Having never even used a tampon before, I was quite nervous about using a menstrual cup. The idea of it getting stuck scared me or that it might hurt when I wore it. However, it’s been extremely straightforward and made so much calmer and easier through the clear instructions provided. A little practice at putting it in and taking it out and I got the hang of it really quickly.
I’ve also been surprised by how comfortable it is. I love that it’s more environmentally friendly than the pads I’ve always used. And I feel more in control of my period now- less mess, less fuss.
Complete convert over here!
Eleanor – 12th August 2018
I switched to Mooncup about 18 months ago and will definitely not be going back.
Admittedly a little practice was required for the first few days, it was so worth it though.
I wish I had switched years ago, (I am early 40’s), but I really didn’t think I had any option other than tampons and towels.
The main benefits I have found are cost saving, confidence due to lack of leaks and smell, and comfort, as I don’t feel the Mooncup at all and no longer have chapping from towels, or that feeling of not being clean and dry. The obvious benefits for the environment make me feel good. I no longer have to carry towels and tampons around with me, and do not need to wear dark clothes in case of leaks.
This product is genuinely liberating in many different ways; my only regret is that I didn’t discover it sooner.
Zoe – 25th July 2018
It has been years since a close and trusted friend recommended I switch to a Mooncup. Six months ago, faced with the annoyance of so much unnecessary waste and increasing dissatisfaction with tampons, I made the switch. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The Mooncup is far, far better (more effective, more comfortable, easier to use) than I imagined…why didn’t I do this earlier? I also find it fascinating to have a clear view of my own menstruation levels and even the types of fluid involved. One purchase and that’s it for me – thanks, Mooncup. Perhaps the best thing of all, and I really didn’t expect this, I cannot feel it when it’s in. It adapts to the temperature of my body. Absolutely brilliant.
Nicky – 6th July 2018
My first mooncup didn’t go to plan! I cut the stem too short 🙁
As a virgin and having a tilted cervix, I needed that stem to be a bit longer than what I cut it! So be careful when cutting the stem!
So, I got another cup.
Two days in, worn at work! It’s getting easier and easier to remove and insert.
I barely remember I have a mooncup! It’s so comfortable now, and my confidence in removing (especially at work) has increased! I was so nervous about spillages, haven’t had any.
So nervous about leakage, none at all! I thought I was leaking, was just sweat!
Kinda gross, but before, when I used to go toilet, I would have blood everywhere, was terrible. Now, it’s clean, it’s normal! Almost like I’m not on period
Well and truly in love! Saving money & the environment at the same time! What more could you want ❤
Eloira – 4th July 2018
I bought a mooncup, wanting to not only save money on sanitary products, but also to be more environmentally friendly. I have also never gone through a period without a mishap, so really wanted to find a ‘leak-proof’ option.
I was quite nervous when I first saw the size of the cup, especially since I’m a virgin. It did take a while to figure out how best to insert it (my advice would be not to panic if you can’t do it at first, but try again a few days later – it took me a few times, but I’m glad I didn’t rush). As soon as I managed it for the first time, it felt so simple, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t been able to insert it before!
The first time I used it during a period, I felt no discomfort at all, and it was the first period (after 7 years!) that I didn’t leak a drop of blood onto my clothes! I slept completely soundly, not worried at all, and didn’t have to worry about finding time during a busy day to change it, since it could hold so much more blood than a tampon or pad. The first time I removed it, I did so in the shower worried about splattering everywhere, but once I figured out the easiest way to remove it, it was really simple and not messy at all.
I honestly couldn’t recommend the mooncup enough – give it a go to see for youself! Take your time, and it will be the best decision you could make 😀
Becca – 11th May 2018
The mooncup has changed my life!
It sounds like an over exaggeration but I have suffered with heavy periods since being a teenager. I have had many embarrassing accidents due to tampons soaking through and sanitary towels.
I am a student nurse so I often have 13 hour shifts. I would usually be soaked through by my break time or the end of a long lecture. But i have not leaked once.
I was a bit dubious about using it at night since often I wake up to something out of a horror film after 3 hours. But even on nights where I’ve slept through i was clean!
I also like a lot of ladies on here had to purchase half of boots to get me through my period. So it’s practically paid for it’s self after 2 months! And you are helping the environment.
I will never go back to using tampons and sanitary towels.
Rosie – 29th March 2018
I bought a Mooncup a few months ago after a ton of research and I’ll never look back. It is so comfortable and easy to use once you’re used to it (which for me was within a few days). Now when I have my period I nearly always forget I’m even on because it’s such a hassle free experience! Also it is so nice knowing I am no long contributing to the detrimental amount of waste sanitary products unnecessary cause. Could not recommend this company and product more.
Abby – 11th March 2018
I’ve been contemplating using a menstrual cup for a long time… And it was only when my sister told me that she’s been using one for about a year that I finally took the plunge and bought a mooncup for myself. Oh my lord, why did I not do this sooner?? I was really quite nervous about using one… “what if I can’t get it out!!” was the main thing that ran through my head… But reading all the testimonials and the information leaflet that comes with it… I did it! I did a couple of “dry runs” before leaving it in for the day so that I could practice removing the cup and I scared myself – I couldn’t reach it!! Absolute nigthmare and exactly what I was worried about! But, I relaxed, and gently pushed the cup down like the information leaflet says to and… Hey Presto, it was easy as that!! So I did it again to make sure, and it was fine! All that worrying and wasting sanitary products for nothing!
Ladies, this is immense… The environmental impact alone is worth doing this! I’m an adventurous person, and going camping/on holiday/long kayak trips/everything, is made so much easier and simpler by this one little cup. No more over packing sanitary products and wondering what to do with the used ones whilst you’re out in the middle of nowhere! Genius! People need to spread this, not just on these testimonials, but EVERYWHERE! It shouldn’t be a taboo topic to talk about – I’ve shared it with my other sister and friends now and they’re trying it also!!
No reports of leakage so far… But I’m willing to accept small leakages and take a reusable pantyliner just in case.
If you didn’t guess… I’m so happy with this product! 😀
Molly – 1st March 2018
After being initially dubious about the mooncup, having concern with possible leakage & comfort, I can now say I’d never go back to tampons! With an ever growing concern for the environment and not to mention the health risks with tampons, the mooncup is the way to go. It’s comfortable, there’s no leakage and there’s no dryness that I used to get from tampons when coming to the end of my menstrual cycle!
Sophie – 27th February 2018
Wow – I was hesitant to swap to a Mooncup to start with, but after a couple of practises it is easily the best thing I’ve ever bought! Saving the planet and saving money! 10/10
Catherine – 2nd February 2018
After seeing at a stand in Glastonbury a few years back, I have always wandered what it actually would be like to use a Mooncup as there is a lot of stigma around ‘reusable sanitary products’ being dirty etc, but on looking at how many chemicals I have been using in Tampons for years I was shocked! Only 1 week after my New Years resolution had been set of using my new Mooncup, I have 100% been converted. A bit of trial and error at first but it’s super easy & I feel so much less toxic to the environment! MAKE THESE TAX FREE!!!
Gemma 19th – January 2018
Without sounding dramatic, using a mooncup has actually changed my life! 1 year after first using one, I can’t imagine ever going back to tampons and pads. It took a couple of uses to get used to but now I find it so comfortable and easy to use. Being better for the environment is a huge bonus. I recommend a mooncup to everyone now!!
Beth – 14th January 2018
Back in 2007 I saw an advert for a mooncup on the back of a toilet door in a youth hostel in Canada, I was intrigued but didn’t go any further than that.
Last year I decided I had had enough of pads and tampons, firstly due to the crazy amount of waste they produce with chemical processes and plastics and secondly I always felt a bit dirty and uncomfortable.
WHY oh WHY did I not try this sooner. Yes its a bit of a faff and takes some time to get use to it but this small fry in comparison with the benefits, its blooming brilliant. Have a go its a game changer.
Rachel – 10th January 2018
I bought my mooncup over 2 years ago when I moved into a house of boys and didn’t want to leave used tampons in the bathroom bins, and I can honestly say I’ve never looked back. I didn’t believe the hype but it was so true – no more leaks, no more tampons, no more anxiety about whether or not I’ve bled through my tampon already. Every woman should own a mooncup.
Alice – 3rd January 2018
Today is my second day of using mooncup . I’m 41 , and my periods are perfect to live with . No pain , medium bleeding, 3 days only . But the comfort with mooncup cannot compare with pads or tampons. I can’t use second one . I feel pain and big discomfort.
First day was a struggle, because of “installation ” problems . But after many times I’ve tried, I’ve learned to do it with one attempt. At night was feeling really relaxed . Can’t even feel it no more .
Ladies really you should get your own mooncup! It’s cleaner, more comfortable and better for your pocket and most important, good for our planet . Just a thought on the end , why you should have one those dangerous days . Climate change , wars … testimonials of women of war , homeless women about big suffer involving those days because of lack of higene product should make us think. I feel like if anything will happen tomorrow, with mooncup I’m safe .
Let’s change the world of women period.
We safe a lot of money using mooncup . Maybe a promise to yourself buy second one for homeless lady in your town ?
I’m buying one next month .
With menstruation cups we can help girls which are forced to stay at home for few days in a month and can’t attend school. We can make a big difference!
Thank you mooncup !
Aga – 26th October 2017
The thought of pulling out another dry tampon made me shudder. Or being half way through my working day feeling like the blasted tampon was full, only to go to the bathroom to realise I’d acidentally peed on the string at my previous visit and it had soaked up the urine and expanded. I’d had enough of them. I found them gross.
I’d heard about the mooncup years ago and naively dismissed the idea, thinking there was no way I’d be pulling out a cup full of blood to tip away. But now I’m doing it and it’s SO much more comfortable than tampons.
When it first arrived I inspected the size of it and throught “no way is this going to work for me”. And in all honesty it didn’t for the first couple of cycles. It’s taken a while to figure out the correct angle and positioning but now I’ve nailed it and it’s changed my life. I actually find it…. interesting….! (P.s whoever made up the fact that we only bleed an egg cup full per month is a liar).
What’s even better is that it is SO much better for the environment. Did you know the plastic applicator of a tampon can take like 500 years to decompose?! Mental. With the mooncup I give it a wash between uses, and at the end of my cycle a boil ready for the next time I need it. Easy peasy and the environment is not harmed. Perfect!
Give it a try, give it several trys and don’t give up. Once you’ve got it, you’ll be trying to persuade all your mates to get one.
Laura -12th September 2017
Hello! I always wanted to try this cup since I discovered it! I finally got one and loved since the first use! I was scared at the beginning and took a while to get use to put and take out, but now it’s perfection! No messy periods, no stress with clothes and a HUGE plus: no harm for the environment! 😉
Andréa – 8th September 2017
When I first heard of the idea of a menstrual cup, I imagined it being rather similar to what tampons were to me at the time which is annoying things to put up with whilst you on your period. But I have been truly contradicted, I mean like most of us the first couple of days of your period is a bit of an uphill struggle most of the time, involving not only the possible loss of some pretty panties but also stress that goes with it all. But the Mooncup changes all that I feel, there’s no worries of if it all gushes out spontaneously or anything like that, you know that with the Mooncup you feel like you can concentrate on what’s important. On top of that your helping the planet a pad/tampon at a time. All in all I think it’s something every person with a period should have access to.
Rebecca – 25th August 2017
Like many others I was a little skeptical about using the Mooncup, but after reading so many rave reviews, I decided to give it a go. I have only been using it for three days but I am never going back to pads or tampons again!
The first couple of times inserting/removing it were a little awkward, but after a few goes I felt like a pro! The Mooncup is comfortable, so much so that I forget I’m wearing it! In the past few days I’ve worn it at the gym and whilst sleeping and have had absolutely no problems! No leaks, no discomfort!
It’s going to save me so much time and money in the long run, no more last minute dashes to the shop for tampons! I also love that is reusable and environmentally friendly. I highly recommend the Mooncup to anyone who has to deal with periods, I wish I’d started using it sooner!
Sophie – 5th July 2017
I have been known to exaggerate at times, but not this time. Having just used my Mooncup for the first time I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this product is a game changer in the world of menstruation!
I am also soooo annoyed that I didn’t start using it 10 or more years ago, I could have saved a lot of pain and misery as well as do my bit for the environment.
I think I had the same reservations that possibly many people do about using it but to be honest as soon as I mastered it and realised it is not at all as messy and uncomfortable as I had anticipated it being, I knew I would never be going back to tampons and pads. At times I genuinely forgot I was wearing it and I could never have said that before.
Thank you Mooncup for making my monthly misery much more bearable and I’m just sorry I didn’t do this a long time ago.
Katy – 29th June 2017
This product is absolutely fantastic. It’s comfortable, excellent for environment and reusable. You save money, dashing to the shops and emptying the oh-so-gross bathroom bin. I feel ‘cleaner’ and less guilt about adding to landfill ! I completely recommend – 100% – and I hope someone reading this makes the same right choice I did !!
Holly – 24th June 2017
I heard of the Mooncup about 4 or 5 years ago but I was a little put off in my somewhat immature schoolgirl mindset. I’ve never liked using pads because I find them uncomfortable, and I was always terrified of leaking whenever I used a tampon. Coming to university I thought it was about time I actually did something about how much I hated tampons, so I ordered a Mooncup on a whim, just to try it out. The first time I used it typically did not go too smoothly but I persevered and I’m so glad I did! I have never worried about leaking since using the Mooncup. I’ve not been embarrassed to be on my period since, taking a bag or a tampon stuffed up my sleeve to the loo every time I’ve gone, just in case. And only now since not using disposable sanitary products do I realise how many I threw away! I have recommended it to so many friends, and genuinely tell them the Mooncup changed my life: my heart no longer sinks when I get my period because I know I can just carry on as normal.
Anna – 21st June 2017
I literally adore this product, I wish I had known about it when I was younger and I could have saved so much money! Its changed my life – I forget I’m on my period 🙂
This is something that needs to be explained in schools – it is the future and is encouraging the world to move forward to a more sustainable future.
Carol – 4th June 2017
Why have I not tried this sooner!? I’ve seen the signs advertised on toilet doors since I first started my periods back in secondary school, and then when I moved to Uni. I always thought was going to be as bad as tampons (I’ve been a pad user all my period life after some stressful tampon moments).
But I’ve been getting into being green and reducing our household waste and decided to give it a go, thinking it’d end like the tampon problem and I wouldn’t use it. I’ll admit my first few tries didn’t go so well, I had a lot of discomfort. Then I reread the part about trimming the stem so gradually over a couple of periods doing different levels of exercise and movement I’ve got the stem to the perfect length and I’m truly amazed.
Now I don’t know its even there! Its fantastic. I had my first night’s sleep where I didn’t wake up feeling disgusting and it has made my period feel so much better! I’m no longer dreading a week of every month! The best thing for me though has been related to swimming. I always had to take a week or so off swimming because I just wouldn’t wear tampons, but the cup has changed all that – swimming all year round is now possible thanks to my MoonCup!
I love it – I wish I’d had the guts to try this sooner! Its a learning curve, but I think everyone who menstruates should try one!
Stephanie – 4th June 2017
I could not be more impressed with my Mooncup and I wish I had known about these years ago! It has helped me to know my own flow a lot better and I can go most of a whole shift at work on my lighter days without even taking it out. It is incredibly comfortable to wear, you don’t even know it’s in, plus there is zero chance of leakage as long as it is inserted properly and emptied regularly enough. It is great to know that I am not contributing to wastage too, they are far more environmentally friendly than tampons or pads, plus I hate the feeling of sticking dry cotton up there! I have told all of my female friends about these and every single one who has bought one has been just as impressed as I am. Thanks Mooncup, I no longer dread my period quite as much as I used to!
Celia – 1st May 2017
I am immensely sorry that I have had decades of tampon and towel use when I could have had a mooncup instead! I’m 43 so hopefully I’ll still get my money’s worth out of it but what a revelation. No hassle to insert (I’ve had kids so that’s probably why), a little trickier to master removing it but after a couple of days I was getting good at it. It is brilliant, I couldn’t feel it, no leaks and miraculously – hugely reduced cramping – I keep waiting for it to really start but it didn’t. It’s also kind of fascinating coming face to face with your period, but nothing worse than you would with tampons or towels so don’t let that put you off.
The absolute best thing for me though was the total lack of landfill waste. My bathroom bin remains empty instead of filling up with discarded products in nappy bags.
I want to tell every woman I know that they need to get one of these, I’m already evangelical about it! It has such potential for women on limited incomes too, would save a fortune over just a few months and never mind the environmental costs. They should be given out free by the NHS – although I’m sure the sanitary product industry wouldn’t like that.
Anyway – thank you Mooncup! You’ve made me a very happy menstruater!
Maria – 21st April 2017
Hello Mooncup people! So, after seeing the Mooncup advertised on many a Glastonbury and other Festival toilet door over the last 15 years and getting increasingly more concerned with the amount of waste I generate on my own, on my period… last weekend I bought a Mooncup….. WHY HAVE I NOT DONE THIS BEFORE? Its brilliant! I’m 43 now and have always had what I like to describe as “Epic” periods… so I’m not going to lie, my contribution to land fill is pretty horrific, but that also meant I was concerned as to how a cup would cope with my bodily expulsions. Well I can tell you I absolutely love it…. I bought it on Sunday ( day 2) and used it straight away, it was a bit tricky first couple of inserts and extractions… however what a fantastic thing it is… by day 4 I has ditched the extra “just in case” pad, as not a leak to be had….. just wished I had taken the plunge an awful lot sooner and trust me (up until having a brain haemorrhage 6 years ago I’ve been in sales after uni all my adult life ) I will be selling this to anyone who will listen – fantastic product – thank you 🙂 X
Melanie – 10th April 2017
I’m 19 and training to be a vet, so I spend a lot of time on placement where it can be hard to dispose of tampons (farmers do not understand!). I bought a Mooncup but didn’t expect to be able to use it, however I was pleasantly surprised! After a couple of tries it was easy and comfortable to insert and remove, and I didn’t even notice it was in. No leaks, and I can get away with emptying it every 8 hours, which is much more convenient that any other method. It’ll be perfect while I’m on placement, and the eco-friendly aspect is just a bonus!
Helen – 12th March 2017
Although I try to live my life as respectfully of the environment as possible, I am by no means an obsessive “eco warrior” type and the “green” aspect of the mooncup was not my main motivation for trying it. (It is, of course, a highly gratifying bonus!) For years I have absolutely dreaded my periods and the associated dryness and itchy irritation that comes with using tampons and pads, not to mention the foul odour and feeling of not being “clean,” no matter how often I wash to try and keep fresh. After careful research, I hoped that a menstrual cup could offer me a way to avoid all that misery. AND WOW, HAS IT EVER! The mooncup has completely transformed my experience of that time of the month. Fairly easy to insert and remove with practice and patience, it coped brilliantly with my heavy flow, needed less frequent changing and best of all- no more discomfort…and no more period “smell.” And because it’s reusable and lasts for years, lots of money saved too. Why on earth aren’t all women using these? Not only would it make periods easier (and cheaper) to live with but imagine wiping out all that noxious landfill! Just make the change and liberate yourself from the tyranny of the sanitary product industry forever. Environmental charities should be distributing these for free to women in third world countries as well.
Julie-2nd April 2017
I wanted to try the moon cup for environmental reasons, I watched youtube videos, and decided to purchase a cup. Was a little awkward at first (I’m not a tampon user) but as I type this, I can’t even feel it. Wish I had bought sooner.
Annmarie – 28th February 2017
I was bought my Mooncup by a friend of mine over twelve years ago. It is the only menstrual product that I have needed to use throughout the whole of the twelve or more years that I have owned it. I am now buying one each for my three daughters and am certain that their Mooncups will serve them as well as mine has served me. Along with the practical and environmental benefits of the Mooncup, there is the connection with the menstrual flow, the blood, instead of just disregarding it as a ‘dirty’ pad or tampon. My periods are coming to an end now but my Mooncup is still what I use when they do occasionally appear. It is the simplest menstrual product to use and I highly recommend it to all women.
Siân – 3rd October 2016
Oh Mooncup, I cannot stress enough how much you have changed my life! I have been striving to a more eco friendly life recently and this change from normal sanitary products to the Mooncup is the icing on the cake. Yes, I was nervous at first, and yes I worried about how I would remove the Mooncup, but now I feel like a pro! I trust this product 100% and feel I could do anything during my period without worrying about leaks! I am shouting from the rooftops about the Mooncup and have already ‘sold’ three of my friends on the idea. For anyone thinking about buying, please do, it’s a game changer. Follow the instructions, look at troubleshooting, and persevere. After my favourite pair of shoes, it’s the best thing I’ve ever bought. Thank you.
Jo 3rd October 2016
Yes! What a small piece of genius. No more irritation from tampon threads, no more tampons in the environment, no more worrying whether I’ve packed enough tampons in my bag. This is such a good idea and I’ve found it easy to use.It does take a bit of practice folding the mooncup to insert comfortably, but once it’s in there you can’t feel it. I had to trim off all of the stalk to make it comfy, so I just grasp the bottom of the cup and it comes out fine. No leaking while it’s in so for up to 8 hours I wouldn’t even know I was having a period. Fantastic product; go for it girls!
tired.mum – 3rd October 2016
To be honest, when I first tried the moon cup, I never thought I’d use it again. There was a lot of discomfort and a few gross mishaps. It definitely took a while to figure out the best way to insert and take it out but it turns out for me TWISTING was the key! Now that I’ve mastered all that, I absolutely LOVE my moon cup! I go most cycles without getting blood on ANY of my clothes (always had leaks at night with pads). Sometimes I even forget i’m on my period because I can’t even feel it and it fits great! If I do ever have leaks its only because I’ve totally forgotten it was even in and need to empty it! I have very sensitive skin, especially down below, and itchy pads and tampons DID NOT HELP that situation. But the Mooncup eliminates so much itch and allows me to follow my normal skin care routine without interruption and a lot less mess! I also travel a lot! And sometimes traveling can trigger my body to have a period totally out of the blue! So its nice that I don’t have to constantly worry if I have enough pads or tampons and if/when I’ll need them. I just have my moon cup with me all the time and its always ready to go to work whenever I need it! Even in less than ideal bathroom situations! I love that I’m saving money, the environment and my clothes! I love my moon cup! Thank you!
Mary – 3rd October 2016
I bought my moon cup over 3 years ago. I had heard of it but never really wanted to spend £20 on it. I really wish I was made to use this when I was younger. I truly believe that tampons made my periods worse and they are so bad for the environment. I will never ever use a tampon again ever!!!!!! I have washable pads for when I am sleeping which go in the washing machine and my moon cup. I have taken it abroad with me, its been running with me its been swimming with me, to parties and nights out with me and it has never let me down. I love it. I lost it once about a year ago and I was so upset my husband went out and got me another one 🙂 bless, if I had had daughters I would make sure they used these. I would love to be able to set up a charity so that women in third world impoverished contries have these, I cant imagine what they go through every month without proper sanitary conditions. I will work that out and hopefully let you all know. I have converted nearly every woman I know, and they are all raving about it. I have lighter less painful periods and my skin is even clearer after using it where as that time I would break out. I have less bloating and my cycle is shorter. Amazing!!! buy one today, dont wait just do it, you wont regret it 🙂
**** – 23rd December 2015
i bought my moon cup back in march this year as i was going to be on exchange in japan for a year where they are a pad based society ( :/ ) and thought id give it a try and i finally got my chance to use it today (December i have a unpredictable period and am on the implanon) and I’m was amazed at how easy it was to insert and how i didn’t even notice it was in after 5 minutes this is fantastic a great price and eco friendly I’m completely sold ill definitely be telling my girl friends ^_^
Brittiney – 19th December 2015
I finally took the plunge (as they say) today and bought a Mooncup. Put it in as soon as I got home, had to fiddle about a bit, but then… Yay, it fits, it’s comfortable, I’ve just been out on my works Christmas do and it’s been awesome so far and I have pretty heavy periods at the beginning! Goodbye tampons, goodbye sending stuff to landfill and goodbye to poisoning myself! The other thing I should mention is that I have had three natural births and they were big babies!! Thank you Mooncup, I can already see this will change my life!
Naomi – 12th December 2015
I love my mooncup! I hate using tampons, they always feel uncomfortable, and they shift and leave me feeling dry. With pads I get rashes and eczema popping up after only 2 days because of the materials and chemicals. With either I leak. For the first time since my periods started, I’ve had neither rashes, nor pain from my sanitary wear, nor leaks. Plus I don’t feel guilty about adding to the landfill and it’s much cheaper in the short run (after about 3 months I’ll have worked out cheaper) – especially now since the tampon tax! Thanks!
Natalie – 2nd December 2015
I’ve been using a Mooncup for over 10 years now and always loved it. When I went to get it out last night I discovered it was missing (very weird – I think I must have thrown it out by accident!)so had to use emergency sanitary pads I had hanging around. I’ve just spent a very uncomfortable night and morning until I could nip to Boots to buy another one. Now I’m restored, I feel so brilliant that I wanted to write and express my profound gratitude that I don’t have to go around feeling so bad every month as people who usually wear pads must. I just find it’s better in every single way. I never trusted or got on with tampons which used to leak, hurt and cause thrush if you were dry or pads which are so disgusting they just make you feel like you’re wearing a wet nappy. It’s saved me so much money over the years and the embarrassment of buying sanitary products and I don’t feel bad about chucking things away. It’s really a perfect solution so if you’re considering it, please try it.
Claire – 26th November 2015
I love my mooncup it’s better for my health,the environment and my Magick, and to feed my plant’s I really can’t complain.
Jo – 13th November 2015
I’m so sad, since I got my Mooncup I had to forget about all my favourite hobbies:
– worrying about leakage
– feeling unclean and worrying about odour
– spending money on sanitary products
– remembering to take them if I stay over somewhere
– finding ways to dispose of towels
– polluting the environment
– always half thinking about when/where the nearest bathroom will be
– feeling like I want to shower 5 times a day
– enjoying the physical discomfort of tampons and towels
Took less time to get the hang of it than I expected, and now I have, it’s like I don’t even notice my period has come and gone because it was so easy. You spend 2 minutes emptying it and then don’t feel like you’re on your period for the next 8 hours.
I am free!
I hope there is a campaign to get these out to women in need, I would support it 100%.
Kate – 12th November 2015
I’ve used the Moon Cup overall for around three periods now and I can already say that this is the best decision I’ve made when it comes to periods and my health and financially. For me, once you’ve got a little used to it, it’s much easier and cleaner than pads or tampons. You feel a lot more in tune with your body as you get to know it more and feel more comfortable with it. You save a lot of money also! It feels good to know that I’m not harming my body or the environment!
Georgi – 12th November 2015
Mooncup changed my life, years of thrush and BV, after changing to using a Mooncup 2 years ago, barely a problem, its so easy to use and my periods are certainly lighter and less painful. The added bonus is obviously the cost saving and the lack of impact on the environment unlike other sanitary items. I am shocked so few women I speak to have ever heard of the Mooncup and I wish I had known about it before I did, its a shame its not more widely available. Great product !!! Love It,
Nita – 31st October 2015
I never review stuff but I feel that, in this case, it’s a necessity: I was very sceptical about the mooncup. I thought it was another one of those things that only ultra-hippies think is great but that the rest of the world is puzzled about. Well, now that I’ve bought one I feel like the dumbest woman on earth for thinking that. The mooncup is the most practical, ingenious invention of our time. In fact, if you opened the dictionary and looked under “Miracle”, there should just be a picture of a mooncup. I don’t understand why they aren’t handed out in schools or by the NHS to EVERY SINGLE WOMAN alive. I thought it was going to be really gross. Instead, I feel like I’ve been given the chance, for the first time in 26 years, to actually learn about my body. As someone interested in waste reduction and ecological approaches to living, I know I’ve found a lifetime solution. But I think the Mooncup would change your life even if you’re not eco-friendly and you hate the environment.
Best £20 I EVER spent. EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zoe – 27th October 2015
I’ve been using my Mooncup for about a year now and I would never, ever go back to using pads and tampons again.During this time I’ve found that my cramps aren’t anywhere near as bad (they were often quite debilitating and I had to take a lot of time off work in the past), I don’t spend any where near as much money, my pants are spot free (gross, yeah, but I haven’t leaked once using a Mooncup), AND my periods are shorter and much less complicated.
All this with the added bonus of knowing that some poor fish isn’t going to end up with the contents of my uterus all over its face.
Nice one Mooncup.
Laura – 27th October 2015
I’ve been using a mooncup since university. I initially bought it for environmental reasons but, 12 years (and 2 babies) later, I now love my mooncup because it just seems so much cleaner and nicer than either pads or tampons. I would never want to go back to using either. The only negative is that I worry I will forget I’m wearing it sometimes. Can’t recommend it enough. Love it.
Emma – 12th October 2015
I decided to try the Mooncup after getting a job working at a summer camp in America. I needed to save precious room in my bags, I needed to limit the amount of waste/rubbish I would produce, and I needed something I could do sports and swim with. I cannot express how happy I am to have found Mooncup! It doesn’t take up any room in my bag, it’s re-usable, and I feel so fresh and comfortable doing my sports or swimming with it in. My camp was pretty rural and using the Mooncup saved me from making long trips to the supermarket for more feminine products. I will admit it’s a little tricky to get in/out at first but you have to persevere because once you start using this you will never go back to pads or tampons, and the benefits are so worth it. I’ve recommended this to so many people since I started using it.
Thank you Mooncup!
em – 21st September 2015
I am very happy with my switch to mooncup! I went vegan around 7 months ago and since I have been looking to be more Enviromentally friendly. I took a trip to boots to pick up tampons and left with just a mooncup after being so impressed with the info on the box. Practised inserting before my period and was surprised with how easy it was, I have since had to trim off the stem entirely for a comfy fit but it is still super easy to insert and take out. I cannot think of one negative thing to say it’s amazing and have already converted some of my friends to use mooncup! Thank you!
Lucy – 7th September 2015
What a revelation mooncups are! I’d delayed going eco as I couldn’t face washing blood covered pads, but after using washable nappys for my baby I had to take the plunge, instead finding mooncups. They are such a logical solution and, once you are used to them, are much better than either pads or tampons. How did I not know they existed before?!?I was initially scared of using the mooncup, even having panic attacks when I first tried it with a shortened stem due to fears about getting it out! If you are worried I recommend pushing it out with just your vaginal muscles before cutting the stem to discover how ridiculously easy it is to get out. Also they are actually simple to use even in public toilets with the bonus that you need to empty them less anyway.
I did have initial leek issues (albeit less than I had with pads/tampons) and really didn’t believe that it could work at night, but it was definitely worth persevering to determine the right position for me to be both leek free and comfortable 24/7. After childbirth my period became erratic but mooncups are perfect whatever my body is up to. Sometimes I have to empty it after just a few hours (which is still a lot longer than the alternatives lasted as mooncups hold more), but otherwise go 8hours only changing it to follow the recommendation. My only concern now is forgetting I’m using it.
I tried Mooncups for environmental reasons, but am amazed how much more convenient, comfortable and cheaper they are compared to any alternative. Try it!
Caroline – 7th September 2015
I heard about the Mooncup and thought it was a horrible idea .. But as I was allergic to all my sanitary products I was willing to try anything .. And I’ll never go back! It’s so easy to use and you can’t feel a thing! I highly recommend this product it’s more Eco friendly and person friendly !! Mooncups will most definitely be the next best thing 🙂 it sounds expensive at first but when your spending approx 4 pound each time on a box of tampons it costs next to nothing! Can re use over and over.. You most definitely need to buy one
Chloe – 18th July 2015
I’m on my third cycle using the mooncup and I am delighted with it. Feel all round more comfortable and in control with none of that fumbling in the bottom of bags for tampons and trying to hide them about my person on a trip to the loo. As others have said, I feel cleaner and there is none of the previous wastage. A product I will use for years to come. Thank you Mooncup!!
Jo – 18th July 2015
After reading a very scary article a girl who lost her leg to Toxic Shock Syndrome and already being the sufferer of continual urinary tract infections from a wide variety of weird and wonderful strains of bacteria, I decided I needed to stop using tampons and try the mooncup. I’ve seen it advertised a lot at festivals in the loos (for obvious reasons considering their issues with dealing with waste there!), but I had lots of stupid misconceptions. I think one things girls and young women automatically assume is that pre-childbirth, immature vaginas are just too small and that a menstrual cup will be HUGE and that if you struggle with super tampons it’s just a no-go. So untrue. Having taken a while to come round to bigger tampons myself and still found them a bit uncomfortable sometimes, I couldn’t believe how comfortable the Mooncup was on first use. I had to practice putting it in a couple of times and trimming the stem but after that it was fine! Having used it for a couple of days now, I’ve had no leaks, been super comfortable and just forgotten it’s even there. I really like the fact I can see how much I’m bleeding, as I’ve been checked out for endometriosis before, so I like to keep an eye on it. LOVE the fact it’s so eco-friendly, and that I’ll be saving so much money (especially when everyone’s been so enraged about the tax on tampons recently). Also that when I go away I won’t have to think about packing loads of tampons and pads, just one little Mooncup. I really think you guys need to start promoting through schools and universities (students = small budgets!) because I feel like if they had been explained to me sooner and my misconceptions had been proved wrong, I would have converted long ago! I’m now raving to all my friends about it, so hopefully they’ll be more young converts soon.
Lauren – 13th July 2015
Saw adverts for the mooncup posted all over Glastonbury festival and as I am going travelling around Asia next year decided I may as well give it a try. I think its fantastic! its environmentally friendly and is so much cheaper. this first attempt was a little awkward but this was expected 🙂 I would honestly recommend it to everyone.
Rachel – 13th July 2015
I bought a mooncup online after it came up in conversation with a very environmentally-aware friend of mine.
First day of my period today and home all day too so I was excited to try it out. Having read mixed reviews I wasn’t sure how it would go but I have found it really straightforward. As simple as following the instructions. I’m quite aware of my body and its functions so this prob helps but I was surprised that it went in first time. I felt a slight discomfort for about five minutes but forgot all about it after that. I’ve changed it a couple of times today without any problem and no further discomfort.
It makes me feel as though I am being much kinder to my body (and our planet) than when I use tampons.
I am so so so enthusiastic about this product and so grateful for my friend’s recommendation, after just one day I can honestly say I can’t imagine going back to tampons.
Kate – 10th July 2015
Mooncups are so simple, effective and clean they make tampons and pads seem a bit antiquated by comparison! No more leaks, no more worrying about funny smells, no more itchy, sticky yuckiness on hot days, no more dryness and irritation, no more feeling gross and dirty down there, no more waste going in to land fill! One of the best things I have bought for myself.
Ann – 9th July 2015
I love this thing!!
I was on a work course about the Environment and our impact on it and what really struck me was how much i contribute to landfill every month. I have never liked tampons or pads, they make me feel irritated and unclean, especially in the summer.
I saw Mooncup online and went to my local Boots to get one the next day.
I’ve been using it for a few days now and its amazing! The first attempts to insert it were disasters, but once i found the fold that work and had it settled it was great, sat comfortably and i slept soundly with it in all night.
The next morning i had no trouble removing it and have not looked back since:)
I’m recommending it to every woman i know!
Sarah – 3rd July 2015
Last week, June 2015, I lost my Mooncup. I’d had it for just over ten years!!! Nothing had gone wrong with it in all that time and if it hadn’t been lost I would have continued using it. So thank you, what an amazing product! It went all the way around the world with me, on so many adventures. From my mid twenties to my mid thirties!! Losing it in a weird way, feels like I’ve lost a part of my body!
Back in 2005 I saw a sticker promoting the Mooncup. I was amazed that such a healthy ecological solution existed and I’d never heard of it. I’d long grown tired of that nasty dried out feeling I was getting from tampons. I don’t know exactly how much money I’ve saved since that time. I’ve certainly put a lot less into landfill.
So it’s time for another Mooncup. I must admit I’m a little sad to be parted from my original. (I’m sure no one is actually recommended to use it for ten years and more but still!). I have promoted the Mooncup to my friends and family, those that have tried it haven’t looked back.
Keep up the good work. You are making and supplying a wonderful necessary product, helping your fellow humans and our beautiful planet. Not many of us are able to say that about our jobs! I’m very grateful that you are and for all that you’re done. Here ten years later you’re still going strong and I’m able to buy another one!
Many many thanks,
Sincerely a faithful customer
Katherine – 22nd June 2015
I am absolutely delighted with the mooncup as a replacement for tampons. They are also great for the environment and animal friendly.As soon as I started using it I saw the benefit. You dont feel it at all and you can clean it as often as you want or need to.
Its great for sports too; I do a lot of running and it sits in place perfectly.
The advice on the earthwisegirls site is great too. I did panic somewhat about removal of the mooncup, but the advice was perfect and relevant.
You do have to get a bit more ‘hands-on’ with yourself, as its not the same as pulling out a piece of string, but you get over this very quickly.
I wish we had these many tears ago, and Ive recommended to friends.
Brilliant alternative to the mounting costs of tampons and their negative impact to the environment.
Jennifer – 19th June 2015
After suffering with increasingly heavy periods and pain that was getting worse year on year I was getting very tired of ‘standard’ sanitary products – a super plus tampon would only last 45 minutes at the most for the worst day of my period and I found myself getting yeast infections every couple of months. The bulk and sometimes weird smell that accompanies pads meant that they were also off-putting for me.
After seeing a Mooncup sticker inside a toilet door at university and seeing on the website that its capacity was more than that of the most absorbent tampons, I decided to give it a try. I wish someone had told me about this years ago and it could have saved me a hundred periods of misery!
It takes a little getting used to at first – I obviously wasn’t getting the seal right during my first period with it and it kept creeping further and further up which lead to lots of leaks and trying to fish it out was a bit of a nightmare. As I had to do with tampons a decade ago, however, I persevered and eventually got it right! Making sure the holes aren’t blocked, turning it, inserting it as low as possible and particularly giving the stem (which I shortened as much as possible) a little tug downwards once it’s inserted and opened all seem to help with forming a seal and since then, I experience next to no leaks even with my nightmare periods overnight when I only have to wear a thin pantyliner in case I really exceed its capacity during a long sleep.
I have found my cramps and pain to be much less severe than they were using tampons and I haven’t had a single yeast infection in the year I’ve been using the Mooncup. Between these benefits for my health, for my wallet, the environment and the fact that you can’t feel it when inserted properly (I used to hate it when my tampon slipped further down and it would irritate my nether regions!), the Mooncup has been a complete lifesaver.
Something you don’t realise as well until you experience it – I no longer have the panic of realising I have no sanitary products in my bag or jacket – I can pop into the loos with it in and not have to worry about taking things with me. No more running home from lectures to fill my bag with bulky super plus tampons, no more worrying on nights out that I’m going to be leaking within half an hour and don’t have anything with me. It’s been the best decision I have made for my health and sanity coping with my horrendous periods and I espouse its merits to anyone who will listen!
It’s about time we expand puberty and sex education in schools to let girls know that there are other options out there. It would have saved me so much money, time and distress over the years! Thank you Mooncup!
Meg – 18th June 2015
I live in a house of four girls and in the last couple of months we’ve all started using the Mooncup.
It’s been an amusing process for all of us, giving daily updates on how we’re finding our Mooncups! As a virgin, I found it quite difficult at first to get the cup in and found it a little painful to remove. However, by the end of my first period I was using the Mooncup like a pro! I also worked out that collectively we’re saving the environment from over 700 tampons a year!
Bee – 19th May 2015
I’ve just purchased my second ever mooncup. My first was about 8 years old so it has done a wonderful job! I honestly thought I’d never get the hang of using it, I really worried that I wasn’t doing it right but it’s just a matter of trimming the stem(for me, removing almost completely) and practising.Now, I love it and I am never going to buy another tampon again. I donated my “sanitary supplies” (funny that they are called that when they are anything but sanitary!) to a hospital ward and a women’s shelter. I have saved hundreds of pounds over the years and yes, the planet too.We need to start talking about this openly, I have plucked up the courage to discuss it with friends.
my daughter is 10 and she has asked about her options period wise. school only ever mentioned pads or tampons but she really wants to use a mooncup and I will buy her one to try. I hope she gets on with it, but time will tell. I could buy some washable pads just in case but I want her to be comfortable with her body and not see it as a dirty process.
If you’re reading this and you’re struggling with your mooncup: RELAX you will get the hang of it.
REMEMBER how long it took you when you learnt how to use a tampon or anything else in life
RING the lovely helpline ladies, they are wonderful
REJOICE when you’ve mastered it, now you can help others!
Helen – 28th April 2015
Thought I’d let you know today I bought my second mooncup, after 7 years of service it was time to retire my first one.Considering how long it lasts it’s a really cheap alternative, apart from the obvious environmental benefits. But what I as a young woman liked the best was that no matter how long a trip I was going for all I needed to bring for my periods were one cup.
However I can still remember the first time I tried it, and the panic when I couldn’t get it out. I tell it as a funny story now, and to show the importance of exercising your vaginal muscles, relax and work on that muscle control, and you’ll figure it out in no time.
Thank you for keeping both my consciousness and backpack light 🙂
Elice – 19th April 2015
My periods finished approx 18 months ago and although I used a Menstrual cup for the last 3 years with complete confidence and comfort I just wish I had known about them when I really needed them because I had pains, cramps, clots and flooding for years. All my GP wanted to do was insert a Mirena coil (which I wasnt happy about). The cup was such a Godsend, the clots still occured but were less painful and my period which used to last around 11 days was over in around 5 days (from start to finish). I swam, danced, slept naked and confident, and had a spare in my purse at all times which wasn’t a problem. I holidayed in 3rd world countries and it was amazing. My girlfirend and I have even sponsored an African girls school and sent them 150 cups. This means they can go all the time and we need to give women power. They are completely hygenic, environmentally friendly and cost so much less.
Jasmine – 14th April 2015
I’m 34 and only wish I’d discovered the mooncup when I was younger! Incredibly easy to use after just a little practice, I did have to trim the stem several times to get a comfortable length and was initially a little worried about changing and cleaning but it’s your body and nothing we haven’t seen before! I no longer have any leaking, worry of leaking or sneaking to the toilet with a tampax hidden up my sleeve! I’m helping the environment, feel better about my health as the mooncup is safe and isn’t bleached as most sanitary products are. I cannot rate this product highly enough if you are thinking about trying the mooncup I urge you to give it a go as with the tiniest bit of practice you will never look back!
Mmjp – 7th April 2015
I cannot recommend the mooncup highly enough! I’ve always had periods which are a little heavy, and I get a few days of bad cramps. Tampons always made my cramps worse, always leaked and I found I had to change them too often to be practical. This left me with pads, which were okay, but uncomfortable, especially in warm weather. I work at a busy restaurant, which means I may be on my feet, running around for 6/7 hours without a break – on my heavy days, using pads was so uncomfortable, I got rashes and just felt unclean. I was always paranoid about leaks, and usually had some overnight. The mooncup has changed all of that! It eases cramps for me, and it is so comfortable – I can’t feel it at all, so much so that I forget I’m on my period sometimes! It’s perfect for my job, as I can leave it in for the duration of a long shift without worrying, and I can tackle all the physical aspects of the job with no restrictions. During the first couple of uses, it can be difficult – my first two tries I had some leaks and could feel it a lot, but by my third period using the mooncup I mastered it. I found I had to fully remove the stem (don’t be afraid to do this if the stem irritates you), and can empty and re-insert the cup in minutes. It’s clean, fast, convenient and is great for the environment, so forget whatever is putting you off buying one – you NEED to try this!!!
Laura – 5th April 2015
I’ve had my mooncup for nearly 3 years, and I love it. I bought it for the reason that I felt there had to be something more comfortable than pads, and I always leaked with tampons. It had nothing to do with the added benefits of being cheaper in the long run, and adding nothing to landfills (though they’re wonderful perks too!)
I couldn’t live without it now, and there is no way I would ever go back to something else. I often forget I’m even on my period, something which is impossible with pads / tampons, and my 7-8 day periods have become much shorter since using this too, something I’m convinced isn’t a coincidence. I do need a pad for the first day of my period, but that is an incredibly heavy day, otherwise I just pop this in and I’m good to go.
Also, it is fabulous to use in aeroplane bathrooms too. and there’s no faff about rubbish and sanitary products cluttering up your bag either.
Hannah – 24th March 2015
I was introduced to Mooncups 12 years ago and have used them ever since. I love their eco credentials, the total lack of waste and their cleanliness to use – no spillage, no mess. But the thing that I always tell people when they ask is how comfortable they are. No chaffing, like tampons, no abrasion or soreness. I ♥ Mooncup!
Megan – 24th March 2015
I bought the Moon Cup in January this year, and have now had two periods using it. Switching to the Moon Cup is one of the best decisions I have made in my life! I heard of it a few years ago but was put off by the idea of having to empty it in public places; this however is much easier than you would think as a) you don’t have to change it anywhere as near as much as a tampon and b) like the Q&A’s suggest, simply wiping it or using a water bottle is absolutely fine for the occasional time you do get caught in a cubicle without a sink. I knew when I bought the Moon Cup that it would have a number of advantages which have proved to be just as good as expected:
a) not having to buy tampons any more
b) not contributing to the environmental damage caused by disposable sanitary products
c) not having the dryness caused by a tampon
d) not having the awkward string poking out in embarrassing places such as the swimming pool!
All these advantages have been great and better than expected (the Moon Cup is so comfortable, you can’t tell it’s there, and putting it in and taking it out takes only the tiniest bit of practice!) but what’s been really great about the Moon Cup is the advantages I didn’t think about, which include:
a) Only having to change it every 7-8 hours, even on really heavy days
b) Not having the “odour” that comes along with your period, particularly towards the end of menstruation
c) Not having any “spotting” at the end of my period (bye bye pantyliners!)
d) Not having to worry about the size of tampons vs. flow – the Moon Cup can be worn throughout
e) Being really in touch with my body, and being able to know exactly when I have finished my period
f) They don’t cause any issues with toilet blockages, and you don’t have to deal with the ickyness that is the full sanitary bin in a public place.
Ladies – please try the Moon Cup! I have been singing it’s praises to my friends and I am shocked and actually quite disappointed that so many people think that a period is a “disgusting” thing, and that the Moon Cup is to be avoided – we should not be embarrassed by our bodies or scared of being more in touch with ourselves (yes, quite literally..!)
My only regret is not starting to use it earlier, as having now seen the difference in my body I have realised that the only disgusting and unnatural thing about periods is using any other type of sanitary product!
Go Moon Cup!
Becky – 14th March 2015
It doesn’t smell. It doesn’t leak. You can wear whatever underwear you want (or none at all!). It doesn’t dry you out. It doesn’t leave fibres inside you. You don’t have to deal with it every time you go to the toilet. It can cope with clots. You don’t have to buy more and more every month. There’s no gross string hanging out of you. You don’t have to throw it away and feel guilty about the waste. It doesn’t feel like a nappy. You can measure your period so you know if something unusual happens. It doesn’t come wrapped up in pointless, wasteful packaging. You don’t have to carry loads of supplies around with you.
I feel free.
I did find insertion and removal a bit difficult to start with, but after sticking with it for a couple of days I soon got into the swing of it.
It saves me money, it saves me hassle and it’s comfortable. What more could I ask for?
liz – 9th March 2015
My mother had bought me a mooncup from another site and I fell in love with it. So I purchased one from here, and I will always love it! I love that I don’t have to spend so much on pads or tampons and I love that using the mooncup is better for the environment. And it lasts longer than a tampon. I never have to worry about running out of it:) I defiantly recommend this to my friends and family!!
Kristine – 8th March 2015
Oh my word, the Mooncup has changed my life!
I know some people have said they’ve found it difficult learning to insert and remove the Mooncup, and I know my experience isn’t the same as everyone’s, but I’ve found it SO easy.
No more worrying about leakage, no more excessive waste – it’s just brilliant.
laura – 7th March 2015
I started using my moon cup this week. Ladies, if you don’t know this product and are still using tampons and pads, I beg you to check it out! It is unbelievably fantastic!!
I never felt so comfortable during my period. No itchiness, no dryness, no leakage, no odour, no waste!! I feel much safer and healthier and in touch with myself. I can move around, I can go into the water for a bath or a swim, I enjoy being close with my boyfriend. And even the pain wasn’t as bad as usual this month.
It took me some time to give it a try because it was unfamiliar to me. I learned about it online and didn’t know anybody in person who was using a menstrual cup. I usually dread my period because I have very bad menstrual cramps and mood swings and the disposable sanitary products dry me out. I’m used to feeling just awful for several days and suffering from itches after each period.
I absolutely hate tampons, they always gave me pain. The fact that the moon cup is inserted into the vagina as is the tampon put me off for some time. I imagined inserting it as painful because of my experience with tampons and the size of the moon cup looked intimidating.
With finally mustering up the courage and giving the moon cup a try, I got the hang of it much quicker than I had expected. It doesn’t feel like a tampon at all, in fact, I find it much easier to insert despite the bigger size. Once it’s in, I barely feel it at all. There’s no burning sensation or uncomfortable itching, it smoothly slides in and sits comfortably low. It doesn’t feel like an intruding object at all.
I can officially state that I’m never going back!! I feel so ridiculously more comfortable and happy, I already lost a bit of my fear regarding my period after using it for only 4 days! Even my boyfriend is fond of it and notices that I’m much happier with it. I showed him the moon cup and dared to really talk about my period with him, I kinda lost a lot of my shame.
I think this product is simply genius. There’s only pros, all the way. Thank you, moon cup!! 😀
Anna – 4th March 2015
I bought my m’cup almost 2 years ago and i love it! My periods are not always the same as far as light or heavy flow. Not to mention I am helping the environment and my wallet at the same time! I love my cup and I highly recommend it to anyone!
Reeva – 2nd March 2015
I’ve had my mooncup for 6 months now, I was going travelling, and forced myself to get used to it during the period before we left, because as I suspected it was absolutely brilliant. Day one of period, on a boat for 13 hours with no toilet, let alone running water – no worries with my Mooncup. I was talking to a young woman today, saying she must try one… she grimaced, too much bodily contact. On thinking back I’m sad that I’ve added so much to landfill over the years, and maybe when I was younger I wouldn’t have felt comfortable being so “in touch with myself” however being a Nanny I change millions of dirty nappies/diapers I now recognise a period is just the same, it’s just a bodily function and there’s nothing dirty about it, it’s just life. Mooncups are so environmentally friendly, no nasty (real or imagined) smell and you never need period pants again, in fact I can continue to sleep in the buff for the whole month now, it’s brilliant. I’m definitely spreading the word.
Maria – 26th February 2015
I heard about mooncups just a few years ago, and wish I’d known about them even sooner than that. I couldn’t be happier- it doesn’t have a revolting odor, no more expensive bleached cottons products, and it’s no messier than my tampons ever were. All of my worry about carrying enough sanitary products at any given time are gone because all I need is my one mooncup. This thing is incredibly freeing and I love it for so many reasons, I recommend it every chance I get.
Joyce – 25th February 2015
A life changing & completely genius invention! I feel grateful that I have found this product in my early twenties and have not had to endure years of bother with tampons and sanitary towels. You save money, look after the environment, feel clean and fresh during your period and it’s so easy to use. Believe every testimonial on here because it is the best thing that has ever happened to me regarding my period! You would be a fool not to buy one immediately!!
Chloe – 24th February 2015
I heard about Mooncup at Glastonbury last year, visited the website and thought I’d try one for myself.Now I see why everyone felt the need to leave their comments! The Mooncup makes you feel SOOO much better about your period that you just want everyone to discover how great it is!!
I have a contraceptive implant in my arm and, for me, a side effect of that is my periods often being lighter, but quite erratic. That meant that I was having to wear a thin liner nearly every day – just in case. With the Mooncup I can pop it in and not have to worry. It’s so much more comfortable than having to sit wearing a pad (and/or tampon) all day and worrying about when you might need to change it.
The Mooncup has absolutely changed my life when it comes to periods. I know it sounds like I’m exaggerating, but it’s made me more open about periods, I’m not embarrassed about them, I’m not constantly worrying that I might leak, I’m SAVING SO MUCH MONEY and also saving the environment!
Mooncup is just a win win win win win situation.
Thanks a million. 🙂
Claire – 24th February 2015
I remember seeing the stickers for the mooncup in the ladies toilets when I was at University and thinking to myself, I should probably give that a go. Well, I graduated five years ago and have only just go round to actually doing it, and it was mostly the online reviews and testimonials that made me make that decision there and then. If only I had read the testimonials back then!
I personally didn’t find the whole concept of it weird or gross, I am quite in tune with my body. The only thing I had to overcome was getting used to insertion and removal. Trying different folding methods soon sorted the insertion, removal took a bit more practise but within a couple of days I felt confident and I knew that I would never go back. At first I used a liner because I wasn’t convinced it wasn’t going to leak but now I am totally confident in the mooncup.
It makes you feel SO much better about your period, you feel more in tune with what your body is doing, cramps are reduced, it’s cost effective, it’s more hygienic and for me knowing I am not adding to landfill is a huge benefit.
If you suffer with recurrent thrush or UTI’s – this product will change your life!!! (I don’t know why doctors don’t advise women to get one).
Kym – 13th February 2015
The Mooncup changed my relationship with my period and with my body. Since I started using the mooncup I became more conscious and way more connected to my body and my femininity. Rather than considering it annoying and nasty, I know relate to my period as an interesting and beautiful phenomenon that is an integral part of myself.In addition, I also love the fact that the mooncup is environmental-friendly and that I don’t have to worry about carrying around tampons everywhere I go.
I highly recommend it to every woman!
Bianca – 2nd February 2015
I would definitely recommend the moon cup to anyone. I bought one because I did not like the idea of using disposable products that then went into landfill and I also wanted to save money. The mooncup took a little getting used to, there is definitely a “knack” to it but once you’ve got it, it’s amazing! It stands up to all activities, I’ve never had any trouble with leaking. It is so much more convenient when going away to be able to take my one mooncup instead of lots of pads and tampons. Everyone should have one!
Rachel – 25th January 2015
The best product ever! I started using mooncup because I wanted to cut down on waste, but I couldn’t even handle tampons. Its taken me 3 periods to get to a point where its all I use! And I only used 4 pads on my last one. You can sleep, pee, run, skip, you really don’t feel it at all. I don’t need any stem to get it out either, it did take me a while of fishing around but then I found out I was going in at the wrong angle. My vagina and I have never been closer and I think she’s pretty grateful not to have rashes and smell gross every month! I can sit with my legs open on the tube and not get blasted by iffy wafts…
Jaz – 22nd January 2015
I have had my Mooncup for the past 7 years. It did take me a little getting used to, but with the concept of reducing waste and saving me money I have over time begun to use it as my main feminine hygiene product.
What I love about it is that it makes me feel almost normal whilst I’m on my period. I can still feel attractive to my partner and not worry about chunky pads.
I sometimes still use tampons overnight when my flow is particularly heavy, but I highly recommend the Mooncup – definitely my favourite choice.
Rebecca – 19th January 2015
I had heard rave reviews from a friend and finally decided to bite the bullet- cannot thank my lucky stars I did. I always hated using tampons and other such products, finding them uncomfortable and stressful to use. Now that I have a Mooncup my period is quite literally a breeze. I feel clean, healthy, comfortable, not to mention richer! I go running, swimming, rock climbing with it in and I pretty much forget I have my period. No more running into Boots in a flap when I forget to stuff hundreds of tampons into my bag ‘just-in-case’, no more rustling, no more waste! If you are considering it, please, please do. You will not regret it! Thank you Mooncup!
Kitty – 19th January 2015
10 years ago an old school friend told me about the Mooncup. I thought it was a great idea and what a fantastic way to save money on the “monthly” (as my Mother calls it) and also aid the environment. I try to be as conscientious as I can be towards green issues, however I carried on as normal thinking that I’ll get around to it one day. And eventually I did.I am 36yrs old and had a child by C section – so I wasn’t sure about the sizing, although I opted for the larger one (and it is only marginally larger) as I didn’t want leaks.
Managed to get it in ok. Much better if wet (water not a lubricant). Needed to adjust it a few times and trim the stem but ones it’s in place it’s in place and you can’t feel a thing. You really don’t know it’s there. Fantastic! As a parent you know that you don’t get any time to yourself so going for a wee whilst having a child glued to my side asking various questions about Barbies was fine as there was no issues as there was nothing to see (mooncup inside). Impressed with the convenience. And it lasts between 4-8hrs – much longer than a towel or tampon. Still impressed.
Getting it out was a little tricky at first. I thought I might have to explain it to staff at my local A&E! My advice. Read the instructions! It does give you tips. And relax!
Who’s idea was it to go to Ikea! Public toilets I was dreading! I think my friend thought I’d got lost I took so long! However, I’m still here to tell the tail, a quick wipe out and it was fine.
My first thoughts was that it was going to be very messy. But it’s seriously not. I’ve not “spilt a drop” – once you hear the suction release you know it’s nearly out, a quick wiggle and to get ready to ‘tip and rinse’. Make sure you wash hands before and afterwards.
I have getting it out to a fine art now. The main thing is relax. Much quicker. Now no one knows the difference if I go to the toilet for a wee as it’s out, rinsed and back in in no time at all.
I am converted! No more hassles of sliding a tampon up your sleeve when you go to the loo and no more monthly expense as this lasts for years.
I didn’t get on very well with sanitary towels as I suffer with a skin condition in that area which used to flare up when I wore these, and tampons used to give me “twangs” similar to period pains. Plus it’s better for the environment and our used products don’t end up in the sea with all the sea creatures….would you like to swim around with our used sanitary products by your side?
I never write reviews, but I am seriously impressed! Only Day Three and I’m converted. I can’t stress enough for more women to try it. Comes with a cute discreet storage bag too! No need to hide tampons or towels in the zip up compartment of my handbag and I don’t dread my periods anymore…win win! I can’t believe I waited 10 years! Thank you Mooncup Makers!
P.S No leaks either (including overnight!) – the larger one is really only fractionally bigger than the smaller one, and remember you want it to make a proper seal, so if in doubt and you’ve had a C section, then go for the larger one. Just try it – you’ve nothing to lose!
Katie – 6th January 2015
I’m 32, always struggled with tampons and found towels a bit stressful as my periods are short, but quite heavy. Since I started using the mooncup my periods are stress-free. I feel a lot more in control of my period because the mooncup is easy to use and so hygienic. You can also feel good about the fact that you’re doing your bit for the environment. It’s also cheaper! No brainer.
Kate – 6th January 2015
I bought a moon cup yesterday after reading a link on Facebook. This product is brilliant. I love not having all the waste in the bin and leaking pads or tampons. The thought of being environmentally friendly is a massive bonus too. This product needs more advertising it is amazing. Well done for the help for girls in Africa too.
Karen – 4th January 2015
I am 20yrs and a dental nurse. I had the contraceptive implant for a year and had it removed two months ago as I was not happy with it; it stopped my periods altogether and was affecting my mood a little. When I had my first period for a year I used tampons like I always have. But having not used them for so long and then going back to tampons, I remembered all the things I hate about them. They dry me out so badly and I get leakage with them when I am heavy- I never feel entirely “safe” wearing them. My job means a lot of moving and sitting so I was wearing a pad as well to keep me feeling safe but that was so uncomfortable. I decided to try the mooncup and honestly I wish I had gotten one six years ago! It was fiddly to begin with but you get used to it. Also, “birthing” it can be a bit of a pain but my pelvic floor thanks me for it, I am sure! I love it. It feels cleaner, I am not as dry, I do not have to carry bulky tampons everywhere and I do not have to fill the world up with used sanitary stuff. I love it to bits. Recommend recommend recommend.
Charlotte – 21st December 2014
I’m 32. Decided to use a Mooncup for ecological reasons, and also I was having constant UTIs and wondered if switching to a Mooncup might help. Two things I’ve noticed since using a Mooncup- little or no period pain and a big reduction in the amount of UTIs I get. I am very pleased with it. I love that I don’t have to worry about buying tampons or carrying them around with me. I’ve had no problems at all using the Mooncup. So glad I made the switch!
Lily – 19th December 2014
I’ve been a satisfied user of mooncup for about 3 years now! I’m 23 (started periods at 10), and had been wanting to try mooncup for environmental reasons for several years but hadn’t plucked up the courage to give it a go. The last straw for me though was missing a martial arts tournament because I was on my period: I would regularly overwhelm my tampax super-duper-extra-plus-plus-plus and the thought of that happening in the ring (while wearing a white gi!) was unbearable. When I thought about it some more, the idea of having to miss things I wanted to do as well as the endless round of dashes to the bathroom to change tampons and clean up leaks for potentially the next 40 years just didn’t fly (personally I’m not comfortable with using contraceptives to reduce my periods – better out than in, right? that’s my opinion, anyway). Admittedly when I first opened the box I was pretty intimidated by the size of the thing, but after getting used to it gradually (using just once per period at first, then for one day, and so on), I am now a competent user and would definitely not go back to tampons! It’s just a matter of working out which technique suits you best and making it a habit. Standing in the kitchen, casually boiling your mooncup on the stove can feel bizarre at first but actually, it’s a lot easier than emergency dashes to the 24hr petrol station for supplies! For anyone who wants to use mooncup but is not sure/already using it but struggling, my advice is persevere at your own pace. It’s not a race, and if you want to go back to tampons/pads for a while it’s not a problem – mooncup will still be there when you’re ready for another go. Eventually you’ll get the hang of it, and you will have saved money, the environment, and improved your health and convenience. For me, I knew I was a proper, paid-up member of the mooncup club when I successfully went swimming on my period – before mooncup, there was no way in HELL I would even have CONSIDERED that!!! So that shows it works! Now I preach the mooncup gospel whenever the opportunity arises. The only objection (and a half-hearted one at that) was from my mum, who worried about TSS – but I pointed out to her that tampons are not exactly sterile when they come out of their cardboards boxes after spending weeks on a supermarket shelf (whereas mooncup can be sterilised easily), AND they leave potentially harmful residue which mooncup doesn’t! I think she had no choice but to yield to the logic of the situation after that 😀
Elinoir – 29th November 2014
I am not one to write reviews but this is a great product. For many years I have suffered the fear of leaking, especially, the first two days of my period where I am very heavy and sleeping was uncomfortable as I have had many episodes of ruining bed sheets. It was all quite stressful. Last month, I used the mooncup and though I still used a pad, I managed to sleep without waking up every 2 hours to change. I haven’t quite mastered getting it out without the mess so I have not been able to use the cup without a pad during the day ( I have since discovered I need to empty after 6hours on my heavy days). Anyway this is so good that I urge anyone thinking to buy one to just get on with it. It feels cleaner and it will change your life. I look forward to the day I master taking it out without the mess so I can use it while I am at work and can feel comfortable enough to just simply take a bottle of water to rinse and reinsert in the ladies. Until then, I have stopped using tampons and i am reducing the amount of pads, which I hope helps in helping the environment.
Carm – 29th November 2014
I had been meaning to buy one of these for ages! Sick of tampons and smelly pads, I went out today and bought myself one from Boots. I have to say, it has revolutionised the way I have my period. Saying goodbye and farewell to those cottony friends was the best thing I ever did! I have my mooncup in now for the first time and after a couple of inserts, I’m now pretty confident with my purchase! I want to do my part to help keep this planet clean and tidy for generations to come and the more women buy this product, the world will be less full of sanitary waste! I am so happy that I purchased the MoonCup, I already have friends talking about it and thinking of getting one for themselves! Whoever created this idea is a genius! I feel a lot cleaner ‘down there’, more hygienic and environmentally friendly already. Thank you MoonCup!
Chloe – 25th November 2014
I had wanted to try a Mooncup for some time as liked the idea of being more green, but I never seemed to get round to buying one. Finally, after getting more and more uncomfortable with tampons, especially after having a baby and getting a copper coil fitted, which made my periods heavier and more painful, I ordered one online. I am coming to the end of my first month using it and I am amazed. It is so comfortable, and far from being messy, apart from a little bit when changing, I feel much cleaner during my period than I ever have. My cramps were less and I didn’t even know I was wearing it and could go much longer inbetween changes. I can’t get over how easy it is to use, it was a little fiddly first time and I had to cut the stem almost off, but after a couple of goes it was easy to insert and then really easy to remove, just lean back on the toilet and give a couple of gentle pushes with your muscles and it moves down enough to get hold of and pull gently out. I am just annoyed that I did not try it sooner as I’m 38 now. I have just had to tell all of my female friends as they all need to try it and see how wonderful it is. My daughter is only small, but I know what I will be introducing her to when she starts her periods (many years down the line). Thanks Mooncup you are a life changing discovery!
J – 10th November 2014
I found out about Mooncup from Freelee the banana girl on Youtube. As a person who has un-predictable period thank you so much for this product. I feel like it’s another step in the right direction to help save the planet and landfills, help the fight against testing on animals and also it’s much better for me too. Tampons and pads dry out and rub my skin, this is my 2nd day on Mooncup and it’s been a blessing, much more comfortable!I must admit the first time I emptied it made me yak a bit but I’m already used to it, I just need to get used to taking it out bit, I need to get a routine going.
Thank you for this wonderful invention 🙂
Siobhan – 4th November 2014
I was studying abroad when I first heard about the moon cup and decided to look it up, however I couldn’t get it shipped to where I was at the time so I eventually forgot about it. A couple months ago I decided I was tired of tampons and started looking around for something else to use when I remembered the moon cup and it couldn’t have been sooner. I looked it up, ordered it, and impatiently waited for my next period. Hah! But when it came around the next month, I was prepared. I had cut the stem off immediately after reading other reviews, practiced using it, and went about my day. There’s no embarrassing “evidence” when I visit friends, no more pointless cotton filling up the earth, and no more worrying about the harmful side effects of tampons on the body C; I’ve even recommended it to several friends and I hope they make the move.
A Happy Moon User – 19th September 2014
I heard of the Mooncup a few years ago but at that time I was even too scared to use tampons. When I started using tampons, I was getting sick of all the waste and smelly rubbish bins in the bathroom. When I got my contraceptive implant and I knew irregular bleedings could occur I was looking for a new solution. I have used the mooncup for 6 months now and I’m super happy with it. I couldn’t get it in first and it took me a day of practice but it all went well and I would NEVER go back to tampons or pads.
Anna – 17th September 2014
I have just bought my second mooncup after giving birth. I have used mooncup for ten years before having my son, and I have never looked back. I hated using pads as they felt like nappies and really didn’t get on with tampons as they were so uncomfortable. My first experience trying to remove the mooncup I was too tense and worried myself silly so didn’t find it easy, after a small amount of practice I now don’t even think about taking it out or putting it in.
I have found mooncup cleaner, easier, more comfortable and leak proof. I have been swimming and trampolining with it in and haven’t even been slightly worried about leakage. It’s discrete and much greener for the environment.
Mooncup has made something which was once rather inconvienient into something I don’t even notice.
Thank you mooncup, I am very grateful!
Hazel – 12th September 2014
When a friend told me about the Mooncup I initially thought Yuck! and dismissed the idea. Then I had my daughter and my periods got really heavy, I needed tampons and pads but still had embarrassing leaks so eventually I stopped going out socially during my on days as it was too stressful! Also my period pains got worse, I would spend hours bent up with a hot water bottle getting grumpy with anyone and everyone! So I decided to try it, that was about 4 years ago. The first few days of using it were a bit hit or miss but once I got used to it it changed everything. I no longer have to fill my supermarket trolley with tampons and pads saving me about £10 a month, or fill handbags to bursting point once a month. No more worries about leaks, even heavy periods go by with ease. My period pains have gone, I don’t seem to get PMT. It’s less messy than I had to cope with before. I can’t fault it! I only wish I had known about it sooner, I could have saved so much waste from tampons,goodness knows how much money and stopped so many days being ruined by cramps. Thank you to everyone that was involved in creating this amazing product! I have recommended it to friends and will be sure to tell my daughter when she gets her periods and hopefully I can save her some of the pain and misery that I had to go through! : )
Ruby – 6th September 2014
I love my mooncup, it is so practical and confotable to use, and it isnt harmful to me or the environment. I’ve been passing on the messege and now my sister has one too and loves it! MOONCUPS FOR EVERYONE
Vivien – 30th August 2014
My reasoning for purchasing a mooncup was the environmental benefits, I try to do my bit where I can and after hearing about mooncups I was keen to ditch the pads and give it a go. Having been on the contraceptive pill for 10 years, 3 on the injection I hadn’t had a period for quite sometime and when I decided to ‘go natural’ again last year I was severely regretting my decision due to how long and painful my periods were. Whilst researching the mooncup I read women claiming that using the mooncup had shortened their periods and made them less painful, I was a little sceptical but thought if it did work it would just be another benefit. I can now say wholeheartedly it’s true. My periods have gone from 8 days to 3, my flow is not as heavy as it appeared from using towels, the pain is minimal now and lasts for half a day as opposed to 3/4 and I can actually go out and do things rather than lay in bed almost in tears. It was tricky the first couple of times I used it but I soon learnt the best way for me to insert it and it’s now quick and easy to use. I can hand on heart say I will always use a mooncup now, I already can’t imagine my period without it. I feel better knowing I’ve lessened my environmental impact greatly and I’m so much happier on my period now because of the reduced pain and the number of days I am on, to the point, I’ve even forgotten a couple of times that I’m in my period because I can feel no side effects and no horrible towel.
Kaylie – 21st August 2014
I was very dubious and it took me a few years since hearing about the mooncup to give it a go… but wow! It’s a game changer. Everyone needs one. Goodbye leaks, goodbye soggy tampon string, goodbye ruined knickers!!! No leakage, easy to use, environmentally friendly and affordable. I may even look forward to my next period to take it for a spin again!
Christy – 12th August 2014
Was looking for something to help cut down the amount of non-recyclable waste in my life, and discovered the Mooncup.
Although it was a bit of a cost-investment for me, I decided to get one and give it two months (two periods!) for me to get used to it and for it to prove it’s worth. By day 3 I was completely sold on it. There is a knack to inserting and removing the Mooncup, but it’s not hard to master and the job is easy and clean once you’ve got the hang of it. I love not having to worry if I have enough pads and tampons with me when I go camping or on holiday.
Michelle – 4th August 2014
I wouldn’t normally write a testimonial but I am so pleased with this product I felt I had to. I generally menstruate for 8 days in a 35 day cycle. The flow starts with spotting, becomes very heavy for tampons to cope with for a couple of days then goes light. I struggle with getting the right absorbency for my flow every month. Tampons are either leaking within a couple of hours or too dry to remove. This is my third day using mooncup and it’s just fantastic. It’s easy to Insert, just make sure your cervix is facing into the cup and the cup is fully open. No leaks.. Though I was really worried about this, I believed it would pop out and spill everywhere! Not even possible! I was crazy to think it, once it’s in only a good tug and wiggle will budge it! I was really scared whether it would be gross, the thought of a cup of blood sounds proper grim! But compared to the sodden tampons and pads covered in blood and clots I’ve faced for years, the contained flow within the mooncup was a vast improvement and actually made the whole thing a whole lot less gruesome. You don’t have to pull string out the way when peeing, you don’t worry about leaking with a big sneeze! And you can empty it a lot less often than changing a tampon. I also discovered that my flow was nowhere near as heavy as I thought. Also it’s great for the environment, which to me was just a nice perk for a product that is absolutely essential. I honestly believe that all women should be provided with this product on the day of their first period. I was actually put of by this product because I believed that it was used by people who cared more about the environment than their own needs, but honestly, those women have had the best of everything from this product. I CANNOT rate it highly enough. Thanks to everyone at mooncup, you’ve made a huge difference to my life x
Sally – 4th August 2014
I bought my Mooncup on a whim a year ago before I went travelling. I had never liked tampons because I found them too dry and uncomfortable (even the light flow ones) and found pads bulky and often messy because the flow of my periods can be a little unpredictable. Mooncups are amazing, especially for someone travelling without regular access to decent toilets and not much luggage space. You can pop it in in the morning and take it out when you get home from your day out if your periods aren’t too heavy. I got the hang of inserting the cup straight off the bat so I was quite lucky, and quite often I forget it’s even there! I’ve only once had a problem with my Mooncup overflowing and that was because it is so unobtrusive that I actually forgot I was on my period! I also find the Mooncup seems to help with my period cramps. However, the biggest advantage of the Mooncup for me is the smell. At times with pads I found that I would sometimes get an odd smell(disgusting, I know!) which made me self conscious and meant I changed pads even more frequently creating even more rubbish. But with the Mooncup I don’t get anything like this, the blood that collects in the cup doesn’t give off a smell at all, which is fantastic. I used to find periods so annoying, but now they are so easy to deal with. All of this makes Mooncup the best choice for me and I know I’ll never go back to other methods of sanitary protection.
Lynn – 31st July 2014
I am a happy user of mooncup for about 2 years now. I remember being a bit suspicious about it when my friend first told me about it. But I decided to give it a go, and I am so happy I did. I no longer have to buy expensive sanitary products every month. I am never caught off guard, by not having any tampons in the house when I need them. And it really has made me feel a lot more positive about my period. I no longer dread it, and often forget that I am on it when I am using my mooncup. It is that confortable!
When using disposable products I used to get horrible cramps. After starting using the mooncup these have drastically receded, and I rarely experience period pain these days.
And as a bonus I have the emotional gratification of knowing that I am making a smaller contribution when it comes to waste going in to landfills.
All in all a completely positive experience, and I will never go back to disposable sanitary products. Now I am the one telling all my friends how great the product is.
Veronica – 15th July 2014
I LOVE my mooncup! I have recently changed career from shop work to gardening. The lack of toilets and bins therefore prompted my purchase. I will never look back. I find it very easy to use and a lot cleaner than having to carry used sanitary products around in the van and it’s nice not to carry pads and tampons in every handbag. It copes with the varied physical parts of my job; running, bending, climbing, hanging, kneeling ect. When I get hot and sweat from digging I don’t have to worry about gross odours and I feel cleaner knowing that I’m not sat sweating in my blood all day. In terms of comfort nappy rash from thick pads is eliminated and I don’t have to worry about wearing pants at night. It also means (like tampons) I can fill my pee bottle without making it obvious to my colleagues (all men) that I’m on. It has reduced my cramps to almost nothing, though they weren’t awful to start with and I’m finding that my period is over much faster. I am also finding that, oddly, I am really enjoying learning about and monitoring my period. This was something I wasn’t expecting. 🙂 Basically ladies; great idea, well made, economically advantageous, ecologically friendly and easy to use!
Laura – 12th July 2014
Oh my god. The mooncup has changed my life. I have never felt cleaner during my period – no nasty smell, no leaking, no horrid waste filling up our landfills, just give it a wash and it is ready to reuse! I LOVE IT. If you don’t have one, get one! It will change your life too.
Amy – 17th June 2014
I first purchased a Mooncup around 2007/8.Like all new users, it was alittle tricky to insert.I found putting my leg up on the bath allowed insertion & removal so much easier. I have to reiterate previous testimonials; it’s fantastic!I am now in my prime and for some insane reason I returned to tampons a year ago.The cost is ridiculous and let’s go on how bad tampons/ sanitary waste is for our environment and aquatic life. I recently purchased a new Mooncup……… Happy days! Not only do I not have accidents…. My age group different menstrual flow. Saving money and even more personal to me …… Much much better for our environment. I too am thankful for the day I stumbled across the Mooncup.
Katrina – 14th June 2014
I heard about Mooncup at a festival a couple of years ago and thought it would be gross. But since then I have become a lot greener and try and do everything I can to reduce waste etc. So I thought I would try Mooncup because I found that I was getting through a lot of tampons and getting quite bad cramps. I don’t get any pains now and generally feel better… think it’s due to now having a load of chemicals soaking into me every month! Not to mention I no longer worry about leaks when I’m at the gym, or asleep, or any other time… I can trust it to keep me clean and it is so easy to use… Never have to buy another sanitary product or throw anything away… AMAZING!
Jennifer K – 22nd February 2013
I have been using my mooncup for nearly 6 years now, so from about age 18, and wouldn’t go back to anything else.It does take a little while to get the hang of, but after not long becomes second nature.
I lead an active lifestyle doing all sorts from walking and swimming to caving and riding, and have found my mooncup much more comfortable and reliable in those situations than other methods.
For me, it is also important to know that I’m not contributing to sanitary waste streams either, and it’s a good money saver too.
I would definitely recommend trying a Mooncup, hopefully you’ll love it as much as I do.
Alison – 03rd February 2013
As Rihanna says ‘where have you been all my life!’wow, mooncup, or as i call it my little diamond! it sure is a girls best friend! every woman should know about them!
let me just say that if you have problems with sanatary wear, drying you out, making you itch or in my case I got a very bad allergy to the chemicals contained in sanatary pads! I was at my wits end so went on a google hunt for none chemical products! I found the mooncup and read some reviews they all sounded positive, so i tho nothing to lose but try and I can say I am over the moon i did!
just finished my 1st period using it and can not belive it! I feel that I have not even had a period, usally by now I would be in total pain from my allergic reaction. but with the mooncup nothing at all, i had no problems putting it in or taking it out. its defo going to be my friend for life. and its only £18! and its supossed to last years, so a saving on products and the planet! I am a happy lady!
Nicole – 28th January 2013
I heard about Mooncup when I started working in recycling & waste promotion at a council. I had organised a trip to the local landfill for some students, and one of them told me about Mooncup. I’m so glad she did because I had no idea it was available and haven’t used any disposable sanitary products for 6 years now. Never had any problems or looked back. It’s now listed along with local stockists in our council’s A-Z guide for recycling and waste reduction 🙂
Vic – 18 January 2013
I have to admit it took me a while to get it just right, but once I mastered the Mooncup I knew I’d never go back. Using anything else now just doesn’t make any sense when this product is better for your body and the environment, and kind on your purse too!
I loathed uncomfortable pads and hated tampons that dried me out, but the Mooncup is just so inert it feels natural to use and I don’t even notice it.
I’d recommend this to anyone and everyone!
Natalie – 11th January 2013
At 16, after being amenorrhoeic for a year with an eating disorder, my period came back as as pretty nasty surprise. I used pads and tampons for a day before remembering some research I did on the mooncup before. I persuaded my mum and bought it straight away 😀 Got home and was slightly scared at how huge it looked! But inserted it pretty easily and painlessly straight away with the ‘c’ fold. Getting it out took…a little more practice. Given that I am probably pretty ‘narrow’, tugging it and pulling it straight out probably wasn’t the best idea…ouch. But after 3 or 4 different tries, that got easier and I can do that easily now too 🙂
But ohhhh my gosh, when it’s in! You can’t feel it, it doesn’t leak at all, you can leave it in waaay longer than tampons and forget about your period, I plan to go swimming tomorrow, I won’t have to pack half a suitcase full of pads and tampons when I travel, will save money and be healthier and greener it’s so so good! It is kind of gross (but at the same time weirdly fascinating) seeing the contents but it’s worth it! In short: converted
Sarah – 09th January 2013
I started at 12 with heavy, irregular periods. Several female members in our family have had a hysterectomy due to heavy periods. I struggled through until 18 and went to University. Sharing toilets, not all had bins so tried tampons. Hated them and still had to wear a pad which defeated the object so gave up. Tried the pill. Amazing, lighter, regular flow, planned periods so heaviest at weekends and social life around them. Now 31, married, thinking about kids. Worried about irregular and heavy periods when I come off the pill so thought I’d try Mooncup after remembering it on Embarrassing Bodies. I read ALL the testimonials, videos, did my research. Never considered environmental impacts and love doing my bit to be green. Mooncup is fantastic, only tried it for half a day and 1 night, comfortable, no leaks, insertion/removal ok in shower, daren’t yet over toilet but will persevere until I’ve mastered technique. Blood is gross yet intriguing. Outside of cup is clean even using halfway through a period. Will recommend to all. Finally, looks big but does fit! Weird coming from a girl who is married and sexually active but I still don’t know how it all fits down there and no I’m not comfy with fingers below let alone inside. One word ladies – FREEDOM!
Annie P – 07th January 2013
I chose the menstrual cup for environmental reasons, and I chose mooncup in particular because of how accessible they made the switch from tampons seem. Yes, I was dubious, I had my doubts if it was ‘for me’, but now – like many women seem to suggest – the idea of going back to any other method seems unthinkable.
I had resort to tampons for one day during my last period, and the difference was huge – I had forgotten the discomfort (that ‘dragging’ feeling) of tampons, and by the end of the day I was relieved to get home and switch back to mooncup.
I wore a pantyliner for the first couple of cycles until I was comfortable with the cup, but now I am confident in my own insertion technique and never use one. 9 months on, I can hand-on-heart say I would never go back! I’ve saved about £30 on tampons already, so the mooncup has more than paid of itself, too. Bonus!
Jessie – 01st January 2013
I have been using mooncup for last seven years. I am an architect and a compulsive traveler. Apart from saving money and the planet, for me the mooncup has been great because I have very heavy periods as I am on blood thinning medication. I find that the mooncup holds more than conventional tampons so I don’t have rush to change so often in the middle of my work. I also found it very convenient to use in the 36 countries I have travelled to, including to slums where I work. I usually travel with just hand luggage and so the mooncup is very suitable for a light traveller.
Sumita – 20th December 2012
I discovered the Mooncup years ago, but never gave any thought to trying it at the time. However, after reading about the environmental impact of disposable sanitary products and the need to be more money-conscious, I came across the Mooncup again. I decided to try it and after the first use, I can safely say that I won’t be going back to disposable products any time soon. The Mooncup is so comfortable, you can’t even feel it! I have no more concerns about leaks, which means that I can wear the Mooncup without needing a towel as well. A bit of practice is needed to remove and clean, so I suggest using it at home at first until you are more confident. But overall, it is a fantastic product. Don’t be put off by people if they tell you it’s unhygienic or dirty, they clearly haven’t tried it and have very closed minds. You only need to know how many tampons end up in the sea (gross!) to know the Mooncup is definitely NOT dirty. Give the Mooncup a go, if you can’t tell you’re wearing it, how will anyone else?!
Charlotte – 28th November 2012
to add to all of these positive reviews – it took me a couple of periods to get the hang of it, but once you get used to inserting/removing it and rinsing (if youre out and about, best to go to a loo where the basin is in the same cubicle), you will never look back. ive used my mooncup for 10 years now, and cant even think how much money ive saved from not buying tampons/pantyliners. just £20 for 10 years! thats about 240 periods and god knows how many tampons. literally hundreds of pounds saved! in these money-tight times this is the easiest way to save money, with the added benefits of being convenient, safe, enviromentally friendly, and a whole weight off your mind when in party dresses or sleeping in someone elses bed! would recommend the mooncup to anyone.
philippa – 28th November 2012
The first thing I did when I turned 18 was to set up a Paypal account and order a Mooncup online. I’d had my eye on it for a while after having seen a sticker in a restaurant bathroom, but was too embarrassed to ask for one, and also, at the time, in a country that didn’t sell it in stores.
Like many others, I first found it difficult to insert/extract and wondered whether I had wasted my money. Thankfully, I kept trying and the Mooncup has become a staple in my life. It’s so much cleaner and easier than conventional throwaway products. The reusability and friendliness towards the environment is just another bonus!
Now, two years later, I bought another one in Boots as a backup. For people shying away due to the price: The investment is quickly made back if you think about the horrendous prices of tampons and pads, and the amounts you use each month.
I had always been plagued by PMS, strong cramps and moods. After starting to use the Mooncup, I found that I get fewer cramps, weaker and shorter periods, and less dryness and discomfort.
It’s great to get to know yourself and “what’s going on down there”. You’re really in control. I like that you can leave it in for longer without worrying about leakage. I had some problems with leakage in the start, until I figured out to wear it lower. Now I only occasionally wear pantyliners, just to feel safe.
A while ago, I had a contraceptive-pill-induced hormonal problem, causing me to bleed excessively. Thanks to the Mooncup, and much to my gynecologist’s surprise, I could tell exactly how much I was bleeding.
I even went on a 1-month expedition to Madagascar recently. As I was always carrying ample supplies of drinking water and my Mooncup, having my period there was no problem. The other girls, by contrast, did much complaining about their “supplies”, all the while leaving an unsightly trail of used items, wrappers, and applicators in the pristine wilderness….
Bottom Line? GET ONE. You will not regret it. It sounds too good to be true – but it simply is that good!
Sophie – 04th November 2012
I’ve only ever heard one of my friend’s mention that they used a moon cup and that was about 6 years ago and I never thought any more about it. But since having a baby and starting my period after a year of breastfeeding I thought I’d give it a go. Having my baby made me more aware of the amount of junk (nappies,etc)we pollute the environment with. I decided to use cloth nappies and cloth breast pads and tried using cloth sanitary towels but they were too chunky and chaffing. The mooncup was next on the list. Initially I was put off by the expense (£21 in Boots) but then I considered I’d probably spend £4 a month on towels, that’s £48 a year.
Very pleased and will spread the word
Matty – 02nd November 2012
I recently bought a Mooncup and have just been using it…it is AMAZING! Wondering why it’s taken me so long to get round to it! So easy to use and so much more pleasant than putting bloody cotton in the bin/toilet. I LOVE IT! Everyone woman needs one and it’s so much better for the environment and financially. I’ll never go back 🙂
Bee – 01st November 2012
The mooncup is better than tampons and pads in every single way. Once you are used to it it is easier to use, more convenient, cheaper, creates less waste, makes you more in touch with your body and never ever leaks. I wish I had known about them years ago. Thankyou Mooncup.
Jo – 19th October 2012
Just a quick note to say how much I love my moon cup. It’s just great. Dependable, discreet, easy, environmentally friendly, healthier. You only have one problem….your customers only need buy one! I’d recommend them to anyone. All women should own a moon cup!
Emma – 06th October 2012
I have been using a mooncup for a few years now after an enthusiastic endorsement by a friend. I’ve done a number of long wilderness journeys and try and leave as little trace as possible. One of the amazing things about the mooncup is how easy it is to use outdoors. I carry a small water bottle with a squeezy top so I can wash it, and dig a little hole to empty it into. A much easier way to travel with a ‘leave no trace’ ethic than trying to get rid of tampons or towels. After having had a great recommendation I pass this on by recommending the mooncup to my other friends. Thank you!
Lily – 05th October 2012
I have poly-cystic ovary syndrome, meaning insanely heavy, prolonged and irregular periods. At my heaviest I would need to wear both a tampon and a pad, and change both every half-hour or so, with a period lasting anything from 1wk to 3mths! I can also go anything from 6mths to 2yrs between periods, so wasn’t sure whether a Mooncup would work out, getting used to it over 3 cycles could take years! But I got mine about a year ago, and wish I had done it much sooner! It does take a little time to get right, but I cannot stress enough how worthwhile it is to try it, stick with it and make it work for you. I can wear my Mooncup for a couple of hours even at my heaviest, and all day (up to 8hrs anyway) at other times, without needing to empty it. It copes brilliantly with fluctuating flow and with clots. No more rustling packets in work / public toilets either, and no more trying to deal with used sanitary products when there is no waste bin. Plus I do feel a bit smug knowing I am not contributing even more waste to landfill too. Thank you for a brilliant, life-changing product!
Jen – 05th October 2012
I just used my Mooncup for the first time and although I have to say it’s a weird feeling, I LOVED IT! It’s no hassle getting it in or out although the stem did rub a little at first.My body needs to get a little more used to it but I couldn’t agree more with all the lovely ladies on here. It’s not fussy or messy! It’s environmentally friendly, cost efficiant AND you can avoid that embarrassment of not having anywhere to bin your tampon or sanitary towel and having to stash it or try and make a break for a bin in the kitchen or whatever. You can just wash it and go!
The Mooncup actually made me look forward to my period! 😀 I want everyone to know about it!!
Hati – 28th August 2012
If you think of buying a mooncup dont hesitate. I bought one after extensive research and its so much worth it. You save your health, money and environment. At first i didnt think it would be very practical or nice but actually using Mooncup feels even cleaner than tampons. Another plus is brilliant customer service. As an advice from me: Do read the leaflet and advice on the website, it helps you understand how the mooncup works straight away. I didnt have any problems since the very first time using it. 😉
Nat – 20th August 2012
I wish that this product had been available when I was younger. Tampons were a revelation when they came out but the Mooncup is amazing and even more liberating. Well done, great for women and even greater for the environment.
Rachel – 19th August 2012
I’ve just used my mooncup for the first time today & it’s amazing!! I found it really easy to insert, delighted that it never leaked, a little apprehensive about removing it but actually after relaxing a bit more I found it just as easy. So I’m over the moon(cup)!
I purchased it over 3 years ago after my second baby, using & promoting real nappies it made sense that I too would use something good for the environment so I was excited to get started.
However, breastfeeding & falling pregnant with my third baby meant my period hasn’t returned until now (very nice)
I already know that I’ll never use tampons again, I oddly feel cleaner and much more comfortable, I know what the mooncup is, what you see is what you get, with a Tampon who knows? one reason why I’ve always used real nappies on the children.
It feels so good to be helping the environment again too 🙂
Thank you mooncup x
Joanne – 10th August 2012
Fantastic! Since having a baby I found tampax very uncomfortable due to scarring. I found out about and tried a mooncup, after a couple of attempts to get comfortable and confident and removing the whole stem I became completely converted! Comfortable, money saving, no leaks, no get ups in the night to change, great for the environment and no bin in the bathroom to empty (I was never a flusher!).Brilliant. I’d go as far as saying its changed my life!
Give it a go, you have nothing to lose!
Laura – 21st July 2012
Seriously, just buy one. It will change your life! I first heard of the mooncup years ago when a friend of a friend recommended it to me (after typical girly talk about heavy periods/ the horror of the pads and tampon combo) and my gut reaction was ‘ick’. I wrongly assumed it would be messy, smelly and just part of a hippie fad. Meanwhile, I was struggling with crippling period pain and near constant urinary tract infections (caused, I now believe, by large tampons expanding and pressing uncomfortably on my urinary tract). I was also reading horror stories about the bleaching and chemicals that tampons undergo and resenting the massive quantities of tampons I was being forced to buy each month to cope with my flow. I only properly looked into getting a mooncup a year ago, and I was won over straightaway. This website had loads of really good, detailed information and the testimonials really helped sway me because I could see that lots of other women who had been struggling had found a solution with the cup.
My first try was a bit hit and miss, mainly because getting it in and out takes a little getting used to. But by the second month I was a bit of a pro! I can honestly say that this is one of the best products I have ever bought in my life. It has improved my quality of life considerably. The pain I experience with cramps has reduced (I think maybe the flexibility of the cup helps) and the fact that it holds so much more fluid than a tampon means that long shifts at work are a lot less stressful. I really can’t imagine how I managed without it!
I made sure to stick the stickers in public places, hoping that if at least one woman who struggled like I did sees it and looks into it further, it will be worth it. My friends are sick of me ranting on at them about how great it is, but I’ve already won a couple of them over. It’s a total joke that pads and tampons are the default sanitary product, especially as the mooncup is a much more environmentally sustainable alternative. I really hope that I see this change in my lifetime.
So, from the bottom of my heart, a massive thank you to you women behind mooncup. This is the first customer review I have ever left, but I just had to let you know what a great job you’re doing. Many thanks, Ffion
Ffion – 20th July 2012
I purchased my Mooncup recently and I already adore it.
During my period I suffer from stomach pains, bloating and bowel problems. I had been using tampons for a number of years and had this horrible dry sensation inside. I also felt as though it was a bizarre foreign body inside of me that I never quite got used to. Plus, I was spending so much money every month on the various sizes. I saw some tampons on the shelf a couple of months ago and they were perfumed. I thought it was disgusting that women were being made to feel that their period is some kind of unnatural, dirty thing. I immediately bought a Mooncup and haven’t looked back!
My stomach cramps have somehow decreased, I no longer feel all dry and irritated inside and I feel totally comfortable wearing a Mooncup and more “at one” with my body.
I really recommend buying a Mooncup. I have found it so much better than sanitary towels and tampons. Also it’s better for the environment and so much cheaper!
Selina – 07th July 2012
I found a thread dedicated to the mooncup on a health forum I’m a member of, I read the thread from start to finish to gather an idea of people’s individual experiences. By the time I had reached page 49 I was sold and ordered one, I was told to expect a 14 working day wait for it’s arrival, instead it arrived in just four days, I didn’t have to pay p&p which in itself is a great bonus. I have now been able to put the mooncup to the test and boy have I put it through it’s paces. Tested against a heavy period, chronic crippling period pains, the use of an IUD and tampons which for me have generally worked. Today I strode past the feminine hygiene aisle, feeling so pleased I will no longer have to spend money on disposable sanitary items or add to the ever increasing landfill. The mooncup really is a too good to be true product that is actually true!! :)You only have to read a few of these fabulous testimonials to be sold. Absolutely thrilled with my mooncup and only sad that the mooncup idea didn’t get round to my lovely mother before the menopause hit, I’m actually pretty sure she’d like another period just to test it out herself. Fab, fab fab, thankyou ladies 🙂
Kelly – 24th June 2012
I had heard of Moon Cup quite a while ago but had put it off for being a bit squeamish. Then this year my friend told me about a blog post in which A WOMAN FOUND MOULD ON HER TAMPON! I recommend googling the story.
Combined with the increased guilt of wastage and wanting to save money I decided to switch.
Now, I wouldn’t go back! My period pain has decreased. I always thought my dire pain and sickness was something to do with Tampon’s since as soon as I inserted a Tampon I’d be vomiting for the rest of the day. I had to go on the pill to sort it out and am admittedly still on the pill a little too afraid I’ll be having heavy and irregular periods again.
It’s a little difficult to get used to at first with some dire accidents but I persevered, I will not go back to achey, dry and scratchy periods again. I don’t even mind the tiny mess you inevitably encounter using this product because it’s worth it knowing my body and purse is better off and hopefully the planet too.
And I love the fact we can wear it when we know we’re going to be on that day and not having to rush back and forth to the toilet playing a guessing game. And I never have to worry about running out or carrying around extras.
I’m gently working on my friends with the effort of not wanting to drive them crazy over it.
Thank you Mooncup!
Siobhan – 21st June 2012
I get heavy and painful periods, and always manage to stain my underwear with pads and tampons, no matter how often I replace them. Periods for me were simply unmanageable.But since I bought the Mooncup, things have been a hell of a lot easier. I have been using it for a little over a year. It took me two or three periods to get the hang of inserting and removing properly, (I found that I was placing it too high so it leaked and I found it painful to remove because I wasn’t breaking the vacuum). However now that I have learned how to use it correctly, it never leaks and is never uncomfortable. I only change it three times a day, and if I don’t get to change it on time, it’s never a problem. It doesn’t leak. I can tell you it is more comfortable than a tampon. It isn’t dry like a tampon and although it is a lot larger and looks quite intimidating at first, it isn’t at big as it seems. If you are a teenager like me, you may think it won’t fit, but it sits at a wider part of your vagina than the muscles at the entrance. It is not too big. Once you get used to insertion and removal, it is not a problem. It works perfectly overnight for me too. When I bought it, I thought it seemed expensive for what it is, but for what it does, and for the money it will save you long term, it is more than worth it.
I admit, my reasons for purchasing it had nothing to do with lessening my impact on the environment, but it put’s a smile on my face to know that it does, and that I am actually more comfortable for it.
Joe-Anna (17) – 12th June 2012
I’ve only had mine for 3 months but can safely say I won’t be going back to tampons. I bought it after a beach clean up day when I discovered how many sanitary products were ending up on the beach and did a bit of research into the alternatives. I’m so glad there’s an alternative, and it makes me happy I’m not contributing to unnecessary landfill any more. But I’m so surprised there’s not much mainstream advertising of these.
Katie – 17th May 2012
I’m 19 and a virgin, and heard about this randomly through a Facebook advert, and was blown away by the positive reviews. After a few months I decided to man up and buy one from Boots. I was not very comfortable with my body so I was a bit worried about putting it in and taking it out but with a bit of practice I got the hang of it very quickly. Yes, it’s slightly uncomfortable to take out, and takes slightly longer than just changing a pad or tampon, but the benefits far outweigh the negatives. It’s eco-friendly, cheap (£20 investment for at least 5 years, and I’m a student so that’s brilliant!), almost completely reduces the pain, makes you feel so much cleaner, you don’t even notice it when it’s in. The only thing you have to watch out for is remembering to empty it, but even then it’s every 8 hours. I spent the first few days wearing a pad just in case it leaked but it was completely dry. It takes a few goes to make sure you have it in properly, but once you recognise how it works, it’s so simple. I couldn’t reccommend the Mooncup enough. It’s brilliant, and definitely improves your quality of life around your period. If you’re sceptical it’s at least worth a try. It’s not an expensive experiment. Also, it’s not weird or embarrassing – at least not more so than talking about pads or tampons! I’m trying to reccommend it to the women I know! You won’t regret it, believe me!
Ruth – 08th May 2012
I will never go back. Tricky my first 4 or so periods, but now it works perfectly – never leaks. I love that I don’t have to deal with it nearly as often as tampons, I love not having a trash can filled with tanpons, I love the money I’m saving, I love how environmentally conscientious it is, and I love how comfortable it is. Soooo pleased. Thank you!
Alana – 29th April 2012
Have to say this is the BEST solution ever. Not only is it environmentally friendly, it also leaves you feeling clean during your period where other products leave you feeling yukky no matter how often you change them.
I came across moon cup when looking for alternatives to the usual monthly protection. I have to say this is the best investment I have ever made! More women need to know about your product.
Kim – 18th April 2012
Years of tampon use, 2 children, 2 coils and now a diapraghm user (due to both coils ending in tears at the 18m point and can’t do hormones!)and about a year of umm-ing and arr-ing about buying a mooncup, i finally decided to just bite the bullet, save money, save the enviroment and give it a try! I have to say I was a bit dubious initially about leakage and fitting it properly (which i did struggle with a bit after auto-pilot high fitting tampons and diaphragms) but OMG, from the moment i put it in (and cut the stem a bit) i was a TOTAL convert! My periods are shorter and less painfull now (could also be connected to no coils anymore) but i’m sure it helps! I just can’t imagine using a tampon now! I do have to say though even once you’re poured the stuff down the loo, it’s still bit icky so i always use a loo with a basin in it so I can fling it straight in the sink, quick rinse and then it’s totally clean and ready to use again. But remember that bit, and for anyone who is, like i was, a bit dubious.. GIVE IT A GO!! I honestly don’t think you will look back!
Abi – 14th April 2012
I first saw a sticker for the mooncup on a toilet door at uni. Once home I checked out the website and decided to give it a try. All I can say, is it’s fantastic! No more buying and carrying around loads of tampons. The mooncup is so discreet and easy to use. I don’t feel dry on lighter days and it has never leaked once on dryer days. My favourite part is knowing that I’m not damaging the environment with sanitary products. After all, when I have children I intend to use cloth nappies, so I’d be hypocritical to continue to use disposable sanitary products. The mooncup is the perfect solution, eco-friendly and actually makes my period easier to cope with.
Laura – 08th April 2012
I’ve always used tampons but never liked the smelly disposal. Plus, as an Ironman triathlete, I had the problem of l-o-n-g training sessions (7-8 hours on the bike, 3 hours running and 1-2 hours in the water). Obviously you need to change tampons more often than that and where do you dispose of them out in the country side or on the beach? It was getting ridiculous: running the South Downs Way relay race (14 hours with no access to a loo) with used tampons in my bag – yuk! Plus, when I swim the tampon soaks up so much water that I have to dash to the loo and change the soggy thing with blood and water running down my leg. Again, a nightmare when you’re trying to get a sea swim in before dashing to work. I’ve never yet had a period on an ironman race day but what can you use for 13 hours protection?!
I heard about the mooncup years ago when I was trying to be Eco and use washable nappies but I thought it was just for hippies and I didn’t know you could just reinsert if you didn’t have access to a tap. Anyway with all the above, when it caught
my eye in Boots, I decided to try it. Didn’t care if I wasted £20.
So far it’s been brilliant. Swam twice yesterday (pool and sea). No soggy tampon!!!!!
My daughter is 11 and I’m sure just about to start her periods. She is a competitive swimmer and swims 6 times a week. I’m going to tell her about it today 🙂
HJ – 05th April 2012
Since having children my periods have been very heavy. This cost was money and knickers. Life was pretty crap off one week of every month. Now, since using the Mooncup I am free!! Free from late night trips to the coop for night time pads, free from guilt, all those non biodegradable tampons and I have new knickers that still look like new knickers. LOVE it, genius idea. It’s so bloody easy everyone should have I one. No pun intended.
Mary – 02nd April 2012
I first saw a Mooncup on a medical program about alternative products for women and, must be honest, thought YUCK! However, a few months later and after looking at a few sites like this one, decided that it was time to try one. I am 42 and a single parent and have always used internal prtection but never liked the thought of filling the seas, etc. Mine arrived today, just in time and after making sure I had followed the instructions in the booklet, found how amazingly easy the Mooncup is, both to insert and to stop any leaks. Not messy at all. I know I am only a Day One User BUT must say, I AM AMAZED…so simple and so many reasons to use a Mooncup over ‘regular’ protection. I am already spreading the word and how do I get some stickers so more women can feel the same freedom? I will never look back. Everything you have read is TRUE! Thank You, all of you at Mooncup :0) x
Sarah – 31st March 2012
I have been using a Mooncup for a number of years now and it has saved me a lot of money and embarrassing leaks as I have very heavy periods. I DO still need to wear a pantyliner but change it far less frequently, and I think that the leaks I have are more due to a retroverted uterus than an actual failing on the part of the Moooncup. I have less period pain, more money and less concern about the environment; the country I live in rarely sells tampons; and because all toilets have a little washing hose next to them here, I can change discreetly anywhere 🙂
Henneke – 26th March 2012
I’ve been using the mooncup for about 10 months. I thought it was the best invention ever. The most positive thing about it is the environmental impact (zero). Next is the impact on your body (zero). Next is the convenience (I have a heavy period, and still only empty it once a day). My body has now adjusted to it, and I can barely fit a tampon in anymore, it feels dry and unnatural.
My only problem is that it doesn’t work overnight for me, but it did take me over 4 cycles to even get the hang of it during the day, so I’m not giving up.
I could go on forever, but all I will say is that it’s a great investment. The positives completely outway the negatives. Definitely give it a go.
Jessi, 18 – 24th March 2012
After searching ‘alternative to tampons and pads’ on google, Mooncup came up in all the searches so I decided to be open-minded have a look, I only bought one this afternoon while in the middle of my period and already I am seeing and feeling a difference. I have been diagnosed with a ovary problem which as a result meant I can no longer use tampons without extreme pain in my ovary occurring on insertion. So I have to make do with pads throughout my very heavy periods, which as you can imagine isn’t ideal (especially during the night) And just to top things off, I have become very allergic to all brands of pads and get painful rashes down there, which was the point where I couldn’t take it any more which is why I took to google for alternatives! Now I have all the freedom of a tampon i.e. swimming etc without the pain and dryness that tampons give. Already there’s all those benefits just for me alone before you even take into consideration how eco-friendly it is. How many times have you put a high absorbency night pad in expecting more just to find in the morning that hardly anything has come out during the night and now you have to throw away a virtually unused pad to go on landfill. I could go on all day about it, but all in all, even only after a few hours of owning one and reading all the brilliant reviews and the facts, it comes out on top every time. I really don’t understand why this method isn’t as well known as tampons in this day and age of everything being eco! I can see me using this for years and years to come, and definitely encouraging my future daughters to use it as well. I will recommend to all the women I know. Thank you xxx
Hannah – 23rd March 2012
I love my Mooncup. I bought mine on a whim to be more green and never wear pads again, and I couldn’t live without it now. It definitely took some getting used to and I wouldn’t say that it’s any easier than other methods (it still takes me longer to put in and out than a tampon) but I not having to buy menstrual products is wonderful, and I never leak anymore. It was a lifesaver as I had stopped being able to wear pads because of severe itching (I would literally wake up trying to scratch my skin off) and since my flow was fairly light tampons made me very very dry and sore. (this seriously affected my sex life also).
My Mooncup has fixed any issue I had. No itching, no dryness, and intercourse no longer feels “sandpapery”. I would recommend to anyone.
Sara – 11th March 2012
I bought my mooncup when I was on holiday in the UK about 8 years ago. I found it invaluable when travelling to places like Thailand where the toilet facilities did not cater for tampons or sanitry towels. I feel great knowing that I am not adding to land-fill or blocking any sewerage pipes. I have recently had an IUD fitted and had to wear a tampon due to unforseen circumstances – I suffered extreme cramps when wearing the tampon and realised it was due to the pressure against my uterus. Once I was able to wear my mooncup again – the cramping disappeared.
Debi – Australia – 06th March 2012
I bought my mooncup last week and am having my first period with it now…it’s absolutely fantastic! It’s very comfortable, I have had no leaks at all and I don’t have the ‘soreness’ that I used to get from tampons. I feel very confident with it…next thing to try is an exercise class with it. Best £20 I have ever spent, and it helps the environment too. What more could a girl want?!
Han – 28th February 2012
I’ve been a supporter and user of the Mooncup for almost 5 years now and I’ve never looked back! It was the best £20 investment EVER. Pretty good going as I’ve saved nearly £450 within that time, not to mention saving the landfill space that no longer houses my icky disposables 🙂 Thank you Mooncup!
Alexys B – 21st February 2012
I’ve been using my Mooncup for 3 years and it genuinely has changed my periods forever!I changed to Mooncup and washable pads because I couldn’t stand the waste that the plastic pads produce- they stink, they’re itchy and they just don’t feel right.
Mooncup was a bit of a learning curve, but once you use it you’ll never go back to disposables. It’s so much more convenient- you don’t have to carry repacements, just give it a rinse and off you go!
They’re so easy to use, environmentally friendly, and a great investment because if you look after them they last for years. I wish everyone would give it a try.
Beki – 20th February 2012
Having heard about the Mooncup some years ago, I finally decided to try it out having had some concerns about tampons and the fact I was using so many. I am 44 and now wish I had tried the Mooncup many years ago…it is brilliant and far easier than I originally thought it would be. I am using them with washable towels which are equally wonderful in beautiful colourful fleece made by Minki, easy to wash, easy to wear and help with feeling secure if anything leaks a little. Now on day 3, I have counted 147ml! It is also great because I can go without needing a bathroom for far longer, especially in the first few days… no more every half hour change. Thank you! Thank you! In a few years time, I will also be able to show my daughter that there is a suitable alternative to disposables which gives even more freedom and is better for the environment.
Amanda – 17th February 2012
I hate to say it, but after one afternoon of using the Mooncup I’m a TOTAL convert – I love it. I first came across them a couple of weeks ago, and stumbled upon it again this morning. I decided to give it a go as I’m all for the environment. Turns out it’s convenient to use, easy to get used to, much more comfortable than a tampon. The only thing I would say is – why didn’t I hear about this product years ago. seriously, promote this more!!!!
Nicola B – 04th February 2012
A few days in from first using a mooncup and already there’s no going back. So much less hassle and no horrid smell and the niggling feeling of creating so much waste is gone. Insertion was okay once I figured out a better way of folding it, but I did run into problems trying to get it out – the suction wouldn’t let up and it was quite painful. It’s really important to release that seal & not let it reseal! Try it in the shower, the warm & wet really does help.
Katie – 31st January 2012
The mooncup is the best buy I’ve ever made. It can be tricky in the beginning and you might experience some leakage, but in time you learn how to do it!
I really recommend it! Save money and the environment 🙂
Frida – 31st January 2012
I first heard about the Mooncup 4 years ago, and after a couple of months I thought I may as well try it. I’m so glad I did as I have never looked back. At first I thought it was pretty gross and that’s what put me off, but it’s so easy to use, lasts hours, isn’t messy and is good for the environment! What more can you ask for? Seriously, try it!
Chloe – 28th January 2012
fantastic- really pleased with the moon cup saving money and landfill – hope girls in school are being given the opportunity to learn about this other form of managing their periods. lets get a new generation using moon cups, think of the impact it will make on reducing waste !!!!!!!!!
Andrea – 25th January 2012
I was told about these in my early teens but didn’t see any for sale until a few years ago. I’m in my mid 20’s now and am upset I wasted so much money in between on leaky tampons, towels which made me insecure and having to wear black “just in case”.
I have been using my Mooncup now for around two years and it has a little compartment in my handbag so I’m never caught short. I tend to use disabled toilets if I’m in public as I am able to wash it out in between but if not I just wipe and reinsert.
It was a little uncomfortable at first but I got used to the feeling and am able to insert it a lot easier which helped. I don’t get the dryness I used to with tampons on the last day or two and don’t even need pantyliners as I am confident. This is a genuine testimonial and I’m glad my friend’s mum told me about them years ago even if it took me a while to get there. I’ve probably saved around £60 so far and I’m helping the environment.
Nikki – 23rd January 2012
Hi, I first saw an advert for a mooncup on the back of a toilet door and wasn’t convinced as it sounded quite ‘messy’. However a couple of years ago in a quest to be more environmental I thought i would give if a go.
It took a little while to get used to it and adjust the stem to the right length but once there I love it, and it’s no more messy than tampons. What’s more I got caught out recently and had to buy tampons, I had completely fogotten how much of a pain it was to have to change a tampon every 2-3 hours and decide which size u needed. Don’t get me wrong I know that I am lucky and don’t have a heavy flow but using tampons is so much harder.
To top it off, I also have vaginismus, I have gained help and it is much better than it ever was. For years I have coped with using tampons as a needs must, but the discovery of the mooncup was great…no more trying to insert dry cotton objects, the mooncup is so much easier to insert and withdraw and once in
you forget its even there.
Basically if you are slightly in doubt don’t hold back, go for it. The only hesitation I would have is if u have a very heavy flow as I am not quite sure how convenient this would b then.
Good luck, hopefully it will be as beneficial as it has been for me.
Sarah – 23rd January 2012
I was reading these testimonials a few weeks ago while trying to decide whether it was worth buying a Mooncup and if it would be just as good for me … it was and it is! Seriously, don’t hesitate. By the third empty I was waxing lyrical about it to my husband and by the end of my period (today) I was kicking myself for not having bought one when I first heard about them a few years ago. Natural-feeling, incredibly comfortable and easy to use, no leaks, no dryness, no smell, none of that horrible feeling when you feel like your soaked tampax is about to slip out and, above all, a deep satisfaction from knowing that of the billions of tampax polluting the sea, there will be no more of mine ever again. Now onto persuading everyone I know to get one …
Amanda – 18th January 2012
I only started using it yesterday, but I already love it! I didn’t find it too tricky to insert or remove and it feels really comfortable. It’s so much more convenient than tampons and sanitary towels and the environmental benefits are a bonus.
Tasha – 16th January 2012
I bought a mooncup having read about them as an environmental alternative to tampons and towels. However I hadn’t appreciated it would also have so many personal lifestyle and health advantages beyond cutting down on landfill! If you are swithering I definitely recommend you give it a go – and keep at it. Yes, it is a bit tricky at first – it’s taken me several months to get used to it/get the knack. But this has definitely paid off. Now I trust it completely and am amazed at how natural and easy it now seems. It doesn’t leak or smell, or make you dry or uncomfortable in the slightest – you can just forget its your period until its time to change it (and you can do that less often too which is great for light days). I seem to get less thrush type symptoms too which is another bonus. So glad I persevered. Thanks Mooncup!
Josephine – 15th January 2012
I stumbled across an advertisement for Mooncup in the public toilets in Morrisons in Penrith 5 years ago, it seemed like an amazing idea and immediately I looked the website on returning home. I had always hated using sanitary products and the chemical smell was never something I warmed to, do I took a chance and ordered aMooncup, one of the best things I have ever done, it’s simple, it’s easy and mostly the smell of the horrible chemicals has gone, I’m sold and rave about it to all who will listen, thank you Mooncup you have saved me and the environment a great deal! I love it…
Debi – 05th January 2012
A friend sent me a link to your site about a year ago, partly in jest. After looking and doing all the background research, though, I just had to give it a try.
It was a little awkward at first – I cut the stem too short and had some weird moments getting it in and out. But after sticking with it for a cycle, it was so much better than anything else I’ve tried and I’m thoroughly pleased with it now. SO much easier, SO much less wasteful, and easy to clean. Makes having a period not nearly as miserable or messy. I can’t believe I don’t see these advertised more often!
Amy N. – 13th December 2011
I purchased this product awhile back, but just recently started my period again (PCOS and Amenorreah so I decided to give it a try. I used it all night the first night, and didnt feel anything, and slept like a baby- which is great, because even with super sized tampons, I am usually up 2-3 times a night changing them!!!!I am a very heavy bleeder…. but I just have to say that I love this product, and the fact that there is an alternative out there to pads and tampons, that is better for the enviroment, and safer for me! I have been spreading the word to all my gal pals, because this is something that every woman should be aware of!!!!
cerissalaine – 29th November 2011
J’ai eu quelques difficultés au début, mais après quelques fois, on s’y habitue et c’est de loin la meilleure solution aux menstruations que je connaisse. Bon marché/longue durée de vie/écologique/confortable/pratique : elle possède tous les arguments. Malheureusement je célèbre ce soir sa dépouille. Dans ma bêtise, j’ai laissé bouillir ma Mooncup pendant 3 heures dans une casserole minuscule au lieu des 5 minutes requises. L’eau s’était totalement évaporée et la Mooncup était en piteux état. Ella a donc dû atterrir dans la poubelle. =( A l’avenir je mettrai une minuterie ! Cela fait néanmoins quelques années que je l’utilise avec bonheur, je peux ainsi vous conseiller sans craintes : sautez dessus, Mesdames et Mesdemoiselles. Et surtout, persévérez si vous éprouvez quelques difficultés initialement. La terre mérite que nous suions un peu pour elle.
Lis’ – 23rd November 2011
I wish I’d found out about the Mooncup when I first started my period. It would have saved me money and years of discomfort and embarrassment, especially during my traumatic teens, not to mention all the landfill and waste that women’s sanitary products take up around the world. The Mooncup given me so much freedom and comfort since I started using it four years ago. The only time I remember I have my period is when it’s time to empty it. If I have a daughter I’ll be making sure she uses one–in the meantime I tell all my female friends about it.
Angie from Australia – 19th November 2011
Hi – Have been using the Mooncup for almost 9 or 10 years now, and have just bought a second one. It’s been great, must have saved £££s over the years, travelling is easy, sports, swimming etc etc. All with the warm fuzzy feeling that you are not adding to landfill each month. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Helen – 16th November 2011
I bought the mooncup in a moment of eco-madness, which quickly subsided after initial use. A few month later though, I gave it another try and love it- even when I am not sitting on a green feminist cloud. My period is a slight nuisance now, no longer a somewhat gory affair, strewn and purses stuffed with towels which fall out at any inopportune moment.
Daisy – 24th October 2011
I just wanted to say how much I love my Mooncup. Seriously. I’m so enthusiastic about it. It’s probably my best purchase. Ever. I honestly don’t know how I coped with periods beforehand!It’s more cost effective, it’s better for the environment & it lasts far longer than tampons/pads! I’ve been having terribly heavy periods recently, I think I would have been cowering in a corner at home without my Mooncup!
I really think every woman should have a Mooncup!
April – 18th October 2011
I started using the Mooncup last month after over a year of deliberation about whether to use it, now I wish I’d just got on with it and taken the plunge when I first heard about it at Glastonbury Festival. It’s just the best invention EVER.After a tricky start, I wasn’t convinced it would be completely leak free, I was paranoid and still used a towel as well, just in case, but totally unnecessary now, I’ve got the hang of getting it in and out, with hardly any mess at all, and it’s only my second month using it.
I just wish I’d known about it years ago, not only does it save money but it reduces the impact on the environment too. Brilliant.
Helen – 17th October 2011