How is the Mooncup® menstrual cup environmentally friendly? 10 reasons

Did you know that each one of us will use around 11,000 disposable period products in our menstruating life? Multiply that by the global menstruating population of 1,8 billion. The result? An unfathomably huge environmental impact. But your period doesn’t…

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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. So, choosing the best menstrual cup for you can seem like a tricky decision….

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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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What are fibroids? Causes, signs & treatments

Learn the signs of fibroids, the causes, and how to manage them   Fibroids are the most common gynaecological condition in the UK, with many of us developing them during our menstruating years. But what are fibroids exactly, and given…

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How to spot greenwashing and woke-washing in fashion

How is the fashion industry using greenwashing and woke-washing and how you can take action Earth Day 2022 is upon us, and the world wide web is alive with messaging in support of environmental protection. But how much of this…

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How to sleep better when on your period

Everything you need to know about how to sleep better when on your period Sleep – that fabulous restorative downtime we all strive for each night. But also the one thing that can be elusive to a lot of us,…

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8 mums share their experience with the Mooncup menstrual cup

How does becoming a mum change your relationship with your periods? Pregnancy or having a baby can change our relationships with our bodies – and our periods. Some are grateful for the pregnancy related pause from their periods, while others…

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How to keep your vagina and vulva happy & healthy

Top 10 tips on how to take care of your vagina & vulva Lady garden, minnie, vajayjay and muff are just a few of the affectionate names we may use. But do we all know which ‘bits’ we’re actually talking…

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What you can do to champion films by women and non-binary people

British film charity Bird’s Eye View (BEV) have been carving a path towards gender equality and diversity in the film industry since 2003. Their mission is to bring bigger audiences to films created by women and non-binary people. Spreading word…

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Period sex: pros, cons & pregnancy

Tips for having sex on your period, or not – depending on what tickles your fancy! We all know taboos around periods are still widespread. The whole world and its mother wants to get their opinions all up in our…

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Why am I dry? Vaginal dryness explained

Vaginal dryness: causes, symptoms and how to handle it If you mention vaginal dryness, chances are people will tell you it is just something women have to deal with as they age, often as a result of the menopause. However,…

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Charity gift ideas 2021 – give a meaningful present this Christmas

Last minute Christmas gifts for the person “who has everything” This year, more than ever, charities need your support. Charity gifts are environmentally friendly and they’re great last-minute Christmas presents too! They are genuinely better and more planet friendly gifts…

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What causes spotting? Learn the signs and what is normal

The term ‘spotting’ has been bandied around for some decades now, certainly as far back as we can remember. But what is spotting exactly? What causes it? And is it normal? Suffice to say, as with most of our bodies’…

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The world after COP26 – is there still hope?

As the dust settles on Glasgow, how do we keep the COP26 momentum alive and provide hope for our future? In the weeks running up to and during the event, our phones were endlessly buzzing with COP26 news. Day after…

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What young climate activists expect from COP26

Youth climate activist Noga Levy-Rapoport shares their vision for the future and why COP26 is our last chance to make it happen Noga Levy-Rapoport, 19, is a youth climate activist and campaigner. They organised the global school climate strikes and…

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Post-pregnancy periods

What to expect with post-pregnancy periods You’ve spent months of your life growing another human being. You’ve gone through the intensity of birth and now you find another spectre looming over you; the ghost of periods past! Some people will…

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Woman on a mission to make period products free in Scotland

Meet MSP Monica Lennon, the powerhouse woman who successfully campaigned to end period poverty in Scotland Shortly after becoming Scottish Labour MSP for Central Scotland at the age of 35 , Monica Lennon set about working on plans to rid…

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The notorious V.A.G – in films, TV and pop culture

Anna Lou Walker’s latest book, ‘The Little Book of Vaginas: Everything You Need to Know’, cliterally offers you just that. This pocket-sized vagina guide delves deep into the wonders of the va-jay-jay and its functions throughout our menstruating lives, as…

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Early signs of PCOS and what to look out for

What is PCOS and its symptoms?  As more and more individuals are speaking up about their PCOS, this may be an acronym you are familiar with. But what exactly is PCOS ? Well, read on as our Mooncup® Advisor Cathy…

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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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Our tips on how to enjoy a plastic free summer

Longer days, balmy evenings, vitamin D, sea swims… There isn’t much about summer that we don’t love. But as crowds flock to the beaches, parks, and hills to enjoy the sun, it’s no real surprise that this time of year…

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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 2022: how to have a vegan period?

Whether you’ve decided to trial a plant-based diet for Veganuary 2022 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 a…

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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 World Menstrual Hygiene Day?

What is World Menstrual Hygiene Day? And what does the current global climate mean for menstrual hygiene? World Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD), spearheaded by Berlin-based non-profit WASH United, is held annually on 28th May. It is an awareness day created…

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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. So, choosing the best menstrual cup for you can seem like a tricky decision….

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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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