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02 October 2012 @ 10:00 am
I've been using a cup since 2010. I also usually drink diet soda but I go through phases where I will stop drinking it for various reasons. And I have noticed something very interesting and wanted to ask fellow cup users about it.

When I am drinking diet regularly, I usually drink 2-3, maybe 4 cans a day. When I get my period and am drinking diet, the smell of the menses in my cup is ATROCIOUS. I mean, seriously foul. Then I would have a period where I'd not be drinking as much diet and things would not be as smelly, but I didn't put two and two together.

I stopped ALL diet soda about a month ago, just because I wanted to get rid of the artificial sweeteners from my life for various reasons. So I have not had any diet anything for about 4 weeks, and I got my period a few days ago. Well, guess what? It doesn't smell. I finally out two and two together and realized that if I don't drink diet soda, the smell goes away. So I am curious if anyone else has noticed this? Nothing else has changed, I just am not drinking diet soda anymore. I still have some caffeine on a daily basis, since I am still drinking iced tea, but I haven't had any diet soda.

I just thought it was very interesting.
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on October 4th, 2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
Very interesting. I will definitely keep this in mind next time it happens.
teacupcake89 on October 5th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
I think this is really interesting! did your notice your sweat/breath etc etc smelled more when you were drinking diet drinks aswell? wondering if it affected other body stuff aswell.
Do you drink regular pop drinks? wondering if it's just the sweeteners and not the soda...hmmmm.

Great that you've found a solution to the smell!! :D

there was a recent post on vagpag about someones mooncup smelling really bad (probs likely due to being used for a long time before emptying) but might be worth posting there too in case anyone is having similar issues (cup or non-cup users!)
skysosskysos on October 7th, 2012 04:58 am (UTC)
I'm not a diet soda drinker myself, but the scientist in me thanks you for posting because this is really interesting! :)