if it seems clean, do I need to sanitize it?
November 7, 2010 12:49 PM Subscribe
MensesFilter: What are the potential ill-effects of using a clean but unsanitized (as in boiling) DivaCup?
posted by dahliachewswell to Health & Fitness (22 answers total)
I'm in a context where it's quite difficult/awkward to get access to a pot and a kitchen to boil my DivaCup to sanitize it. When I last finished using My Cup, I rinsed and washed it thoroughly a couple times with soap and water, cleaned out the holes with a pin. I let it air dry on a piece of tissue on the countertop and then is sat uncovered on an open shelf in my kitchen for several weeks.
Do you think it could cause me any sort of hurt or infection if I use it in this state or should I figure out some way to sanitize it?