Many period-havers have embraced menstrual cups, such as the Diva Cup, as a reusable alternative to pads and tampons. All they need is a quick boil between periods to keep them clean. BuzzFeed But if you're not paying attention, that can go terribly wrong. Exhibit A: Anjuli Yes, that was once a Diva Cup. Anjuli, a 29-year-old Toronto woman who didn't want her last name used, had the unfortunate experience of forgetting about her boiling Diva Cup. Anjuli "I always drag my feet about doing it so earlier today I set it to boil while warming up some stew on the stove in an attempt to multitask," Anjuli told BuzzFeed Canada.After eating, her dad called and she got distracted. "It took only took just the inkling of the smell of burning plastic for me to realize what I had done," she said. Anjuli "When I walked into the kitchen, it looked like someone had left a flaming bag of shit on my doorstep," Anjuli said. "A flaccid, blue flame." Anjuli The smell, she said, was dizzying. The worst part was the mysterious "greasy, black ash" that had spread across the both the pot and her kitchen and "lodged itself within the hairs of my nostrils, eyelashes, and eyebrows," she said. Anjuli 😲 😲 😲 Anjuli posted her mishap to Bunz, a Facebook trading group, where someone made this most apt observation. Warner Bros. / Anjuli Although her results were particularly horrific, Anjuli is far from the first person to ruin a Diva Cup on their stove. Pip @pipperlue You boil your diva cup after ur cycle...I forgot about it and it burned!! anyone in America wanna send me one?dont make me use a tampon 01:42 PM - 08 Dec 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite log bot @bubble_dad i burned my diva cup lol can i still use it 06:28 PM - 27 Mar 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Tessa Skara @witchbitchxoxo ALERT ALERT I just burnt my Diva Cup trying to sterilize it!!! I AM NO LONGER A DIVA!!!! 07:20 PM - 29 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite jodine west @catshowpeople That burnt diva cup smell. 02:28 AM - 13 Oct 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Someone on the trading group offered Anjuli a beer for the burnt cup, but she decided to throw it out instead.