(2) This is only my second period with the cup, but so far, every time I remove it, there is this horrible rank smell. It's the blood itself that smells, not the cup; once I wash the cup, it hardly smells at all. I can't even describe how horrid and truly awful this odor is. I retch/dry heave every time, and actually cried once. It smells like a combination of iron supplements and rotting meat. I'm dumping and replacing the cup every 3-4 hours (I have to due to flow) so it isn't that I'm leaving it too long. I don't think it's an infection, and it's definitely not an STD (virgin). It barely smelled when I used pads and tampons, and no smell when not on my period. Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance, all.