I am in my mid-20s and have been using sanitary pads since my periods began. I have heard friends rave about and recommend the Mooncup but, as I have never successfully been able to use tampons, I thought reusable cups would not ‘work’ for me.
This year however, I finally decided to give the Mooncup a try. I am SO glad I did and only wish I’d listened to my friends’ recommendations sooner! The instructions are very clear and I did a few trial insertions and removals to get the hang of things before my period started. I am so surprised at how easy I have found using the Mooncup, particularly as someone who can’t use tampons.
Today is the first day of my cycle and it feels very comfortable, I haven’t experienced any leakage, which is something I was concerned about. I could initially feel the stem irritating my labia but after trimming this completely, I can’t feel anything. The only slight issue is that removal was a little messier than anticipated and I splashed a few drops of blood on the bathroom floor but I am sure this will get easier with more practice.
I would HIGHLY recommend the Mooncup to everyone. If you’re reading this and, like me, struggle with tampons, please don’t let that put you off giving them a try.
Cassie – 24th January 2019
I’ve had my mooncup since about mid-2016, and honestly I can barely remember what a period was like before it. Initially bought as I was going travelling and I was concerned about safely getting rid of used tampons etc, now it has literally become part of my life (or at least for one week a month).
I can only think of pros for the mooncup including the huge cost saving that builds over the years (it’s the best investment), the lack of discomfort compared to tampons and chaff from pads, and for my reduced leakage (I’m a pretty heavy flow on my second day and my bed sheets don’t have a stain in sight). I feel cleaner during my period and I genuinely don’t feel it.
Yes, its a bit awkward at first to position and emptying and cleaning it can take some adjustment (I adapted so quickly) but generally I have no issues with emptying in public toilets (one of my initial concerns). Since having it, with no exaggeration- I recommend it to all my friends and I’m proud to say I’ve converted over half of them (some need a little more convincing). I love boasting that I help the environment in this way, and I don’t have to keep paying tampon tax!
Unless a better option comes along (which I very much doubt) I plan on staying loyal to the mooncup for the rest of my fertile life!
Grace – 12th December 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
I have had a mooncup for around 10 years now and I love it. I had a miscarriage last year and was told I had to use pads while I was bleeding to monitor the blood loss. It had been such a long time since I’d bought any sanitary products I was a bit lost choosing suitable towels, and I felt disgruntled having to buy them. Being forced to use towels made me appreciate my mooncup even more – no mess, no smell, no waste AND not having to pay out every month when my body performs it’s normal processes.
Honestly I should be a mooncup saleswoman because I tell anyone who will listen about them and have bought them as presents for friends! Friends have said they took a little practise at first but now they won’t be going back. I feel a little smug!
I’ve decided to buy a new size of cup because of my age and the fact that since the miscarriage my periods have changed and I’ve had a few leaks. But after 10 years the odd accident is nothing.
Because they make my periods such a non-issue I guess this must be what it’s like to be a guy and not be a slave to your body.
Thank you Mooncup people for this wonderful, life-changing product x
Rebecca – 6th April 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
As a virgin when I first used a mooncup I was a bit shocked when I saw the size of even the small one and wondered how on earth I was going to get it inside me! I’m not going to lie…I really struggled to insert it. It took me weeks of practice and numerous emails to the mooncup nurse, who was so helpful and supportive and told me to take my time and not to rush and reassured me. When I finally got my mooncup in, it really changed my life. Before when I had my period I was always watching the clock so as not to miss the time I next needed to change. With my mooncup even on my heaviest days I don’t need to clock watch. Emptying it once or twice during the day (as well as an am and pm shower) is fine, often just in the shower is plenty. I’ve found this the easiest way because over the toilet sometimes I fumble the cup and little splashes over my clothes isn’t the best look. I’m not very nimble fingered so I make it easy on myself when I can. Having said that emptying over the toilet isn’t a big deal really, I just prefer the shower. I can’t imagine my life without my mooncup. I think I’ll even miss it when I’ve gone through the menopause!
Emma – 2nd March 2018
I’ll admit I was a little skeptical when I first started using the Mooncup. As someone who’s always suffered with heavy periods I was worried this little cup simply couldn’t cope with what my body had to throw at it, so much so I used precautionary sanitary pads alongside it, such was my confidence. I need not bother! Not once have I leaked whilst using the Mooncup, even when i’ve gone running and swimming, it’s never let me down. It’s such a relief going to sleep and knowing I’ll wake up clean – I have far more restful nights now, which no doubt helps with the PMS!
I’ve saved money and worry on not having to buy a range of different products to get me through my period – this one cup covers me throughout! And it’s great that you can use it before you’ve actually started, unlike tampons, so you’re never caught short!
I would recommend anyone try the Mooncup if you’re looking to take control of your periods.
Alys – 1st 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
I received my Mooncup today and I’m in my last two days of my period, ok initially I was a little nervous bet yet so excited to try it out. I’ve researched so much about the product and how it has changed peoples lives… I can definitely see why!! I LOVE IT! I am so surprised that I seem to have mastered it from the 1st time and I cannot fault it. Had no leaks, although I am still wearing pads just in case as it’s my first cycle using it and I’m also using them up. So far so good and I’m amazed that I can’t even feel it. I’m a fairly active person and been to the gym today, not felt it once! It’s amazing that I will never have to buy those expensive tampons or those gastly pads ever again!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE, thank you Mooncup 💕
Nel – 8th February 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
I’d heard about mooncup through a friend years ago, and I thought the idea sounded crazy! I didn’t understand how it could possibly work and I forgot about it. More recently I stumbled across an article online that talked about the environmental benefits and the money that could be saved and, intrigued, and I finally took the time to find out about mooncups.
I couldn’t believe the raving reviews for mooncups – pages and pages of them! These women were so excited about a sanitary product, and I didn’t know that was possible!
I bought one, and now I understand all those great reviews – it has genuinely changed my life! The mooncup is so comfortable and discreet, none of the nappy-like crunch of a pad or the discomfort of a tampon. Gone was the fear of wearing a bikini or going to the beach on my period. I no longer had to take an army of pads and spare underwear if I was staying at someone’s house, or worry about any unfortunate leaks.
I honestly cannot recommend the mooncup enough to anyone whose thinking of trying one. It took me a cycle of two to completely get the hang of what I was doing, but it was totally worth it! Within a few days of using it I even tested it like the girls in tampon commercials – I wore my mooncup and white underwear and it didn’t let me down! My sister has a mooncup too and loves it, and we’ve raved so much about how great it is that a friend has just gone out and bought one too!
Holly – 3rd October 2017
I just ordered my third Mooncup. I first heard of cups thanks to a sticker which someone had left in the girls’ bathroom at Warwick university, in 2006, I think – it was quite a few years ago. I never ever thought of using anything else after I bought my very first cup. I moved to a tropical country and it was so convenient (think of what happens with pads when you’re sweating and suffering from the heat). Now I live in Canada and I’ve had my cup for years and years, it’s time to get a new one!
Céline – 25th August 2017
I got you mooncup when I was 14 and I’m 20 now. It has been a really stable support through all of my periods for the past 6 years. Starting from quite an early age meant that I soon became familiar with my cycle and any squeamishness went immediately. I started off by using some water based lubricant to help insertion but as soon as you get used to it, water works just fine. Two notches on my cup stem and that works well for me. I find I rarely get any cramps at all and I can see my menstrual cycle take place by observing what is emptied from the cup. I can insert the mooncup if I know I am about to start my period and be comfortable in the knowledge that is isn’t drying me out. Cannot recommend mooncup enough.
Emily – 19th July 2017
I always got caught off on my period and never had any pads to spare and always had to run to the shop for them. I had heard of the Mooncup before but was always skeptical if it would work for me as I never really even liked the idea of Tampons. I saw it was being sold in Boots but kept putting off buying it until I went in when I was on my period and decided why the hell not. And I am so glad I did. I no longer am caught off gaurd as I take the little thing with me everywhere so always have it on me in case I start when I’m not expecting to. And saves me lots of money instead of having to buy pads every month. I have been using it for about 4 months now and won’t ever think of going back to pads
Ignacio – 7th July 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 just switched to a moon cup and I’m glad I did! I feel so much freer! And my bin will be much emptier from now on. I do leak a little, but I’ve only had one period with it so it might be that I have to get used to it, or that I went too long without emptying (but that’s what cloth pads are for!).
It’s interesting to get to know your body more as well. I always thought I bled more than that (TMI?), but it must just look more on a pad. And once I cut three notches off the stem and finally learned how to insert it properly, I couldn’t feel it at all! I could forget I had it in, if I didn’t remind myself!
I like knowing that I’ll never have to buy another pad again, and that I won’t run out :). I worked it out: in a year my mooncup will pay for itself twice. I might donate my stock of disposable pads to a homeless hostel.
They should really be teaching about these and cloth pads in schools, instead of just tampons and disposable pads. 🙂
Sabrina – 1st 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’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
My sister has been using the ‘mooncup’ for well over a year and I was very reluctant.. Anyway she bought me one the other week and I have just used it for my latest period!
I am amazed!!
No more stuffing tampax up my sleeve at work or carrying my hangbag to the toilet.. no more leaking during the night..
I will recommend this to all of my friends and have already requested stickers and leaflets.
Julie- 7th March 2017
The freedom that mooncup provides can’t be underestimated. I work in a job which doesn’t leave me with a lot of opportunity to run to the toilet that often so. I need to be able to trust the product I’m using. Tampons just weren’t working for me. I much happier using mooncup. I’ve also contacted the mooncup team for advice at one point and they couldn’t have been more helpful.
Dee-28th March 2017
As a transgender person, menstruation has always been a touchy subject for me, and periods have always been uncomfortable. Mooncup makes it much easier to cope – I usually can’t feel the cup at all, so for me it offers up to 8 hours of not having to think about what my body is going through.
Not having to stock up on products is also brilliant and saves a lot of embarrassment and discomfort. No more having to pretend I’m buying for someone else, or shamefully asking someone to buy products for me. My cycles tend to be highly irregular and heavy too, but I no longer have to worry about keeping extra products for emergencies. The money saved over time is the icing on the cake.
If you’re transgender and, like me, dread the monthly ‘curse’, I’d highly recommend giving Mooncup a try. Once you’re used to it, it really does make a huge difference.
Jeremy – 10th March 2017
At first, I was sceptical at the idea of using a mooncup, as I have always had heavy periods, and was paranoid about leaking or having to empty it often. I have never been so glad to be so wrong! It is so easy to insert, and so much more comfortable to wear! It’s also really liberating to see how much blood you really use, which really isn’t all that much! I have been using for 8 months now, and have saved almost €60 on tampons etc! I had a slight mishap with an unusual mark on my cup recently, and the team very kindly sent me a replacement cup. An excellent company, I cannot recommend mooncup enough! 🙂
Pauline – 4th March 2017
I’ve been using The Mooncup for about a year now and absolutely love it. I was a bit nervous about it to begin with because I knew very little about menstrual cups but was fed up with tampons and pads, and wanted to give something else a change… I must admit that it’s a lot easier to use and wear than using tampons. I always struggled finding the right size of tampons (I’ve got a very heavy flow for the first two days). Now, I don’t need to worry about that… and it doesn’t normally leak, unless I don’t insert it properly or its full. It did take me a couple of days to figure out how to use insert it properly. Once you get the hang of it, its also really easy to remove, even towards the end of my period; if you’ve ever had to remove a tampon at the end of your period you know how much it hurts. It’s also awesome to use traveling, though I’ve never had to use it during a long haul flight (I’ve never had my period when I’ve done a long haul flight)…
I have shared with friends about the greatness of the menstrual cup but its something that not a lot of people are willing to try out because they’re not really willing to take the step and try out something new. I’m glad I did.
Rachel – 27th February 2017
I heard about the mooncup via a review someone posted on Youtube a few years ago but finally got one this year. As a teenager this is much more conveniant than other sanitary products. I’ve never liked tampons, they just felt wrong and were super uncomfortable however, using the mooncup felt much more natural and I was suprised that it ‘disappeared’ once it was inside. I only could feel the stem – which I later had to remove but since there has been no problems. It definitely took some practise but it was definitely worth it! I especially like the idea that you can use the Mooncup Menstrual Cup even when you’re not on your period – I did a few ‘dry runs’ just to practice the insertion and removal until I felt comfortable and it helped so much! If you are having problems with insertion or removal I definitely recommend doing a ‘dry run’. This product has changed my life and I have recently also got my mum to convert to a mooncup user!
Eden – 19th February 2017
My mooncup arrived last month, after umming about buying one for awhile… have to say I wish I had bought one sooner. It didn’t take me too long to get use to it, simply squatting I’m able to insert and remove it easily. It’s not messy and I’ve had no mishaps. Once fitted properly you don’t feel it at all.
Normally I’d have to wear tampons for a week, this time with the mooncup it was just 4 days – maybe a coincidence, but I hope not.
I really cannot praise the mooncup enough, I really wished I’d bought one sooner. I’m converted.
Victoria – 15th February 2017
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 mooncup in 2012…and I’m still using it! Such a good investment. I often pair it up with some panty liners and it does the job. I can’t describe how convenient having a mooncup has been! Some may find it disgusting but it’s very sanitary – it all depends on you. Keeping it clean, disinfecting it through boiling and storage. I am so glad to have a mooncup.
Lau- 21st September 2016
Just wanted to thank you for the great mooncups you make. I ordered today a new mooncup after using the old one over 15 years. Oh we have been together travelling, sailing, surfing, horse-riding & much much more and experienced so many amazing adventures! The only reason really why I decided to buy a new one is that the old one is already a little bit stained. Otherwise it is still in good condition.
Elina – 31st March 2016
Just thought I’d add some comments about using the Mooncup during sport as that was what I was a bit concerned about before buying mine, as I do a lot of running. Went out for a 2-hr run on the second day of my period and it was absolutely great, completely comfortable and I honestly forgot it was there, which wasn’t always the case with tampons! so go for it ladies, it really is a better option!
Caroline – 29th April 2010
I’d been meaning to try one for ages but never actually got one until a friend told me about it. Since having a baby my period has become very heavy, and I’ve been finding both pads and tampons annoying, uncomfortable, messy, a hassle. This is the best solution ever – it took some getting used to (ie, the first two or three times dealing with it, cutting down the stem etc) but is now beyond brilliant. Convenient, very(!) comfortable, worry free, “roundup” free, and I’m now enjoying pristine sheets and underwear during my period which is a massive novelty and feels pretty great! In a logical world this should make all other sanitary products obsolete.
Julia – 24th December 2015
I’ve been using a mooncup for 10 years now, since after the birth of my first son (I was using washable nappies, and saw the mooncup on the nappy webpage and thought I would give it a go). I have used it since then. I thought at times it was a bit messy and perhaps a bit inconvenient, but cheaper in the long run than tampons and towels and better for the environment so I kept going and kind of got to appreciate it.
THEN this period, I could not find my mooncup; but no worries, thought I, there’s a handful of tampons in the cupboard going spare, it’ll be an easy period. How wrong I was. Mooncups are far more easy than tampons, now I know that for sure!
1)I think have had more leaks in the last 7 days than in the last 10 years. I have been constantly worried about leaks all week!
2)It’s inconvenient to have to remember to take a tampon into the toilet at work every time, just in case, and to ferret in the cupboard at home before going there, and to remember to put enough into my bag for whilst I am out for the day, no such worries with a mooncup, it’s there, you take it out, empty it, clean it put it back, there is nothing to forget;
3)Using a tampon is really no less messy than using a mooncup, (probably much more so, if you consider the frequency of leaks)
4)Tampons do not absorb clotty bits (that’s something I don’t remember from previous tampon use, perhaps it’s a sign of getting old….
5)It’s really great to go swimming with a mooncup – tampons tend to get all bulked up with pool water, but mooncups don’t
6)Period end tends to be a bit uncomfortable because the tampon absorbs vaginal fluids so can be sore to insert/remove
Previously I was a mooncup user. Now I am an EVANGELICAL mooncup user. I cannot believe that anyone would be daft enough to want to use tampons or towels when such a great alternative exists.
I have already been out and bought a brand new mooncup in case my old one doesn’t turn up before my next period. (After 10 years, it is probably not a bad investment!)
P.s. for any long term mooncup users, I really recommend a one period mooncup holiday – you will never want to go back to tampons ever ever again!
Sarah – 14th December 2015
Admittedly had a little bit of trouble inserting it at first as the size was a lil intimidating but once i got the hang of it i had no problems! i definitely won’t got back to tampons ever again, much more convenient; i don’t have to spend a fortune getting different sizes to suite my flow and don’t need to change it every time i want to have a shower/bath or go swimming on my cycle,
Kim – 28th November 2015
I’ve been using Mooncup for over a year now, and it’s fantastic. It took a bit of experimenting to get a hang of the process, and attempting it in a public restroom is still a thing I would do only in the direst of circumstances. Bus as for the downsides, that’s it. I don’t care much about the environmental message. Mooncup is just extremely convenient. This year I went to university, and it was such a liberating thing! I don’t have to worry “Have I bought pads/tampons? Do I have enough? How many should I take with me?” I can study, go partying, stay over at friends, party, change my plans whenever I want. Mooncup is just there, in my bag, end of.
And it saves A LOT of money, too. I estimated that one Mooncup costs about the same as a year’s worth of pads. From now on it’s saving my money! As a student I have to count my pennies, and not having the sanitary products on my monthly list means a great deal.
Lynn – 27th November 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 don’t even know what word to pick about how much I appreciate my mooncup. I was grossed out when I heard about it but decided to give it a try as an alternative. My first day using it and I can’t complain! There was no need to be nervous at all. No leaks, no fuss and no having to run to the bathroom to change every 2 hours. Perfect for my busy day at work and just overall a great buy. Thank you 🙂
Billie – 19th 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
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 LOVE THIS PRODUCT! No more inserting horrible dry tampons. No more wet strings. No more running around trying to find someone with a spare when it’s time to change.
The measure on the cup is great for keeping track of how much I’ve lost. Took a couple of attempts to get the hang of insertion but once it’s in I can’t even feel it (I had trim the stem to the right length). In fact, mine is so comfy that I spent a while looking for it this morning before I remembered that I’d already put it in. Ditsy? Yes! But still testament to how comfortable it is. Easy to change and clean, even out and about. Fantastic product and highly recommended 🙂
Lottie – 22nd 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
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 admit I was unsure about the mooncup at first, I liked the idea of being more environmentally friendly but worried about how practical it would be in real life. Now I’m totally a convert, wish I’d swapped sooner! Been using my mooncup about 6months now and love it, really easy to use and never had any leaks unlike with tampons. I have really heavy periods and used to need to change tampons regularly (1-2hrs!) which was difficult at work, don’t have that problem any longer because the mooncup is definitely up to the job which takes away a lot of stress. I was nervous about emptying it in public toilets but you really only need a small amount of water to rinse it out and a little bottle of water takes up less room in my bag than a massive pie of tampons! I would recommend it to any woman, it really is amazing 🙂
Becca – 21st July 2015
the first time you have to insert it will be a little tricky, especially if you are nervous as I was! you don’t want to cut the stem the first 2 -3 times, or you’ll have a panic attack as I did when I “couldn’t find it” and just hurt yourself. Just take your time, the mooncup will find her way inside your body, and then all your periods will be a walk in the park. This has been my second month and I couldn’t be happier, you can’t feel it, you can exercise, work , do anything you like with that magical clean sensation and don’t have to worry about forgotten tampons, change the smelly things, always feeling wet and uncomfortable. Just forget about those days!!
Simona – 26th 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’ve been using a mooncup for a number of years now and not only has it saved me a small fortune but it has made managing my periods so much easier. I never feel restricted about what I can do or where I can go. It’s especially good when travelling as you can never run out of products and wherever you are, it’s simple to empty and reinsert. Probably the best money I’ve ever spent. Just can’t imagine why my friends won’t try it!
Sally – 20th May 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’m 21 years old and just heard about the mooncup. It’s disappointing that tampax and other sanitary products seem to have more marketing material than cups. So, on discovering this product though an article on the internet,I was dubious. If this product is so hygienic, cheap and green; how have I never heard of it before? I did my research and I couldn’t wait to order one. I’ve always had problems with other sanitary products. I found them very irritating, both physically on my skin and how unclean I felt while using them, not to mention the cost and how inconvenient it is having to buy them every month.
However, since using the mooncup I have experienced none of these problems. I’ve felt like I can actually go out and enjoy myself without the worries of leaking etc. While using it I felt totally comfortable and was able to leave it in for the full eight hours without any mess. There is no odor at all, no cramping, and no mess of trying to dispose of stuff discreetly. The most beneficial aspect of the mooncup for me is that I can use it for my light flow without that awful, dry, scratchy feel of the tampon.
The only downfall is that it can be tricky to insert, but I think that is more my problem than the mooncup’s. It can also make some icky noises when removing it. However, cutting off the stem and removing the cup by squeezing it made no sound at all.
I can’t recommend this product enough, it’s saved me money, time, and left my life that little bit less stressful. I no longer dread my period, result!
Thank you so much.
Kay – 29th March 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 bought my Mooncup last month after having a discussion with a friend about sanitary provision. It has always been a issue for me; sanitary pads are impractical, nasty, uncomfortable, and utterly useless on heavy days. Tampons are better but have never really felt comfortable, especially at the end of my period when my flow is a lot lighter and more unpredictable. I detest the feeling of dry tampons and sometimes you don’t have the right absorbency or even a spare with you. Plus I always felt disgusted with myself for throwing them away and polluting the world, but had no alternative! Mooncup changes all that! I read all the testimonials and everything on this site before buying mine, and everything these women have said before me is true – I even felt slightly less period pain than before, convincing me of my suspicion that tampons actually add to the discomfort. I didn’t see the need to wait until the latter days of my period to try the Mooncup, I got stuck in on the first day and just spent a little while practicing insertion and removal in the bathroom! Piece of cake once you know how! It’s such a relief knowing all I need to take with me when I’m out is some ibuprofen and a water bottle and not a stash of different tampons and liners. But aside from the overwhelming convenience and comfort, an unexpected plus, and perhaps the best thing about it, is I feel so much more in tune with my body! After one period using Mooncup I already feel like I know so much more about my cycle – I feel liberated! Mooncup does not feel invasive or malign but like it is designed to help you understand and support your body, not suppress or fight against it. I have told every woman I know to buy one and sent off for the stickers and leaflets – I am on a mission! I only wish, like every other Mooncup user, that I had known about it from the start. 11 year old me, embarrassed and needlessly ashamed by period stains and pads would have killed for one. Now, I have taken control, taken a step towards embracing my body, it’s functions and it’s needs, and my womanhood! Thank you Mooncup!
Jess – 18th 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
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
I’ve had my mooncup for three years so I can say I’ve truly tried and tested it! It took me a good three months to get to grips with it, my main issue was trying to insert it too high (like a tampon) and the length of the stem. I’ve since removed the whole of the stem as I found that personally I don’t need it. My advice for other women is to stick with it till you get used it, remember the difficulties you may have had first using a tampon and how they are second nature to insert now! The main benefits for me is that it really does reduce the amount of pain my period gives me, bizarre but true!
During my period, I am often very dry “down there”, and found that tampons made this worse. I prefer the mooncup as it does not absorb any moisture, but I find I need to use a little bit of lube (just once a day) to aid me inserting and removing it.
As it holds so much more than a tampon I don’t need to rush and change/empty it as often, in fact I often go to the loo and forget all about it as you really can’t feel it!
I’ve recommended it to all of my friends and family, a brilliant investment, saves money and the environment too.
Claire – 16th February 2015
Menstrual cups are not as commonly used in the US yet – so I hadn’t heard of them until recently. I did some research and decided on the MoonCup UK (MCUK). I can’t believe no one shared menstrual cups with before now. My period, for the first time ever wasn’t a huge inconvenience. The MCUK was easy to use – easier than I expected. I never felt comfortable in tampons and I was delightfully shocked when the MCUK was totally comfortable – couldn’t feel it at all, no matter how I ran, jumped, sat, rolled, slept – it was like it wasn’t there. There were no leaks, no smell, no issues.
I have already told many of my girlfriends to look into getting their own menstrual cup – of course recommending MCUK.
Thank you for making such a great product with the support needed to make sure your customers are successful!
Amanda – 15th February 2015
I just wanted to share my experience with the moon cup and encourage those of you reading the reviews to give it a try. I am not one to write reviews, but this is one product that all women should know more about. I realize it is not for everyone and you do need to be comfortable with your body to use it, but it is so much more superior to anything I have used. I think I had read about moon cup in an article and was intrigued and came to this website and read a bunch of reviews! I have been using a moon cup for about six months now and like everyone else will not go back! I was concerned it might not work for me since I have a history of vestibulitis and vaginismus (vaginal pain and uncontrollable vaginal contracting) that I needed pelvic floor physical therapy for. Although mostly resolved, I was still wary. This size kind of tripped me up too. I ordered size B- I am 31 and have no kiddos and it works great. There is a learning curve- read the directions and watch their little video- very helpful. Like everyone else said, don’t panic when you first go to take it out and can’t reach it very well! Took me a cycle or so to get really comfortable with insertion, etc.
Pros: you don’t have to deal with changing tampons every 2-4 hours.
A few months in, my husband and I went on a very extreme backpacking/camping trip in the Cascade Mountains. Of course I had my period the entire time. I climbed up mountains, slide down cliffs, and swam across a glacial lake without a leak. I even had to empty it on the side of a mountain ravine- if you can do it while balancing on a rock ledge, you can do it anywhere! and I didn’t have to pack tons of tampons in my pack!
You don’t have a string that gets wet or caught on anything
You don’t have uncomfortable vaginal dryness as your period is ending
I am very active- cross fit, P90X, hiking, etc. – I only had it leak once and it was during a hard cross fit workout that required a lot of jumping/weights. My period was heavier and I did not empty it for a few hours before the workout. Have had no problems since.
Cons: Occasionally a minute or so after insertion, the cup with “snap” or uncurl abruptly. doesn’t hurt per say, but feels a bit weird.
Although there were some reviews that said that it seemed to shorten their period or lessen their cramping, I have not noticed this in myself, but am just happy to have a great product that works so well. Really worth a try!
Nicole – 13th February 2015
I recently heard of moon cup through a woman’s group online. I was a little sceptical at first, but I went ahead and purchased one. When my period came I used it. I’m never, ever going back to bags or tampons again. The cup is extremely comfortable, unlike a pad or a tampon I can’t feel that it is there. I can’t feel my period either which I can with the other products.
The moon cup is easy to insert and remove and it’s NOT messy like I thought it would be! I feel super clean too. No dryness, no itchiness! Peeing is easier too as with tampons the strong gets in the way and with pads it’s messy.
At night I can sleep however I want, I can roll about like usual with out worrying about spillage.
I can horse ride in it too with no problems cause it’s so flexible, it just stays where my body wants it. I can’t recommend it this product enough, it’s revolutionised periods, and it’s a green alternative to the thousands of pads and tampons we go through! Ladies if you’re unsure, give it a go. The worst that’ll happen is you don’t like it, the best that’ll happen is you’ll have hassle free, cheap periods for the rest of time!
Yey moon cup!
Abby – 10th February 2015
I am 30 and have been using the small moon menstral cup for several months and I love it. I have never had a child. I have a retroverted uterus with heavy painful cycle. Could go through a super pad and tampon in 1-2hrs on a bad day. With moon menstral I have less pain and on heaviest day filled cup in 6 hours.
Alexis – 6th 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
I’m 18 and heard about the mooncup a couple of years ago but didn’t like the sound of it! I started on tampons a few years ago and found them much more liberating than pads but they dried me out! I was always concerned about harsh chemicals in tampons, but as a student just couldn’t afford to regularly buy natracare tampons! I am currently near the end of my first period with the mooncup and I’m never going back! It was easy to put in and take out from day one, its a lot easier than it looks! Its not messy and I can leave it all day whilst I’m out at college without having to worry! I often forget it’s that time of the month! No leakages throughout the day or night. With tampons I often woke up in the morning covered in blood! I feel like shouting out about this to women everywhere! More women need to be aware of this! I can’t express it enough!
Jasmine – 23rd January 2015
An amazing invention! For the first time I feel utterly clean and healthy during my period. It has normalized the whole experience for me. My cramps have reduced, and there is a great sense of freedom not having to bring stacks of tampons with me everywhere I go. Thank you Mooncup!
Rachel-Rose – 22nd 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
So, this is about the best thing ever. I first heard about the mooncup via some stickers around my university, looked it up, saw some testimonials and figured it was worth a shot. I’ve never tried tampons (the whole TSS thing was a bit worrying) but pads: feel horrible, get expensive after a while, inevitably result in mess on my clothes, irritate me or even give me thrush if I accidentally get the wrong type, and are *not easy* to dispose of discretely in university accommodation.
Headed down to the local Boots and bought one – was slightly miffed that it cost a couple pounds more than advertised on the website, but still way cheaper in the long run and didn’t have time to faff around with delivery times, so I got it.
It’s amazing. It takes a little practice to get in and out the few few times, and if you have problems with poking around inside or seeing a small cup of blood, you may have to steel yourself. However, I can’t feel it at *all*, there’s no leaking, it needs emptying about twice a day (so much more convenient than pads) and you don’t need to worry about packing enough spares. Also, there was far less actual contact with blood than if I’d been using pads and having to remove/change them. With the exception of cramps on the first day, which I always get, and literally a minute a day of emptying it, I could not tell that I was on my period at all. Incredible. Plus, saving money in the long run.
Having used it, I honestly cannot tell why anyone would go for anything else instead. Spread the word to university students particularly – we’re moving away from home, starting to buy these things for ourselves, and it makes life so much easier.
Lauren – 6th 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 bought my Mooncup in 2003 and have been using it ever since. It’s such an intuitive product which I promote whenever is appropriate. I’m not paying into a massive corporation, it’s mine to keep and use as long as I need to. It’s discrete, easy to use, and comfortably reliable. I’ve been “caught out” a few times and am so aware of the waste being created and the messiness whenever I’ve used conventional products. It’s particularly good when travelling. I love my Mooncup and will do till I no longer need it. X
Bethan – 3rd January 2015
I’m disgusted with myself that I didn’t try this 4 years ago when I first heard of the mooncup! I’m 43 now, and can honestly say I just had the most comfortable period of my life, and I’m a first time user. What had put me off before was notions of spraying blood all over the bathroom if I dropped it, but it’s completely safe! SO much better than the ubiquitous leaky tampon and the sodden pad that takes you by surprise on a long drive home, or at a friend’s house, or somewhere equally awkward. Ever decided NOT to go somewhere due to the possibility that you’d have to find a toilet every hour or that there won’t be any hygienic place to dispose of your used tampon? You’ll never have to stay home again!
I’ve had two tiny leaks – once due to an insertion error as it hadn’t unfolded properly, and once because it was full after an 8 hour sleep, but neither were as problematic as a leaky tampon and the panti liner didn’t have a lot to contend with. Delighted. Seriously delighted. This will change my life.
Ps. When I saw the stickers that came with my mooncup, I thought “Where the hell would I want to put those?…and why?”. Now I know. All women should know about this, so I’ll be sticking mine on a wall next to a tampon dispenser in a ladies near me soon!!
Sadie – 28th December 2014
I brought my mooncup and looking for a more practical solution to dealing with my period. (Where I work I’d have to go to my locker to get things to use and so many other things having a period was almost impossible). But now I am in and out the loo in 3 minuets!! So easy to insert, reading the what you should do and then adapting it to you is best. And you just need to get used to taking it out then you’ve got it sorted.
I have a heavy flow for three days then the other three I’m pretty light. I can leave the cup upto 3 hours before I need ro change it on my heavy days.
Honestly a life saver.
I’ve been singing it’s praises since the first moment I used it. Saved so much money to.
900/10 would certainly recommend.
Hayley – 28th December 2014
I can’t believe how well this worked! I normally have to wear tampons and pads, and on my heaviest days this normally means four-six trips to the loo every day! I go through a packet of pads normally every period, and a box of tampons every two-three months. However since buying my mooncup I have saved myself so much money and time! I now only have to go to the toilet in the mornings and before bed, and maybe once more during the day! It’s so easy to use and clean, and not at all messy once you get used to it! It’s also less uncomfortable than a tampon, I think, and the best part, I no longer need pads! No leakage what so ever! I can’t thank you enough for making such a wonderful product!
Beth – 23rd December 2014
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 bought the Mooncup 6 months ago after getting fed up with pads and looking for an alternative. I am a young backpacker and have to say it is brilliant! Although it took a bit of practice to insert (I’d never used tampons) I quickly got the hang of it and it is so easy to use. Great for travelling as takes up no space at all in your backpack and there’s no guilt about the environment either. I only wish I’d discovered this fantastic product earlier as they are an absolute godsend and every woman needs one. They are so comfortable that you forget you’re on your period and the money saved is fantastic. No mess, no hassle, I cannot thank Mooncup enough for this great product -I’m never going back to anything else!! Give it a try and you won’t regret it!
Sara – 20th 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 have been using tampons for 7 years and I became increasingly guilty about flushing tampons down the toilet, but found taking them out and wrapping them in tissue too gross.
Saw a sticker on the back of a university toilet for the mooncup and thought I would give it a go. I have just completed my first period using just a mooncup and I am never going back!
This is the future of sanitary protection! Tampons/pads are something we all should have moved on from long ago!
I found it really easy to insert by following the instructions, and it fits really comfortably. Can’t feel it’s there at all.
Taking it out and rinsing it not as gross as I thought it would be either – infact it seems more natural and its an easier way of gaging your flow.
My favourite thing about it? You can wear whatever knickers you want! You can even walk around naked! So if you have a partner, you can still get sexy infront of him, instead of slobbing around in granny pants 🙂
Thank you Mooncup, this is a life-changing product!
Mia – 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 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 am 45 and after using tampons for over 30 yeRs was finding my flow so heavy that even the most absorbent tampson still leaked after 1 hour, so unhappily had to revert to tampons. This is my first period using the mooncup. It took a few goes to perfect the technique of inserting and then removing, but I love it! I wore a pad the first 2 days ‘just in case’ but it was fine, I confident,y used only the mooncup at night (although had to change it after 6 hours as flow so heavy) but it’s great – I absolutely love the freedom it provides. I had to trim the stem half way as it was uncomfortable when I sat down but now I cannot feel it at all and can forget I am on my period. If you are reading the reviews thinking about whether to order a mooncup, don’t hesitate just get one. No more towels or tampons, just tip the blood away, rinse and re-insert.
Nicnack – 9th November 2014
I’m not one for adding a testimonial but I can honestly say the mooncup has radically changed my periods. I didn’t have much problem with inserting, after one cycle I was absolutely fine with it, I did cut the stem right down though. No more bloating, I feel totally normal whilst on my period, so much so that once I’ve emptied it in the morning I can forget about it which is great as I work in the community visiting people in there own homes ( you don’t want to be worrying about changing tampons in clients house, yuck, or that you maybe leaking) no more embarrassment for me. All I need to do is empty it again the evening, easy.
It’s also shortened my periods by 2 days. I run with it in and play netball, jump around and I feel totally confident with it and no leaks what’s so ever. I must add here that I was previously having to use pad and tampon on my heavy days.
My one regret is that I didn’t change earlier and so I’m on a mission to convert my sisters and friends, why would I keep this gem to myself, tell the world
Kedwards – 21st September 2014
I bought a mooncup 3 years ago after seeing a sticker on a toilet cubicle in a shopping centre. It was honestly the best thing I ever did. As a nurse it is often difficult for me to get away from the ward, making my period a nightmare time of the month. With mooncup it’s easy, I just pop it in in the morning and forget about it. There is no worrying throughout the day about how I’m going to get away to the loo etc. I also find my mooncup a lot more comfortable than tampons, I have an IUS fitted so my periods are fairly light. This meant that removing tampons was really uncomfortable as they were often dry. I have none of that with my mooncup. I would honestly recommend that every female give them a go, you won’t be disappointed!!
Jenny – 10th September 2014
Mooncup saved my holiday, my music festival, my camping weekend,the list goes on. I heard about Mooncup a few years ago but wasn’t sure if they were worth the money, until I realised a few months ago that my period was due smack in the middle of my beach holiday. There’s nothing worse than having to go to the loo & change your tampon every time you go in the water or risk leaking on your towel, so I decided to invest. Best money I have ever spent, it hasn’t been all plain sailing, it took me a few attempts to get the hang of it, and I had to trim the stem off completely – but now it’s so easy to use & clean, and no more carrying a small suitcase of tampons & towels around ‘just in case’.I literally can’t recommend this product enough!
Carrie – 5th September 2014
I purchased the mooncup after reading the reviews online over a few months, as a fibroid and heavy period sufferer(I’ve taken various medication and numerous operations but refuse an hysterectomy) I decided as I’d tried every other form of sanitary protection I had nothing to lose! The best decision I have made, I have just had the most easiest, convenient and stress free period for over 10 years! The mooncup is amazing, I couldn’t praise it enough, inserting it is easy( but I have used a diaphragm for contraception for years) it kept me clean and fresh, no leakage, no stomach cramps and no embarrassing moments where I would suddenly pass blood clots and find myself covered! Emptying it was easy and I also found the measurements inside the cup very useful as it is a way for me to monitor blood loss( I am anemic). For some reason I didn’t experience as much pain, or bleeding and it didn’t last as long( 5 days instead of the usual 10 plus) I can not recommend this product enough, I wish I had discovered it years ago! For the firat time in over 10 years I actually had a life during my period. I almost don’t dread my next period! Highly recommended
Michelle – 26th August 2014
My periods are really heavy and I was sick and tired of not getting a good nights sleep with the thought of having to change the bedding in the morning, due to ill fitting towels and tampons. I am over the moon to have found Mooncup, as I had a good nights sleep for the first time, stain free and full of confidence.I have told everyone……………..
Nicola – 19th August 2014
I have never written a review or testimonial on anything before, but I am so delighted with my mooncup that I had to let you know! It has been an absolute revelation! By following the extensive and very clear instructions, I found it very easy to use right off the bat and I love it how clean and comfortable it is. I was worried it would be messy before I tried it, but it’s the cleanest sanitary protection I have ever used. I can’t imagine going back to towels again. I have always found tampons difficult to get on with, but the mooncup is totally different. I can’t feel it at all. It’s as if I’m not even having a period when I’m wearing it. I live in a hot, humid country and often get yeast infections after my period because of using towels. The heat can make towels smell very quickly, and damp towels plus sweat feel revolting. No such problems with the mooncup. I can swim spontaneously, roll around on the floor with my baby, sleep without underwear on… It’s changed my life! Thank you! I wish I’d got one years ago.
Helen – 16th August 2014
I have PCOS and it messes up my cycle like crazy. It comes at the most random times, never on schedule, and it’s extremely heavy. I can’t really do anything the first two days of my period and I bleed through tampons almost every hour. I spend a LOT of money on feminine products that don’t even work like I want/need them to! So mostly out of desperation, I ordered the Mooncup to see if it would help (I was willing to try anything!) It arrived faster than I was expecting and just in time because I started my period not too long after. It was a lot easier to use than I thought; I had no difficulty inserting or removing the Mooncup. It felt really comfortable, way more-so than a tampon. Since my periods are so heavy, I wore a pad with the Mooncup as well, but noticed SIGNIFICANTLY less leakage than what’s normal for me. Consequently, the first day I used it, I fell out of a window and broke my ankle (LONG story!) and I was so thankful for the Mooncup in that instance because I was having to be carried around a lot and was stuck at the hospital for a while with no opportunity to use the restroom or anything. I’ve been on bed-rest ever since and haven’t even noticed I’ve been on my period! It’s been so great and has made a horrible situation (broken ankle AND period at the same time?! ugh) so much better than it could’ve been!!! I’m extremely happy with Mooncup and look forward to never buying another box of tampons as long as I live!!! 🙂
Liz – 9th 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 am 3 days in my first cycle with a mooncup and I wish I’d got one sooner! I stopped using tampons a few years ago because I hate the way they dry you out and are bad for PH balance among other things! (they’re just all out gross to me) but pads are bloody annoying, and I’ve recently started swimming and gymming a lot and pads are just not practical when getting a sweat on. Also I hate the way pretty much all pads these days are ‘scented’ with some floral bullshit that when mixed with period actually smells worse than with any unscented products! It’s just not necessary and I like to look after my vagina, I don’t want all this perfumed and bleached crap! ANYWAY, Mooncup is just completely liberating! I also feel less awkward at work – as our office is so small we have only one bathroom shared between males and females, but now I don’t have to worry about anyone noticing me take a pad into the bathroom, or leave the wrappers in the bin. Liberating I tell you, liberating!
Tannah – 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 used a mooncup for the first time last month. My period is irregular and so it’s always a total surprise when it comes. I was going on holiday and I was sick of carrying stuff with me constantly “just in case”. Annoyingly I did come on half way through the holiday, but using the mooncup meant my holiday was in no way ruined. I could wear any of my beach clothes without worry of tampon string making a nasty appearance or leakage! I went to a festival while abroad and let me tell you, if you can remove, clean and re-insert your mooncup in a portaloo you know it’s the product for you! In reality, I didn’t need to even empty at that time at all, but as it was my first time, I had the panic of “oh God it’s going to be full, I’m going to leak everywhere!” Totally unfounded, they say 8 hours on the FAQs, they’re not lying. Yes I had the initial – oh god this is gross, a cup of blood, a cup inside me, but really is that any less gross than a piece of cotton shoved inside? I think this is now the product for me, I survived the toughest challenges for my first time and it was better than what I’ve been doing for the past 15 years.
Samantha – 28th July 2014
Just bought and used my first mooncup today. At age 40 and with 3 children I thought I knew it all – I was so very wrong! Today I’ve been on the beach in a wetsuit all day playing with kids, kayaking and swimming. No toilet facilities at all so normally impossible with a period. However, today was a total joy! (Quick dip in the sea when needed a wee!!) When I came home, I struggled a bit to get it out but read the leaflet again and managed ok. So pleased, this product will have so many benefits – just how did I not know about it before? My daughters certainly will when the time comes!!
Jo – 20th July 2014
I think they are marvellous things. I have had terribly heavy periods since having children and they were getting to the point of rendering me incapable of leaving the house on certain days. I have been using the moon cup since November 2013 and it has been a revelation! My periods are still heavy but they are now shorter! Result! Last month I was at Ascot on my heaviest day and it coped admirably…this month I was sorting my daughters prom on my heaviest day and once again it was brilliant! I still have to wear a sanitary towel on the my heavier days as sometimes I do leak but my usage is down to so little I am probably using what I used in a month in a year.
Louise B – 19th 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
At first I was dubious and a bit grossed out by the Mooncup, but on reading the testimonials on here, I decided to bite the bullet and buy one, prompted by the fact that I was going travelling for 5 months. I used it the period before I left, it takes a bit of getting used to, how to place it and how to correct a problem, but I was so glad I got it. It doesn’t fill up anywhere near as much as I thought it did. Mine are quite heavy, but it really is less than you think. It meant I didn’t have to lug tampons everywhere, and I didn’t have to worry about running out or where I would get some. You can empty it how ever many times, so when I was going on long bus journeys (south-east Asia) and had only just put it in an hour before the ride, I could quickly to a last minute empty before the bus without having to waste a whole tampon as I usually would have. It really is fantastic, they give you such clear instruction on EVERYTHING, from size to how to clean it. It’s good enough for me to have taken the time to come on here and write about it.
Emily – 11th July 2014
I have been using my mooncup for about a year now and have not regretted the decision. It’s really easy to use and and not unhygienic when you follow the instructions on washing it.I always used to worry when I went away that I wouldn’t have enough tampons but now I no longer have to think of this! 🙂
I have convinced some of my friends to try it and a couple have do so and not looked back!
I always felt like there was a weird smell when I used tampons and felt really self-conscious about it. But now I don’t notice anything! 🙂
Best £20 I have spent!! 😀
Nessie – 1st July 2014
I bought the Mooncup in August of 2012. It’s the most AMAZING thing ever! I’ve had a lot of trouble with my period, since I was 14. I’m 20 now and I’ve struggled with a lot of problems from Pads and Tampons. They seemed to contribute to a lot of yeast infections and when my flow finally became smaller, tampons just hurt. That’s when I found out about the Mooncup. I have to say when it arrived I was slightly intimidated , but I gave it a try and it was awesome. Took a few days to get use to and such, but it’s the most amazing protection, no leaks at all! I can finally wear cute underwear when I want to during my period. I use to have to wear a back up panty liner when I used a Tampon. All I can say is it’s the best $30 I’ve ever spent.
Alice – 21st February 2013
I’ve been using the Mooncup for about 5 years and love how convenient it is. I’m far too disorganized to remember to buy or carry around tampons, so the Mooncup is great. The only problem I have with it is that it seems to shuffle itself higher up my vagina while I sleep, which can make it difficult to remove in the morning (doing it in the shower is easiest). It does leak occasionally first thing in the morning after it’s done its odd nocturnal repositioning, but hardly ever at other times. On the whole, it performs better than tampons or pads when it comes to leaks. I like how comfy the Mooncup is, particularly at the end of my period when tampons can feel very dry and chafing. I definitely don’t regret my purchase.
Hannah – 20th February 2013
I’m from Australia and a friend’s sister told me about mooncups when we were about 14 -tho her terminology was somewhat cruder! I had a few hippyish friends and many of them had heard about them, but none of us really knew where to get them from back in the dark ages BI (before the internet)! FF a few years until after I’d moved to the UK, I finally discovered them on the internet… when I was pregnant!! Ah the irony!
Then, thanks to lactational amhenorrea I didn’t get a period for nearly 2 years, but after that, I was browsing through Boots one freezing morning and came across a moon cup! YAY! I was trepidatious -£20 is a lot to shell out for something that you’re not sure about (I think it must’ve been in the first release), but I bought it and have never used a tampon since -sometimes I have resorted to pads, especially as after 7years, during my last pregnancy my Mooncup was thrown away, and now, 2 years on I have to get organised and order a new one from OS, which seems like effort, but I’ll be oh so happy when it gets here and I can swim etc.
I find that showering twice/day and inserting it then solves any dramas with mess & public loos, tho’ it’s not too bad when the toilet is in the bathroom and you can use a flannel (never felt too comfy with the idea of flush water).
The cup is sooo comfy (or more to the point unnoticable)! and less dangerous than 2 tampons!!! (which I saw recommended elsewhere for heavy flow) My daughter is getting one for her menstruation onset celebration, whenever that be!
And I recommend them to anyone who brings up tampon discomfort -tho it’s tricky to know who will give you the blank “crazy loon” look!
It did take a couple of months to get used to it and ocasionally there were issues when I mis-inserted it, but nothing more than when tampons were new, and it’s sooooooo much comfier & more convenient (especially when camping/travelling) when it is right!
& to the teen girls reading this, don’t have sex when it’s up your vagina, but you shouldn’t be doing that with tampons either!! (from a mum)
Isa – 14th February 2013
I had heard about mooncup about ten years ago but have only just got around to buying one and….Oh My Goodness!I wish I’d have got one all that time ago!They are cleaner,easier,SO much more comfortable than towels (I wont use tampons for so many reasons),there are no disposal issues (I loathe having to wrap and chuck used towels in ANY bin,ughh!) and any concerns I had prior to using mooncup the first time went immediatley.Insertion was no problem,its about finding your technique,it took me 30 seconds first time and I couldn’t feel it inside me at all.I trimmed the puller to halfsize and its just right.The best thing is not one drop leaked!This is the easiest period Ive ever had.Mooncup is fantastic,thank you so much ladies!!!
Kerry – 04th 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
I have had my moon cup for 8 years now and LOVE it! It has made dealing with periods so much easier and I would recommend it to anyone. It took me about 2-3 months to completely get the hang of it, but I couldn’t imagine ever using a tampon again. It is particularly brilliant for the days leading up to your period – when it could start at any point. I tend to just use it anyway on those days and you never have the embarrassing rushing to the toilet or worry that you might start when you are out and about.Fantastic invention! Thank you!
Sam B – 15th 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
On month 7 with my mooncup and I’m head over heels in love with her!! Took a few months to feel comfortable and confident using her and there were days I felt frustrated, but the thought of going back to tampons kept me trying and now we pretty slick!!
I work outdoors all day, I walk dogs, and felt awful having to use my customers toilets at the that time of the month, and I couldn’t possibly have left my tampons in their bins, yuck! Mooncup has made this so much easier!
Also my cramps are almost completely gone, think most of the pain was psychological (trying to hold on) but I don’t feel the need with the mooncup.
Managed lunch in the big smoke with the girls today, 2 re-freshes completed successfully with the help of a bottle of water stashed in my bag! Was so pleased! Can’t wait to introduce my daughter (she’s 11, nearly there!) to a mooncup so she never has to feel the way I was made to feel when my periods started!!
All hail the Mooncup!
Rachael – 20th December 2012
I have been using the MoonCup for about five months now. For me, it is fab. I had a lot of problems with basically drying out and forgetting to change tampons ( and getting bored having to do it all the time – im lazy lol). It doesn’t stop my cramps but it does make life easier. No problem leaving it for longer. I had no real problems with changingetc, it does take time to get use to but then so do tampons right? Try it, it is great. And no having to remember to buy tampons.
Also thanks to the Mooncup team, who sent me a new cup when I got the wrong size!!
Rachael – 10th December 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
I love the mooncup! I was fed up using disposable products made by pharmaceutical giants that aren’t good for my body or the earth and so I wanted to try the mooncup. I thought it would be hard to use but it’s actually very easy and much more comfortable for me than tampons. I used to find urinating really uncomfortable with tampons in but the mooncup doesn’t present this problem at all. I find it overall way more convenient and comfortable.
Megan – 23rd November 2012
I have had severe periods since I started in sixth grade. I remember being teased because I would have accidents at school because we didn’t have long between classes and the teachers did not always let us go to the bathroom. I needed to go change my pad constantly. Once I was older, I began wearing a tampon and a pad at the same time for extra protection. I am now a first year teacher, teaching kindergarten, and do not get the chance to go to the bathroom much if at all during the day. There is always something needing to be done every second of the day and even if the students are at PE you have meetings, conferences, work to be turned into the office, or something to be finished and sent home that day with the kids. You find yourself running at the last minute to pick the kids up from their activity. Thankfully, I found Mooncup when researching alternatives because I did not want to mess up my clothes at school. I have fell in love! My first try at insertion was horrible and painful. I do not suggest the folds they give you in the instructions. Knowing I had no other choice I googled how to insert the cup pain free and found new folds. I tried one of the smallest folds and have never looked back! Teacher try aMooncup. It will change your life!
Kelly P. – 14th 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 had my first Mooncup for almost 10 years now and every month I thank my clued-up sister for telling me about them. I reckon it has ‘cost’ only 13p each period over this time but that is nothing compared to the ease of use and needing nothing to carry about during periods (fab when camping!). Why anyone still chooses throw aways is a mystery…..
Christina – 24th October 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 the mooncup for about 4 years now. Never had any issues with it. I recently changed my contraception to the copper coil resulting in very heavy periods . If I was not using the mooncup I reckon I would be using 10-15 tampons each day, which would not be very pratical.
Bottom line, the mooncup is a great product .
Fiona – 02nd September 2012
I’ve been using my mooncup since I was 25 – in 2006. It revolutionised my life and I love not having to buy boxes and boxes of tampons anymore and HOW much money must I have saved! So easy to use and keep clean – I boil mine in the microwave, in a mug of water. I keep it in a denture box from Boots for the other 3 weeks of the month 🙂 When I was on the pill I loved being able to pop the mooncup in in the morning when I knew my period would arrive that day.
Over the past year or so I’ve noticed that it’s getting harder to get a good “seal” and I’m getting a few more leaks. This current period I have not been able to get it in “properly” once and I’ve reluctantly realised that at 31 and not too good at the old Kegel exercises it is probably time to go up to the bigger size. Somehow this has made me way more depressed than the increasing number of grey hairs on my head and my new inability to eat a chocolate bar without instantly putting on a pound. Wah!
Ah well, keep up the good work!
Rachel – 30th August 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
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 waited a year to comment to see how it really worked out for me.
It has been a great success and solved some problems for me. One is that I work in a factory with mainly men, and very poor facilities for women. It is a great relief not to have to retrieve sanitary products from a locker room miles from the only ladies loo.
Now I don’t give it a thought at work as I can do everything at home. The 8 hour shift is no problem.
I spend the rest of the year sailing. Not having a disposal problem has been wonderful. washing and occasional boiling was easy.
There are unexpected bonuses too. When sailing I am swimming several times a day which was not great with tampons. Soggy string seemed to cause constant low level infections. Horrid but true, especially in hot climates.
I have not had any problems at all once I got the hang of it.
Jean – 14th July 2012
I can’t believe how pleased I am with the mooncup – now I’ve given myself a few days to get used to inserting etc.
There is no leakage, I need to empty it once in the morning and once at night because it’s just no where near full.
I’ve not had cramps since I started using the mooncup, and I’m not dry like I used to be and importantly sex with my husband doesn’t hurt after a period anymore.
Anyway, I want to tell everyone about them because I can’t believe no-one knows! I wish I’d known when I was a teenager! and whilst I’m at the wishing fountain – I wish that some rich person would sponser an advertising campaign on tv so you could compete with tampons and towels (two useless inventions in comparrison that women have to use each month).
I think I know what I’ll be buying everyone for Christmas!
Laura – 27th 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 received my mooncup about a week ago, just in time for my period!!
I am so happy I decided to take the risk because it is so worth it!!! Today I gave to my sister all my tampons and told her I had quit 🙂 I LOVE MY MOONCUP SO MUCH!
I feel so much more confident and my vagina is so much happier…bye bye to the dryness or itchiness that even the 100% organic cotton products cause…Living in the tropics is not easy…it is very humid and hot and having to wear a pad is not comfortable, at all.
At first I was reluctant to buy because of the price and i was worried it wouldn’t work but, like I said, I took the chance and now i am very grateful. I even wore white pants today, I did yoga in the morning and everything went just perfect 🙂 I don’t have a really heavy flow so I only had to deal with it twice a day, 3 times on my heaviest day (only one day) and it was not even half way full! So next time it will be so much easier.
I am happy that this exists because I don’t have to worry about wearing a pad on my not so heavy days, when it is completely not worth it to wear a tampon because it will dry me out too much…
I am sorry if I am giving too much information but I will make sure I tell everyone about your product! It is something we, as women, deserve!
Much love and Blessings to all the Mooncup Team,
Pamela – 08th June 2012
I am 14 and got my mooncup about six months ago because I hate pads and didn’t like my washable ones. I have very heavy periods which mean that I would leak through a pad in less than an hour so I had only had 3 periods when I tried my mooncup. The first time I used it I was surprised at how much blood there was and this resulted in a very embaressing murder scene in a school bathroom. However I now would never want to be without it and find it very convenient and wish that all teenage girls would try using a mooncup!
Claire – 05th June 2012
The Mooncup is AMAZING! I can’t believe I didn’t try it earlier – all those awkward trips to the bathroom during school which the obvious tampon or pad held in my hand, the tell-tale rustling, the occasional leaks and having to stock all the different varieties and sizes, the problem of running out and having to go to the school nurse… I’ve had the Mooncup for 4 periods now and it’s been so great. The main issue for me before getting it was the public loos thing. I’m at University, so I share toilets in Halls with a lot of people, with the sink outside the toilet. But it’s fine! All you need to do is take a bottle of water to rinse it – or even just wipe with toilet paper, and rinse it later because it comes clean really easily. It’s not messy at ALL, and it so great just having one tiny thing rather than a whole variety of boxes of pads and tampons. My first reaction was one of disgust and surprise – but I’m so glad my curiosity got the better of me! If you’re wondering whether you should try it out – GO FOR IT! I can’t believe how much money I’m saving already too. If I’m low on cash (student budget) and I start my period, it’s always been, oh dear, there’s another few quid down the drain… Not any more! I’ve got finals coming up too, and with long 3 hour exams there’s NO chance of going to change your pad / tampon, so the mooncup has become really invaluable for me.
I never really realised how messy and smelly pads and tampons were until I switched to the Mooncup either. I will NEVER be going back – completely converted! Thank you Mooncup people! I’m trying to convert my younger sisters too, and it’s only the public loos thing that’s holding them back (both being away at University too). If this is the case with you – don’t worry! You don’t have to walk over to the public sink, mooncup in hand to empty it (as my sisters joked)! Just tip it into the toilet and give it a wipe – simple as. Go for it: what have you got to lose?
Ellen from Oxford – 17th May 2012
I was doing a 5km swim, which I been training for four months. As it approached, I realised with a week to go it was going to be the heaviest day of my period. The swim was going to take me about two hours, I knew a tampon in the pool would only last an hour. I needed a solution and fast.I did some research on the web – and other swimmers recommended Mooncup. So I bought on on the Friday, used it for the first time on the Saturday, and swam on the Sunday. I was so happy – it was comfortable and didn’t leak…and I shaved five minutes off my swim time from the previous year.
I am still settling into using the Mooncup. It does seem to leak at night, but it’s amazing during the day. So convenient for work – I don’t have to walk the long way to the toilet with either my bag or a tampon in my hand. And to be able to swim without worrying about leaking is superb.
I’m sure I’ll sus it out at night, but even if I don’t, I’m one happy bunny!
Juliette – 30th April 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
I am 14 years old and just got my period last summer. I’ve hated hot, sweaty, bulky pads with a passion and tampons sometimes leaked and you had to find a bathroom to change them without going over 8 hours; such a nightmare! However, I finally asked my mom if i could get a mooncup after reading about it for a week or so. I bought my size B MCUK (I live in the U.S.) two months ago, and it is wonderful! This is only my first day wearing it and i think I will have to trim the stem completely as it pokes me very uncomfortably, but other than that quick fix, it is WONDERFUL! I did have a little trouble getting in the first month though after trying several times, but I’ve got the hang of it now! I finally got it by putting it in during my shower and squatting, and it went in easily! I would recommend this to anyone, especially young girls, as it makes periods much better, easy to manage, and more private than ripping a pad in the bathroom at school or your friends house where everyone can hear you! Please buy a mooncup, it is wonderful and will make a day at the beach tons easier! And don’t be afraid to ask your mom to buy you one!
Perri – 26th 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
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
I’m in Australia and ordered my Mooncup online. I have been using it for around a year now- I has completely changed the way I view having a period! It’s no longer a hassle. It’s easy, I hardly have to think about it. I boast about the Mooncup to anyone who cares to listen. I can sleep without any other protection. Have never had a leakage issue. I’m pretty sure my vaginal health is a lot better since I began using these. I generally feel cleaner. Seriously, life changing!
Alex – 20th 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’m adding my thoughts because it was reading others’ testimonials which convinced me to give it a go, and to keep trying.
The first couple of attempts were a bit awkward and I managed to spill everything all over the bathroom floor, but I’ve not done that again – I guess anything new is difficult, especially when you’ve been using tampons for near 30 years (eek)!
Anyway, I’m on my second month now and I’m convinced it’s the way forward, so much so that I’ve cleared out my bedside draw of tampons – leaving oodles of space for other stuff, so that’s a plus.
One big plus for me is that I won’t have to be paranoid that I’ve left a tampon in – all those times in the morning when, bleary eyed you can’t remember if you’ve taken it out or not – I certainly won’t miss that!
I’ve had to get up in the night for years because a tampon wouldn’t cope with my flow on the first couple of days. The mooncup does cope which is great.
And as I’m getting older my flow is heavier, and I was considering the progesterone coil to help slow things down – but now I don’t feel I have to so that’s a plus too.
I’m just annoyed that I didn’t give it a try years ago when I first came across them. I think it’s a shame that the mooncup is not more widely sold and advertised.
Sarah – 25th 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
This has been a god send. I have very heavy periods and NOTHING has worked for me, until now. It’s so much more comfortable to wear than tampons or pads and it’s easier to change. I was having to use bothMy favourite part is not having to carry around sanitary products all of the time!
Once you get over the size, I find folding it into a sort of triangle shape helps, it’s great. It can leak a little bit, but I think that’s more to do with how heavy my periods are, than a design fault.
It can be a little messy, so I recommend trying it out when you’re at home for a couple of days until you get the knack of changing it, doing it in the shower is a good idea, especially as using warm water help sooth period pains and provides a lubricant.
L – 19th 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
This product should be available in all supermarkets and pharmacies, it is so much better than menstrual pads.
I’ve been using pads since I was 12, and I always hated the discomfort and smell they brought with their use. I wasn’t keen using tampons, so when I initially considered trying something else, I chose clothe pads. Horrible experience. The odour did decrease, but my anxiety increased because I was terrified I would leak! Due to this I had to change them every hour, so after that debacle, I decided I’d give Mooncup a go. To be honest, the first day was weird, as I’d never used tampons and I had to get used to inserting it, but after that it was a breeze.
It really is all about getting the knack of insertion correct, and after that it’s a walk in the park. No more smells, and no you don’t get blood on your hands when you have to take it out! It’s made my period so much more easy, and I greatly regret not having tried it earlier. Please, please start advertising this products on tv, it’s very hard to find out about these products. I never realised there was an alternative to pads/tampons until I read it online.
Keep up the good work!
Hannah – 12th February 2012
I have used my Mooncup for several years and now I am delighted to see they are available in Boots (mainstream chemist!!) as well as online. How I wish I had had one from 20 years ago. It has got a bit discoloured with time but that is really irrelevant. I tried another brand which was dark red coloured rubber which is a good idea to have this colour as it will become this colour in time anyway….but the other brand was much less flexible and more rigid, not as comfortable as Mooncup. I find MC simplicity itself to use, insertion is reasonably easy if I hold it folded into itself and just let it ‘pop’ open inside me. Removal…I did have to cut the whole stem off as it was protruding and irritated me, but once I’d done that I found that if I pinched the base it broke the suction and I could ease it out. You do have to keep it upright on removal UNLESS you remove it over the loo of course or it spills. I had to hold it tight if removing over the loo to stop it falling in! Once in, it never leaked. I found I could leave it in for a day and a night sometimes, and forgot it was there. You can’t feel it at all. I even started to have sex once or twice forgetting I had my period and it was still in! It was slightly embarrassing having to ask my partner to close his eyes while I swiftly took it out and emptied it on the ground or a tissue then hid it in the tissue!! I am now menopausal and during this time I have had month-long flooding while my body deals with the hormone thing. But throughout I have used the MC and no problem! Even with the heaviest flooding where I actually had to go to the hospital to ask advice about was my womb haemmorhaging because of fibroids or something, the MC just kept on catching it all and letting me know when it was full (I could feel a slight overflow seepage but nothing major, a panty liner caught it) the only difference was i had to empty it more often. But it holds an amazing amount of blood before you have to empty it. Mooncup, you saved me from having to be housebound stuck to a chair with a huge panty pad pile strapped to my bottom!!! You are a hero!!!!
Cathy – 10th 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
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
I wouldn’t use anything else. I suffered for years with recurring thrush and urine infections but have been completely clear since I started using my Mooncup. I can only attribute it to not using tampons that are bleached and upset my body’s natural balance.I love my Mooncup. It’s simple to care for and clean, it’s easy to pop in and out, and one day I’ll be buying one for my daughter. I’d much rather she learn to live with her periods in the most natural way, than bung herself up with bleach-soaked cotton wool.
Polly – 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 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 am now on my second mooncup, having had the first one for 6 years I lost it (was nearly time to replace anyway). It is fabulous, I would seriously never use anything else. It just seems so logical and simple when you think about it- why do we bother with disposable sanitary ware?!
Emma – 06th January 2012
I have had my Mooncup for just one menstrual cycle and already I am in love with it! I found at first that the appearance of it can be daunting, but honestly once you have gotten used to using it you will wonder what you did without it! There genuinely is absolutely no leakage, and it is so easy to clean. I have been telling everyone about it and in using the Mooncup I have gotten to know my own body much better. If you are considering buying one – just do it, because you honestly won’t regret it!
Lisa Marie – 05th 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
I just realized the other day that I’ve been using my Mooncup for almost 8 years already! My how time flies! I never will go back to disposable products! Its so comfortable and convenient.
April – 04th January 2012
Mooncup has changed my life! A friend of mine was so thrilled with her discovery, i just had to try. Having used the mooncup for the last 6 months now, I really don’t think i could go back to using tampons. The most profound part of this experience for me has been this feeling of finally understanding my body. An awareness of how my period progresses and makes me feel day by day. I subsequently have made moves to become healthier and rethink hormonal contraception. Also having a clear visual of just how much blood you loose on your fist few days made me realised that the odd iron boost would benefit me supposed to coffee and a pain killer. I don’t consider myself new age in any respect but I feel now that our bodies aren’t designed to be complicated with products, hormones and corporations and advertising – mooncup is just the simplest, cleanest device, no frills and i love that ! Thank you mooncup people for such a revolutionary product!
Alexandra – 02nd 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
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
Fantastic-can’t rate it highly enough! when i first got mine i wanted to buy all my (girl) friends one. They declined..I’ve had mine for about 6yrs now. very easy to use, clean, no ache like i used to get with tampons.
helen – 19th November 2011
I use the mooncup and i swear i will NEVER go back to tampons or pads. My whole vagina and downstairs feels so much cleaner and healthier and since i started using it i haven’t had a sign of infections (which i used to get alot while using normal sanitary wear. I have reccommended it to all of my friends and a few of them now use it as well. They are easy to use, easy to clean, easy to insert and remove and you never have to worry about when to buy tampns or pads.
Chrissie – 16th November 2011
It is everything it’s cracked up to be and better. Yes you need a little practice getting it in and out at first, but it is so vastly superior to pads and tampons in *every* way, including a few things I didn’t really think about, that didn’t really register, until I experienced it myself: #1, the convenience that comes of it NOT being disposable — once your period starts, you *never* have to give a moment’s thought to your “supplies”, getting it to the bathroom discreetly, etc.; and #2, feeling so much cleaner externally – no smudgy smelly sticky anything. I have never felt so free in all my life. I also couldn’t believe how quickly I came to trust that it is, truly, completely leakproof – I thought I’d take a few periods to really believe it. But when you’re using it right, you immediately know, you can feel it, the seal and how secure it is. Amazing product, only regret not having it sooner.
Madeline – 14th November 2011
I am converted and don’t know what has taken me so long!
Having worn towels for over twenty years and finding tampons uncomfortable with dryness I cannot thank the people who came up with the Mooncup enough.
It took a while for me to take the plunge, as once out of the packaging my first thought was ‘surely not!’ but was suprised by how easy this was to use (thanks for the easy to use guide too).
So I can put the old bigger knickers to the back of the drawer and dispense with the bottom shelf of sanitary pads in the bathroom, no more ensuring there are enough in handbag either!
This is by far the most comfortable I have ever been, and that’s quite an acheivement for over twenty years.
Sincere thanks again and I urge others to take the plunge as I did. Periods are no longer an issue.
Debbie – 16th October 2011