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Djynnjah
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I love my diva cup dearly but this morning the little sucker got away from me and fell into the toilet. I'd already flushed so there was nothing in there but water. I washed the cup several times in hot water with antibacterial soap and it's currently soaking in a full cup of alcohol. I didn't even think about where I was putting my hand or the condition of the cup at the time, but now I'm having an, "EWWW! Toilet!" reaction (even though I hear toilet water is supposedly some of the cleanest around... till it gets in the toilet=P)

My period's ended so I don't need the cup for a while but I'm wondering if I'm doing enough in the way of sterilization. I'm going to put it in boiling water tomorrow.


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Heather
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Yep, just boil it. That really covers all your bases, easy, and better than the alchohol or soap, anyway.

And just an FYI: antibacterial soap is actually something you don't want to use very much. from an epidemiological perspective, what antibacterial agents being used so much have resulted in is simply more resitant bacteria, and you don't really want any residue of that inside your vagina. Plain old soap does the job just fine.

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Djynnjah
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Thanks! I do know about the antibacterial soap issue. I'm a biology student and I make it a point NOT to get any kind of antibacterial products usually but with the disgust factor in this case, I went a little overboard.
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xxMJxx
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i'll sound stupid saying this..but what's a diva cup??
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LilBlueSmurf
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The DivaCup is a menstrual cup ... An alternative to pads and tampons.
www.divacup.com

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