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21 July 2015 @ 08:42 pm
Hey everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster here!
So I recently got a lunette model 1 cup at a discount since the color was going out of stock. I was under the impression that the silicone wasn't suppose to smell, but it had a REALLY STRONG plastic/silicone smell when I opened it. I just thought it would go away when I washed it. Unfortunately, it didn't. Has anyone had this problem before? Is it still safe to use or is it defective? I'm a little wary of sticking something with such a strong plastic smell in me...

By the way, I'm not able to boil it because I spent a lot of time convincing my mom to let me buy a cup, and she'd probably explode if I had to boil it in the kitchen (even if I used my own pot).
I sent a email to lunette, but they didn't reply yet.

Thanks for the help!

*UPDATE: Lunette replied and said the cup should not smell, but it could have picked up smells from packages as it was in transit. They suggested I boil it, and if that doesn't work, use lemon and let it air-dry. I put it on my windowsill, and the smell dissipated a little. I'll do the lemon thing and then use it (after washing it obviously). Again, thanks for the help everyone!
councilwomanope on July 22nd, 2015 05:41 am (UTC)
I got the same model and size, and I love it! For me though, the cup smelled like the box it was in. I'm not sure if this is normal, as it's my first silicone cup. But I just washed my cup in hot water and soap, then left it out in the open for almost a week in my room. The "new cup smell" went away. Maybe try sun-drying it discreetly?
sue897 on July 22nd, 2015 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've been air-drying it as you said and it helps!
v_veronika: stopv_veronika on July 22nd, 2015 07:56 am (UTC)
The same thing happened to me with Lunette Aine (coral). I boiled it and let it air for a couple of days, and that helped. But when I used it for the first time, the smell came back much worse (to the point where it almost made me gag). I tried alcohol rubs, soaking, more boiling, letting it air... but at that point nothing worked anymore.

In the end I threw it away and bought a new one. I have the classic (clear) Lunette now, and it's fine.
sue897 on July 22nd, 2015 02:40 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I have the same one
Hopefully the same thing won't happen, but at least I know there's a good alternative :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 22nd, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
It's fine. If you're looking for an excuse not to use it, then you don't need one. Stick it in your sock drawer until you're ready. Cups are patient. It will wait. :o)
sue897 on July 22nd, 2015 02:42 pm (UTC)
Glad to know that it's safe :) Thanks!

(on a side note, i love your livejournal entry on menstrual cups. It helped me alot)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 22nd, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)

Welcome to the wonderful world of cups. Once you get the hang of yours, tell all of your friends to convert them too. ;o)