Did someone say free period?

Why have 60% of schools not yet used the Department of Education’s free period product scheme? 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…

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

In these tricky times, more and more of us are reaching out for reusables to feel confident that at least we’ve got our periods sorted. Using something new can be a bit of a challenge at the best of times,…

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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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Behind the Scenes of our Period Drama film

Period Drama: A Day on Location It’s incredible what it takes to produce 1 minute and 15 seconds of film.  St Luke’s ad agency’s formidable work of storyboarding, casting (both human and equine!), wardrobe, location scouting, and gathering a cast…

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Mooncup launches Period Drama Campaign

We’re thrilled to present ‘Period Drama’: our latest tongue-in-cheek campaign.  With a touch of humour, the film shines a light on the drama of disposable sanitary products, inviting us to leave the past behind and choose another way. Why a…

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The Mooncup and Homelessness

The Mooncup and homelessness Brighton, where Mooncup is based, is the city with the third highest level of rough-sleepers in the UK. In the Autumn of 2015, 3,569 people were estimated to be sleeping rough on any one night in…

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Hymen or Vaginal Corona?

What is a hymen? And should it be called a hymen or vaginal corona? Find out how experts are dispelling myths and educating the public on this sensitive topic.

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Healthy Tips for the Vulva and Vagina

Five top tips for a healthy Vulva and Vagina When it comes to cleaning the vulva and vagina, the best advice is to keep things simple! Getting to know your vulva and vagina is important – recognising any changes early…

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Changing Lives in Rural Uganda with Mobilise a Midwife

Mooncup menstrual cups in rural Uganda, Africa Written by Emily Hill of Mobilise a Midwife Menstruation is still a huge stigma in many communities around the world. Northern Uganda is not immune from these attitudes. It is well documented that…

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How the Mooncup fits in with my Vegan Lifestyle

Why choose the Mooncup® if you’re a vegan? Many people are choosing to become vegan for various reasons – for the sake of the animals, for the planet or for health reasons. Whatever the reasons once you make the leap…

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Knowing your Vulva

So, what is the vulva? As a Mooncup advisor and practising nurse specialist in Sexual and Reproductive Health, vulval and vaginal health is paramount. Awareness of your anatomy and recognising changes can be a tricky business as the complexity of…

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