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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How to use the Mooncup


I bought my Mooncup a couple of weeks ago and have just used it for the first time. That is, I put it in several hours ago and have just had my first daunting attempt at removing it ... and it was a doddle! I'd read all the testimonials first and taken on board the problems some people had had with them, so I suppose you could say I was prepared. So, for this, my first time, I squatted in the bath, just in case of any spillage. And there was none! I won't say it came out easily, exactly, but it only took me a couple of minutes to remove (I'm pleased I watched the video on the website first explaining how to use), then another couple to wash and reinsert. And, despite what you might expect, it is far less messy than removing a tampon! I'm impressed! There has been absolutely no leakage (although this IS only the first day of my period, so I'll wait and see what the next couple of days is like) and it is MUCH more comfortable than a tampon (with which I always experience some leakage). I'd read about a similar product several years ago in a magazine and just wish I'd hunted down the Mooncup and tried it sooner!
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