About the Mooncup

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.

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Watch the Mooncup crew take on team Tampon in a rap battle for women’s periods everywhere!


I won't repeat all the many positives about the mooncup but, in three words - I love it and won't go back to the nasty tampons (oops, that's an added set of eight words). I simply wish I'd started sooner, but better late than never. A massive thank-you to my best friend who introduced me to the idea and encouraged me to try it and to persist when I was having "teething" problems during the first two periods. By month 3 I had cracked the no-leak code: my mooncup doesn't pop open like a rose at dawn so I have to adjust it until it's a perfect concave shape all around (my finger informs me of this). I was worried I'll never be a true initiate but now I feel I could apply for a NASA job. My own uncharted territory... On the fourth period I was exploring the depths of the ocean, for the first time - nothing to stop me. I'm not the proselytising type but this is too good to keep to myself so I'll talk to anyone who wants to hear!
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Mooncup is available at Boots and independent shops everywhere
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