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I mean, I know how to remove and clean the cup. But I was wondering how you would do all that each time you emptied your cup, without making a mess? Do you rip the toilet paper first, put a square in the toilet first, etc etc. For me there just seems to be too many opportunities for blood to get onto stuff. So I was wondering how you guys do it?
 
Nancysemisilence on January 10th, 2016 08:27 am (UTC)
I pull it out while I'm sitting on the toilet and let it spill downwards into the toilet bowl. Then I swab the cup with TP and stuff it back up my hoo ha. A flush usually washes the blood all out.

mercy rainmercy_rain on January 10th, 2016 01:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, this.
nys311 on January 10th, 2016 05:32 pm (UTC)
When I'm at home, I remove the cup and then dump the contents into a graduated shot glass (because I've been measuring my exact flow each period lately). Then I rinse my cup in the sink right next to me and re-insert. I take the shot glass with me back to my computer, enter in some data (yes, I'm a huge data geek), and then I usually dump the contents into a potted plant.

When I'm in a public restroom, I'd do the same thing, except I'd just take note of how much was in the shot glass, and try to remember it or jot it down so I can enter the data in later, once I'm back at a computer. Then I'd dump the contents in the toilet and wipe out the shot glass with TP. With my cup, I'd probably wipe out the inside, but not the outside of the cup (so it stays lubricated on the outside). I also don't generally set it down on a square of TP unless I really have to.
kripaluyoginikripaluyogini on January 12th, 2016 12:26 am (UTC)
I've only used the cup at home so far. I first take a square of TP and place it on the sink, then I take the cup out while sitting on the toilet and dump the contents. I place the empty cup onto the square of TP and then plug up so I don't drop blood on the floor (with TP) and go wash the cup, sit down and reinsert.

Sayga: cat-artemis runningsayga on January 12th, 2016 08:57 pm (UTC)
I sit down, pee/poop, then wipe. Then I reach up and remove the cup. There is usually a long string of mucousy blood from my vagina to the cup. I pour the contents in the toilet, then use the rim of the cup to "wipe" the mucous off. At home, I wipe once more, including wiping my fingers on the toilet paper, then I stand up (pants at my ankles) to rinse the cup. Then I sit down, re-insert, wipe again, flush, and wash my hands.

At work, with a separate stall, I pour the contents, wipe the mucous strings, then wipe with toilet paper. I may or may not use some TP to wipe my cup out (if it's all liquid and poured out, I don't wipe the cup; if it's clotty or mucousy, I do). I reinert the cup, wipe my fingers on TP then use that TP to wipe myself again. Then flush. If I can get away with leaving my pants unbuttoned and step out to wash my hands, I do that, or I use just 2 fingertips to zip my pants and do up the button, then use my wrist or left hand (I only need one finger on my left hand to re-fold the cup, otherwise I don't use that hand at all in the process) to unlock the door and go out and wash my hands.
gigglygecko on January 14th, 2016 09:00 am (UTC)
I sit as far back as I can on the toilet because I have accidentally dripped some blood on the seat before. I use one hand to get the cup out. I pour everything into the toilet and use my other hand to get some toilet paper. I then wipe the rim first (there's often a big string of blood/mucus that refuses to drop off) and both the inside and outside of the cup before applying fresh lube to reinsert. Flushing is enough to get rid of the blood.

If I am at home, I wash the cup in the sink after pouring the contents down the toilet and wiping the rim.
bklynmom on January 15th, 2016 12:53 pm (UTC)
I do mostly the same but have tp in my left hand waiting to hold the cup after I dump. Then I use another wad of toilet paper to swipe out the inside and reinsert once I've wiped myself. I definitely don't bother to wash the cup when I'm not home, and only do at home once or twice a day.