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I just recently finished my first cycle with a menstrual cup, the small soft meluna, and it went great. I had no leaks, and was able put it in and take it out mess free and really easily.

However, at the end of my cycle, I realised that my cup wasn't the nicest smelling, so I thought I'd sanitize it using Milton tablets as boiling isn't really an option right now.

I bought the Milton tablets from tesco, and it was only £1.25 for a box of 28, so that was great. I figured that I'd need 1/20th of the tablet for my 250ml container, so I split up the tablet and put about that amount in.

I left my cup to soak for a bit less than a day. However, when I took it out it smelled like chlorine, so I gave it a rinse under cold water and then let it dry.

It still smells of chlorine, and whilst the smell isn't that strong, and is infinitely better to what it smelled like before, I'd still like to get rid of it before my next cycle. If anyone's got any tips for that, I'd be really grateful.
 
Yuncloud_and_smoke on February 7th, 2015 06:13 pm (UTC)
After my first cycle using a menstrual cup I noticed a smell also. I decided to soak mine in vinegar and it ended up smelling funny + vinegary.

Then I tried boiling it and that seemed to make the smells diminish a bit, but not completely.

I ended up just leaving it out in the open for a few days and all the smells were gone. I guess you can just try to let it air out for a week or something.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 7th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
Leave it out in the open air, sunshine if possible. Chlorine evaporates -- as will its residue.
tobilei on February 7th, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC)
I agree, it should disappear if you leave it out to air, by your next period. I find peroxide makes a good soak. Half peroxide half water and no smell once you rinse (buy the 3% solution).