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Dropped mooncup in office loo

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drivingmisspotty Tue 11-Nov-14 17:22:32

Help me mumsnet jury.

I dropped my mooncup in the loo at work this morning. Did fish it out, cleaned and wrapped it up in my bag.

WIBU to sterilise it in miltons this evening and carry on using it or should I buy a new one?

(Trying to tell myself it would be silly to throw it away but on the other hand it has been down a semi-public toilet. Boak!)

alsmutko Tue 11-Nov-14 17:23:56

Contact the manufacturer and ask them?

MyNameIsAlexDrake Tue 11-Nov-14 17:24:06

I'd sterilise and use again.

SomethingFunny Tue 11-Nov-14 17:28:10

I'd sterilise and use again. Assuming that the toilet had been flushed prior to you using it..

Ephedra Tue 11-Nov-14 17:28:42

I'd would sterilise and use it again.

I may have dropped my mooncup in the loo this morning too.

GinAndSonic Tue 11-Nov-14 17:29:51

Well if you sterilise it it will be sterile so yanbu.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Tue 11-Nov-14 17:31:28

Of course sterilise and use it again. Though maybe sterilise it twice, once in Miltons and once in boiling water, just to be on the safe side wink

ArgyMargy Tue 11-Nov-14 17:31:40

Is this just showing off about the fact that you have a moon cup? I thought moon cup types were the kind who are down to earth, not afraid of toilets.

TinyMonkey Tue 11-Nov-14 17:41:59

Sterilise it and use it again of course.

cheesecakemom Tue 11-Nov-14 17:46:04

Oh God -I would buy a new one.

pinkyredrose Tue 11-Nov-14 17:48:02

Argy 'showing off' about having mooncup? Wtf are you on about?

LadyLuck10 Tue 11-Nov-14 17:48:39

Yuck throw it away.

Cakecrumbsinmybra Tue 11-Nov-14 17:49:19

I'd sterilise it. I really need to try one.

drivingmisspotty Tue 11-Nov-14 17:50:11

ArgyMargy a mooncup stealth boast? grin I've not been using the mooncup that long, started because I don't like the waste of disposable sanitary stuff and also spurred on by all the added perfumes in sanitary towels now. Do have hypochondriac tendencies but then worry about tss when using tampons anyway so won't be going back.

Thanks everyone for your advice. Ephedra glad I'm not the only one.

alsmutko I think they do have a helpline actually. Perhaps will ring in morning.

Agrestic Tue 11-Nov-14 17:50:27

I'd just give it a rinse.

RumbleMum Tue 11-Nov-14 17:50:34

Def sterilise. I've done this before, though I briefly boaked too.

divingoffthebalcony Tue 11-Nov-14 17:51:04

Why on earth would you need to buy a new one? You sterilise it when you've finished using it each month, don't you? So just sterilise it again and it'll be fine.

milkpudding Tue 11-Nov-14 17:52:07

Sterilise it, if it is sterile nothing to worry about.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 11-Nov-14 17:52:47

Sterilise and use again.

Unless your work uses cistern blocks or similar (blue water) in which case I would contact manufacturer and ask for advice, as some substances will degrade the silicone.

milkpudding Tue 11-Nov-14 17:54:18

What did you do for the rest of the day though??

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Tue 11-Nov-14 18:19:54

The water in the toilet post flush is clean, ok I wouldn't recommend you drink it but what do you think will transfer from it to a mooncup that can't be removed by sterilising?

drivingmisspotty Tue 11-Nov-14 18:53:00

Thanks everyone. Given myself a talking to and will sterilise it. milkpudding made do with a pantyliner for a few minutes while until I could pop to chemist where I discovered Always Infinity which are actually rather good but expensive.

Ehric not sure really, one microbe of hepatitis caught in one of the little suction release holes? Realise this is ridiculous!

Fooshufflewickbannanapants Tue 11-Nov-14 19:00:57

I once pinged my moon up over the next cubicle in a pub ..........

ILovePud Tue 11-Nov-14 19:02:49

Once it's been sterilised I'm sure it will be totally hygienic but personally I couldn't get over the mental block of putting something up my chuff that I knew had been down the work toilet. If you can OP then you're less squeamish than me and fair play to you but if you want to get a new one I don't think you should feel guilty about the waste.

drivingmisspotty Tue 11-Nov-14 19:06:58

Foo that is so embarrasing! What did you do next? ILuvPud thanks for the understanding smile

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