Onetwo words, TP. (I would think you would want to minimize the spreading of biological material around the bathroom before you ever make it to the sink.)
Context: [The Lady Cup requires you to reach up inside of yourself using your fingers. Your tampon and crap examples do not require you to do that. With that simple understanding of the reality of the surrounding facts, one can have good hygiene in the bathroom with TP and thorough washing of their hands. Throw in a Lady Cup and because of the REUSABLE invasive nature of it, installed using your fingers to go in deep to pop it in, you can easily introduce bacteria/disease into your body AND spread your body fluids around the bathroom.]
Have you ever considered why this cup concept is not popular in the western world after being around since the early 1930's? because no matter how the poor/lazy/hippies try to spin it, this product reeks of poor hygiene and the spread of disease.
I was curious, so I read about this or similar products in blogs on the web. This is what Cup users are bragging about (see bulleted list below). Note: the "poor hygiene" title is my opinion...
- They leave it in for 12-hours. Gross and lazy! (Should be replaced every 3-5.)
- They rinse it in the sink or shower or wipe it with TP and reuse. GROSS AND LAZY! A product like that should be thrown away or boiled in water. (I would be moritifed if someone ever came over to my house with that nasty thing and stayed the weekend. Would you rinse your nasty cup in my bathroom sink where I wash my face and brush my teeth? Better yet, in my tub or shower where I might come into contact with particles of your blood & tissue?? I hope you would think of me and bleach my bathroom after you're through. Let the bleach soak for about 10-mins before you rinse. Don't even think about using my pans for boiling it.)
- Users warned it's very slimey when they reach in with their fingers and fish/pop out the cup and it's messy. (One girl said she was on vacation and it slipped out of her bloody fingers and fell in the hotel toilet. She said she just rinsed it in hot water and reinserted.) GROSS AND STUPID!
I find it hard to believe that anyone would just wipe something down that had been in their body for hours, wipe it down with TP or a wet wipe and reinsert it (unsanitized) AND use (ungloved) fingers to reach up inside of themselves to do it? Talk about nasty! The bacteria is alive and well on your Lady Cup.
In a public bathroom, you should be concerned about "staph". Amongst other things.