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Hi everyone,

I am thinking of purchasing a menstrual cup, but before I buy, is there any increased risk of contracting a yeast infection from it? Has anybody gotten a yeast infection after beginning to use their cup? If so, how commonly does it happen? I have never gotten a yeast infection before, but I am afraid of getting one if I decide to use a cup for my periods. I appreciate any answers ^^
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on November 2nd, 2015 03:49 am (UTC)
The only possible way you might actually pick up yeasties from a cup is if you had yeasties the last time you wore it and you didn't wash the cup, then you reinserted it. Similar to how a couple can pass yeasties back and forth by engaging in sexy times and not washing up adequately/waiting until said yeasties have passed. Yeah, guys can get them too...

FYI one good DIY treatment for yeasties, and probably the only reason I see to still keep tampons around, is that you can soak a tampon in lemon juice and then insert/wear it around for some hours. The acid fixes your pH down there and creates a hostile environment for the yeast. The once or twice I had to do it it worked great and particularly if you keep the juice in the fridge, the cold feels good on itchy/burny parts...