By Leanne Barbarito
One of the main reasons people don't use a menstrual cup is because they're nervous about staying clean while changing them in public bathrooms. They're actually pretty easy to keep clean and not make a mess. Also, our menstrual cups can be left in for up to 12 hours, so you most likely won't have to even have to empty it outside of the comfort of your own bathroom.
Before and After Your Period
Before and after your period, you need to boil your cup to sterilize it before insertion/putting it away for a month.
If you're in public and can't wash it, you can just simply empty the cup and wipe dry with tissue. It can wait until you get hope to be cleaned with soap, but this does the job in the moment.
If you're at home and have time after emptying your cup, I would recommend cleaning it with a VERY gentle soap and water. You can use a cleanser specifically made for a menstrual cup or a fragrance and oil free cleanser.