kenna18155 (kenna18155) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Silicone lubricant for the MeLuna cup?

(First of all, I apologize if I'm posting this wrong. I can't really figure out this LiveJournal thing.)

I'm a first-time cup user, and I purchased the small MeLuna classic for my first cup. I bought some lube online (Wet Platinum) and I thought it was water-based, but apparently it's silicon. Is this alright to use, or will it damage my cup? Thanks in advance!

Update: it looks like a silicone-based lubricant is fine! A tidbit from MeLuna's website: "Since MeLuna is not made from silicone, it will not be affected by silicone-based lubricants or fats and oils unlike like other menstrual cups made from silicone or latex for which oil based or silicone based lubricants are not recommended."

Update #2: I've done a dry run and used my cup for 1-2 days on my period at this point, and I've found that I don't even need to use lubricant -- even on a dry run! So, I guess that solves that problem.

(Editing to add a few more questions)

I live in a large household, and it would be difficult to boil my cup discreetly. Is there any other (effective) way to clean it between cycles? Should I clean it before I start my period, after, both?

Also, how can I wash the pouch it came in? Can I just send it through the laundry? I'm pretty sure the paper said it's microfiber.
Tags: cleaning - boiling, lubricant, meluna

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