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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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 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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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

Heavy periods (scientifically known as Menorrhagia) can be inconvenient and painful. They can also keep you from participating in social activities and generally getting out and about. But there’s no need to suffer in silence. Heavy periods are one of…

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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 online. In this post we’ll dispel some of…

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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 and why did Mooncup Ltd become employee owned?

Mooncup Ltd is an employee owned business, run by women. Our principle has always been sustainable growth, rather than profit at all costs. It makes perfect sense to us that a pioneering company manufacturing a sustainable product should adopt a…

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How to reduce period pain and cramps

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 few who experience neither. Our…

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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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