The Mooncup - known in the USA as MCUK - is the original silicone menstrual cup designed by women to be a convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads. Loved by women all around the world, and made in the UK by a multi-award winning ethical business, the Mooncup menstrual cup offers an end to the waste, discomfort and expense of disposable sanitary protection.


Made from soft medical grade silicone, the Mooncup is latex-free and contains no dyes, BPA, toxins or bleaches. It’s also great for women with sensitive skin.

Tampons can cause dryness and leave fibres behind. The Mooncup is designed to respect your natural balance.


On average, one woman will use over 11,000 tampons or pads in their lifetime, which will end up in landfill or in the sea.


One woman uses up to 22 items of sanitary protection every period. Regardless of your flow, you only need one Mooncup, and it lasts for years and years, making it the most economical sanitary product you can buy.

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How to use the Mooncup


I decided to give Mooncup a go as I am going travelling for a few years in September, starting off in South East Asia. The thought of taking an infinite amounts of tampons just wasn't going to be possible, along with disposal issues, it just isn't practical. Firstly I read as much as I could about them and had difficulty figuring out which size would suit me best - being on the cusp of 30 with no children. I emailed Mooncup who asked me questions and gave good advice, so I settled with the smaller size. To begin with it wasn't easy. At all. Inserting it was much easier than I had imagined but getting it out was beyond difficult! I read all the advice, tried all the techniques but it felt like it was never going to come out, over an hour was spent fiddling about each time, getting dizzy and muscles aching from the random positions I was trying! Once out, all was well! Little to no spillages and no leakage at all once inserted - just getting it out was a mission and a half! However, I had confidence that, like I had read, it would get easier the more you do it and that couldn't be more true! This is my third period using Mooncup and although I was dreading the removal initially it has been very quick and easy, mere minutes and it's all done - I've definitely got the hang of it now! Feels great! I seriously cannot recommend this product highly enough, the perseverance is completely necessary yet entirely worth it. It feels amazing knowing that I don't have to carry and dispose of tampons anywhere anymore, let alone when travelling. The financial, economical and health benefits are reason enough to give it a try. I am considering purchasing another one for a spare - just in case!
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ethical Consumer best buy
Janey Loves 2012
YHL Best Toiletry 2013
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