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26 November 2013 @ 12:45 am
Hey Everyone. I have been using my DivaCup size 1 for about three months now. But just have started to notice a bad smell the past couple of days after I have finally perfected my seal so no more leaks! But The smell is making me wonder.... I wash it after I take it out every time. If I cant use antibacterial soap and warm/hot water I just use warm water( like in a public bathroom). But today I left it in for a long time. Mostly because I wanted to know just how long it would hold on a heavy month, like this one. After the entire day (I emptied it this morning around 11 and then a while ago at around 12:15 am.) it wasn't full, but has this bad smell. I washed it twice. Still smells. Is this because of leaving it in too long? And its not just any blood that stinks, it's the cup. It was a bit stinky yesterday, but I thought nothing of it. But today It still stinks. I have washed it with soap and water every time I removed it. Which has been about 5 or 6 times the past two days except once, when I was out with my mom at a restaurant. I just had her give me a water cup and paper towels then as I normally would out in public. That is when I noticed the smell. I boil it before and after every cycle use. Should I try a vinegar bath or something? Please help. I LOVE my cup and would HATE to have to throw it away after three months. I wont go back to pads, PLEASE HELP!
kecup2013kecup2013 on November 26th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
I had no idea that washing it in anti bacterial soap was bad. I rinse it well just so that it gets clean. =\ Water doesn't always get all the blood out and that is why I use soap.
juliiie87juliiie87 on November 27th, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
^this above : I think antibacterial soap is made to leave an antibacterial film or residue, that kills bacteria, and you do not want this in your vagina. I've used a feminine wash, others use denture tablets, peroxide, vinegar, alcohol, bicarbonate, sunning, etc.