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18 January 2016 @ 07:00 am
After last posting here a few periods have come and gone and I can happily say I made it work! Finally! Apart from residual slobber the cup and I have a stable relationship.

Something happened though. Maybe I neglected it far too long in by bathroom shelf after my last period.

In the pictures you can see a mami small. When my last period ended in the middle of november I washed it with lukewarm water and mild soap and put it down to dry on a piece of clean toilet paper in by bathroom shelf. It was exposed to air and touched nothing else. I then completely forgot about it and took it out three weeks ago, so a little more than one month had passed. I noticed this evenly shaped white residue, like someone had poured a bit if milk in the bottom and then let it dry out, and my first though was "bacteria". I scraped it a little with my finger and it came off easily, but not completely.

I boiled the cup for three minutes and let it dry. To my surprise the residue wasn't completely gone.

My period is closing in on me, so I decided to ask for clues and advice here. What could this be? The tap water where I live is very hard and known to create extremely much lime residue on dishes and bathroom floors. I'm quite worried and will not put this inside of me until I can be sure it's safe.

Here's a link to pics in case they act up (I posted from my phone and on the run):
Enlevéenleve on January 18th, 2016 08:25 pm (UTC)
If it is residue from hard water, then soaking it in some sort of acid would help. That could be white vinegar, citric acid, or squeezing lemon juice, or whatever you have on hand.