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Thought I'd let you know today I bought my second mooncup, after 7 years of service it was time to retire my first one. Considering how long it lasts it's a really cheap alternative, apart from the obvious environmental benefits. But what I as a young woman liked the best was that no matter how long a trip I was going for all I needed to bring for my periods were one cup. However I can still remember the first time I tried it, and the panic when I couldn't get it out. I tell it as a funny story now, and to show the importance of exercising your vaginal muscles, relax and work on that muscle control, and you'll figure it out in no time. Thank you for keeping both my consciousness and backpack light :)
I cannot recommend the mooncup highly enough! I've always had periods which are a little heavy, and I get a few days of bad cramps. Tampons always made my cramps worse, always leaked and I found I had to change them too often to be practical. This left me with pads, which were okay, but uncomfortable, especially in warm weather. I work at a busy restaurant, which means I may be on my feet, running around for 6/7 hours without a break - on my heavy days, using pads was so uncomfortable, I got rashes and just felt unclean. I was always paranoid about leaks, and usually had some overnight. The mooncup has changed all of that! It eases cramps for me, and it is so comfortable - I can't feel it at all, so much so that I forget I'm on my period sometimes! It's perfect for my job, as I can leave it in for the duration of a long shift without worrying, and I can tackle all the physical aspects of the job with no restrictions. During the first couple of uses, it can be difficult - my first two tries I had some leaks and could feel it a lot, but by my third period using the mooncup I mastered it. I found I had to fully remove the stem (don't be afraid to do this if the stem irritates you), and can empty and re-insert the cup in minutes. It's clean, fast, convenient and is great for the environment, so forget whatever is putting you off buying one - you NEED to try this!!!
I'm 21 years old and just heard about the mooncup. It's disappointing that tampax and other sanitary products seem to have more marketing material than cups. So, on discovering this product though an article on the internet,I was dubious. If this product is so hygienic, cheap and green; how have I never heard of it before? I did my research and I couldn't wait to order one. I've always had problems with other sanitary products. I found them very irritating, both physically on my skin and how unclean I felt while using them, not to mention the cost and how inconvenient it is having to buy them every month. However, since using the mooncup I have experienced none of these problems. I've felt like I can actually go out and enjoy myself without the worries of leaking etc. While using it I felt totally comfortable and was able to leave it in for the full eight hours without any mess. There is no odor at all, no cramping, and no mess of trying to dispose of stuff discreetly. The most beneficial aspect of the mooncup for me is that I can use it for my light flow without that awful, dry, scratchy feel of the tampon. The only downfall is that it can be tricky to insert, but I think that is more my problem than the mooncup's. It can also make some icky noises when removing it. However, cutting off the stem and removing the cup by squeezing it made no sound at all. I can't recommend this product enough, it's saved me money, time, and left my life that little bit less stressful. I no longer dread my period, result! Thank you so much.
I've had my mooncup for nearly 3 years, and I love it. I bought it for the reason that I felt there had to be something more comfortable than pads, and I always leaked with tampons. It had nothing to do with the added benefits of being cheaper in the long run, and adding nothing to landfills (though they're wonderful perks too!) I couldn't live without it now, and there is no way I would ever go back to something else. I often forget I'm even on my period, something which is impossible with pads / tampons, and my 7-8 day periods have become much shorter since using this too, something I'm convinced isn't a coincidence. I do need a pad for the first day of my period, but that is an incredibly heavy day, otherwise I just pop this in and I'm good to go. Also, it is fabulous to use in aeroplane bathrooms too. and there's no faff about rubbish and sanitary products cluttering up your bag either.
I LOVE IT!! My periods before having children where just hideous. I could easily spend £20 and more on pads and tampons in one period. It was a real down moment. My bag just seemed to consist of sanitary products. In the end I stayed in. I then found the Mooncup through an online forum. I read about it and read all the benefits it could have for me. It hasnt let me down. I have two children since I got my first mooncup and I wouldnt live without it. No smells, no leaking, no fear of going out and no more sanitary hang bag. It has helped me so much. My flow is lighter, im in less pain and I feel so much more confident. Ill sing the praises of my Mooncup to all my lady friends. Thank you!!
It doesn't smell. It doesn't leak. You can wear whatever underwear you want (or none at all!). It doesn't dry you out. It doesn't leave fibres inside you. You don't have to deal with it every time you go to the toilet. It can cope with clots. You don't have to buy more and more every month. There's no gross string hanging out of you. You don't have to throw it away and feel guilty about the waste. It doesn't feel like a nappy. You can measure your period so you know if something unusual happens. It doesn't come wrapped up in pointless, wasteful packaging. You don't have to carry loads of supplies around with you. I feel free. I did find insertion and removal a bit difficult to start with, but after sticking with it for a couple of days I soon got into the swing of it. It saves me money, it saves me hassle and it's comfortable. What more could I ask for?
My mother had bought me a mooncup from another site and I fell in love with it. So I purchased one from here, and I will always love it! I love that I don't have to spend so much on pads or tampons and I love that using the mooncup is better for the environment. And it lasts longer than a tampon. I never have to worry about running out of it:) I defiantly recommend this to my friends and family!!
I bought my m'cup almost 2 years ago and i love it! My periods are not always the same as far as light or heavy flow. Not to mention I am helping the environment and my wallet at the same time! I love my cup and I highly recommend it to anyone!
I heard about Mooncup at Glastonbury last year, visited the website and thought I'd try one for myself. Now I see why everyone felt the need to leave their comments! The Mooncup makes you feel SOOO much better about your period that you just want everyone to discover how great it is!! I have a contraceptive implant in my arm and, for me, a side effect of that is my periods often being lighter, but quite erratic. That meant that I was having to wear a thin liner nearly every day - just in case. With the Mooncup I can pop it in and not have to worry. It's so much more comfortable than having to sit wearing a pad (and/or tampon) all day and worrying about when you might need to change it. The Mooncup has absolutely changed my life when it comes to periods. I know it sounds like I'm exaggerating, but it's made me more open about periods, I'm not embarrassed about them, I'm not constantly worrying that I might leak, I'm SAVING SO MUCH MONEY and also saving the environment! Mooncup is just a win win win win win situation. Thanks a million. :)
A life changing & completely genius invention! I feel grateful that I have found this product in my early twenties and have not had to endure years of bother with tampons and sanitary towels. You save money, look after the environment, feel clean and fresh during your period and it's so easy to use. Believe every testimonial on here because it is the best thing that has ever happened to me regarding my period! You would be a fool not to buy one immediately!!
I've had my mooncup for three years so I can say I've truly tried and tested it! It took me a good three months to get to grips with it, my main issue was trying to insert it too high (like a tampon) and the length of the stem. I've since removed the whole of the stem as I found that personally I don't need it. My advice for other women is to stick with it till you get used it, remember the difficulties you may have had first using a tampon and how they are second nature to insert now! The main benefits for me is that it really does reduce the amount of pain my period gives me, bizarre but true! During my period, I am often very dry "down there", and found that tampons made this worse. I prefer the mooncup as it does not absorb any moisture, but I find I need to use a little bit of lube (just once a day) to aid me inserting and removing it. As it holds so much more than a tampon I don't need to rush and change/empty it as often, in fact I often go to the loo and forget all about it as you really can't feel it! I've recommended it to all of my friends and family, a brilliant investment, saves money and the environment too.
I remember seeing the stickers for the mooncup in the ladies toilets when I was at University and thinking to myself, I should probably give that a go. Well, I graduated five years ago and have only just go round to actually doing it, and it was mostly the online reviews and testimonials that made me make that decision there and then. If only I had read the testimonials back then! I personally didn't find the whole concept of it weird or gross, I am quite in tune with my body. The only thing I had to overcome was getting used to insertion and removal. Trying different folding methods soon sorted the insertion, removal took a bit more practise but within a couple of days I felt confident and I knew that I would never go back. At first I used a liner because I wasn't convinced it wasn't going to leak but now I am totally confident in the mooncup. It makes you feel SO much better about your period, you feel more in tune with what your body is doing, cramps are reduced, it's cost effective, it's more hygienic and for me knowing I am not adding to landfill is a huge benefit. If you suffer with recurrent thrush or UTI's - this product will change your life!!! (I don't know why doctors don't advise women to get one).
I recently heard of moon cup through a woman's group online. I was a little sceptical at first, but I went ahead and purchased one. When my period came I used it. I'm never, ever going back to bags or tampons again. The cup is extremely comfortable, unlike a pad or a tampon I can't feel that it is there. I can't feel my period either which I can with the other products. The moon cup is easy to insert and remove and it's NOT messy like I thought it would be! I feel super clean too. No dryness, no itchiness! Peeing is easier too as with tampons the strong gets in the way and with pads it's messy. At night I can sleep however I want, I can roll about like usual with out worrying about spillage. I can horse ride in it too with no problems cause it's so flexible, it just stays where my body wants it. I can't recommend it this product enough, it's revolutionised periods, and it's a green alternative to the thousands of pads and tampons we go through! Ladies if you're unsure, give it a go. The worst that'll happen is you don't like it, the best that'll happen is you'll have hassle free, cheap periods for the rest of time! Yey moon cup!
I've had my Mooncup for a year now and love it. It has saved me tons of money on tampons and pads. I feel like my hygiene is even better when using the Mooncup. It works great on both my heavier period days and my lighter days. Some discoloration has appeared now that I've used it for a year, but it still works great. I make sure to clean mine after every period. I recommend this product to all females! It's way better than using tampons/pads and super comfortable. I don't even notice it.
This is the best £20 I have ever spent! Love my mooncup so much, no leaks, easy to use and so much more hygienic than tampons or pads. Would recommend to everyone!
I would definitely recommend the moon cup to anyone. I bought one because I did not like the idea of using disposable products that then went into landfill and I also wanted to save money. The mooncup took a little getting used to, there is definitely a "knack" to it but once you've got it, it's amazing! It stands up to all activities, I've never had any trouble with leaking. It is so much more convenient when going away to be able to take my one mooncup instead of lots of pads and tampons. Everyone should have one!
I had heard rave reviews from a friend and finally decided to bite the bullet- cannot thank my lucky stars I did. I always hated using tampons and other such products, finding them uncomfortable and stressful to use. Now that I have a Mooncup my period is quite literally a breeze. I feel clean, healthy, comfortable, not to mention richer! I go running, swimming, rock climbing with it in and I pretty much forget I have my period. No more running into Boots in a flap when I forget to stuff hundreds of tampons into my bag 'just-in-case', no more rustling, no more waste! If you are considering it, please, please do. You will not regret it! Thank you Mooncup!
I'm 32, always struggled with tampons and found towels a bit stressful as my periods are short, but quite heavy. Since I started using the mooncup my periods are stress-free. I feel a lot more in control of my period because the mooncup is easy to use and so hygienic. You can also feel good about the fact that you're doing your bit for the environment. It's also cheaper! No brainer.
So, this is about the best thing ever. I first heard about the mooncup via some stickers around my university, looked it up, saw some testimonials and figured it was worth a shot. I've never tried tampons (the whole TSS thing was a bit worrying) but pads: feel horrible, get expensive after a while, inevitably result in mess on my clothes, irritate me or even give me thrush if I accidentally get the wrong type, and are *not easy* to dispose of discretely in university accommodation. Headed down to the local Boots and bought one - was slightly miffed that it cost a couple pounds more than advertised on the website, but still way cheaper in the long run and didn't have time to faff around with delivery times, so I got it. It's amazing. It takes a little practice to get in and out the few few times, and if you have problems with poking around inside or seeing a small cup of blood, you may have to steel yourself. However, I can't feel it at *all*, there's no leaking, it needs emptying about twice a day (so much more convenient than pads) and you don't need to worry about packing enough spares. Also, there was far less actual contact with blood than if I'd been using pads and having to remove/change them. With the exception of cramps on the first day, which I always get, and literally a minute a day of emptying it, I could not tell that I was on my period at all. Incredible. Plus, saving money in the long run. Having used it, I honestly cannot tell why anyone would go for anything else instead. Spread the word to university students particularly - we're moving away from home, starting to buy these things for ourselves, and it makes life so much easier.
I brought my mooncup and looking for a more practical solution to dealing with my period. (Where I work I'd have to go to my locker to get things to use and so many other things having a period was almost impossible). But now I am in and out the loo in 3 minuets!! So easy to insert, reading the what you should do and then adapting it to you is best. And you just need to get used to taking it out then you've got it sorted. I have a heavy flow for three days then the other three I'm pretty light. I can leave the cup upto 3 hours before I need ro change it on my heavy days. Honestly a life saver. I've been singing it's praises since the first moment I used it. Saved so much money to. 900/10 would certainly recommend.
I bought the Mooncup 6 months ago after getting fed up with pads and looking for an alternative. I am a young backpacker and have to say it is brilliant! Although it took a bit of practice to insert (I'd never used tampons) I quickly got the hang of it and it is so easy to use. Great for travelling as takes up no space at all in your backpack and there's no guilt about the environment either. I only wish I'd discovered this fantastic product earlier as they are an absolute godsend and every woman needs one. They are so comfortable that you forget you're on your period and the money saved is fantastic. No mess, no hassle, I cannot thank Mooncup enough for this great product -I'm never going back to anything else!! Give it a try and you won't regret it!
I found out about Mooncup a few years ago from my mum but initially dismissed it as being weird and difficult. But when I spent a year studying abroad in a country where tampons aren't widely available I decided to give it a try. The first few times using the cup were a bit difficult but I soon got used to it and I began to like it much more than tampons which were drying, expensive and had to be changed often. I only have to change my mooncup twice a day and I am never 'caught short' at the start of my period when before I might not have had any tampons in the house. I am so glad I switched to the mooncup, I have saved myself so much money and hassle and I hardly even notice I'm on my period anymore. It's an added bonus that it's good for the planet too!
I chose the menstrual cup for environmental reasons, and I chose mooncup in particular because of how accessible they made the switch from tampons seem. Yes, I was dubious, I had my doubts if it was 'for me', but now - like many women seem to suggest - the idea of going back to any other method seems unthinkable. I had resort to tampons for one day during my last period, and the difference was huge - I had forgotten the discomfort (that 'dragging' feeling) of tampons, and by the end of the day I was relieved to get home and switch back to mooncup. I wore a pantyliner for the first couple of cycles until I was comfortable with the cup, but now I am confident in my own insertion technique and never use one. 9 months on, I can hand-on-heart say I would never go back! I've saved about £30 on tampons already, so the mooncup has more than paid of itself, too. Bonus!
After two years and a half I'm still using it as happy as the first time, even more! I was so happy when I discovered such a thing! I don't use any other things like towels or tampons. I used to have problems with them like drying and irritation, but not anymore with Mooncup: it is always better than any other alternative product: it is comfortable, easy to use (just a little practice the first two days may be, but it worth it) and so cheap! I recommend it to all women when I have the chance! Go girls, let's use Mooncup!
I've been a supporter and user of the Mooncup for almost 5 years now and I've never looked back! It was the best £20 investment EVER. Pretty good going as I've saved nearly £450 within that time, not to mention saving the landfill space that no longer houses my icky disposables :-) Thank you Mooncup!
A few months ago I was out shopping and unexpectedly got my period. I went to use a tampon vending machine and it was out of order and someone had written "ha ha!" use a mooncup! I've been meaning to try it for a while so I went and bought one. I was a bit unsure at first but now I can't believe I ever used tampons. It's so clean and easy to use, I feel virtuous every month for not creating lots of polluting waste and don't have to spend money on tampons ever again. It's brilliant! If only every woman used them it would make sure an positive impact on the environment.
I have known about the Mooncup for many years but I have to admit to being incredibly grossed out by the idea of it. But then a friend of mine, I thought the least likely person to use such a thing, started telling me about it so enthusiastically that I decided to try it. And it is AMAZING! it's only a little messy on removal, reduces the smell, is amazingly comfortable and easy to insert and remove (took me a day or two to get used to this). And the best thing about it other than all the money it will save over time? The waste reduction. Every month I feel so guilty about the amount that goes into landfill or down the toilet and now I can stop! Although I do feel a bit bad about not having bought one years ago.
I've been using the mooncup for a year now. What I like best about it is that you don't feel like you're having your periods. Like some of the other posters on this board, the first couple of days of my period are really heavy - it's good being able to (1) have something that can stay in for a few hours without having to be changed every hour - especially since I'm a teacher, and can't keep running out of the classroom, and (2) know exactly how much I bleed every period - I always doubted that it was just a couple of spoonfuls, now I know! The mooncup has now been to several countries with me, and all over Europe and Asia on holidays - and has saved me a LOT of money and packing space!
Loving your work- Mooncup is an absolute revelation- it has totally enhanced my life and having a period is no longer a big deal, which is how it should be! I really would advocate it to all women, especially those who care about the environment and our oceans- it's a massive positive change all women could do! And think of the bonus of saving all that money to spend on far more interesting things! Be sustainable and smart ladies- don't knock it until you've tried it! It would be great if they were more accessible here in New Zealand to spread the word more!
I have been using the mooncup now for 2 years and have to be honest I was sceptical at first but now think its the best invention for women yet. It have saved me money, time and even eased my cramps. I only wished I would have used it earlier in my life. I am a very active person and find that I do not have to worry about anything when I am using my mooncup. Its easy and envronmentally friendly which is a big must nowadays.
I wasn't sure about the mooncup at all before I tried it. I have very bad period pains and have never been able to use tampons. I decided to try it when I went to Kenya for three months (where disposal of waste is an issue). It took a month or two to get used to it but now I LOVE my mooncup. It reduces the severity of the pain and works out so much cheaper. also, I can go swimming now, whatever time of the month it is! Great! One pointer. Skinny fit jeans are a bit restrictive around the legs when trying to get a good angle to 'empty'.
I've been using a Mooncup for 2.5 years and love it, love it, love it. So comfortable and easy to use, excellent on trips, and totally a money saver. I actually tried another menstrual cup prior to Mooncup and didn't like how stiff it was (uncomfortable and hard to get correctly situated inside). So then I got a Mooncup, because I had read that it was more "squishy" and it's perfect. I can't say enough nice things about it. Thanks for making such a high-quality, healthy product.
I had hesitated for some time before i bought the mooncup, i've used tampons from age 14 and it seemed a big change to try something new and so different. I am concerned about our impact on the environment and the amount of sanitary products we dispose of, so that was my main reason for trying the mooncup. On that point alone i feel so much better for switching but all the other benefits that come with it that i never even considered have really impressed me. The money i am saving each month for instance, not having to carry around a make up bag full of tampons, not feeling plugged up, it feels so much more natural and comfortable to wear the mooncup than a tampon. If you are hesitating over the mooncup as i was, just try it. It's actually very soft, pliable and comfortable to use and you just empty it into the loo, rinse under a tap or wipe and re-fit. I won't go back to tampons, ever.
I can't praise the mooncup enough. I switched about 2 years ago. I would shout about it to every woman. I walk happily past the sanitary items shelves in shops because I never have to buy those again and I feel sorry for the women that still do. I will never again be responsible for the use of bleach, the addition to landfill, and above all the 5% VAT payable to the taxman - what's that about?! Luxury items? Hardly! It's easy to use and perfectly secure, never any embarrassment, and I'm proud to be a Mooncup user.
I have been using the Mooncup for over a year now. My sister, in South Africa, was actually the one to promote it to me. I haven't looked back since! I used to have terrible thrush EVERY period from using tampons and a sanitry pad can be uncomfortable and not always practical. I have also saved so much money since buying the Mooncup. I certainly haven't looked back and I am so grateful for the introduction!
Great, great, great and while I got a bit of stick from friends for thinking about using it.........I am determined to convert them!! It is a little messy but way less messy than towels where the blood is sitting on the pad and letting germs get to it! .........and how much money have I saved this month!! ;-)
Read about the mooncup in Cosmo, and was interested, checked out this website, bought one, used it and hey presto! Took 2 or 3 attempts to get position right, but once you get the hang ot it, so easy to use & so much more comfortable than a tampon! no leaks, no dryness. easy to use, cheaper, (I was spending the same amount as a mooncup every other month!!) Wished I'd heard about them years ago!!
What a revalation! Having developed an allergy to tampons I thought I would give it a go - that was 3 years ago and I have never looked back. There is no soreness or dryness at the end of your period, you dont have to change it as much as you would a tampon and after 3 periods it has paid for itself. every girl should have one - advertise more - don't keep it a secret - it saves the environment too.
Ive been using a Mooncup now for 2 years and I honestly would never ever turn back! The first 2 months took a little getting used to, wearing a panty liner on heavier days just in case I hadn't placed the cup right, but having sussed it now I am completely convinced it was a good purchase! The best part is that as the cup doesn't absorb fluid, so I am not "dry" (excuse the expression but super tampon users will know what I mean) during or for a day or so afterwards- much more comfortable! That and I cant feel the cup at all... I might as well not be on my period. Its great not to spend money on Tampons every month, be a little better for the environment and feel comfortable during those girly days!
Today is my first day with the Mooncup! I'm 19 and just figured I'd give it a go. I was pretty taken with its economical and ecological benefits. I'm really liking it so far. Took me a while to get it in properly (about half an hour) but once in it was fine. I was worried about it somehow getting back out, so I danced and cartwheeled around my room and it's stayed in, so I'm confident about it now. :) It's really comfortable, which is always a plus, so I'm happy with it. Definitely worth the money, especially when I think of the money I'll save in the long run. Ahh. Now all I have to do is recommend it to as many people as possible! Thank you, Mooncup! :D
I have had my mooncup since 2004 and haven't spent money on tampons (the thought of having to use a tampon again makes me cringe) or pads since I clicked the "order" button on this website. I can't imagine how much money and hassle it has saved me. I've never had a leak or any kind of problem, I love the fact that I can put it in when I'm anticipating my period and not bleed onto my clothes and - call me gross - I love the fact that you can see what comes out of you!
I've used my mooncup for about 18 months now. I have very heavy periods and used to spend a fortune on tampons, used to dread "that time of the month" as it used to be very messy, time consuming and spent the whole time terrified for little 'accidents'! Mooncup has changed my life. Its so effective, comfortable and now I am so much more relaxed that I never need to worry. Plus I've saved a fortune! Thank you!
What can I say?! I've been using my mooncup for 18 months now, and if I were to choose the single greatest investment in my health, my savings, and my womanhood I've ever made - this is it. I love my mooncup! I still go shouting from the rooftops about it (Ok, not literally...). I'm willing to try most things, so when I heard about it I thought 'Oh yeah, why not?'. At first it was a bit tricky to use, and it took a couple of periods to get the hang of it, but after that it became second nature. I've been swimming in the sea, swimming at pools, to karate class in a white dogi/uniform, spent 8 days with the heaviest period I've ever had in a filthy music festival... no leaks, no spills, no cramps, no problems. It's so interesting being able to see what your body's doing too, as weird as that may sound - I'm a naturopath so I suppose I have that bias - but it makes things so much more useful, especially for things like fertility watching and monitoring, or if you're ever at the gynae. I can't believe how much money I've saved already, and how easy it is to use. You could almost forget it's there - no smelly tampons to deal with or nasty pads sitting in your knickers, no sneaking off with a tampon in your hand at work, no cramps, no dryness, no infections, no problems, and nothing polluting this beautiful planet. It's perfect! See how I go on and on?! Once again - Thank You!! x