Why does my menstrual cup smell bad?
If you’re just noticing some funky odor from your menstrual cup, know that it's not uncommon—and we’ve got you covered. Of course, the best way to get rid of period cup odor is to avoid it in the first place, and that can be done by regularly cleaning your cup during your period (in between uses) and thoroughly sanitizing it once a month.
However, even with diligent cleaning, silicone does sometimes absorb odor. If it happens to you, don't stress. Here are a few ways to eliminate any weird period cup smells:
First, try giving your cup a boil for 10 minutes to sanitize it. If that doesn't work, try soaking it in soapy water (make sure it's a mild soap, like Flex Foaming Cleanser) for 20- 30 minutes and then boiling immediately afterward.
It's also crucial that you never wear your cup longer than the recommended 12-hour time frame. Ideally, a good wash for every 8-12 hours of wear will reduce odors and help keep your vagina happy and healthy.
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