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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Usage Video

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Click here to learn how to use a Mooncup


I first heard about an alternative to pads and tampons a few months ago and was sceptical but willing to give it a go. I have heavy periods and even when using the most absorbent night time pad during the first few days, I always have 'accidents', leading to me using a towel on the bed just in case. So I got my Mooncup last month just as my period was finishing and I used it for two or so days and thought I'd just wasted 20 quid on something that was basically useless. But thankfully I stuck with it, and this month was the first time I've had a period without using pads or tampons. I still wear pantyliners as I usually do, but I'm more confident about moving about and what clothes I wear. It's a bit fiddly and 'up close and personal' getting it in and out, but I think I'm mastering my technique, so thank you.
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Buy a Mooncup online or find your nearest stockist

Mooncup is available at Boots and independent shops everywhere