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09 June 2015 @ 01:33 am
So yeah, I know that this has been posted on before, but I'd rather get just a little extra information before I decide. I burned my Diva Cup just a tiny bit (as in really tiny). The water ran out when I boiled it because I got on the computer (Yes, dumb thing to do, I know...). My mom thankfully rescued it before it actually caught flame, but there's a whitish film on the bottom of the pot now. And then, my cup seemed to look a little powdery after I took it out and a couple of stained spots. After I washed it with a little mild soap, it looks fine, except for a tiny flaw in the silicone that's about a millimeter wide and two millimeters long. It's just on the surface. The silicone smells slightly burnt. I'm freaked out about putting it in my body again. My mom keeps saying it should be fine and that's it's only slightly scorched. I don't know what to do really.
Current Mood: neurotic
m03m on June 9th, 2015 08:22 am (UTC)
We can't tell you how to feel. If something makes you uneasy, it makes you uneasy, if it does not, it does not.
How can we help you with this?
sylvaniaesylvaniae on June 9th, 2015 09:12 am (UTC)
Thanks. Just getting neurotic and didn't want to go ahead and have to get rid of my cup so soon after I bought the thing. But I went ahead and bought another one. You can bet I won't be boiling it without a timer again.
m03m on June 9th, 2015 10:23 am (UTC)
Well, I'm sorry about your cup and the extra cost! It was definitely a bummer thing to have happened.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on June 9th, 2015 01:03 pm (UTC)
I am one of the many who feels that boiling is unnecessary. Boiling does not sterilize. And it doesn't kill/remove any/much more microbes than washing with soap and water. My rule of thumb is "as clean as cutlery." How clean does a spoon have to be before you'll put it into your mouth? That's clean enough for my cup too.
Karomomentaufnahme on June 9th, 2015 01:35 pm (UTC)
I'll second this cause my rule is "How clean is a penis before it enters your vagina?" You don't boil a penis before use :D
margalee on June 9th, 2015 02:01 pm (UTC)
Silicon is pretty clean and inert stuff. It doesn't harbor bacterial cultures the way tampons do. I've used cups for a solid 8 years, never once boiled-- never had any vaginal infection. I Just use some warm water and non-scented soap between cycles and let it air dry before putting it in the cloth bag until next month. Works for me! Never really had the privacy to boil, or waned to dedicate a cooking pot solely for cup use.
Kai: BugsBunnykuradi8 on June 9th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
Re: lol!

EEEEWWWW!!!!! But a cup has VAGINA germs on it!!!!

(Said sarcastically, of course.)
Kartos Dal'Avier: Avatar - Katara and Suki shockedkartos on June 9th, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
Re: lol!
One of mine is going on 9 years, and I've been bad and used scented liquid soaps since I ran out of the nice wash and haven't boiled it (same reasons you haven't). Granted, it wasn't super scented stuff with moisture beads and whatever in it, but nothing adverse happened!
margalee on June 9th, 2015 03:54 pm (UTC)
Confessions of Poor Menstrual Cup Hygeine ;)
I've honestly had cycle I finished by popping out my cup in the shower and rinsing it under the hot water--and using it again the next month without any further cleaning. So many times. :)
Kartos Dal'Avier: Avatar - Katara D:kartos on June 9th, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Confessions of Poor Menstrual Cup Hygeine ;)

I do a smell test usually, and then this is probably awful, sometimes let it soak in the official wash+water for a month? Is that terrible? It usually cleans it better.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on June 9th, 2015 03:16 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to say I actually lol'ed at the idea of boiling a penis before use...don't think my BF would find that so funny though :p
tkamockingbird on June 9th, 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)
I don't think there is anything wrong with boiling your cup if that's what you want to do. Next time, put your cup on In a whisk and that way the cup can never touch the bottom even if the water disappears! Fun little trick ;)

Edit: typo :)

Edited at 2015-06-10 02:23 am (UTC)