How to choose the best menstrual cup for you?

The market for menstrual cups has exploded in the past few years. On paper, or more likely on Instagram, the little silicone cups look so similar. But not all cups are created equal, so we’ve put together this handy guide…

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Did someone say free period?

Now more than ever, it’s time for schools to grab this opportunity to address the issue of youth period poverty. Eradicating period poverty doesn’t have to cost the earth either. The Mooncup® menstrual cup is available free of charge in…

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Top menstrual cup tips for a first-time Mooncup® user

Are you considering a sustainable swap to the Mooncup? Using something new can be a bit of a challenge, so we’ve put together these simple menstrual cup tips to help you on your way: • Learning to use the Mooncup®…

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Sounding an alarm for Scottish marine wildlife

In May 2021 I set off to stand up paddleboard around Scotland: a 1200km ocean voyage. I started my trip on the river Clyde, beginning at the SEC in Glasgow – the site of this year’s COP26 international climate talks….

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How to manage PMS naturally

How to Manage PMS – 10 natural methods There are lots of methods to try to help alleviate your PMS symptoms and ride out this time. We often get asked how to manage PMS more naturally. We’re all different beings,…

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A Makeup Artist’s cruelty free & sustainable beauty tips

More and more of us are aware of the small changes we can make in our daily lives to greatly reduce our environmental impact. Plastic straws, bottles and cotton buds are well-known culprits, but beauty products are also major offenders….

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 Top tips for an eco-friendly kitchen

The kitchen is sometimes called the heart of the home. But kitchens are also big energy gluttons, and it’s the room where we’re likely to produce most of our household waste. From shopping, to cooking and cleaning, there are lots…

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What are period poos and why do we have them?

It’s not just you, we’ve all had them! Period poo may not be the number one topic for dinner parties, but as we’re no strangers to taboo smashing here at Mooncup Ltd, let’s get it out in the open. Constipation,…

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Birth control options and advice – everything you need to know

Preventing pregnancy can be a confusing business, even though most of us will choose some form of birth control at some point in our lives. If you’re looking into contraceptive methods but unsure which one to choose, you’ve come to…

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Why is my period late?

We’ve all been there at some time or another. Your period is due… you wait for the tell-tale ‘signs’ that it’s hit… the day goes by and… nothing. You may think little of it, but as you head to bed…

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Eco-friendly cleaning tips for a greener home

Clean your house whilst saving money and the planet too with our eco-friendly cleaning tips  Backyard barbecues, dinner parties or just a few drinks with friends – we’re looking forward to hosting in our homes again soon. Is your home…

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Period stigma is still deep rooted in workplaces

Bloody Good Employers tackles the period taboo at work In January 2021 we at Mooncup Ltd. ran a survey on how the pandemic had changed our period experience. While most said their experience had been worse, a significant 36,2% also…

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The colour of your period: what does it mean?

Is the colour of your period ‘normal’? What your menstrual blood colour says about your health Your menstrual blood colour can often vary. Have you ever wondered why? Or what is considered normal? Well, wonder no more, our Mooncup Advisor,…

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Why we are taking part in Earth Hour 2021

Earth Hour, organised by the World Wildlife Foundation on 27th March, is one of the largest global movements for our planet. No one is a stranger to the news about global temperatures rising and biodiversity plummeting at alarming rates. Every…

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How to clean your menstrual cup

How to clean your menstrual cup: top tips for looking after your menstrual cup The Mooncup menstrual cup is made to last so it’s worth taking care of it properly. To help you look after your faithful cup companion, we’ve…

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How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed our periods?

Since the Covid-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdowns, restrictions, curfews and the like, our worlds have been somewhat overturned. The sudden upheaval of our known “normal” has been a source of stress and anxiety. But has the pandemic changed our…

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Exercising during your period: the dos and don’ts

Is it ok to exercise during your period? The answer is yes! But don’t forget the small print: you might not always feel like it, and that’s ok too. Can you do exercise during your period? Exercising can be the…

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Veganuary 2021: how to have a vegan period?

Whether you’ve decided to trial a plant-based diet for Veganuary 2021 or been plant-based for years, going vegan stretches far beyond what you put in your belly. Whatever the reasons, once you take the leap to veganism it can become…

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“Tampon tax” scrapped in the UK from 1st January 2021

After years of campaigning, the VAT (value added tax) for period products is finally being abolished on 1st January 2021. The 0% tax will apply to disposable tampons and pads, but also to reusable menstrual cups such as the Mooncup®….

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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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How to hack your cycle and own your period superpower

Our hormones are powerful. They can make us feel strong, moody, cranky, creative or sexy. They can make us bleed monthly. And they regulate the menstrual cycle, our untapped superpower. Every month, we have four hormonal phases that keep coming…

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Eco-friendly Christmas Gifts

Shop Local and Ethical This Festive Period With These 8 Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts This year has given many of us the chance to take a step back, re-set and re-think the way we carry out our daily lives. With that…

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What do 18-year-olds really think about the world today?

It’s our birthday! Mooncup is turning 18 this year and to mark this coming of age milestone, we are turning to young people to get their take on the environment and the future. We wanted to find out what young…

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How to choose the best menstrual cup for you?

The market for menstrual cups has exploded in the past few years. On paper, or more likely on Instagram, the little silicone cups look so similar. But not all cups are created equal, so we’ve put together this handy guide…

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How to practice body positivity? Top tips from Ruby Rare

Ruby Rare, with her brilliant pink hair and her fabulously body positive Instagram feed, is a force of nature. And she has just gone and topped off her amazingness with the launch of her debut book, Sex Ed. Sex Ed is…

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Why are we afraid of blood?

It’s that time of year again, where blood and gore saturate our screens, coat our costumes and haunt our thoughts. But while some can’t wait to celebrate, others would really rather not… How come some of us get a thrill…

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Did someone say free period?

Now more than ever, it’s time for schools to grab this opportunity to address the issue of youth period poverty. Eradicating period poverty doesn’t have to cost the earth either. The Mooncup® menstrual cup is available free of charge in…

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Jo’s ovarian cancer story

A while ago, we were contacted by a woman thanking us for the Mooncup®️ “saving her sister Jo’s life” by helping with early detection of her ovarian cancer. Here’s Jo’s inspiring story, which she hopes will empower others with the…

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What are the five gynaecological cancers and their symptoms?

There are five different types of gynae cancers that start in the reproductive system: cervical, ovarian, vaginal, vulval and womb (often called uterine or endometrial). Every day approximately 58 of us are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer in the UK….

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Top tips for sustainable, eco-friendly camping

Camping is a great way to have a local planet-friendly holiday. Swapping the Costa del Sol to a local campsite will obviously dramatically reduce your carbon footprint, but there are many other easy swaps you can make to have an…

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10 bathroom swaps to reduce your plastic waste

Plastic free July is a reminder for all of us that there are little steps we could be taking to cut down on plastic in our homes – especially as a lot of us are spending more time in them…

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Love letter to my period

Most affairs come with some strings attached, but our relationship with period tends to come with pain, shame and occasional stain. In this guest post #RealMooncupUser, Comedian, Podcaster and The Pink Protest campaigner Grace Campbell looks back on her menstrual…

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Why we’re going to miss Glastonbury so much this year!

The Green Futures field, at the top, not far from the Stone Circle in Glastonbury festival….that’s where Su Hardy first set out a small pitch to share information about the impact of disposable sanitary products on our seas and waterways,…

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What kind of person uses a Mooncup?!?

When we started, Mooncup® was the first silicone menstrual cup in the world, and this was a question we often heard. That was 18 years ago and oh, how things have changed! We know that there is no such thing…

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More orgasms please!

An orgasm will help you sleep and keep you looking younger; it doesn’t cost money and isn’t a scarce resource. So why is it that, like the pay gap, there is an ‘orgasm gap’ between women and men? The Hotbed…

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How to stay sane during Coronavirus lockdown

In the midst of another COVID-19 lockdown, we’re getting creative in finding new things to do in lockdown to maintain our sanity and fight off boredom and loneliness. We all miss our friends and at the same time are trying…

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8 Self-care Tips for the Covid-19 Lockdown

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has left most of us feeling like our worlds have been somewhat overturned, clinging on to any sort of routine. We reached out to surfer, #RealMooncupUser and all-round outdoorsy inspiration, Sophie Hellyer, to get her top…

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Top menstrual cup tips for a first-time Mooncup® user

Are you considering a sustainable swap to the Mooncup? Using something new can be a bit of a challenge, so we’ve put together these simple menstrual cup tips to help you on your way: • Learning to use the Mooncup®…

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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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