Advice & FAQs

Advice & FAQs

Welcome to the Mooncup Advice Centre, designed to answer many of the questions you may have about using the Mooncup or MCUK menstrual cup, and provide tips and information on menstrual health.

Because - like anything new - using the Mooncup can take a little practice, Mooncup Ltd. provides a unique expert advice service established in 2004 and run by experienced Mooncup Advisors (with nearly 40 years of nursing experience between them!) If you have any questions about using the Mooncup, are confused about what size you need or have a gynaecological issue you think may affect your Mooncup use, then check out the Advice Centre for detailed and expert information

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I decided to try a mooncup for two reasons, the first completely selfish one being that after having my first baby a few months ago I found tampons more uncomfotable than then they had previously been (no idea what caused this as I ended up with an emergency c section but there you go!)The second was that I made the decision to use cloth nappies for my baby and the first time my period arrived I thought, I'm not throwing disposable nappies in the bin but I'm still throwing tampon wrappers and applicators away. I'm no tree hugger but that seems wrong even to me! lol To be honest it's actually Tampax you have to thank as although I am by no mean an environmentalist or even particulaly involved in saving the plant to any degree (sorry!) since they brought out their 'Pearl' it has really annoyed me that paper wrappers and cardboard applicators have both been replaced with non flushable and non biodegradable plastic with no one appearing to care! Anyhow, long story short, used it for the first time this month and am beyond impresed. As many have said before me, a little tricky to get in and out the first couple of times but SO comfortable once in that you really do forget it's there and I LOVE that you only need to change it every 8 hours as opposed to the 2-3 hours I used to get with a tampon. Wish I'd descovered it years ago. I personally think you need more photos of happy looking ladies riding bikes and rollerskating on your webpages - you have more right to those images than any other sanitary product manufacturer!!!
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