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 don't usually bother reviewing products but this is one thing I really can't imagine living without now I've got it! I first bought it when I was 15 because I was going abroad with school and didn't want to spend half my time worrying about my period being due. Nobody told me about mooncups but I was desperately searching for an alternative to pads and tampons and I found this site. When I first tried putting it in, I got SO frustrated (not to mention a bit sore) because I couldn't do it right, but I left it for a day or two and got the hang of it instantly next time I tried. Persistence is the key! As for the school trip, it involved a 17 hour flight, a trek up a mountain, lots of very long drives with no toilets along the way, swimming, dodgy public bathrooms, etc, and the only thing I needed for my period was the mooncup. It does take a bit of practice to change because it's kind of slippy. I once dropped it on the bathroom floor (I wasn't even in my own house, THANK GOD the floor was tiled) but other than that there's been no problems. Since then its been camping and on a ten day road trip too. I love not having to carry a supply of pads or tampons everywhere and worry about disposing of them! It's so much more practical, especially if you're an outdoors sort of person like I am. And it's great if you have trouble predicting when your period will come because you can use a mooncup just in case if you really need to, which you can't do with tampons and it would just be a waste to do that with pads. My mum is a bit baffled by mooncups and some of my girl friends say 'ew!' if I mention it but don't knock it 'til you try it!
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Mooncup is available at Boots and independent shops everywhere