You're at work and you need to empty your cup, but there are no private bathrooms--what do you do? This question comes up a lot and can make many of us feel anxious. Here are five simple steps that can help you navigate this situation.
1. Wash your hands.
2. Once you are in your stall, grab a few squares of toilet paper. Wrap your thumb and pointer finger in the tissue. Grab the base of the cup with these fingers and remove and empty the cup slowly.
3. Wipe off the outside of your cup with either toilet paper or a wet wipe.
4. Reinsert your cup.
5. Once you get home or reach a private bathroom, remove your cup and wash with mild soap and water.
Remember your vagina is home to several strains of helpful bacteria and isn't a sterile environment. Your cup does not need to be sterile before reinserting.