Mary Carla (sparkle_lite) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Mary Carla
sparkle_lite
menstrual_cups

How long to wait before emptying the cup?

I was just wondering if it is ok to leave a cup in for 12 hours at a time before emptying it. I've read that it's recommended to change it every 8 hours, but is it ok to leave it in for 12 repeatedly. I know that tampons need to be changed at least every 8 hrs to prevent TSS, and there is no risk of TSS with the cup, but is there risk of anything else?
I never leave the cup in for more than 12 hours, and the Lunette soap I use gets rid of any discoloration or scent (even though there usually never is any).

Do you all empty every 8? I just want to make sure that I'm not keeping old blood inside for too long, or getting bacteria or anything...

Thanks in advance!!

(I tried to check the memories for an exact answer, but didn't find one. If anyone knows of a link that discusses it I love to be directed there!)
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