How To Clean And Use A Menstrual Cup In Public Toilets?
As Menstrual Hygiene Day is just around the corner, we thought of sharing with you some easy tips and tricks to help get through the ‘that time of the month’ with the utmost care, comfort and of course safety. Talking about hygiene there’s still so much that goes missing during a menstrual cycle. With constant travelling adding to the fuss, there’s always a fear of catching hold of germs when using public toilets. And I am sure just like me, you too fear even the sight of a public washroom and well, using it is another nightmare, we definitely don’t wanna invite. And for those especially using a menstrual cup, there’s a lot, one must make a note of while travelling and using public washrooms to freshen up. Hence we have listed down for you some tricks and tips to help you tackle that situation.
Pack Your Bag Well
Make sure to keep a pack of tissue paper before you leave your home. and while one cup is sufficient to help you through the day, always have another piece handy for unexpected situations. You can also get your hands on a pack of menstrual wipes and a bottle of water in case you’re travelling overnight or have plans to stay away from home for a few days.
Look Out For A Private Restroom
First and foremost lookout for a private bathroom that allows you a safer environment and privacy to remove and clean your menstrual cup. With a private sink attached in the room, you can easily get the cup cleaned with lesser chances of germ exchange with those visiting the washroom at the same time.
While cleaning your menstrual cup in a public washroom can be a hassle, firstly make sure you clean your hands to avoid any transfer of bacteria. You can then start with emptying your cup, followed by which you can run it through water or clean it with a wet tissue, but make sure it doesn’t stick to your cup, because it can be the cause of an infection.
Also Read: Ahead Of Menstrual Hygiene Day, We’re Busting Some Period-Related Myths. Knowledge Is Power, Sisters!
Ready To Leave
In case of no availability of water around, you can also dump the content from your cup, wipe it with a tissue and reuse it. After cleaning your cup, you can reinsert it and make sure you wash your hands thoroughly post the process as well.
After you reach back home, always make sure to clean and scrub your cup thoroughly. This process will ensure to block any bacteria attack from the restroom surfaces and keep up with your menstrual hygiene as well.