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21 April 2019 @ 09:56 pm
Hi, I live in high rise condo where dust is everywhere. Although I rarely open the window, and clean my room daily, the dust still exist in every corner. I just used my first menstrual cup during the first week of April. After I finished using menstrual cup, I thoroughly washed it with soap, boiled it for 5 minutes, then stored it in cotton pouch so that it’s breathable. When I open the pouch to see if the dust get inside the pouch, I found out that my menstrual cup is full of dust, when I rub against the cup, the dust is still on there. I’m quite concerned about this dirty dust on my cup, and would like to know if it’s normal for the dust to stick on the cup. Will it be safe to use my cup on period again if I thoroughly clean it before use? Or is there any other way to store the cup dust-free? I would like to keep it in air-tight container if possible to prevent the dust, but I know that it will increase the chance of bacteria growth, so I really don’t know what to do.

 
Yelizavetamajesticzaichik on April 21st, 2019 03:13 pm (UTC)
I am not sure if all of that is dust, actually, seems also like there is some little fibers left over from your pouch.

I don't think putting dust or tiny fibers up your vagina is at all bad for you. I lived in a dusty area too, and I didn't keep my cup in any sort of bag, I just leave it out on a shelf in the bathroom. If you are concerned, just give it a rinse before you insert it and most of the stuff should come off. I think the type of cup you have may make it a bit harder to clean the dust off because it looks squishier than mine, and that makes it easier for the dust to stick. Just try to rinse it off and rub the bits off with your finger before you re-insert. But again, having a tiny amount of dust or fibers up there isn't bad for you.
shellycrazy_mich on April 22nd, 2019 12:52 am (UTC)
That looks more like lint to me, but I could be wrong. If you rinse it or clean it with soap before you use it again, I think you will be fine! I would still use it.