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


After debating with myself on whether I should invest in a Mooncup for the past month I finally took the plunge. It arrived the day of my period (great timing huh?!) so I got to work straight away. I found it was relatively easy to put in, and that it stayed in place flawlessly. It was actually so perfectly placed that after 6 hours of wearing it I couldn't get it out. After 3 hours of trying I eventually gave up and convinced myself to go to bed. I actually went to sleep crying because I thought this cup would be stuck inside me forever as I failed at yanking on the slippery stem. I searched Google to find advice and every single woman who had suffered the same fate as me were advised to "stay calm" as "it has to come out eventually" and that "it can't go anywhere". This advice settled me for a minute which persuaded me to have yet another pull but NOPE. I had finally convinced myself that my vagina was broken, that the cup had suctioned itself to my cervix, that the holes weren't punched through properly, that it wasn't in right, that a menstrual cup just wasn't meant for me... That I would have to head to the emergency room in the morning should I fail again at pulling this blasted thing out and that I would NEVER use it again. MAN WAS I WRONG. The next morning arrived, and after wearing this thing for longer than the recommended hours I realised it was now or never. I headed straight to the shower, squatted down and grabbed onto the stem, all it took was a firm pull and I was finally able to reach the bottom of the cup, I gave that a tight squeeze and I could feel the suction release itself. I WAS FREE. It's amazing what a relaxed vagina can do. I emptied the contents down the drain, and shoved that blasted thing back up there (despite my emotions previously, I had convinced myself it would not win. I CAN DO THIS AGAIN BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY DONE IT. HA!) I must have changed it 3 times that day, I felt like a a menstrual cup PRO. I went to work the next day, Mooncup in vagina and I even changed it whilst at work, something I couldn't imagine doing on that first day. THE GIRL WHO CRIED HERSELF TO SLEEP DUE TO THE FEAR OF HAVING A MOONCUP STUCK INSIDE OF HER FOR ETERNITY CHANGED HER MOONCUP AT WORK, AND SHE LIKED IT. *fist bump* Ladies, I know a lot of you reading this review might be daunted at the prospect of this happening to you, or maybe it has already happened to you and you're in need of advice: well I'm here to say YOU CAN DO IT. If you're struggling to release the suction then beeeee calmmmmm. Pour yourself a nice glass of wine and run yourself a hot bath/shower. Hell masturbate if you have to, just doing something that relaxes you because pulling the cup out of a tense vagina is more hassle than it's worth. Trust yourself, trust your body, you can do this. Don't. Give. Up.
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