such a great idea and move in the right direction for making reusable ecofriendly products. Love my moon cup can leave in for upto 12 hours and no spills! was sceptical that it would leak but haven't had any problems. Can hardly feel it once it is in, takes a few times to get used to inserting it but once you do it it's so worth the initial discomfort
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MoonCup Menstrual Cup
The Mooncup is a reusable menstrual cup, around two inches long and made from soft medical grade silicone.
It is worn internally a lot lower than a tampon but, while tampons and pads absorb menstrual fluid, the Mooncup collects it.
This means it doesn’t cause dryness or irritation, and also that it collects far more (three times as much as a tampon!).
Because the Mooncup is reusable, you only need one so it saves you money and helps the environment, too.
The Mooncup is designed to be folded and inserted into the vagina, then removed, rinsed and reinserted up to every 8 hours. A light seal is formed with your vaginal walls, allowing menstrual fluid to pass into the Mooncup without leakage or odour. This seal is released for removal, allowing you to empty the contents, rinse or wipe and reinsert. Comfortable, convenient and safe the Mooncup can be used overnight and when travelling, swimming or exercising.
Available in 2 sizes.
Pack Size 1 cup and storage bag
Availability Green Beans, Poppy Pads and Selected retail outlets
The menstrual cup thing wasn't my 'thing' until I won one - another brand. I loved the concept, and my body and me hate tampons and the like, so this seemed like a great alternative. After failing with the one I won - I did my research to find one that had fabulous reviews to give it one last go before giving it a miss, and I'm so glad I did. I found MoonCup, it works and I haven't looked back.
I purchased the MoonCup and it arrived in a box, with great instructions and a cute pouch for storing the cup when not in use. Using any cup is a bit of a 'fiddle' at first, and it absolutely takes time to work it out - but I highly recommend reading the instructions that come with the moon cup because they're awesome. If all else fails there's loads of tips and tricks on the internet for getting a menstrual cup to work for you.
This cup is super comfortable once in (I can only compare to one other brand), It's firm to insert, and what makes it really fantastic is that its silicon is really firm, so sits tight once inserted so I know there's little risk of leaking as long as I've inserted it correctly (it takes practice and understanding the direction all the body parts point, to point the cup in the right direction as well). The important thing with inserting the cup is to relax - it's something I have to consciously tell myself sometimes.
I have a very crazy heavy cycle and can honestly say the MoonCup made coping with that so much easier and less stressful. I'm no longer in tears as I deal with the heavy period. I couldn't and wouldn't go back to icky tampons and pads. I feel better for the change, and feel better the planet is better for my change.
Tips: Healthpost were the cheapest when I shopped for mine. There's two sized cups so read their guidelines to pick the right size for you - it's super easy to work out which is the one for you.
After a lot of thought I decided I really needed to make the switch to a cup and away from disposable products. Mooncup is a brand I had heard of for years so that was my go to when looking for a cup. These really are a fantastic idea and have cut my use of disposable sanitary products back significantly. I’m still not brave enough to use this when I know I’m going out as I do like to clean it when I’ve removed it and that’s not always an option in a public toilet! It’s nice to know you’re not putting a bunch of chemicals into your body or adding to our refuse problem when using this cup. Take the plunge if you haven’t already ladies!
Absolutely love my moon cup! Could never go back to using pads and tampons again. It is super comfortable and reusable!
Tips: Practice inserting before you get your period, or wear a panty liner incase of leakage the first few times
Honestly this took a lot of getting used to, and I had to wear liners the first week I used this, because it leaked a bit ( I obviously wasn't putting it in correctly) but, by my second time round, it was an absolute breeze. Once I figured it all out, the best way for me to fold it, position it etc, dealing with periods became so much easier!
I love that I no longer need to go out and buy pads or tampons, or have to think about how many I need to take with me, or worry when my period surprises me early and I haven't got anything for it. What I love most is that I don't have to change it as often as a tampon when my period is light, and I can wear it overnight!
The main thing I've heard people ask about is emptying it when you're not at home ( eg. uni, work etc); I usually have a bottle of water with me and can subtly rinse it into the toilet, or just wipe it clean with toilet paper. If your hands are clean, and you don't handle it too much/drop it, it'll be perfectly fine and safe! To sterilise, just chuck it in some boiling water for 5 mins when you get home.
I'm going to be honest. I was scared of this product. The size is bigger than what I was expecting, roughly fits in the palm of your hand. It's rubbery and is not as squishy as I thought it would have to be, it's more like a Tupperware muffin cup (lol). I've never been crazy about the concept of putting something inside my body, but do appreciate the simplicity of tampons and cleanliness they create. This mooncup proved to be a problem, I literally didn't know how to insert it. I had to watch YouTube videos on tips and tricks but none of them helped. I failed dramatically at this, but have seen others LOVE it!
Why did it take me so long to actually get one?! I've done so much research over the past year or so on these and kept getting put off over the "squeamish" factor. I finally bit the bullet and did it and why did I wait?! With two sizes, make sure you select the right one for you. It is nowhere near as hard or as difficult as some reviews say. In fact, it was way easier than I thought. I think I psyched myself out about it. It was easy to use, easy to remove and I've had no leaks. It's super comfortable and yes, the first time you empty it is a bit awkward, but seriously, you'll get over it and have a better appreciation of your body.
A money saver, an environmental saver (because think about, all the tampons and pads end up in landfills, ICK!), easy to use and so much better for your body. I think these should be promoted and advertised sooooo much more than they are. Get it!
Tips: Read the instructions and RELAX.
I love love love my moon cup and think every lady should have one. It was a little tricky at first but now after having and using my moon cup for 8 years, I'll never go back to using tampons. They are brilliant for travel too as you don't need to change as often as s tampon because they hold twice as much. ( safe to leave in up to 10 hours ) and as simple as removing and rising with some water until you get somewhere to give a good clean. ( some toilets over seas are not very clean ) so this is a must buy for all women!! Saves on the pocket too! No more buying tampons!!!
Well, where to start? There was a lot of talk about menstrual cups on a facebook forum that I was avidly following as I HATE pads and tampons are just a total nuisance.
After due consideration, and reading a whole lot of info on the web, weighing up pros and cons, reading other users' reviews etc, decided why the hell not?
BEFORE using, make sure you read the instructions and be well aware that it's not always rainbows and butterflies... It can be quite difficult to insert it properly, and even when inserted properly, it can be quite difficult to tell that it is inserted properly as foreign objects in a body orifice can be rather... err... dissimilar!
I think that all highschools (or even middle schools) should be handing out pamphlets on these during the puberty talks!
Great product, why don't they sell these in the supermarket! Advertising these more would be great for the country. Took a while to get use to inserting,p and removing. After a few goes I finally was able to not feel it and be 100% comfortable, as my flow is some what heavier than normal I am needing to change more often but other than that it has been successful and a great purchase
Tips: Trying out before cycle to become familiar and confident with inserting and removing would be helpful as it dose take a few goes