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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.
OMG buy one. I don't feel it at all, there's no strings to get in the way, no worry about pad smell and leakage, and you can sleep a full 8 without worries. It is a little messier than a tampon, but just barely... and leakage is non existent unless it's not placed right - and even then you can take it out, rinse and reposition, unlike tampons where you take it out and have to get a new one to try again. I feel cleaner during that time of the month, and don't have to spend money every month on tampons and pads - I've had mine 4 months now, the amount I spent on it just about equals what I would probably have spent on tampons and pads... and I won't spend anymore for ages. Barely messier than a tampon, so much better overall.
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
I've been using my mooncup for a year now and I honestly wouldn't go back to anything else. It takes a little bit to get the hang of using it but once you get the knack it's amazing. I've found (for some reason) I don't get as much period pain, thrush or soreness. To be a bit rude my sex life has improved too as I no longer take a week or longer to recover from the damage that tampons were doing to me. I'd recommend mooncups to anyone.
Saves money! Never get caught without, when you forget to stock up on tampons/towels! Easy to use, comes with a cute little pouch, so you can keep in your bag when you go out. Doesn't leak like tampons did. I now have more space in my bathroom cabinet! Holds itself very well in place. Fab product! Wish I found it years ago! I don't think I will ever go back to the old way of having a period! May even buy a pair of white trousers! Thanks! xx
What do I think - well what an amazing thing the Mooncup is - I highly recommend it to all my friends and sadly tell everyone and anyone who will stand still long enough to hear about it ! No more not being able to stay over night (last minute) at friends because not having any extra period protection, instead freedom to stay over and party without fear. At a close family member's funeral I was able to grieve and to relax and not worry about leaking etc. To me the Mooncup equals freedom, and it has paid for itself time and time again - BUY ONE NOW - IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE =0)
I have had my mooncup for 2 years now and love it. It has saved me a fortune. Excellent for any one who likes to travel or who is in the forces (like my friend who uses one too), or anyone who doesnt like the finacial and environmental costs of traditional disposable products! You dont know its there, and stays safe while swimming, running etc. Why doesnt everyone have one???
All i can say is this is very empowering. To be in touch with my biological process and to have control over the products I use in my body. Its soo easy to use and cuts down alot of costs.
No more thrush! After several rounds of treatment for vaginal thrush (which always got worse during and just after my period), my doctor recommended that I try to stop using tampons, as they can make thrush worse by absorbing too much moisture. Well, the idea of having to manage with just pads, and probably having to change (pad and stained pants) every hour or more, didn't exactly fill me with joy, so I got a Mooncup a couple of months ago, and since then have had no thrush at all. Hooray! It wasn't the environmental or cost factor that made me buy the Mooncup, but now, as I only need a small pad for a couple of days (just as a "belt and braces" approach), I'm going to make a few reusable sanitary towels, so I'll never need to buy any more sanitary products ever again! Now what can I spend all that saved money on???
It really works, it's cheap and environmental. I recommend the Mooncup. I think it shortens your period too.
I took to the Mooncup on first use and absolutely love it. It is so much more comfortable and easy to forget. It makes me feel much more in harmony and control of the process. It is really good to know you are not adding to sea pollution, landfill or putting toxins in your body. Hooray, hooray! Forget all the worries about them being weird, disgusting, uncomfortable, expensive etc. they are great and well worth the initial pay out - never look back.
I LOVE my new Mooncup! For the past couple of years I have suffered from unpredictable, very heavy periods. I find that being on my period means my life goes on hold. If I use tampon/pad combo, even on the highest absorbency I need to change every 30 minutes for the first 3-4 days of my period to avoid soaking through my clothes. I live a 45 minute drive from work. I have ruined £100’s worth of clothes, bedding, duvets, etc. I have tried medication (the pill, tranexamic acid, NSAIDs) but have always been reluctant and found that the pill only made my periods more regular, not lighter. Nothing else I tried had any effect. Mooncup even lets me get 6 hours + sleep a night without the risk of ruined underwear or bed sheets! The best thing about it is that I can record how much blood I am losing. I explained to my doctor that my flow was heavy to be told “ I know it may seem a lot, but you are most likely only losing a couple of table spoons worth of fluid in your period, it just seems a lot more”. It may sound gross but to be able to say.. “no, you’re wrong, I am actually losing up to 12mL an hour, and during my whole period I have lost 930mL” is great. I cannot rant and rave enough about it. I was reluctant at first, I imagined it would be messy, difficult to use, I thought it would leak and generally prove useless, I am so glad I decided to give it a go. I have to change it every 60-90 minutes but for me that is a fantastic improvement! It means I can live a normal life again, save a fortune on “ladies products”. Thanks so much guys! I saved the money my Mooncup cost in 1 period.
I've been using the mooncup for 2 months and its great basically because it doesn't pollute the environment and its very cost effective in relation to other products. It does also make for an easier period and generally a more enjoyable one. Its comfortable to wear and I find I change it much less often than tampons, in fact its easy to forget its there.