Whenever one talks of menstrual health, you will hardly fail to reminisce about the words by Anurag Chauhan. She once said, ‘Menstruation is not a problem, poor menstrual hygiene is.’ The ultimate goal of any lady will always be to maintain the utmost hygiene levels during this period. And disinfecting menstrual cups will always be part of the process.

Various aspects go into sterilizing your menstrual cup properly. Unless you are familiar with this disinfection process, you will hardly maintain your menstrual health. The big question, however, is how to disinfect the cup. Here are a few insights into how to do this.

Step by step process to follow
* Take the time to empty and even change your menstrual cup in the bathroom

* Fill this cup with clean yet soapy water, and place your palm over the opening

* Flip over the cup and squeeze such that the water comes out through the suction holes

* Ensure that you remove any existing gunk

* Ensure that you rub the cup between your hands

* Ensure that you clean the suction holes, preferably using interdental cleaners

Above all; you will have to pay attention to critical elements. It is only through this that you will be sure of enhanced effectiveness. Ensure that you observe the following.

Use reliable menstrual cup cleansers

Be careful which cleanser to pick for your menstrual cup, as it will affect your health in the long run. For instance, heavily-fragranced soaps and scents could irritate your vagina. As such, you need to pick something that comes with a balanced pH. While at it, stay away from bleach and antibacterial soap. Oil-based soaps and rubbing alcohol could also be costly.

You can rely on vinegar

Did you know that vinegar solution will be more effective than water? Remember, it is a natural sanitizing agent that is not only healthy but also affordable. Usually, this product will not compromise the health of your vagina.

Be careful with the soap you use

As mentioned earlier, your genitals will always be sensitive. For this reason, you should aim at soaps with the right pH. Whether you choose glycerin soap or those that are fragrance-free, you will be good to go. Take the time to evaluate the pH score and ensure that it is between 5.2 and 7.0.

Be careful about the storage

The way you store your menstrual cup will always matter. In most cases, you will need to ensure that it is dry before you store it. As long as it is dry, you will not have to worry about the growth of bacteria.

While at it, ensure that you put it in a breathable container. Breathable containers come in handy in improving the longevity of your menstrual cup. Remember, plastic bags will do you more harm-avoid them.

As you look forward to maintaining your menstrual health, you will always find it valuable to sanitize your cup. It is not only healthy but also vital. With the insights provided above, this will be no hassle.

Author's Bio: 

Eric is the owner of EPt