This Woman Forgot About Her Boiling Menstrual Cup And This Is What Happened
"It looked like someone had left a flaming bag of shit on my doorstep."
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.
But if you're not paying attention, that can go terribly wrong. Exhibit A:
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.
"It took only took just the inkling of the smell of burning plastic for me to realize what I had done," she said.
"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."
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 posted her mishap to Bunz, a Facebook trading group, where someone made this most apt observation.
Someone on the trading group offered Anjuli a beer for the burnt cup, but she decided to throw it out instead.
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