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.

How to use the Mooncup

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Buy a Mooncup online or find your nearest stockist

Mooncup is available at Boots and independent shops everywhere


The Mooncup has totally changed the way that I think about my period - for the better! Whereas before my life was a monthly slog of emptying stinky, tampon overflowing garbage cans, rooting through my bag to find that the sad tampons at the bottom had mushroomed out of their wrappers and were now rolling around in the detritus at the bottom of the bag, and staring at shelves in my bathroom cupboard that were stocked with what seemed like hundreds of boxes of tampons of varying absorbencies, now I've just got this wonderful little object that has simplified matters immensely.
Simplifying my period was the primary reason why I decided to try the Mooncup - I just couldn't put up with all the stupid little accouterments anymore. However, more importantly, the Mooncup actually works. I was dubious, but was proven totally wrong. I have a heavy period but have never had to use even a panty liner with the Mooncup. Unlike tampons, which can sometimes fit awkwardly and give a strange rubbing sensation, I have never even noticed the Mooncup when it is at work. Finally, the issue of cleanup is straightforward and not at all icky.
The feeling of being liberated from all of the STUFF associated with periods is incredible. No more discreetly trying to slip a tampon into your pocket while excusing yourself to go to the loo. Just pop it in (and out) and go! What joy. Thank you for making such a wonderful product!
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