a DJ who lived in seclusion (knittinggoddess) wrote in menstrual_cups,
a DJ who lived in seclusion

Silicone cleaning

Since medical grade silicone is used in sex toys as well as Diva/Mooncups--and there certainly is a lot of information on care of sex toys--I figured that the tips given for a silicone vibrator or dildo would be applicable to a Divacup or Mooncup.

the rundown on cleaning:
* warm soapy water
* boil (Toys in Babeland says 10 minutes, MyPleasure.com says 2-3)
* top rack of the dishwasher
...and then air dry

Blowfish suggests rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol for the ultra-paranoid. Then again, the comparable situation would be sex toys used in a monogamous relationship, and hopefully you're not sharing your cup. In our situation, soap and water is fine.

Don't use silicone-based lube! (And don't use lube containing glycerin, glycerol, sorbitol or anything that ends in -ose, which is the chemical suffix for a sugar.)

Also, once a rip or hole has been made, the material is easily ripped further. So be nice to your cup (don't give it to your dog). Similarly, sex toys will warp and crack if stored in awkward positions that stress the toy. Storing your cup in such a way that it is squashed is probably an unwise idea.

Toys in Babeland
Tags: cleaning, divacup, mooncup (uk)
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