The MCUK - known in the UK as Mooncup - is the original silicone menstrual cup designed by women to be a convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads. Loved by women all around the world, and made in the UK by a multi-award winning ethical business, MCUK offers an end to the waste, discomfort and expense of disposable sanitary protection.


Made from soft medical grade silicone, MCUK is latex-free and contains no dyes, BPA, toxins or bleaches. It’s also great for women with sensitive skin.

Tampons can cause dryness and leave fibres behind. MCUK is designed to respect your natural balance.


On average, one woman will use over 11,000 tampons or pads in their lifetime, which will end up in landfill or in the sea.


One woman uses up to 22 items of sanitary protection every period. Regardless of your flow, you only need one MCUK, and it lasts for years and years, making it the most economical sanitary product you can buy.

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How to use the Mooncup


I've been using the Mooncup for about 4 years now and really wish I'd discovered it much earlier! I admit I was a little sceptical at first because I do have heavy periods and was afraid of leakage problems. However, all my fears were laid to rest straight away. I found the Mooncup really easy to insert and extremely comfortable. It is so easy to forget that it's there atall. Infact, as one lady has already mentioned, you have to keep reminding yourself to go to the loo and empty it! The only small problem I've encountered is at night when I have leaked a little a couple of times, but that's due to sleeping too long between empties, and not any fault of the Mooncup itself. i simply use washable cotton pads as extra protection and problem solved! When I used tampons I was plagued with recurrent bouts of thrush due to dryness, but since I've been using my Mooncup I've had no thrush atall. It's been marvellous! So all in all, I can't recomend the Mooncup highly enough. With all the advantages, plus it being better for the environment, I would NEVER EVER go back to tampons if you paid me! I've got two Mooncups, one to keep at home and one that I carry around in my handbag. The little cotton bag that the Mooncup is kept in is pretty and descreet, and it's far easier than carrying a bulky box of tampons around with you. Get one now - you will not be disappointed!
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Mooncup is available at Boots and independent shops everywhere