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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I tried the Mooncup out of frustration with tampons; on the rare occasions when I wanted to feel clean and not worry about the potential smell of using pads the tampon would always fail me. Inserting them was often very uncomfortable, and 9 times out of 10 the tampon would shift and become painful-cue a dash to the toilet and changing back to pads. The eco-friendliness of the Mooncup never mattered to me, I already feel I suffer enough during my period without adding guilt to the mix. All I wanted was to feel clean and natural with no discomfort or chafing, and the Mooncup delivered! The thing I love most is that you can put the mooncup in while you take a shower. That way it's lubricated, I'm comfortable and relaxed, I can get nice and clean and there's no trip to the bathroom after my shower to insert a tampon and try not to get blood under my nails. Even better, I can almost forget I'm on my period, and sometimes I even sleep with it in which I never dared do with tampons. For the record, after all my struggles with tampons I didn't think a Mooncup would fit comfortably but it does, and everyone should try it!
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Mooncup is available at Boots and independent shops everywhere
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