, you can always buy the spray crystal deodorant or the mini travel spray bottles by themselves.
OmniAliaomnialia on August 11th, 2012 05:17 am (UTC)
Um, I just take a pack of wet wipes to wipe the cup off with. You can even wash the wipes or make your own wipes, bag or pack them wet with sterile water.
Water in Asia isn't sterile from the tap, so this is the best solution for me. At night I clean it with soap and then a swab of alcohol. I boil it before and after each period. And soak in a diluted hydrogen peroxide at the end.

But for public restrooms, I think wipes work best!
Then again, part of the reason I love menstrual cups so much is so that I can avoid the nasty little bathrooms around here!