Government backed scheme offers free access to period products in schools – including the Mooncup®

This week saw another historic moment for us at Mooncup Ltd with the Mooncup® menstrual cup becoming available free-of-charge in schools in England for the first time, as part of a new Department for Education scheme. We’re proud to have…

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8 Top Tips for an Eco Thrifty 2020

Apart from ditching the tampons and switching to the Mooncup®, what other small conscientious changes can we make in our lives that save us pennies and are good for the environment too? We spoke to Zoe Morrison, blogger and author…

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Young Person’s Guide to Period Products

Which menstrual product should I start with? Choosing the menstrual product that’s right for you can be a bit of an adventure, trying out different products to see what works best for you – there’s also likely to be a…

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The menopause; what to expect and how to help yourself through the transition

‘The Change’, ‘that time of your life’, ‘Aunt Flo’s grand departure’… here at Mooncup Ltd we have heard the menopause called many things! Going through the menopause marks the transition from one phase of life to another, and while this…

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8 Self-care Tips for Coronavirus Lockdown

Guest blog by Sophie Hellyer, Surfer & #RealMooncupUser Amid the nationwide lockdown caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic  this week, many of us are experiencing uncomfortable new realities, myself included. Homes have become offices (if we are lucky enough to…

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The “tampon tax” to be scrapped in the UK

The government has announced that the 5% rate of VAT on sanitary products in the UK – often called the “tampon tax” – will be scrapped from January 2021.  The term ‘tampon tax’ can be confusing. Thankfully, this change will…

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What Is Endometriosis? | Everything You Need To Know

As someone who waited 17 years for a diagnosis of endometriosis (or endo as sometimes referred to by fellow sufferers), I am all too familiar with this difficult and challenging condition. “It’s normal to have heavy painful periods”. “It’s just…

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No Shame. Period.

It’s not easy being a teenage feminist. You know, like a suffragette but with a smartphone. You have menstrual cups, pores, boyfriends and sneaky unfeminist thoughts to deal with. In this guest blog, the former stand-up comedian and author Kate…

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Let’s talk about Toxic Shock Syndrome

At Mooncup Ltd, one of our intentions from the outset has been to help make our experience of periods as positive as possible. However, there can of course be challenges and even risks associated with our menstrual cycle. In fact,…

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4 Perimenopausal Women Review the Mooncup®

Often ominously referred to as “The change”, it feels as though the menopause has been shrouded in mystery and spoken about in hushed tones for far too long. With half the population likely to experience this transitional phase of life,…

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8 Top Tips for an Eco Thrifty 2020

Apart from ditching the tampons and switching to the Mooncup®, what other small conscientious changes can we make in our lives that save us pennies and are good for the environment too? We spoke to Zoe Morrison, blogger and author…

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Young Person’s Guide to Period Products

Which menstrual product should I start with? Choosing the menstrual product that’s right for you can be a bit of an adventure, trying out different products to see what works best for you – there’s also likely to be a…

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10 Eco-Friendly Gifts For A Green Christmas

Minimalism over consumerism  With Christmas fast approaching, we’re thinking about how we can combat the culture of consumerism and create a more ethical experience this year. (Because, y’know we really do like to think about these things here at Mooncup…

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How Did The Vagina Become The New Commercial Frontier?

With the world’s first Vagina Museum opening in London this month and Pussy Power bags spotted on the catwalks, it feels like vaginas are clearly having a moment. At Mooncup ltd. we of course couldn’t be happier about this –…

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How Mooncup is Turning The Tide (#TurningTheTide)

With the launch of our new look packaging, we’re celebrating 17 years of the Mooncup menstrual cup and its game-changing users worldwide #TurningTheTide Here are some of the 4 fronts on which Mooncup Ltd is dedicated to Turning the Tide…

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Face of Mooncup Competition: Celebrating Mooncup Users

Are you the Face of Mooncup? If you’re a #RealMooncupUser, then yes, you are. The secret of the Mooncup® is out! From early day whispers to Whatsapp groups with sisters, it spread like wildfire… To your friends, your daughters, your mothers. In…

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Period Tracker Apps: When Technology Met Menstruation

At Mooncup we’ve always been fascinated by periods. In the last few years, however, there has been an outpouring of interest from all quarters in what our periods can tell us (and perhaps more worryingly, tell others – more on…

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What is Menstrual Hygiene Day? And why it’s so important…

What is Menstrual Hygiene Day? Menstrual Hygiene Day, spearheaded by Berlin-based nonprofit WASH United, is held annually on 28th May. It is an awareness day created to highlight the need for menstrual hygiene rights for everyone worldwide. Through social media…

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Can you go swimming on your period?

It’s true for many of us that our plans to visit the beach or swimming pool don’t exactly elicit squeals of glee when we realise that our period wants to come along too… But can you go swimming on your…

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How To Manage Heavy Periods

If you suffer from heavy periods (scientifically known as Menorrhagia), you’ll know that not only can they be inconvenient and painful, they can keep you from participating in social activities and generally getting out and about. But there’s no need…

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What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder? (PMDD)

What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder? (PMDD) Did you know that every April is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) awareness month? It’s a campaign to raise global awareness and advocate positive change for those experiencing this challenging and debilitating condition. Two of…

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Period Poverty in the UK: can the Mooncup help?

Due to coverage highlighting the fact that ‘period poverty’ is being experienced in the UK, many supporters are contacting us, keen to explore whether Mooncup Ltd may be able to offer some kind of solution. Clearly, the ever-more established need…

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8 Menstrual Cup MYTHS To Look Out For

Are you thinking of using a menstrual cup? With the rising popularity of menstrual cups, it can be hard to separate the facts from the fiction, especially with so many misconceptions circulating on the menstrual scene. In this post we’ll dispel…

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What Is The Pelvic Floor? And Why Everyone Needs To Know About It…

The Mooncup Advice Team were lucky enough to attend an ‘Adore your Pelvic Floor’ course recently and realised how important (and neglected) the pelvic floor can be! Louise Field, a Women’s Health & Fitness Exercise Specialist, began researching and teaching…

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Gender Pay Gap at Mooncup

The gender pay gap is back in the news here in the UK, with MPs calling for small businesses to publish their gender pay gap figures as well as the big companies. The UK Government recently introduced compulsory gender pay…

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How To Reduce Period Pain And Cramps

Period cramps and menstrual pain For many of us period pain and cramps are part of our normal monthly cycle, to varying degrees; some will experience a dull ache while others suffer severe pain and then; there are the lucky…

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‘Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change’

It was a real honour for Mooncup to take part in ‘Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change’, an international Summit and Arts Festival at the British Library.   Being cast among such eminent players from a huge range of disciplines,…

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2017 – Year of the Period!

This time last year, at the end of 2016, we were reveling in the strides that had already been taken to break down the stigma surrounding menstruation. With inspirational people like Kiran Gandhi free-bleeding through the marathon, artists like Rupi…

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The Mooncup Song – Behind The Scenes

How did it all begin? It all started in the balmy days of May 2016…  with an invite from The Ruby Darlings to their upcoming show for The Brighton Fringe, at our brilliant local venue The Brighton Komedia.   Apparently, if we…

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Should You Talk About Periods on a First Date?

I like to think of myself as a bit of an ‘Old Hat’ at this whole dating malarkey… I mean, yes, I may technically still be single but does the definitive goal of dating always have to be to find…

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How is the Mooncup® environmentally friendly?

One of our fundamental wishes as a green business is to reduce the amount of waste created on our beautiful planet. We feel strongly that the extent of single-use plastic pollution needs to be addressed, and have been working hard…

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Make sure your Mooncup® is the Real Deal

Make sure your Mooncup® is the real deal So you’ve been thinking about ditching the disposables for ages; your best mate’s been raving about the Mooncup® for years now; tampons are a drag and you’re fed up spending your hard…

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