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Genuinely serious Mooncup question

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NomDePlume Thu 25-May-06 10:49:18

Despite being pretty squeamish about the thought of them, I'm slowly being sold the idea due to the leakfree-ness (not a word, I know).

The only major concern i have is, what if you need to change it when you are out and about. If you are in a public loo (with cubicles and a bank of communal sinks) I assume you pour the bulk of the blood into the loo pan, but what about rinsing it out ? How do you deal with it ? I'd be horrified if I was stood at the sinks and some woman stood next to me and started washing her menstrual blood down the sink.

satine Thu 25-May-06 10:51:51

I just wipe it out with some loo roll and re-insert and then wash it out as soon as I find somewhere appropriate.
I agree that washing it out in the sink in public is really taking things a step too far!!

bundle Thu 25-May-06 10:52:23

i think you'd take a bucket of water into the cubicle with you

charliecat Thu 25-May-06 10:53:14

Jeesus hadnt thought about Out and About, what about bottle of water in bag to rinse?

NomDePlume Thu 25-May-06 10:53:16

rofl. Keep a mini bottle of Kabbala water in my bag for such emergencies

misdee Thu 25-May-06 10:53:22

just wipe it out.

NomDePlume Thu 25-May-06 10:53:28

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Waswondering Thu 25-May-06 10:56:37

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NomDePlume Thu 25-May-06 10:57:26

pretty expensive though

kipper22 Thu 25-May-06 11:20:28

ok, another question. i know i sound like a pathetic wifey here & i don't want you to think i live my life by what dh says, but how did you explain mooncups & your use of them to your male dp's?

wilbur Thu 25-May-06 11:22:47

While we're asking... a while ago I bought a Keeper but found it v inflexible and hard to insert - is the mooncup a little softer? I seem to remember someone saying it had silicone in it and was therefore more flexible. Also, is it okay to use one with an IUD?

Waswondering Thu 25-May-06 11:36:35

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tissy Thu 25-May-06 11:39:26

I do not discuss my menstrual arrangements with dh! I just wish he would be equally reticent about his bowel movements. I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW! I think he does it to wind me up....

brimfull Thu 25-May-06 11:42:48

I had a rather messy episode with an overflowing mooncup ,desperate need to wee ,public loo ...and no loo roll
Thank god there was no one there when I came out of the stall,it looked like I'd slaughtered something!

brimfull Thu 25-May-06 11:43:10

I now carry wipes in my bag.

charliecat Thu 25-May-06 11:44:36

ggirl <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<shock>>>>>but OMG how awful.
but still funny.
Do you need to remove mooncup to wee then???

brimfull Thu 25-May-06 11:47:17

well it sort of squirted out .......eeeuuuuw! tmi

charliecat Thu 25-May-06 11:48:13

jeeesusss.........catch the cup

LeahE Thu 25-May-06 11:48:35

No, you don't need to remove it to wee.

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