We are delighted to share with you some of the thousands of testimonials we have received from Mooncup® users.
You can search for testimonials on specific issues; however, it is important to remember that these are personal experiences, they may not be valid for everyone and should not be used instead of professional advice.
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I have been using mooncup for 3 years and it makes my heavy periods more bearable. It took me a long time of trial and error to work out where I should wear it as I suffered a lot of leakage. Mooncup advisers were helpful in giving me pointers about how to solve this. I worked out I needed to cut the stem off altogether as it irritated me and wear it lower than I thought. During my period my cervix drops very low so wearing it low works. When I tried to wear it higher I just soaked my pads as usual. Now I am suffering inbetween period bleeding and having the mooncup is helping so much to cope with this, also I have been to see the doctor about this which is important. I am nearly 40 and have had 3 children so I wear the larger size. I would like my daughter to use this product when she is comfortable instead of tampons, she has just started her period and I hope my experience will save her from years of discomfort. After years of using tampons and pads only experiencing the discomfort of heavy tampons or dry tampons when my flow tailed off. I use the mooncup and pads now and use less pads during my cycle and feel much better even on my heaviest days. I can also plan my life around the heaviest days more easily.
Vi – 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
Hi mooncup, I just wanted to let you know that your product has changed my monthly dreaded period. From changing both a tampon and sanitary towel hourly, due to my heavy flow, I now change my mooncup three hourly on my heavy days. I’m so much more comfortable and less stressed and bothered by my periods, so thank you!
Nikki – 2nd February 2015
At 45 I am no doubt in the last few years of my periods and I just wish I had discovered this sooner. Have had two c-sections and am an older customer but it has not mattered at all – the A-cup fits perfectly – and I am finally not having to deal with the leaks and discomfort tampons left me with. Am about to introduce this to my 14-year old daughter so she can have years of hassle-free periods. Thank you so much!
Rose – 2nd February 2015
This is the best £20 I have ever spent! Love my mooncup so much, no leaks, easy to use and so much more hygienic than tampons or pads. Would recommend to everyone!
Caroline – 31st January 2015
I bought my Mooncup about 5 months ago from Boots. I had read about them on social media, so I looked on your website and thought I would give it a go. I was sceptical, so I made sure I had some tampons ready just in case. I still have the box of tampons, unopened! I love my Mooncup. It gives me the freedom to do a days work with no sneaking off to the loo with my tampon up my sleeve as I don’t need to change throughout my working day! I don’t suffer the heaviness from a full tampon and since using my Mooncup I haven’t had a niggling headache (I always thought they were due to hormones, now I’m thinking they could be due to the dryness due to tampons or chemicals they put in them?) If you are thinking about giving it a go, don’t hesitate! I wish I’d had one years ago!
Rebecca – 27th January 2015
I Bought one of these from boots on Saturday. After reading a bit about them first, I was worried that it would take some getting used to. How wrong I was! These things are amazing, if you are reading about them, buy one! Don’t put it off a minute longer! No mess, no leaks it’s easy 🙂 I can’t say for sure after 2 days, but I’m pretty sure this might just be life changing! I have almost forgotten that I am on my period.
Charli – 26th January 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 love my Mooncup! I’m so incredible happy I’ve found it! I have been using Mooncup for 5 years now, and I can only encourage every one to buy one! It’s absolutely convenient for traveling, because you don’t have to change it so often. My period might not be as strong as some other women have, but I just change my Mooncup in the morning and in the evenings. So it’s perfect for traveling. You don’t have to carry stuff with you, except a water bottle if you like to change it during the day. I always forgot tampons at home or to buy new ones, so I really happy I don’t have to think of carry them with me. I can go swimming and into sauna without hoping that nobody can see that I’m wearing a tampon. I don’t have to go to the toilet every time I go for a swim, because Mooncup will not soak in water. I can do sports even hard ones. I always felt my tampons when doing sports with a lot of jumps, not with my Mooncup. I can’t feel it, it doesn’t matter what I’m doing. I always had problems with tampons on my very last days because my period wasn’t really strong then and tampons hurt really much when changing, I hate pads. So I’m really happy with my Mooncup, it doesn’t matter how strong my period is or if I have only spotting before getting my period, I can wear it and feel clean. Yes you can see your blood, but I think that’s nature. Why being afraid of seeing your own blood, it’s not ugly and you get used to it.
Mona – 23rd 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
The best product ever! I started using mooncup because I wanted to cut down on waste, but I couldn’t even handle tampons. Its taken me 3 periods to get to a point where its all I use! And I only used 4 pads on my last one. You can sleep, pee, run, skip, you really don’t feel it at all. I don’t need any stem to get it out either, it did take me a while of fishing around but then I found out I was going in at the wrong angle. My vagina and I have never been closer and I think she’s pretty grateful not to have rashes and smell gross every month! I can sit with my legs open on the tube and not get blasted by iffy wafts…
Jaz – 22nd January 2015
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 have had my Mooncup for the past 7 years. It did take me a little getting used to, but with the concept of reducing waste and saving me money I have over time begun to use it as my main feminine hygiene product.
What I love about it is that it makes me feel almost normal whilst I’m on my period. I can still feel attractive to my partner and not worry about chunky pads.
I sometimes still use tampons overnight when my flow is particularly heavy, but I highly recommend the Mooncup – definitely my favourite choice.
Rebecca – 19th January 2015
I had heard rave reviews from a friend and finally decided to bite the bullet- cannot thank my lucky stars I did. I always hated using tampons and other such products, finding them uncomfortable and stressful to use. Now that I have a Mooncup my period is quite literally a breeze. I feel clean, healthy, comfortable, not to mention richer! I go running, swimming, rock climbing with it in and I pretty much forget I have my period. No more running into Boots in a flap when I forget to stuff hundreds of tampons into my bag ‘just-in-case’, no more rustling, no more waste! If you are considering it, please, please do. You will not regret it! Thank you Mooncup!
Kitty – 19th January 2015
When I tell people I use a mooncup one of the most common reactions is …ew. I have been happily using my mooncup for a good few years. It’s comfortable to wear and insert, unlike conventional raspy scratchy tampons. It doesn’t develop a putrid smell like sanitary towels. I recently misplaced my mooncup and reverted back to sanitary towels for 2 days. I forgot how dirty, fidgety and irritating they are! I had to rush out and buy a new mooncup immediately! I have found a way to not let my monthly cycle interfere with life and I had to get it back.What it doesn’t say on the tin is that mooncup is sensational at saving your sheets from dreaded stains, I also get far better nights sleep with a mooncup over disposable methods. Having discussed with a few friends we have discovered that mooncup seems to ease cramps, whether this is accurate or not it seems to be the only common denominator.
Practice makes perfect, inserting is easy but you will have the odd mishap. TIP: don’t ever whisk it out quickly not matter how much of a rush you are in!
Amy – 19th January 2015
I thought I’d share a full and frank first experience with the mooncup. I bought the size a for ladies after a vaginal birth or over 30. First I found this a bit upsetting as I’m over 30 without kids, (that wasn’t the problem although that is a whole other story) I’m fit n healthy and I really don’t want think of myself as looser down there. Anyway I got over it and purchased the recommended size. I got my next period on a quiet weekend at home so I thought I’d give it a try. Initially I felt congested down there I had to wee straight away.. You are full anyway so it was a bit unpleasant to add more stuff. As expected it felt a bit different but not massively uncomfortable. I got off to sleep easily. Unlike other methods, I forgot I had it in this morning when I woke. The removal could have been stressful but I had read up about it last night and I did the pelvic squeezes which moves it down, so I could get to pinch the bottom and pop it’s out. I felt empowered and that maybe I could move on to ping pong balls. It wasn’t messy either for a first go. I thought I’d be dealing with a scene from the Halloween or the like but it was easy to contain and no leaks. I am really pleased and impressed with my mooncup.
Chrissy – 9th January 2015
A friend told me about mooncup a few years ago and I thought it was revolting! Honestly I just couldn’t get my head around it and didn’t even consider giving it a try! By the way I’m a midwife so really should have been more accepting of it… Lol! Recently in my quest to start trying for a baby I’ve made some lifestyle changes to improve my health! For a long time now Tampons left me feel sore and dry especially on my lighter days and I hate using pads! I hate feeling like I’m wearing a nappy, the smell when changing them and having my waste bin filled with them! I also feel unclean during my time of month and just want to stay in bed till it’s all over!
Recently I went into boots to stock up on more tampons and Pads! I spotted the mooncup on the shelf picked it up and never turned back! I didn’t even give myself the chance to think about it!
The pack recommends to start using on day 2/3 of your period however once I’d bought it I went home and after contending with another Pad (I started that very day) I decided why wait! I boiled the mooncup and stuck it in! It took a few attempts before I more or less removed the whole stem before it was comfortable! But once it was in I forgot it was there!
The problem came when it come to removing it! I couldn’t find or reach the bloody thing and had no idea it would creep up so high! I tried with all my might to no avail… In the end called my husband who obviously wanted no part in my disaster and simple passed me the instruction booklet!
So the instructions say relax don’t panic… Blah blah blah! I was already tense and yes panicking! I honestly believed i’d have to go to A&E and have it surgically removed! Did I mention I’m a midwife!!!! Chances are I would know the gynaecology doctor called to assist at the local unit so this was not an option! I calmed down took some deep breaths did some little pushes and the moon cup materialised! I won’t lie was a bit messy, and the floor, my god the floor! But the cup was out! I rinsed it of and popped it back in! After spending £20 I was not going to be defeated on my first use! 3days later and I love it! Wish I tried it before, I can almost forget I’m even on! No cramps at all, no leaks at all and in never ever going back to tampons or pads!
I want to tell everybody and anybody about mooncup! Unfortunately my friends don’t seem to share my enthusiasm!
A little disappointed I didn’t receive any stickers with my box otherwise I would have used them in the loos at work and try convert a few more!
Dionne – 8th January 2015
I’ve been a dedicated Mooncup user for a number of years, and like others here I couldn’t be more pleased that I found Mooncup. Recently I started to experience some leakage on the heaviest day of my period when using my Mooncup, so contacted the advice line about this. The advice got was helpful, timely and considerate. I was impressed how seriously the company take helping Mooncup users out and would encourage others if they are not sure just to drop them a line and ask. Thanks Mooncup!
Ginny – 7th 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’m 32, always struggled with tampons and found towels a bit stressful as my periods are short, but quite heavy. Since I started using the mooncup my periods are stress-free. I feel a lot more in control of my period because the mooncup is easy to use and so hygienic. You can also feel good about the fact that you’re doing your bit for the environment. It’s also cheaper! No brainer.
Kate – 6th January 2015
I bought a moon cup yesterday after reading a link on Facebook. This product is brilliant. I love not having all the waste in the bin and leaking pads or tampons. The thought of being environmentally friendly is a massive bonus too. This product needs more advertising it is amazing. Well done for the help for girls in Africa too.
Karen – 4th January 2015
Thanks to my mooncup I no longer feel gross during my period! The use of tampons and sanitary towels made me feel dirty and uncomfortable for years, now with the mooncup I often forget I’m even in my period! I feel cleaner and much more accepting of my period.
Alice – 4th 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
Since having my children (eldest is 6), my periods have been excruciating. I have always had heavy periods, and very painful. But since giving birth twice, I just couldn’t find a protection that a) fit me properly and b) could cope with my heavy flow. I stand most of the day at work and leak a lot. It was so humiliating. Tampons would HURT. I had a constant ache and felt like I was bruised from a kick! It was vile.
A friend told me about Mooncup a year or two ago, and I did investigate, but put it off. Desperate enough to go to the doctor to request a hysterectomy to free me from my misery, I decided to give it a go. It has revolutionised my period. Gone is the leaking, the general aching and bruised feeling, and obviously it hasn’t affected my flow, but I am able to get on with my life and not even remember I am having my period. Thank you!!
Aly – 1st January 2015
I just bought a mooncup and tried it today for the first time. I wish I’d known about this when I was younger. it’s fantastic. Why don’t more people know about this? I just stumbled on it on the net, don’t ask me how, I have no idea. Why don’t women know about this? Come on, every woman should have one. It’s so liberating!
Sam – 30th December 2014
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
Looked at one of these repeatedly over my 20’s but thought it was a lot of money to spend if it turned out I didn’t like it.
Turns out age 30 I should have got one ages ago – it’s well worth the money.
If you are a tampon user you will have no trouble, you don’t even know it’s there though I did snip off half the stem as had read other reviews on this.
It’s also great knowing your not leaving tampon fibres inside you but you get the same clean feeling!!!
Anna – 22nd 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 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’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 purchased the Mooncup for the summer as I didn’t like the sound of tampons. I am 16 years old and have no experience of inserting tampons. At first I struggled to insert the mooncup, but after a few attempts I succeeded. I find that the ‘punch down’ fold is the best. I had to trim off quite a bit of the stem and now when I use it I can’t even feel it. It is amazing. I used it for the first full school day today (previously been using it to bed and just on short trips out) and it was amazing. No leakage even though it was the second day (quite heavy)!!! I am seriously impressed. I would advise everyone to get one. Although it may be hard to get the hang of at first, it is seriously worth persevering as it has changed my life! I love it and I would give it 5 stars!
Victoria – 9th December 2014
Best purchase I have made in years. I hated towels, tampons constantly slipped because my muscles contracted forcing them out. My moon cup (nick named moon pig by bf) is clean, easy to use and lasts all day. I cant feel it, unlike tampons and so completely forget my period. And best still, i have realised my periods are normal and not the heavy and painful things I thought they was. That was clearly the mess that lossing tempons was causing.
I will never go back
Nikki – 1st December 2014
The best product. You feel much cleaner and much more comfortable. Few pointers for any newbies… pushing down helps, loads… cut your nails… and sometimes it will unfold a few minutes later and it might make you jump!
Emily – 1st December 2014
I’d thought about trying one for years, but never got round to it (probably would have got one sooner if they could be bought off the shelf in boots!). Then I got a copper coil fitted 6 months ago so decided to try the mooncup to cope with potential heavier periods. Unfortunately with the coil I get a week of spotting/light bleeding before my period – the mooncup makes this so much easier to manage. It’s a bit of hassle in the toilets at work, but yes, I wish I’d got one years ago. While I’m not sure if I’ll put up with the coil for much longer, I’m keeping my mooncup! And I’ll be buying my daughter one as soon as she starts her periods too.
Louise – 30th November 2014
I’ve been a satisfied user of mooncup for about 3 years now! I’m 23 (started periods at 10), and had been wanting to try mooncup for environmental reasons for several years but hadn’t plucked up the courage to give it a go. The last straw for me though was missing a martial arts tournament because I was on my period: I would regularly overwhelm my tampax super-duper-extra-plus-plus-plus and the thought of that happening in the ring (while wearing a white gi!) was unbearable. When I thought about it some more, the idea of having to miss things I wanted to do as well as the endless round of dashes to the bathroom to change tampons and clean up leaks for potentially the next 40 years just didn’t fly (personally I’m not comfortable with using contraceptives to reduce my periods – better out than in, right? that’s my opinion, anyway). Admittedly when I first opened the box I was pretty intimidated by the size of the thing, but after getting used to it gradually (using just once per period at first, then for one day, and so on), I am now a competent user and would definitely not go back to tampons! It’s just a matter of working out which technique suits you best and making it a habit. Standing in the kitchen, casually boiling your mooncup on the stove can feel bizarre at first but actually, it’s a lot easier than emergency dashes to the 24hr petrol station for supplies! For anyone who wants to use mooncup but is not sure/already using it but struggling, my advice is persevere at your own pace. It’s not a race, and if you want to go back to tampons/pads for a while it’s not a problem – mooncup will still be there when you’re ready for another go. Eventually you’ll get the hang of it, and you will have saved money, the environment, and improved your health and convenience. For me, I knew I was a proper, paid-up member of the mooncup club when I successfully went swimming on my period – before mooncup, there was no way in HELL I would even have CONSIDERED that!!! So that shows it works! Now I preach the mooncup gospel whenever the opportunity arises. The only objection (and a half-hearted one at that) was from my mum, who worried about TSS – but I pointed out to her that tampons are not exactly sterile when they come out of their cardboards boxes after spending weeks on a supermarket shelf (whereas mooncup can be sterilised easily), AND they leave potentially harmful residue which mooncup doesn’t! I think she had no choice but to yield to the logic of the situation after that 😀
Elinoir – 29th November 2014
I am not one to write reviews but this is a great product. For many years I have suffered the fear of leaking, especially, the first two days of my period where I am very heavy and sleeping was uncomfortable as I have had many episodes of ruining bed sheets. It was all quite stressful. Last month, I used the mooncup and though I still used a pad, I managed to sleep without waking up every 2 hours to change. I haven’t quite mastered getting it out without the mess so I have not been able to use the cup without a pad during the day ( I have since discovered I need to empty after 6hours on my heavy days). Anyway this is so good that I urge anyone thinking to buy one to just get on with it. It feels cleaner and it will change your life. I look forward to the day I master taking it out without the mess so I can use it while I am at work and can feel comfortable enough to just simply take a bottle of water to rinse and reinsert in the ladies. Until then, I have stopped using tampons and i am reducing the amount of pads, which I hope helps in helping the environment.
Carm – 29th November 2014
I had been meaning to buy one of these for ages! Sick of tampons and smelly pads, I went out today and bought myself one from Boots. I have to say, it has revolutionised the way I have my period. Saying goodbye and farewell to those cottony friends was the best thing I ever did! I have my mooncup in now for the first time and after a couple of inserts, I’m now pretty confident with my purchase! I want to do my part to help keep this planet clean and tidy for generations to come and the more women buy this product, the world will be less full of sanitary waste! I am so happy that I purchased the MoonCup, I already have friends talking about it and thinking of getting one for themselves! Whoever created this idea is a genius! I feel a lot cleaner ‘down there’, more hygienic and environmentally friendly already. Thank you MoonCup!
Chloe – 25th November 2014
I’ve never reviewed anything before, but this is life changing! I’d heard about the mooncup and liked the idea but was always a bit scared at the reality of it. Then I suddenly had to come off the pill and didn’t have any control over when my periods happened – and I had a beach holiday booked in for two months later… So I bit the bullet and got one. I’m hugely squeamish, and quite clumsy, so the first couple of goes at getting it in were a bit eye opening! It’s definitely easier to do it when it’s wet, and I ended up cutting off almost the entire stem. Read the leaflet with all the tips about how to fold it – they really work! Although you’re really good to go from the first time you try it, I agree it does take a couple of months to get completely used to it, and now 2 years later, I’d never, ever go back to tampons. I didn’t realise how drying they were until I used the mooncup. It’s brilliant to use, just pop it in at the start of the day and then forget about it until you get home again. And I don’t know how, but it has shortened my period by about two days. And I love knowing what’s normal for me too, I feel more in touch with what’s going on with my body. Thank you!
Vicky – 23rd November 2014
I’m on my fourth month of using my moon cup and I have never looked back. Its amazing. I couldn’t use tampons, so its a massive liberation from awful sanitary towels. I don’t have to wear period pants any more and it feels so much cleaner and hygienic!Its easy to use and really comfortable. I ended up snipping off most of the stem. I struggled the first few times taking it out but after that it was fine. Just don’t panic and stick with it!
I recommend this to anyone who is fed up with traditional products that are dry and uncomfortable and it saves quite a bit of money. Its paid for itself already!
Lou – 21st November 2014
I’m 16 and first got my period last year. I absolutely hated it and was glad I was really irregular and I still only get it every three or four months. But tampons and pads were the worst. Pads are sweaty and awkward and feel gross and tampons, I was constantly worried about leaving them in too long and they dried me out. But I just bought the mooncup today and I love it!! Was awkward at first and I tried so many times coz I’m kinda tight but used a lubricant and it went it easily!
Steph – 21st November 2014
I love the mooncup! My friend introduced me to it years ago when travelling (perfect when packing light and hard to get tampons) and I have never looked back. The odd time when I first started using it I had an occasional leak but probably happened less than with tampons and now it just seems to fit me like a glove. I find it way more comfortable than tampons…totally forget I’m wearing it at all quite often and I like how it doesn’t react with your body at all/isn’t dry and abrasive. Is also really easy to empty out and actually feels way cleaner than tampax once you get used to it.
Becky – 19th 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 found out about Mooncup from Freelee the banana girl on Youtube. As a person who has un-predictable period thank you so much for this product. I feel like it’s another step in the right direction to help save the planet and landfills, help the fight against testing on animals and also it’s much better for me too. Tampons and pads dry out and rub my skin, this is my 2nd day on Mooncup and it’s been a blessing, much more comfortable!I must admit the first time I emptied it made me yak a bit but I’m already used to it, I just need to get used to taking it out bit, I need to get a routine going.
Thank you for this wonderful invention 🙂
Siobhan – 4th November 2014
I’m in my first few days of using Mooncup and already a convert. Bit scary the first night as it went high, but after a bit more practise and some pelvic floor exercises along with some patience that I rarely possess, I’m there! I always used to feel dry using tampons and Mooncup makes me feel normal, and let’s face it how many of us can say we feel normal at that time of month?! I never liked the idea of using a non applicator tampon and used to revert to towels as soon as I my flow was lighter, but Mooncup just seems more natural and I’m totally confident using it! Feel much more balanced and it’s much easier to see how heavy or light my period is, I shall be spreading the word, Thank you Mooncup, for improving my life, sometimes it’s the little things in life that ,Eam so much 🙂
Rachel – 31st October 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 was studying abroad when I first heard about the moon cup and decided to look it up, however I couldn’t get it shipped to where I was at the time so I eventually forgot about it. A couple months ago I decided I was tired of tampons and started looking around for something else to use when I remembered the moon cup and it couldn’t have been sooner. I looked it up, ordered it, and impatiently waited for my next period. Hah! But when it came around the next month, I was prepared. I had cut the stem off immediately after reading other reviews, practiced using it, and went about my day. There’s no embarrassing “evidence” when I visit friends, no more pointless cotton filling up the earth, and no more worrying about the harmful side effects of tampons on the body C; I’ve even recommended it to several friends and I hope they make the move.
A Happy Moon User – 19th September 2014
I heard of the Mooncup a few years ago but at that time I was even too scared to use tampons. When I started using tampons, I was getting sick of all the waste and smelly rubbish bins in the bathroom. When I got my contraceptive implant and I knew irregular bleedings could occur I was looking for a new solution. I have used the mooncup for 6 months now and I’m super happy with it. I couldn’t get it in first and it took me a day of practice but it all went well and I would NEVER go back to tampons or pads.
Anna – 17th September 2014
Absolutely think it’s the best thing ever, so simple and easy to use, thank you to my sister in law for recommending it. Can’t big it up enough!
Zoe – 16th September 2014
This cup is amazing! I have like five other cups all different brands, but MCUK is my favorite by far! I can’t believe I keep putting if off for so long and just ordered one now. If this was my first cup then I probably would not have to buy the others. Frankly all cups are comfortable and better than tampons but this cups doesn’t leak while all others do, at least for me that’s how they work out. Out of all my cups, this one also seems to be of better quality than some others. I’ve heard people talking about the rim of this cup to be too firm but I think it’s actually pretty soft, yet the design makes it pop open so easily! I only wish is that the holes could be placed even more higher so this cup could have an even bigger capacity as I have very heavy flow, but I will forever choose cleaning my mooncup more often over constant leaking.
Ting – 13th September 2014
I have just bought my second mooncup after giving birth. I have used mooncup for ten years before having my son, and I have never looked back. I hated using pads as they felt like nappies and really didn’t get on with tampons as they were so uncomfortable. My first experience trying to remove the mooncup I was too tense and worried myself silly so didn’t find it easy, after a small amount of practice I now don’t even think about taking it out or putting it in.
I have found mooncup cleaner, easier, more comfortable and leak proof. I have been swimming and trampolining with it in and haven’t even been slightly worried about leakage. It’s discrete and much greener for the environment.
Mooncup has made something which was once rather inconvienient into something I don’t even notice.
Thank you mooncup, I am very grateful!
Hazel – 12th September 2014
Bought my Mooncup over a year ago and the condition is still as new. I use the bicarbonate of soda + damp flannel technique to rub off any staining and sanitise it for the next use. When I first purchased it in March 2013, it took about 2 or 3 cycles to get used to using it, mainly removing it. I wrote to the Mooncup Team and they were very helpful and speedily wrote me a reply with some advice, so I started partially folding the Mooncup when removing it. Now I don’t need to do that all and use the wiggle side-to-side technique. I’m also way more relaxed when removing it and have no issues at all. I exercise and go about my business without having to worry about any leaks or anything. I’m now like many women (and girls) who ‘love’ their Mooncup, although I haven’t named it anything as I think ‘Mooncup’ is the perfect name for it. Like so many others, I wish I’d known about this little gem when I had my first cycle. I reckon Mooncup / menstrual cups should be included on the sexual health curriculum. I think everyone should have the right information to make the right choices for themselves. Lisa E.
Lisa E. – 12th 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
When a friend told me about the Mooncup I initially thought Yuck! and dismissed the idea. Then I had my daughter and my periods got really heavy, I needed tampons and pads but still had embarrassing leaks so eventually I stopped going out socially during my on days as it was too stressful! Also my period pains got worse, I would spend hours bent up with a hot water bottle getting grumpy with anyone and everyone! So I decided to try it, that was about 4 years ago. The first few days of using it were a bit hit or miss but once I got used to it it changed everything. I no longer have to fill my supermarket trolley with tampons and pads saving me about £10 a month, or fill handbags to bursting point once a month. No more worries about leaks, even heavy periods go by with ease. My period pains have gone, I don’t seem to get PMT. It’s less messy than I had to cope with before. I can’t fault it! I only wish I had known about it sooner, I could have saved so much waste from tampons,goodness knows how much money and stopped so many days being ruined by cramps. Thank you to everyone that was involved in creating this amazing product! I have recommended it to friends and will be sure to tell my daughter when she gets her periods and hopefully I can save her some of the pain and misery that I had to go through! : )
Ruby – 6th September 2014
Trying out the mooncup has not been a stress free experience with a few adjustments needed to positioning and one minor panic about the cup being stuck forever… That being said I have had no cramps, no accidents or leakage and a period which stopped 2 days earlier than normal. There is no discomfort and the washing process is surprisingly easy with a small water bottle in your handbag! Go and buy one it will change your periods for the better!!
Betsy – 5th 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 love my mooncup, it is so practical and confotable to use, and it isnt harmful to me or the environment. I’ve been passing on the messege and now my sister has one too and loves it! MOONCUPS FOR EVERYONE
Vivien – 30th August 2014
Thank you. My mooncup arrived just in time for my period and now my life has changed for the better. My periods are fairly light and a bit erratic so tampons don’t work for me. I have been using pads but hate them. A friend told me about the Mooncup a few years ago and finally I ordered one. I just want to tell those out there that are thinking about it, do it! They are sightly awkward to use at first but, by reading other peoples feedback and doing internet research, I was well informed with tips etc and have had no troubles. Thanks again. It is great to have options, and you guys make a great product.
Jenny – 26th August 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
I have NEVER been this thrilled with a period related product, nor would I have ever expected to be. I’m so excited about Mooncup that I actually want to frantically run up to strangers and tell them about it, because whilst they may not work for everyone, which is unfortunate, all women should at least know about them, and give one a try, as they are revolutionary.
I’ve always been happy enough with tampons, though I was never really comfortable with trusting them fully, and was always annoyed when traveling at a time near my period as I’d have to take tampons just in case. I decided to try a Mooncup because I was beginning to hear some rave reviews, and I have to say, it was one of the best decisions that I have EVER made; life changing.
By the third day of my cycle whilst using the Mooncup, I was 100% comfortable with using and inserting/removing the Mooncup.
The biggest learning curve was discovering how, and where exactly, the cup should sit, and with each insertion It became quicker and quicker. It is now just as quick and easy as inserting a tampon, but a thousand times more comfortable and trustworthy.
Truly incredible, I will never use a tampon again. Ever.
Thanks Mooncup team!!
Jessie – 23rd August 2014
My reasoning for purchasing a mooncup was the environmental benefits, I try to do my bit where I can and after hearing about mooncups I was keen to ditch the pads and give it a go. Having been on the contraceptive pill for 10 years, 3 on the injection I hadn’t had a period for quite sometime and when I decided to ‘go natural’ again last year I was severely regretting my decision due to how long and painful my periods were. Whilst researching the mooncup I read women claiming that using the mooncup had shortened their periods and made them less painful, I was a little sceptical but thought if it did work it would just be another benefit. I can now say wholeheartedly it’s true. My periods have gone from 8 days to 3, my flow is not as heavy as it appeared from using towels, the pain is minimal now and lasts for half a day as opposed to 3/4 and I can actually go out and do things rather than lay in bed almost in tears. It was tricky the first couple of times I used it but I soon learnt the best way for me to insert it and it’s now quick and easy to use. I can hand on heart say I will always use a mooncup now, I already can’t imagine my period without it. I feel better knowing I’ve lessened my environmental impact greatly and I’m so much happier on my period now because of the reduced pain and the number of days I am on, to the point, I’ve even forgotten a couple of times that I’m in my period because I can feel no side effects and no horrible towel.
Kaylie – 21st August 2014
“Koupila jsem si kalíšek Mooncup B. Byla jsemnetrpělivá, a tak jsem ho vyzkoušela hned 2.den
menstruace. Vložení absolutně bez problémů!
(S tampóny jsem občas problém měla.) Po dvou
hodinách jsem odstřihla část stopky. A pak už si
jen dělala co jsem chtěla. Vyndavání jsem si nacvičila
během dvou pokusů. Všechno je jednoduché,
hygienické, příjemné a pro mě i spolehlivé. Kalíšek
obstál na výbornou i na běžkách! Takže holky, dámy,
ženy … do toho!” (viz více v angličtině)
Terezka – 20th August 2014
“Musiałam zaprzestać używania tamponówponieważ wysuszały moją śluzówkę. Kiedy
usłyszałam o Mooncupie nie mogłam się doczekać
miesiączki, aby go wypróbować. Bałam się jedynie
kłopotów z zakładaniem, ale okazało się to o wiele
łatwiejsze niż myślałam, od pierwszego razu nie
sprawiło mi to żadnych trudności. Polecam go każdej
kobiecie prowadzącej intensywny tryb życia”.
(zobacz więcej w języku angielskim)
Melania – 19th 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 was very dubious and it took me a few years since hearing about the mooncup to give it a go… but wow! It’s a game changer. Everyone needs one. Goodbye leaks, goodbye soggy tampon string, goodbye ruined knickers!!! No leakage, easy to use, environmentally friendly and affordable. I may even look forward to my next period to take it for a spin again!
Christy – 12th August 2014
Having just had the contraceptive implant fitted and experiencing spotting for three weeks the mooncup has been a godsend. As I had it before I had the implant fitted I can say that it can cope with the lightest and the heaviest bleeding with minimal fuss. Best 20 quid I ever spent!
Rosie – 12th 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
I tried using the Mooncup several years ago and initially found removing it quite painful so gave up for a few years. Then a close friend told me she had started using it and how good it was so persuaded me to give it another try. So glad I did as 16 months on I can honestly say it’s the best thing I have ever used! After a bit of practice I was able to remove the Mooncup correctly and since then have noticed my pms is not as bad, I hardly get any cramps when on my period, if anything it feels like a gentle release. Also during some cycles my period is only 4 days instead of 5 or 6 and I have become more “at one” with my body and no longer dread my period every month.
Vicky – 26th July 2014
I decided to try the Mooncup after several years of heavy, uncomfortable periods. I hated how pads felt and how drying tampos were. After some online research I took the plunge and bought one. It is safe to say I could not be happier! No leaks, easy to insert, removal is a bit more tricky but you soon get the hang of it. Complete convert! I am going to reccomend to all of my friends, 100% worth it.
Alice – 22nd 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
A work colleague told me about the mooncup and ordered me one to try. I have never looked back. I think it is amazing and so much better than tampons or towels. I would recommend it to every woman.
Alison – 10th July 2014
I have been meaning to get one of these for years and yes insertion is tricky and a bit tricky. I began to feel at 35 years of age it was time to have control of the time of month. I never have a period where I am overjoyed and I do not look forward to it(I never will) but love this product easy clean and not as tricky as you would think to put in though getting out is trickier. Maybe not someone who loves my period but at least now I can tolerate it die to such a fantastic product. Tampax your days are our numbered.
Tamsin – 2nd 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
It’s the end of the school year and I was invited to a few pool parties right after and then my period started! What luck. I had to use a tampon for a bit but they didn’t last long enough at all. So after the first day I got home to try and put in my cup. I was never able to get it in before today because I felt slight discomfort. Today I got it in just barely feeling it. When it’s inside I don’t feel anything at all unlike with tampons. I love so far and will probably never go back to using disposable menstrual products.
Ray – 29th June 2014
I’m absolutely IN LOVE with the Mooncup!
I’ve only been using it for two cycles (never used tampons before, just pads) and I’m getting into the swing of things now. I’ve no idea how I coped with pads for so long, as this thing is amazing.
I should note that I’m a virgin and have never even used a tampon before, so don’t worry that it’ll be too big or that you need to try a tampon first or anything like that! I’ll admit that I wanted to throw it across the room at first attempt, but once I’d gotten it in for the first time, I knew I was onto a winner. (I use the punch down fold, I’d recommend it)
There are SO many benefits of the Mooncup. I think it says it all that I was terrified to use tampons for years, yet within two cycles of using the Mooncup I’m completely in love.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that I can insert my Mooncup and then completely forget I’m even on my period for a few hours, once I’ve taken pain killers for the cramps. It completely removes that ‘icky’ feeling you get with pads. Sure you do come into contact with blood on removal, but remove it while sat on the toilet and you’ll be fine.
The Mooncup is so versatile and can be used by people of all ages, sizes etc. If you’re on the fence (I’ve known about the Mooncup for months but wasn’t brave enough to get one) I implore you to buy one! I can’t lie and say it won’t be frustrating to insert at first, but after that you’ll be wondering how you coped without one!
Love you, Mooncup!
Laura – 27th June 2014
Firstly OMG it’s AMAZINGFor the last 6 months or so my periods have been awful, excessively heavy and would last for weeks, this month alone I’ve been bleeding for four weeks with no hope of it ending any time soon, I’ve spent at least £20 this month on sanitary products.
So ordered a mooncup on Friday got it Saturday and tried it Saturday night, well what can I say I am literally over the moon!!!
Can’t say enough good things about it to be honest other than go out and get one NOW LADIES!!!!!
Kathy – 23rd June 2014
I have just had my second period using my mooncup and I will never go back. Trimmed the stalk off and have got the knack of positioning it correctly. I have been running with iit and can honestly say a couple if times I have completely forgotten I’m on my period! I find removal is no issue if you bear down and use your inner muscles. I feel cheated that I’ve already had 15 years of periods without a mooncup!
Lisa – 20th June 2014
I have previously had a lot of difficulty when using sanitary towels and tampons. I have found sanitary towels to be uncomfortable, and tampons to leave me in a lot of pain as they would always seem to soak EVERYTHING up, leaving me sore and extremely uncomfortable. I was therefore over the moon to find out about mooncups, but I was very hesitant, concerned that I might not be able to remove the cup easily and may be left in pain. However, I cannot stress how grateful I am that I had the guts to just give it a go. The first time you use the cup can be daunting, but once inserted I couldn’t believe how comfortable it was! Compared to using tampons and constantly being able to feel them, I was really shocked to discover that I couldn’t feel the mooncup at all! The removal was also daunting, but I found that squating and using my inner muscles to (excuse the reference) but squeeze it out of me to be the most successful method. I have seen reviews that state that the mooncup leaves a really horrible smell, but as long as you read the instructions and boil the cup before you use it, there are no horrible smells at all. I would really recommend this product, it really will make that time of the month ever so easy!
Amy – 19th June 2014
After about six months of using a Mooncup, I’ve had absolutely no issues, have even stopped wearing a pad and totally wish I’d heard of it years ago. It has really made a big difference.
Becky – 19th June 2014
I love my Mooncup so much. I’m not exaggerating to say it has changed the way I live my life during my period. I began having my period when I was 10 years old, and I have always had terribly heavy flows. I have tried pads of all different absorbencies … with wings, without wings, extra long, overnight. I have tried all different varieties of tampons as well. It was fairly normal for me to change these every two hours. Nothing prevented the embarrassing leaks. On top of the absorbency issues, the pads and tampons were so uncomfortable to wear for six days in a row. A friend introduced me to the Mooncup on a camping trip almost three years ago, and I haven’t looked back. It’s so comfortable. I really can’t even feel that it’s there at all. There isn’t any awful drying or soreness, and best of all, NO LEAKS! I don’t have to worry about going on long hikes, camping trips, sitting through a whole day at work or a music concert. I can be as active as I want to without worrying about leaks. It’s so liberating. I’m so thankful for my local healthfood store for carrying Mooncups. I only wish I had known about them sooner so that I wouldn’t have had to use those other awful products for the first twenty years.
Anibelle – 18th June 2014
Oh my god. The mooncup has changed my life. I have never felt cleaner during my period – no nasty smell, no leaking, no horrid waste filling up our landfills, just give it a wash and it is ready to reuse! I LOVE IT. If you don’t have one, get one! It will change your life too.
Amy – 17th June 2014
I stumbled across moon cup on the internet quite by accident, thought it was worth a try, ordered it and it had arrived by the 3rd day of my period so decided to give it a go. I used it last night and today. Easy to put in, no leaks. Tricky to get out after it had been in all day but had a break and tried again later and it came out fine. I’ve really surprised myself and am getting used to the idea if it. I will definitely recommend this to my sister/friends should it crop up in conversation!
Emma – 17th June 2014
Hi, I just thought I would drop you a line as I have (FINALLY!) got around to buying and trying out my first mooncup. At the ripe age of 40 3/4!! I had transferred onto organic tampons ages ago, but when I went to buy some more last week I found the mooncup on the shelf next to them in the local health food store (Portland Road in Hove as it goes, I did not realise you guys were local either!) and I couldn’t resist getting it. I eventually had time to clean and try it out last night, which all went fine and then I refreshed it this morning. I had forgotten that I was due to go to the gym – got in, did a 2k speed row (warm up), still all good, then I did some handstand practise (still fine). Our workout today involved a couple of miles of running, sit ups and back extensions – all went really well. In fact, I beat my best ever time, and I couldn’t feel a thing. Am so chuffed I finally got around to it and just wanted to write to say thank you – I can’t believe it’s been so easy, why did I not do this before? Anyway, keep up the good work.
Emma – 16th June 2014
The mooncup has saved my life! From my first period I knew I was going to have a rough road ahead as heavy periods run in my family. I started using tampons but they made me feel ill and I almost fainted in a bathroom stall at school, that’s when I knew i had to find something else, so a couple of clicks on the internet and voila! I found the mooncup. I pestered my mum to get me one and almost cried when she said no but eventually she got me one and I have never looked back. Now I can concentrate at school and play sport like I used to, which helps even more since I’m starting acrobatics and its mainly guys participating. Thank you mooncup I`m not sure what I would of done without you 😀
Faith – 15th June 2014
I first purchased a Mooncup around 2007/8.Like all new users, it was alittle tricky to insert.I found putting my leg up on the bath allowed insertion & removal so much easier. I have to reiterate previous testimonials; it’s fantastic!I am now in my prime and for some insane reason I returned to tampons a year ago.The cost is ridiculous and let’s go on how bad tampons/ sanitary waste is for our environment and aquatic life. I recently purchased a new Mooncup……… Happy days! Not only do I not have accidents…. My age group different menstrual flow. Saving money and even more personal to me …… Much much better for our environment. I too am thankful for the day I stumbled across the Mooncup.
Katrina – 14th June 2014
When I was younger, my sister told me ” Buy a mooncup”, it’s amazing ! But I told her I couldn’t because I wasn’t able yet to put a tampon, I had a real problem with that. After it will be easier. But I was still not convinced to buy a cup. And this year, with some friends, we made a collective purchase order. And I think it helped me a lot. Because me share our own experience between us and our tips and tricks to be comfortable with. I’m quite ecological, and I’m so happy to don’t have to pollute with my tampons anymore. The mooncup is a sollution
So don’t wait anymore !
Malika – 13 June 2014
I have been a moon cup user for over 2 years now and to be incredibly cheesy, it has changed my life!I used to dread my ‘time of the month’, I suffered from heavy periods and therefore trips to the loo were frequent for me both day and night.
Since using moon cup, I suffer from considerably less stomach cramps and trips to the toilet!
I will say that it takes a bit of getting used to and you have to be very ‘familiar’ with yourself but once you have the hang of it, it’s safe to say that you will not regret your purchase.
After a bit of trial and error, i have found that I only have to empty a few times a day and not at all during the night. I no longer suffer from leaks and even the though of using a tampon again makes me feel really dirty!
I think that every young woman should be taught about mooncups as they are still very much a taboo subject (why???)
Ruby – 10 June 2014
My sister has been using Mooncup for like forever and she kept on telling me to get one but i insisted against it. And then my cousin bought one and they were both going on about how great the mooncup is, so I said I would try it but not necessarily keep on using it.
The first time was awkward as I wasn’t used to putting it on and off but i fell in love with it and I’ve been using it since.
It is great as I used to get really sore using both tampons (as i dnt have a heavy flow and i was always feeling dry) and towels. My daughters, if I ever have any, will be using Mooncup as soon as they are able to.
Cristina – 08 June 2014
I agree with lots of the other testimonials but I wanted to add my four favourite things about using a mooncup. Firstly – on busy days when am not sure if I am going to start my period I just pop it in so I am prepared. Secondly, you don’t have to grab your handbag in public whenever you need to pop to the bathroom. Thirdly you don’t have the dilemma of whether you should wrap or flush. Lastly, on my heavy days tampons would only last for one hour. So I would always dash to the bathroom just before going out and be on the hunt for bathrooms every hour but trying not to change too early or leaving it too late. With mooncup – I don’t have the stress of running out of tampons and I can empty it whenever it is convenient with no added expense.
Fiona – 04 June 2014
Incredible. Easy to use, comfortable and convenient. Can’t believe I’ve been using tampons all these years.
Claŕe – 01 June 2014
I finally bought a moon cup, 9 years after I first heard about it and wanted one!!! When I was 12 I saw an advert and thought- this is amazing! Seems so easy and environmentally friendly! But alas my mum wasn’t keen so i left it and forgot about it. I recently saw another advert so did some more research.
I think women in this day and age are made to feel like periods are gross and something to keep hidden- even away from yourself, so at first I thought it was really disgusting to tip out your own period blood. Then after some research I thought it’s no more ‘disgusting’ than using tampons or disposable sanitary towels. Its better for the environment and cheaper in the long run! I also am paranoid about leaking and having something to collect flow rather than absorb does a better job I think.
Anyway, my moon cup arrived literally on the last day of my period so I practiced getting it in and out- it was harder than I expected (But I did expect it to be like a tampon). Now I’m on my next period and used it straight away, I have not leaked and it’s been in place longer than I would leave a tampon in. Putting it in is much easier, still perfecting my removal technique but it’s still only technically my second/third day of using it.
I would recommend this product, its not drying like tampons, although I suspect you may get sore if you are removing/adjusting it all the time- the key is relaxing! Going to try it swimming and overnight on a heavy flow and then I will repost if it’s done the job, because it’s safe to say that I think I’ve been converted!
Tara B – 29 May 2014
Mooncup is awesome, forget any misgivings you might have because once you’ve got one you will never look back…
Victoria – 28 May 2014
I really love my mooncup. I’ve been using it for about a year, and it is perfect for me. On my light days I can leave it in all day, and it is very comfortable. Can’t imagine using anything other than the mooncup for my mensies in the future!
April – 25 May 2014
when i head of this mooncup i was a bit neves a bout using it took me 3 gos to put it but now iam having no problems with it now i have now stoped useing tampons i fill much better having this inside me i do not fill it when its in side me ill keep on useing it thank you .
katherine – 22 May 2014
I decided to give Mooncup a go as I am going travelling for a few years in September, starting off in South East Asia. The thought of taking an infinite amounts of tampons just wasn’t going to be possible, along with disposal issues, it just isn’t practical.
Firstly I read as much as I could about them and had difficulty figuring out which size would suit me best – being on the cusp of 30 with no children. I emailed Mooncup who asked me questions and gave good advice, so I settled with the smaller size.
To begin with it wasn’t easy. At all.
Inserting it was much easier than I had imagined but getting it out was beyond difficult! I read all the advice, tried all the techniques but it felt like it was never going to come out, over an hour was spent fiddling about each time, getting dizzy and muscles aching from the random positions I was trying!
Once out, all was well! Little to no spillages and no leakage at all once inserted – just getting it out was a mission and a half!
However, I had confidence that, like I had read, it would get easier the more you do it and that couldn’t be more true! This is my third period using Mooncup and although I was dreading the removal initially it has been very quick and easy, mere minutes and it’s all done – I’ve definitely got the hang of it now! Feels great!
I seriously cannot recommend this product highly enough, the perseverance is completely necessary yet entirely worth it. It feels amazing knowing that I don’t have to carry and dispose of tampons anywhere anymore, let alone when travelling.
The financial, economical and health benefits are reason enough to give it a try.
I am considering purchasing another one for a spare – just in case!
deb – 22 May 2014
Four months ago I bought my moon cup and I’ve been in love ever since. I got a moon cup because I was so over putting weird chemical laden tampons into my body and I wanted a healthy and sustainable alternative.
I’ve had a real easy time with my moon cup. It’s easy to insert and remove, not at all messy, and I haven’t had ANY problems with leakage. When I was using tampons I believed that I had an extra heavy long period- maybe up to 6 days. Now with my moon cup, my periods are significantly shorter… 2 days! What is this magic?
I do lots of things with my moon cup: riding my bike, practicing yoga, running around the park with kids, sleeping, camping, and traveling. It’s all been wonderful! I can’t believe it took me so long to switch!
If you’re reading these testimonials because you are scared of trying it: Just do it! It will change the way you experience your menstrual cycle. Don’t be afraid! It’s only a moon cup!
Lady – 20 May 2014
I’m 22 years old and have only ever used sanitary towels. I was a bit nervous about the idea of a mooncup as I hadn’t found tampons to be comfortable, however, my reservations were completely dispelled upon using it. Today is my first day using my mooncup, and I’m totally converted. I feel cleaner and more comfortable than I’ve ever felt during my period before. I definitely reccomend buying and using a mooncup. They’re great! Don’t hesitate, it’s completely worth it.
Hope – 20 May 2014
I have very heavy and short periods which caused me lots of logistical problems. I also do martial arts and my heavy periods were stopping me doing this on certain days. I came across the Mooncup by accident. It was an instant solution for me. It did take a few cycles to perfect but I haven’t looked back.
Vicky – 15 May 2014
I was wondering for a long time if there were alternatives to pads and tampons. A friend of mine spoke about Mooncup and told me how great it was.I’ve never got on using tampons so I’ve always stuck using pads, which when in the gym or using communal showers (I play rugby)or doing sport in general isn’t really convenient. The smell and wet feeling you have with pads is also horrible. Also I’ve never felt comfortable about being on my period whilst on holiday and have always tried to book holidays around it.
I bought my Mooncup a few months before I started using it as I was scared about it being like a tampon. Eventually I (wo)man-upped. I decided to do a few trial runs – when not on my period, so I could get used to it. I found I had nothing to fear.
The first few times I used it on the first day of my period I did leak. I used pads for those first 2 days of the fisrt few months. You learn what feels right when putting it in. It doesn’t hurt to insert it either nor can you feel it once it’s inserted.
It’s really not messy either. I found I actually felt cleaner even when taking it out than when using other sanitary products.
I tell any of my female friends willing to listen about how great the Mooncup is!
I wish I had known about Mooncup 10 years ago! I’m glad I’m now helping the environment and I feel so much more confident and cleaner and happier when it comes to my period. It’s been amazing!
Rhi – 12 May 2014
Ok, I will admit that it took me a while to get used to my Mooncup but I have been successful this month and I am so glad I got one. I only wish I’d started using this as a teenager! I struggled at first because the cup didn’t seem to be fully open when inserted but I tried one of the other methods suggested in the leaflet and now it works brilliantly. No leaks and you can’t feel it’s in. After a couple of uses I was confident enough not to wear a panty liner so the Mooncup not only makes things cleaner and easier for you but it also saves money and the environment! It really is great to be able to get on with your life and not be held back by your period. I just want to tell everyone to try it and persevere – it will be worth it. Thanks, Mooncup! x
Jane – 09 May 2014
I saw this in Boots and thought I’d give i† a try. Once I purchased I visited this website and after reading the hundreds of very positive reviews was very keen to try, so after boiling it for a few minutes decided to pop it in. It took a few goes to get it in comfortably, so I then had an hour to try it out before I went to Pilates. I was worried it would fall out (as I have this problem with tampons after having a couple of children!), absolutely fine, the suction helps keep it in place. Then the test.. I moved around cautiously in my class and after an hour of being upside down, horizontal and upright, no leaks at all, very impressed. It was easy to take out, squeezed it at the bottom and helped it out with my finger, this seemed to be the best way, while hovering over to loo… just in case! No problems whatsoever, emptied it, rinsed it and popped it back in, hey presto! I’ll never go back to tampons. Thank you.
Cassedy – 07 May 2014
I was decidedly skeptical when I bought my mooncup after having had a couple of beers and while waiting for a prescription, and kind of though – why not?!
A year later I have not looked back once, and really cannot say enough good things about the mooncup. I have told friends that it has ‘changed my life!’, and I have to say that this is really not too far off.
The fact that I can empty and change the cup whenever is convenient for me, without having to wait for it to be full or the timing to be right, is really amazing to me. I have an IUD I have fairly heavy periods, and was always having trouble with XL tampons and pads on heavy days. Having to get the timing *just right* to changing everything, as 5 minutes too late there was leakage and disaster everywhere. I now think back to a stressful trip to Egypt and roadtrip through the US where facilities we sparse and timing bathroom breaks with tampon change breaks was really a nightmare… The mooncup has done away with all of that, and I could really really not be happier!
I didn’t find it difficult to use, insert and take out, and you will quickly get the hang of keeping it upright when it’s full too. A bit of practice and voila, I barely think about it these days.
I also love that I am no longer using anything chemically cleaned or with added scents, and the fact that I can just wash and boil the latex is amazing. No more dried out anything! 🙂
I really cannot recommend it enough, and wish I had known about and tried the mooncup years (decades!) ago. Give it a try, I promise, promise you won’t regret it!!
Lisa – 29 April 2014
The moon cup was a brilliant investment. I had thought about trying one and it was the reviews which sold it to me so I’m writing my own. I love it! No more dryness and discomfort when the flows not heavy , it’s not as messy as you’d imagine. Honestly if you’re concidering do yourself the favour and buy one.
Amy – 28 April 2014
I have to admit I was very skeptical, the whole idea of reusing a tampon equivalent struck me as icky! But I just got sick of seeing the bathroom bin fill up with used sanitary products (even more gross) and thinking of the waste, both in environmental and cash terms. So I thought I’d give it a go, and if it didn’t work out it didn’t work out.
Well! What can I say?! It’s everything everyone says! I found it unwieldy to insert on the first go but had no problems after that, think it just takes getting used to (definitely worth wetting it first – it’ll be wet subsequently anyway because you’ll have rinsed it). I had to trim the stem by quite a way but once I’d done that I frequently forgot it was there for long stretches of time, particularly as it doesn’t require changing nearly so often as tampons. I would put it in before work, rinse it when I got home and again before bed. That was it! And it was never full.
I had no leakages for the first time in 14 years. No unsightly strings hanging out when changing underwear in front of the hubster (I always had an ick thing about that and would try to hide when doing underwear changes at lady time, seems ridiculous now), although the poor man has had to listen to me going on about how fabulous the Mooncup is for the whole of my period. He smiles politely poor chap.
I completely agree with the other comments about improved comfort, I normally get that horrible dry feeling on the last couple of days of wearing tampons but I’m not quite ready to go with nothing – not a problem with the Mooncup it doesn’t dry you out and is completely unnoticeable the whole time. I didn’t notice any change in cramps unfortunately but still worth it for increased comfort.
I am 29 but have had no children vaginally or otherwise, so was unsure which size to go for as I’m on the cusp of turning 30. I don’t know what other people think but I went for the smaller size and have had no problems so I would recommend this to people in a similar situation.
My only gripe is, why aren’t these things more widely publicised? I wish I had tried it years ago but didn’t have any information on it until I made the effort to look it up. But when I did, it was the reviews that sold me on it, so here’s mine! If you’re thinking about it, please do it for the sake of your comfort, the environment and your pocket, I promise you will not regret it. I work in a school and will be nagging the Year 6 teachers to include the Mooncup in the suggested sanitary wear as part of our sex education classes. Viva la Mooncup!
Jenny – 26 April 2014
I bought a Mooncup on impulse while visiting the UK a couple of years ago, having heard good reports about menstrual cups from a friend. I was about to fly back to Australia and didn’t want to pack a whole load of bulky pads and tampons in my luggage. I’m very glad I took the risk and left the tampons on the shelf! I would never go back now. It took a bit of getting used to, and I found it uncomfortable until I had completely removed the stem (now I just grasp the very bottom of the cup itself to get it out). After ironing out the teething troubles though, I can’t imagine life without it, as over-blown as that sounds. It makes every period easier to manage, saves loads of money, and is much better for the environment. It is my saviour when I go out camping in the middle of nowhere for weeks at a time for my job – only one small thing to carry, and no waste to worry about!
Ellen – 20 April 2014
A friend of mine told me about Mooncup about a year ago. Although she sold me listing all the advantages, I did not have the courage to get one until last week. Oh, why did I wait? It is definitely the best solution to handling our monthly inevitable discomfort. I read the instructions and managed to use it properly on the first day. Used it for over 8 hours and not a drop has leaked. Taking it out is a bit more “hands on” than a regular tampon or pad, but it is definitely much cleaner and there is no smells at all! I recommend this to all women out there. Eco-friendly, comfy and neater – what else would you want? 🙂
Amanda – 15 April 2014
Moon cup is fabulous! I’ve had mine about six months now, would never go back to tampons. The benefits for me are no leaking, period pains/ cramps are much reduced, it doesn’t make me feel dry and itchy on lighter days and best of all my periods have gone from 5-6 days long to 2-3 days long! Not sure how that can be but I can only think that it’s down to the moon cup 🙂 Honestly it is so much more comfortable, I even forget that I’m on my period! I went for a 3 mile run the first day of my period this month! That never would’ve happened before, I’d have been sat on the sofa feeling bloated and miserable.Give moon cup a try, you won’t regret it!
Emily – 08 April 2014
I’ve been using the Mooncup for about 18 months now. I’m going to be realistic here and give my truthful opinion, it takes a bit of getting use to. I’ve mastered the art of inserting it but some days my anatomy isn’t having any of it! If I’m slightly constipated I’ve know the cup to turn inside (a little worrying the first time but not a disaster). I also still need to wear a small pad when using it. That said, for 18 months I’ve saved an astronomical amount of money that quite literally would have been flushed away. My only gripe really is when out shopping and you can’t get to a loo with a basin to rinse, I’d like for Mooncup to devise a little box with a spare cup so that you can rinse in the privacy of home later.
Michelle – 08 April 2014
This is THE BEST invention ever…being in the military we go out on exercise…living in the woods…wee-ing in the woods,…there is NOTHING worse than having your period when you’re out..because…well where the hell are you supposed to put used tampons?? in your pocket??This solves that problem, nothing to pack, nothing to worry about “will I be able to change my tampon reguarly” (because you wont)
I am SO glad I bought this, even if it was £50…it would STILL be SO SO SO worth the money.
Amy – 04 March 2014
Took the plunge a few days ago and bought the mooncup . I was a bit skeptical before trying it but I’m so pleased I have ! I found it easy to insert once I tried using the second folding method, it took longer to get good at getting it out but once I realised not to panic I wasn’t going to lose it I have had no problems . As someone who has problems inserting tampons I’m shocked I can use it had no leakage or uncomfort . Have already told all my friends highly recommend it
Liz – 04 March 2014
I have been using my mooncup for at least a year now, and I would *never* go back!
I started looking around for other options rather than using tampons as I found them uncomfortable half way through my period causing me dryness.
One of the best benefits is that you can put it in even if your not on your period, so no worrying about if you have started your period or rushing off to the toilet!
I found it a strange concept reading about it before I bought it, but mind of matter ladies, it is amazing!
I cannot recommend the mooncup enough, I wish I was made aware of it in my teens!
Lucy – 04 March 2014
I’m 35 years old and I have a 3.5 year old daughter. Not long after she was born my cycle started going haywire. I went from a normal cycle to being on for nearly two months straight! Doctors don’t know why and scans show nothing is wrong. A friend suggested I try a mooncup as she’s used hers for 15 years and she has a 2 day cycle! I’ve used it for one cycle but I went from being on for two months straight down to 20 days! Still most women’s worst nightmare but a blessing for me! I hope it continues to help improve my quality of life! I know others have mentioned this as well, but it was so nice to not have to be constantly worried about whether or not I was leaking. This is a phenomenal product. Everyone should get one!
Kara – 02 March 2014
I love the moon cup! I have never been able to wear tampons and pads gave me problems as well. When I first heard a out the mooncup I was a little skeptical, bought one anyway and after a few times of trying would never look back! I had no problems with it at all!My job means I have to travel a lot on planes and my first time trying out my cup was when I was travelling. Changing pads in an airplane toilet isn’t fun but was a breeze with my moon cup! First time was a bit apprehensive but that was more nerves and I was fine! I now look forward to Aunty Flo’ because it is such a breeze and tell everyone and anyone about my moon cup!
Thank you for making life so much easier!
Sophie – 27 February 2014
I ordered the Mooncup and it arrived just in time for my next period! Being excited to try out my new purchase, I put it through as many tests as I could think of:
Running, walking, showering, jumping, napping, and even weight lifting. The Mooncup stayed in place, fit comfortably, and I had zero leakage. Even as I was doing squats, I thought for sure something embarrassing would go wrong but everything turned out fine.
My husband is thrilled that I’m happy, and essentially will be saving us money since I won’t have to buy tampons/pads every month. I wish I’d known about this product earlier or at least was given an option about it when I first started menstruating.
Amber – 23 February 2014
I actually bought the moon cup because a friend of mine had a terrible experience with another menstrual cup brand. I shopped around and even watched some youtube tutorials before landing on the mooncup and finding it worked perfectly with my heavy flow; I would use a super plus tampon and a heavy flow pad and it would only last maybe 3 hours. The cup had a bit of a learning curve, but after trimming the stem a bit and wiggling around (it really helps!) it was barely noticeable. Cleaning and removal was a slow process but all in all the whole thing was a small price to pay for not having to use a tampon.Honestly, I wish I would have tried it sooner.
Cole – 22 February 2014
I just bought my Mooncup a few months ago and I must say that it was the best decision I have even made. It is amazingly comfortable, handy and easy to use. I have already recommended it to all my friends! I am very glad I discovered it and I only wished I had done it earlier. Thank you!
Ana – 19 February 2014
Last month i googled ‘tampons that dont leak’ and the gods of the internet lead me to the mooncup :). Like many others i hate using pads due to the odour and general feeling of ‘wearing a nappy’ .I have always used tampons. I am 28 and started my period at age 13. I have found over the past six or so years my period is heavier and even the super plus tampons tend to leak after 3 hours, sometimes less dependant on what that cycle is like, but never more than 3 hours.
Anyway, after researching the mooncup i found that i could purchase one in Boots. I didn’t want to order online incase of any postal delays. I have spent the last three weeks waiting abd waiting for my period to come so i could try it! Felt like forever! Usually i dread it arriving. WELL.. Today is the day!! I inserted my mooncup (size B) at 5am before leaving for work. It was really easy to insert. It is genuinely so comfortable that i forgot all about it! And the best part? I have had no leakage! Usually my reminder to change if i forgot would be wet underwear. I took my mooncup out to empty it at 11am! 6 hours after insertion, no leakage, nothing! I am so happy with this, i wish i had gotten one sooner 🙂 i feel really confident today! Usually i am paranoid about going places during my period. A little tip i would give when taking it out is not to panic if you struggle. If you find it a little hard to get hold of then just push it with your muscles (as if you are trying to poo) and it will come down a little lower and is easier to remove.
Thank you so much for this product 🙂 i am spreading the word to my friends!
Sarah – 17 February 2014
I’m 16, I’ve just got the mooncup 2 months ago and I am in LOVE. This is one of the best purchases of my life! I’ve already saved money on tampons, it’s comfort is far superior to a tampon and it holds so much more liquid. Honestly, I no longer feel chained down by my period and being scared that I’m going to ruin my pants every month. And we all know about that horrible when-you-first-wake-up waddle/run to the bathroom hoping your tampon isn’t going to leak, well that’s not an issue anymore either! Seriously 10/10 would buy again.
Esperanza – 12 February 2014
I’ve been using Mooncup for almost a year now and I think it’s amazing! I found that other sanitary products did not offer me enough protection and were very drying so I decided to search online to find out if there was an alternative. I was hesitant to buy Mooncup at first as I was worried that it would leak and feel uncomfortable but it is excellent, no leakage even if left in all day, easy to keep clean and it’s so comfortable that I forget it is there. Before using Mooncup I found horse riding when on my period very uncomfortable as sanitary towels and tampons would leak but now I can go out for a long wander on horseback and not worry about any mess. Mooncup is not very well advertised, even since I started using one I’ve never heard anyone else mention it, except online. It’s a great product and excellent value for money. All females should know about Mooncup!!!
Lynn – 12 February 2014
I am nearly 49 years old and have got to the point when I am afraid to go out of the front door during my period. After a really bad day and night last week where I suddenly started my period and was going through a tampon and pad every 45 minutes or so I was ready to cry. A colleague told me about the Moon Cup, with nothing to lose I went that day and bought one. What a magical device the first day was spent checking every 5 minutes that it was not leaking it was fine. That night was the first night in a long time that I had not woken up in a blood bath, I slept like a log and no leaks. I kept it in until there was no fresh loss and feel like a new women. Moon Cup is my new best friend!
Claire – 04 February 2014
I am really impressed with the Mooncup and I can’t recommend it highly enough! I purchased it out of curiosity but was quite skeptical about the practicalities of using it and whether this product would live up to all the positive testimonials I had read of it. Previously before I bought the mooncup, I had developed sensitivity to using tampons and sanitary pads, leading to discomfort, itching, pain and recurrent thrush. I hoped that the mooncup may eliminate these symptoms.Well, I can honestly say that the mooncup is a revelation to menstruating women! While I have experienced some soreness while getting used to inserting/removing it, I have been thrush free during my period for the first time in months. I find that the folding method 2 for insertion is far more preferable and comfortable. I don’t have to change the mooncup as often as conventional sanitary products and the mooncup is far less messy than I imagined. The menstrual blood does not leak around the sides of the cup, meaning that it is not messy when you remove it. A great product that I personally have benefited from!
Amanda – 01 February 2014
I’ve been using my mooncup for about 6 months now, and will never go back to tampons/pads! I know it will differ for everyone, but somehow my period is now shorter and cramps have almost completely disappeared. Like most first time users, I had problems with positioning and leaking. What I find best is folding the cup like usual, then inserting it by sliding my thumb up along side it. 10 million stars for the mooncup, doesn’t hurt that its environmentally friendly as well 🙂
Anna – 30 January 2014
I couldn’t believe it could really be as life changing as the testimonials I’d read/rave reviews from friends but IT IS THAT GOOD.
It took me one period to get used to it- I would really advise testing out inserting and removing it when you’re not on your period so you get used to it (if you rinse it with a bit of water its easier to insert). Tricky at first but definitely definitely worth persevering and so easy when you get used to it.
I suffer from really heavy periods and Mooncup is so much better than so called super extra absorbant tampons. I can actually rely on it and I don’t have to worry about changing it when I’m out either, so I can forget about my period and just get on with stuff!
It’s just so much cleaner. I don’t worry about staining my underwear any more and there’s something about not needing to break out the Bridget Jones pants that makes being on my period less of an ordeal!
Total Convert! – 29 January 2014
I won’t repeat all the many positives about the mooncup but, in three words – I love it and won’t go back to the nasty tampons (oops, that’s an added set of eight words). I simply wish I’d started sooner, but better late than never. A massive thank-you to my best friend who introduced me to the idea and encouraged me to try it and to persist when I was having “teething” problems during the first two periods. By month 3 I had cracked the no-leak code: my mooncup doesn’t pop open like a rose at dawn so I have to adjust it until it’s a perfect concave shape all around (my finger informs me of this). I was worried I’ll never be a true initiate but now I feel I could apply for a NASA job. My own uncharted territory… On the fourth period I was exploring the depths of the ocean, for the first time – nothing to stop me. I’m not the proselytising type but this is too good to keep to myself so I’ll talk to anyone who wants to hear!
Myriam – 21 January 2014
I LOVE IT!! Along with my dishwasher I would say the best money I have EVER spent!!!!
I have never liked tampons always found them uncomfortable and was always very aware of the TSS risks associated with them. I was originally very unsure as to wether a moon cup would be for me, due to the fact that I never got on well with tampons. I read many reviews before purchasing the moon cup but finally decided I would give it a go. Honestly I can not tell you how pleased I am, I really would urge anybody thinking about it to give one a go. I swim in it, I sleep in it, I literally love it!!
I used to hate the week of my period as it either meant uncomfortable tampons or horrid, smelly, itchy, pads. But the moon cup has literally changed a week of the month for the rest of my life!! I can do what I would normally do with out any compromise. It took me only a couple of cycles to get the hang of using and now I can get it in and out with virtually no mess, its definitely no more messy than inserting a non applicator tampon, and the fact that you don’t get the horrid smell that you get from pads its just fantastic!
So in summary if your thinking about trying a moon cup, do its is simply BRILLIANT!!!
Kate – 19 January 2014
I accidentally left my mooncup at home on a recent trip to visit my parents and after going back to tampons for a few days I can honestly say I have NO IDEA how other people cope without this thing
As a woman with a very light flow, I always had difficulties with tampons drying me right out and becoming painful to insert and remove, but pads just left me feeling disgusting and like I was wearing a nappy. The mooncup did get some getting used to, but honestly it is so worth it because you can just forget about the fact you are even on your period for the whole day. I started using it when I was a virgin, and had no more trouble than the usual.
Would definitely recommend to anyone, trying to convert my friends.
Robyn – 17 January 2014
Absolutely love my Mooncup. I am now on my second one (after stupidly damaging my previous one by leaving it soaking in Milton for FAR too long) and I am a happy cheerleader for the product.
It takes a bit of getting used to (for the first month I used it along with pads, by month two I started with a pad but it was so awful compared to the product I stopped using them completely), but once you do you will never look back. Beyond any green consideration the Mooncup is very comfortable and you forget you have it in. Very useful for exercise and when you go on holiday, due to how long you can keep it in (subject to how heavy your flow is) and how easy it is to empty it and pop it back in.
Mooncups should be included as part of girls education about periods and products – I will never go back to pads now but I do wish I have found the product before I did.
Finally I would like to praise this site for the quick processing and dispatch of my replacement Mooncup. After discovering I had damaged my old one only 5 days from my period I was horrified. I placed my order Monday morning and my new Mooncup arrived today.
Kathryn – 14 January 2014
Hi, I bought my Mooncup a few months back and I have used it every period since. It is such a great thing although I still need practice getting it right to stop leaking. I love the fact that it is environmentally friendly and that I don’t have to buy and dispose of pads or tampons. it is so comfy to where and makes it so much easier especially on heavier days. At first I thought it was a bit more hassle than using a pad but it is so much more comfy and less smelly and it means that I don’t have pads in my bag if my mates go through it at school. Thank you
Anna – 09 January 2014
So I have finally got a Mooncup and I am absolutely delighted. Why didn’t I do this sooner?
I suffer horrid, heavy periods that no tampon can match. Within an hour they are soaked through, flooding plagued me, changing knickers throughout the day, clothes constantly in the wash, LIFE ON HOLD. This is no way for any lady to live their life.
So the Mooncup, okay it took me a day to get to grips with it. In the first day I had slight leakage, though nowhere near like a dreaded tampon. By day two I had corrected this by perfecting the twist. Yippee!
The mooncup is comfortable and really works! It is amazing how clean this product makes you feel, you forgot that you’re even having your period. This is worlds away from tampons and pads that are uncomfortable, drying, itchy, smelly and irritable to your skin.
I highly recommend and hope one day that every lady owns one of these! Eco friendly and purse friendly, perfect.
Hannah – 08 January 2014
I was encouraged to try mooncup by my step-sister although I had been aware of that type of product before then. I had been concerned about the waste with traditional pads for a while, although I use relatively few because my flow is light. The mooncup has been fabulous! I’ve used it for two months now. It does take practice and perseverance to insert and remove but it’s worth it. You have to give yourself time and try to relax and you’ll find the best way for you. I find the second fold easier, and have to fold a little on the way out too. I also cut the stem right down to within 5mm. The ick factor is still there, but it’s also accompanied by a certain fascination. I now also seem to bleed for a day or two less than before. I’m so pleased that I am no longer reliant on pads and will be saving money and producing less waste from now on. Everyone should try it!
Liz – 03 January 2014
After having a heavy period all my life, selecting the right tampon has always been tricky. Often I would get a dull ache from wearing them. So I searched online as for what to do and found reviews for the mooncup! It’s much shorter than the big super-flow tampons that I needed so it doesn’t hurt, I can’t even feel it! I bought it a few months ago and it’s definitely made up the money already. I’m at college with lessons all day, I used to have to time my toilet stops in my day in order to change pad + tampon because both would always be soaked through within an hour in days 2-4 and having to rush myself in the bathroom in order to not be late for my next lesson always made it worse! The mooncup doesn’t need removing as much as a tampon, it’s quicker, you don’t have to wear a squidgy uncomfortable nappy type pad. It’s fantastic. It causes no pain, and the stress of getting my period is much less because now I have an awesome way of controlling it. Would definitely recommend it to any lady. Especially those with a heavy flow, a busy schedule or those who are interested in helping save the planet.
Jess – 01 January 2014
I am not one to ever write reviews, for this product, it is necessary. I bought a moon cup before I would be traveling to India for 6 months. Clean is the word to describe how this product made me feel. It is a no hassle, accessible, and stress-free solution for your period.
I would recommend this to EVERY woman. I have saved over $500 in tampons/pads, have less clutter in my bathroom cabinets, and am able to enjoy my day without worry.
Samantha – 31 December 2013
A friend recommended me the mooncup a few months back and I’ve finally got round to buying one. I cannot stop telling everyone how wonderful it is! It feels so natural to be in tune with my body and I’ve already forgotten it’s there. It’s weirdly exciting to see how much has come out throughout the day (never though I’d say that!) and really nice not to have to be bothered changing something frequently as I would have done before with pads. Very liberating and not having that dreadful feeling at that time of the month. Thank you!
Emma – 29 December 2013
I wasn’t ready to try the Mooncup when I first heard about it years ago – I still thought tampons were simpler. A few months ago, I heard about it again when a coworker raved about it, personally telling me many of the benefits that are in these testimonials. I was openminded, but again, I wasn’t ready to try it: I still had a whole box of new tampons. Later that month, I nearly contracted toxic shock and sepsis and had to take 3 weeks of antibiotics because I absent-mindedly left a tampon in my body for far too long. It was a shocking and upsetting experience, but the best relief was knowing I never had to use a tampon ever again! I ordered my Mooncup immediately. Ive only just begun using it, but I thought it was important to share how safe this product is in comparison, on top of all the other benefits. I agree, once it’s inserted properly, it’s like it’s not even there, and best of all, there’s no smelly garbage piling up. Telling my close friends and family about my health scare has gone hand in hand with introducing them to Mooncup – I couldn’t endorse it more. When I researched what happened to me, I found that so many women have have had the same problem with tampons. Let it be said: Mooncup to the rescue!
Samantha – 26 December 2013
I have been using my Mooncup for almost about 6 months now (after 10 years of sanitary towels only). I always felt bad throwing my pads in the bin, but wasn’t sure tampons were for me – I have heard they can be quite dry and not so great overnight. One day, I heard about the Mooncup from an online forum and hunted one down. I knew I was leaving to travel through Canada for a year (am there now), and I also knew I didn’t want to be carrying around lots of pads and figuring out which new product to buy here. So I thought I would give the Mooncup a go. I am so glad I did! I absolutely love it. Ok, so it can be a little messy at times, but I am not easily grossed out! It is far outweighed by the fact is kinder to the environment and in the long run, and so much more economical. Of curse another plus point is it takes up virtually no space in my backpack! I wanted to write and than you for such a fab product!
Rebecca – 19 December 2013
I had never heard about mooncup until this summer. I thought the idea was very interesting and bought it. On the next period I tried to use it, but did not have too much success removing it, so I gave up. Last month I thought: this cannot be, I have to learn how to use it. So I gave it one more try, and reading very carefully all the advices Mooncup gives us, I eventually can apreciate the marvelous of this product.Further more, this company has the best and wonderful customer service I have ever seen. I lost my user guide and asked for another. In less than a week, I had it at home (and I live out of the UK).
Congratulations to Mooncup and I encourage every woman to use the mooncup.
Ana Paula – 19 December 2013
I don’t usually bother reviewing products but this is one thing I really can’t imagine living without now I’ve got it! I first bought it when I was 15 because I was going abroad with school and didn’t want to spend half my time worrying about my period being due. Nobody told me about mooncups but I was desperately searching for an alternative to pads and tampons and I found this site. When I first tried putting it in, I got SO frustrated (not to mention a bit sore) because I couldn’t do it right, but I left it for a day or two and got the hang of it instantly next time I tried. Persistence is the key! As for the school trip, it involved a 17 hour flight, a trek up a mountain, lots of very long drives with no toilets along the way, swimming, dodgy public bathrooms, etc, and the only thing I needed for my period was the mooncup. It does take a bit of practice to change because it’s kind of slippy. I once dropped it on the bathroom floor (I wasn’t even in my own house, THANK GOD the floor was tiled) but other than that there’s been no problems. Since then its been camping and on a ten day road trip too. I love not having to carry a supply of pads or tampons everywhere and worry about disposing of them! It’s so much more practical, especially if you’re an outdoors sort of person like I am. And it’s great if you have trouble predicting when your period will come because you can use a mooncup just in case if you really need to, which you can’t do with tampons and it would just be a waste to do that with pads. My mum is a bit baffled by mooncups and some of my girl friends say ‘ew!’ if I mention it but don’t knock it ’til you try it!
Hannah – 15 December 2013
I’ve just bought my daughter her first mooncup – she’s thirteen. She started her period a couple of years ago and has always used reusable sanitary products. However she does lots of swimming and uses a tampon for this. I’ve used a mooncup for many years and think its great., and can’t believe I didn’t think of getting her one sooner!
Bittybit – 08 December 2013
I had a Mirena coil inserted at the beginning of September this year- it was awful. The continuous trickle of bleeding meant I was having to either use pads which I loathe, or risk using tanpons which were incredibly painful to remove as they never absorbed much! I bought my mooncup just over a month ago and cannot believe the improvement in my quality of life. I’m so much more comfortable and happy- no more ruined underwear or waiting for the worst to happen. I only found out about them through research and I’m so glad I did. I think if you can- everyone should use them!
Effy – 07 December 2013
I’ve been using the mooncup for 18 months now & tell everyone about it. Since stopping using pads & tampons I haven’t had thrush! And I feel more confident that even though my flow is heavy the mooncup does it’s job so well. My periods are still heavy but for less days now, my age maybe/or the magic of the moon cup. I’ve tried to convert my 3 daughters, 26, 18 & 16, but they say it’s too yughy, it’s not, once you get into the swing of it, always take a bottle of water into a public convenience it’s great. Best for me is being able to stay overnight with confidence I wont leak!
Ruth, 45 – 01 December 2013
I’ve been thinking about buying a Mooncup for a while now, but hadn’t actually spoken to anyone who’d used one. I’m quite disorganised when it comes to changing (and even buying!!) tampons so figured it would be perfect for me. I was a bit worried about getting it in and out but managed it first time. So easy, quick, painless. After trimming the stem off it is super super comfy. After emptying it a few times it actually became easier to do than changing a tampon which is something i’ve had years of practice of!! Great product, really wish i’d bought one sooner (also, it’s kinda cool seeing home much blood comes out!)
Daisy – 27 November 2013
I have been using the mooncup for about 6/7 years now! I have NEVER had a leak, and have always found it incredibly comfortable. I have recently had my first baby and had to use pads for the first time in a very long time and oh my goodness, they were uncomfortable and irritating! I am now buying my new mooncup, and would seriously recommend it to everyone. So comfortable, affordable, clean and reliable! What more could you need from a sanitary product!
Michelle – 25 November 2013
I don’t usually do the whole review thing but just thought I would take the time to say how impressed I am with my mooncup, I was a bit worried at first that it would be difficult to get into the right position and would become uncomfortable and I did kind of expect not to get it perfect on the first try with it but I have to say I have got on with it from the very first time I used it, it is so comfortable to wear you dont even know it’s there and you dnt get that gross. Listed feeling like you get when using tampons when they start to get full and expand, I could never turn back to tampons now,
Thank you for a brilliant product 2
hayley – 23 November 2013
Wow! I only started to use my mooncup on an actual period yesterday (I had used it several times on a dry run before) and already I couldn’t live without this ingenious invention. Being a teenager I wasn’t 100% sure whether the mooncup would be suitable for me, however I was so fed up with leaky and uncomfortable tampons and pads that I went ahead and brought a size b mooncup anyway. Before I found the mooncup I ruined at least 3 pairs of knickers, and one bed sheet every period no matter what size or brand of pads I wore, however since switching I haven’t leaked one drop on anything – yay! Insertion was painful at first, but once I found the correct fold for me it was no longer an issue (I found I needed to use the ‘punch down’ method). I also had to remove the stem intill just after the second grip ring. Now I can insert and remove the cup comfortably in less than one minute! For anyone who is put off by the initial £20 investment, please don’t be. The mooncup is one of the best purchases of my life (up there with my IPhone!). Also, although the concept may seem a little hippyish at first, once you use the mooncup it feels great to be doing some good for the environment in at least one area of your life!
I would urge everyone to try it, esspecially younger girls and teens!!!
Sarah T – 18 November 2013
I decided to try the mooncup after a few of my friends mentioned it. I never liked using tampons as found them uncomfortable so used to use pads but hated that ‘wet’ feeling. I had a few difficulties initially inserting the mooncup but found that relaxing helps big time. I’ve been using it for 6 months now and recommend it to anyone who’ll listen. It’s so easy and discreet, I don’t notice it’s there- it’s better for the environment, for my body and also on my finances so what’s not to like about it?! 🙂
Kat – 17 November 2013
The first time I used my Mooncup, it took a few days to get use to folding and inserting it properly, but I’m so glad I persevered! It’s so much more comfortable and cleaner to use than either pads or tampons, so long as you make sure it’s sealed properly. No emergency shop dashes; no panic-stocks cluttering up my handbags; and, best of all, no horrible bodily irritations!
It’s been especially brilliant for me as an avid gym nut, jogger and dancer, and would recommend it to absolutely anyone! I love feeling in control of my body and appearance, and not having to sacrifice doing what I love as a result.
I don’t know how I’ve managed to survive so long without a Mooncup. I wish I’d known about this product sooner; it’s been an absolute revelation!
Kate, 23 – 12 November 2013
I wish I had invented this, it is amazing. I first heard about it from my sister, and I was so hysterically disgusted about the thought of it that she actually hung up on me. But after thinking about it properly and realising just how much money I was spending on both pads and tampons (I had quite a heavy flow so would use both on the first couple days of my period), as well as the environmental impact, I took the plunge and bought one. It did take a little bit of getting used to in terms of insertion and knowing when I needed to empty, but 4 months later I would never, ever go back. I was so skeptical about leakage as previously I had many an incident with underwear and sheets, but it works like a charm. And to top it all off my periods seem lighter. The blood thing really isn’t an issue once you get used to seeing it, and it’s quite interesting seeing how much your body is getting rid of. To be honest it isn’t any more messy than inserting a non-applicator tampon! The only thing I’m gutted about is that I didn’t know about it sooner, I wasted 18 years using other methods dammit! That’s a fair bit of cash I could’ve saved and a whole lot less rubbish in landfills or even worse, the ocean.
Julie – 12 November 2013
I love my darling mooncup so very much! I’ve been recommending it far and wide since I got it, and I’ve already persuaded one friend.I had a little trouble inserting it at first, since I at age 19 had so far been a pad girl only, so I was a little unsure how to fold it and how high/low it was supposed to sit, but a few read-throughs of the instructions and I was all set (and so was it)
A family holiday last month was actually saved by my mooncup, because for some reason there wasn’t a bin in the bathroom of the apartment we rented, but for once I didn’t have to worry about it:D
I’ve even had to get out of bed once or twice to empty it, because I forget it’s even in, it’s that comfortable.
Highly recommended to everyone who are considering it, it’s definitely worth it!
Marie – 11 November 2013
I LOVVVEEEE the mooncup! I’m 16, and up until now I always used pads (eco ones) as the thought of tampons was disgusting. I found out about the mooncup from my mum, who’d had an early prototype, and thought it was great. :)I was nervous about it at first, but after a few dummy runs I got it to work, albeit after a quick stem trim, and now I wear it with a reusable pad as backup. 😀
This will definitely be coming with me on my adventures. 🙂 Strasbourg here we come! 😀
Rhiannon – 10 November 2013
Hi I started using a mooncup after the birth of my daughter. I found that my periods were alot heavier than before. I was having to use a pad and a tampon and change every couple of hours, it was costing a fortune. While shopping I was just looking through the sanitary aisle and saw a mooncup. Lasts a lifetime and holds more, I thought this might just save loads of money. And it did. I was so much more comfortable (pads aggravate my allergies) and spent less money.
Thank you so much.
M.Davis – 09 November 2013
I am 13 years old and I love the mooncup. I hate periods because they make me feel really low and my Mum won’t let me wear tampons because of the risk of TSS so I have to wear pads which I find really uncomfortable and I hate the wet feeling. I saw the mooncup online when looking for an alternative choice of protection. I told my mum about it as soon as a saw it (my mum wasnt very interested)but when recently I knew I was going to have my period on my birthday sleepover my mum said she’d research it because my periods are really heavy. We bought it and at first I just could not insert it and I thought it would just never happen but with a few regualar practices for a day on the morning of my sleepover it was in. It is really hard to remove and it is quite painful to do so but I think I will get used to that. I haven’t had much practice yet but once I have I think I will use it all the time and I love it!
Libby – 04 November 2013
I’m 17 and I’ve just started using the mooncup, and I’m loving it! I have a pretty light flow so whenever I use tampons I worry because there’s never much blood unless I leave it in longer than 8 hours, but with the mooncup that doesn’t matter; I can just put it in in the morning and leave it until I’m going to bed.
Eve – 01 November 2013
I am 14 and first heard about the mooncup nearly a year ago. I thought they sounded amazing but was scared to get one. Earlier this year I told my grind about it an after many debates we both took the plunge and got one. I LOVE it there is sooo much to say about them. They are hygienic and so much better than pads an tampons. I told my mum about it and she was grossed out and kept trying to persuade me not to get it and to me it would fail. This made me more determined to make it work. It is so easy and simple to insert and remove. I would say that when removing put your thumb at the front all the way to the seal them push the cup against the back wall of your vagina and push it out. It’s pain free and really quick. Trying to convert all my friends. This is a miracle product I wish I brought it sooner. I also think that they should ban tampons and pads because ty are so bad for you and the enviroment. Anyway don’t hesitate get yours today!!!!
Jo – 29 October 2013
Hi mooncup! I’m 13 years old and i started to use the mooncup when i was twelve. I really love it and I have been spreading the word ever since. I have absolutely no fault to pick with the product, its probably one of he best inventions ever. I dont ever have to worry about anything when I’m on my period and I wish more girls knew about it and wouldn’t be so shy when discussing the topic! Every woman goes through it! I was intimidated by it when I just got it but honestly, when you think about it, the concept couldnt be any simpler. Thanks so much for making such a amazing product!
Kim – 29 October 2013
After I went on the pill, my periods became a lot lighter and I decided to try the Mooncup. I like the idea that they are more environmentally friendly than the other sanitary options, and tampons/pads used to make me a bit sore ‘down there’.
I am offically in love with my mooncup now, it admittedly does take some practice with insertion/removal, and I would wholeheartedly recommend watching a ‘how to’ guide first.But 3 months in, I am a very happy customer and I have told so many people about how fantastic my mooncup is!
Beth – 25 October 2013
I never heard about mooncups before, now i read the description, i don’t feel the need of trying them out.
Nadine – 25 October 2013
I have had my Mooncup for 2 months now and love it! I had always used tampons and tried the disposable cups that they sell in drug store. Those were an epic fail (leaking, hard to take out, messy) so I was skeptical about buying the mooncup. I will never go back! I removed the whole tip on mine and don’t have a problem removing it at all. I barely even know it is there and only worry about emptying it out twice a day, in the morning and at night. So much better then worrying about a tampon every few hours. No problem with leakage no matter how long I keep it in. I will never go back!
Stacie – 22 October 2013
I live in Japan and I’ve never heard of mooncup before my British boyfriend told me about it. I used organic cotton pads. I didn’t like that I have “thick” pads and I had to use tampon when I work. We checked the website and I thought it would be great. The first day to try was terrible and I was about to scream and cry “I can’t do this!” You may feel the same but please RELAX! If you are tensed, it would be more difficult to put or take out the cup. I had 3 periods so far and I’m getting used to it. I can sleep without a short even as I really don’t need to care about it. It was good to know how much I have blood out too. It was much much less than I thought. If you wonder to buy, just buy a cup. I am sure you will enjoy the period time with it.
Saya – 18 October 2013
I am 17 years old and I first heard about the mooncup through a video by Laci green. I thought it would be great if I could sleep without worrying about changing the sheets in the morning. At the time I didn’t have the money to buy one. So a week or so later I saw these soft cups and thought about trying them to see if the idea of a cup would work for me and as it turns out it did work but I wasn’t impressed with the softcups and thought maybe the reusable one would be better and then I decided to order mine online. A week later I had it and then I tired it. At first I was really uncomfortable and thought “oh no I just spent 30+ dollars on something that doesn’t work.” Then I reread the usage guide and then I trimmed the stem and got into a squatting position. And it was a world of difference. I didn’t feel that stem at the opening and it didn’t hurt at ALL! It was amazing.
Let me tell you that it is wonderful to be able to not have to wear pads or have to change messy and smelly tampons.
To those considering getting a mooncup, I say get one, they may be a bit of a learning curve on inserting and removing it, I know I had trouble getting it out without it hurting but once you learn how to do it, it makes a world of difference.
Samantha – 15 October 2013
I have had very heavy periods since my teen years. I go through a box of ultra tampons and a pack of overnight pads every single month. I have day stopping cramps, real physical exhaustion, vicious mood changes. I ruin clothes, sheets, underclothes every single month, no matter what I do it’s bad. I bought my Mooncup and it arrived 5 days before my next cycle. I used it last night for the first time and woke up to clean sheets and no leaks. I wore a pad yesterday and today because of the “learning curve” mentioned, but so far there has been no problems. I had to trim the stem, but other than that I have no discomfort like I do with tampons. It’s not messy. I have only emptied it twice so far. I can’t believe I have missed this amazing thing all these years. I love it. I want to tell the world all about it. I have never been so pleased by any product in my life. Thanks y’all. Now if only you can cure my cramps 🙂
Lindsey – 11 October 2013
THANK YOU!!!! I really struggle with my periods and tampons make me so sore and pads, well I feel like I’m wearing nappies! I saw this advertised and thought, why not! I am 30 and I can’t believe I’ve managed so long without my Mooncup. As soon as I used it, I loved it. I swim a lot and run a lot and before I had to cut down on those activities. Not any more! I feel so free and comfortable. Every woman needs to know and try the Mooncup. Thank you so very much!!!!
Beth – 10 October 2013
Mooncup is amazing! I have been using both tampons and pads but neither of them have been quite right. I’m fourteen and have had my period for a little over a year. I was always afraid of leakage and smells and such and always dreaded periods. But now I barely notice! Insertion was a bit tricky at first but now it’s very easy. I would definitely recommend the Mooncup even if you haven’t had your period for very long. It is very convenient as you can keep it in for far longer than either tampons or pads. Changing it whilst out can be a little messy but isn’t really a problem. All in all I would give it a five out of five! By far the best sanitary product. 🙂
Lily – 08 October 2013
Mooncups are fabulous! I started using one after seeing them advertised at a festival. I honestly will never go back. I love that it is a more eco choice, but it is also so much more convenient than tampons. I used to find tampons extremely drying and often painful, but there is none of that with a mooncup. It did take a couple of periods to get used to it, so don’t be put off if it initially feels a bit strange! They are definitely worth sticking with.
Charlotte – 06 October 2013
Mooncup changed my life. I’ve been using it for a year now. It’s so sad not having found out about it before, but it’s so nice to be finally enjoying it now. I now forget I’m on my periods, can go to the beach, can take dance classes easily and can sport those new white trousers any day. AND it’s all good for the planet!
Coral – 01 October 2013
I have now been using mooncup for 2 whole months, and although a couple of times have been tempted to go back to tampons ( only because I’ve struggled a couple of times with removal) I will never go back a, I suffer from endometriosis and pco and the moon cup is ideal for reporting menstral flow to doctors, I do lose a lot more than normal, but still have no problem with leakage, I used to have to wear both tampons and towels, now it’s just a small cup I am loving it I don’t dread my period as much as I used too, I’ve been trying to convert friends and family, but have yet to convince them, they really don’t know what they are missing, I will eventually get the hang of easy removal , and no more Texas chainsaw massacre moments ( I exaggerate a teeny tiny bit)
Ebonny – 30 September 2013
I have had my mooncup for about 6 years. My sister threw me a new one and said “try this.” I did. I started using it on days when I was at home to get used to it. Then on days when I would not have to empty it during the day (sorry but I had a large stock of tampons to get rid of). Now if I am out and about I am very naughty and use the disabled toilet if I have to empty it as there is normally a sink handy to wash it in and space to squat. I’ve never found a disabled person waiting outside for me to finish.I also do karate (white trousers!) and find it very handy if I am expecting my period so I don’t leak should my period start during training. It has saved me on quite a few occasions. The only time I had problems with this was when I was using a tampon.
Everything mooncup claims is good is all true. I will never go back to any other method – even when I had a knee injury and found it hard to squat I refused to use any other method.
Annie – 26 September 2013
So many years wasting my
time with tampons…
To the creator of the mooncup…
You can die knowing you have
Left a world a better place than you found it
Sepatron – 25 September 2013
I have been using Mooncup for 4 years now and I cant live without it! I used to get terrible leaking with tampons and hated the feel of wearing a pad and how expensive the good quality pads and tampons were. I paid £19.99 all that time ago and have saved over £100 by not buying all the other products. Like others have said, it’s perfect for long journeys or even things like nights out. I swim quite a lot and HATE the idea of a tampon string being seen out my bathing suit, thankfully I no longer have that paranoia. Money can’t buy that sort of reassurance and peace of mind?…..actually it can!!!
Lucy – 24 September 2013
This has been a total revelation! I had an episiotomy when I was giving birth to my daughter a year ago and ever since had found tampons so uncomfortable – they would shift down and press on the scar giving me a sharp pain and a feeling of ‘heaviness’ in my pelvis. Agony! I decided to try a mooncup as an alternative, and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is it more comfortable to insert and remove than tampons were, it stays put and doesn’t irritate my scar at all. It’s so comfortable and hassle free – I will be spreading the word with other mums who have had episiotomies. Looking forward to saving cash on sanitary products as well as they’re a rip off!
Hannah – 19 September 2013
Good god, what can I say that hasn’t already been said?! I spotted Mooncup posters and leaflets way back in 2005 at Glastonbury festival (I think!) I immediately just knew it was right! ‘Why have I never heard of this!? This looks perfect!’ However, my bf at the time said something like ‘eeew that’s proper disgusting!’ and promptly put me off investing. (Shame on me!)
However, I never forgot about it and would often try to remind myself to search for one every now and again. My periods were getting more painful and heavier as the years passed and like others, I juggled a routine of tampons, pads and both, and towels in the bed at night, just to get through. Yuck!
It is this year, 2013, that I finally remembered about the Mooncup. It came up in conversation between me and my lovely fella when I was having a particularly bad period and he was filling a hot water bottle for me at some ungodly hour. He is very open and we were talking about products. I was telling him how useless they all are but then, I wouldn’t really know for sure as I think all girls just use the same brands their mums did. I definitely did. He was saying something like ‘but there’s loads isn’t there? I wonder if they feel different?’ when I remembered about the Mooncup advert. I told him about it. Infact we got straight out of bed and I googled it, immediately finding the Tampons vs Mooncup youtube video. I knew I wanted to try it! So that following weekend he drove me the one hour trip to the ‘big city’ (we were living out in Connemara in Ireland at the time) to visit the Boots. Bingo! I found myself willing my period to be early so I could take it for a test drive!
During the month wait, I practiced putting it in and removing it, just so I wouldn’t be horrifically under qualified when it was ‘go time!’
My first period with it was a half success. I got it spot on the first day and night and then had a leaky/tweaky one the following day. I wore a pad for a break after getting a bit frustrated with myself but resolved to calm down and try again upon waking.
Since that first one, I have nailed it. And I will never, ever, ever go back. It pays for itself on long journeys. We drove to Northern Ireland for a weekend away and I could tell I was going to come on. Pop in your mooncup in the morning and worry not one jot for the rest of the journey!
The pocket in my handbag reserved for ‘spares and just incases’ is free for sweets! My bathroom windowsill/bedroom drawer/other hidey holes are vacant and useful. I love not needing any other product. One tiny Mooncup in my bedroom drawer is all I need. I love putting it in on the day I know it’s due, and just relaxing because I’m covered! Not waiting for the spots or leaks! It’s pre-emptive protection!
I couldn’t love a product more and I have told EVERYONE. I put it all over facebook too! And consequently spawned two more converts! That upset the TMI Police I can tell you but I don’t care!
It’s made my period shorter too! All the heavy stuff is over and done with in 2 days, and the rest is easy. I can’t feel it when it’s in and if I can, then I’ll re-jig until it’s right.
I have had about 5 periods since and they’ve been so much easier to live with. It is so, so worth it for that.
Dani – 19 September 2013
Thank you!!I went out on a limb and bought a moon cup because I have a light flow right now and tampons would hurt to take out and make me all dry. Your product is like magic, it’s painless, I can’t feel it, I’m not self conscious or aware of it. It’s made my period a much happier time of the month, shame it doesn’t cure my mood swings though. But seriously I would recommend this to anyone who will listen, I told my cousin about it today, a friend yesterday. And I’ve only been using it for 2 days
Thank you MoonCup!
Steph – 11 September 2013
I heard out about mooncup around 3 years ago and was interested, but was unsure about getting one, mainly because it was different and I didn’t know anyone else who used one – I finally ordered mine about 3 months ago and my only regret is that I didn’t get it sooner. I am now an extremely happy convert and am on a mission to get all my friends and family to use one too. It is so much cleaner and nicer to use than tampons or towels and I really notice the difference as it does not dry me out like tampons did (which were also sometimes sore to remove). Mooncup is really easy to insert and remove and feels really comfortable. I recently used mine during a week long camping and road trip and it was great. The environmental benefits are big too, I didn’t realise how much waste I got through each month before I started using mooncup, it’s quite staggering really. It’s also much nicer not having to take a bag or purse full of sanitary ware into the loo with you at friends houses or remember to have your stash of tampons with you on a night out, you don’t need anything – it’s already with you 🙂 I have never ever written a testimonial for a product before but I really felt compelled to as mooncup has made such a positive impact on my life, Thank you!!
Tracy – 10 September 2013
Thankyou mooncup! I am 13 and always had light flow- then on the day I went on holiday my periods got so heavy that I was changing super tampons every hour and half. I got sick of it and looked online for a alternative. Sooo glad I did! I love my mooncupnow and can go throught a full day of school with no worries whatsoever. I have tried telling my friends and hope that someday I will convince them to try one too. I still have heavy periods but no longer worry. I am pleased that I found the mooncup so soon. Thankyou again and good luck to all new mooncupers! =)
Lissie – 09 September 2013
A friend of mine told me about Mooncup and then not a week later, Erika Moen did a page explaining (and giving really helpful hints) about it.
It is my first day and I love it! It is so comfortable, and I have had no leakage. I worked out, took a nap, and sat at the computer for a bit with no leakage!
So far, best 30 bucks (american here) ive spent all year!
Beth – 07 September 2013
The mooncup has been completely amazing and changed my life for the better.
I am 16 years old and having started my period at 14 my mum was skeptical about whether I would be able to use it. I was desperately looking for solutions for periods on Duke of Edinburgh so I bought the size B and despite initial problems with insertion and removal, I have proved my mum wrong.
I recently used it on a watersports holiday, saving me from the problems of soggy tampons that need to be changed regularly. I also no longer have to use sanitary towels at night we keeps everything cleaner.
My advice to anyone my age considering buying the moon cup is to do so. However you will need to be comfortable with your body and willing to persist through some pain at the start (at least this is what I found). The best tips I picked up where keeping your jaw slack when inserting as this relaxes the vaginal muscles, starting off by squatting in the shower and ultimately just being confident and determined about it.
It’s ecological, cheaper, cleaner, lasts longer and has no bad odour! It’s been great for me as I have irregular periods and don’t know when they are coming. Using the Mooncup has been such a freeing experience and I hope to never go back to tampons.
Thank you Mooncup
Mary – 31 August 2013
At almost 39 I wish I’d known about Mooncup YEARS ago. Having 2 heavy periods a month I spent a fortune on tampons; and leaked and felt like I smelled all the time. Thankfully, with Mooncup, I no longer fear staining seats etc.
Lou – 31 August 2013
LOVE IT!!! I live in the land down under and had only recently learned of moon cups. Ill admit the idea completely grossed me out but after much thought i purchased one online during my last period, it arrived just before i was throwing a cocktail party, where i asked had anyone heard of a moon cup and i was suprised as they had so out my brand new unused one came, much to the disgust of my younger cousin who was completely grotted out! One of my mates has purchased and another is waiting on our reviews. So here is mine: its day 2, i love it and although yesterday with a heavy aunt flo i had a bit of a messy time getting my MC in and out its brilliant i dont even feel it in there which at one point had me worrying id be leaking but no, no leaks and lots of comfort!!!! If your debating about whether or not to purchase do it and just try it out in the shower if your worried about mess, best part is no blood all over your towel as you can get in shower remove, clean, re insert, get out and not have to worry about dripping on the floor or remembering to take clean undies in for a pad then doing the mad dash to your room before you kids ask whats that thread mum??? Im 29 have two kids and have now a new appreciation for my won body which i finaly feel im respecting, So thankyou to MoonCup for making such a crappy week be not that crappy afterall!
Mandy – 29 August 2013
I have found out about this product by chance, read a lot about it and then decided to buy and try it.
OMG! This should be part of the ‘education’ we give to all young girls when we explain to them the options that they can choose when menstruating.
In comparison to all the conventional pads and tampons, there is no way i am going back after just one trial.
I feel more comfortable, have less of a worry about leaking and there is just not a chance I can ever again use a bleach containing product that is actually not good for your body…
I even reckon the pain is lessened by the fact that there is just so much less stress with the whole process of being on your period.
normally I would have to take a tablet straight away, and then again the second day, but the I am now half way through the second day and have not had to take a tablet yet this month…. Yes there is pain, I am not claiming that this miracle have eliminated that, but I seem to manage it a lot better as I feel relaxed and confident about cleanliness and freshness..
Very good product and comes highly recommended!!!!!
I for one will tell everyone I know about it as there is just no need to suffer!!!!
Yes you pay about £20 in shops (less online i presume) but what once in a number of years compare to whatever you currently spend every month?
I SAY GO FOR IT! Give it a try, and see how you feel!!!!!!
Mrs K C – 25 August 2013
I had planned a fun day out on the lake with my friends. My monthly had just started the evening before. It would only be my second time with the Cup, so I was worried about cramps and leakage during those intense 5-6 hours out on the water; particularly since I was still learning to use my Mooncup properly.
However, I was pleasantly surprised.
In a full day of intense exercise: rock-climbing, swimming, and cliff-diving the mooncup did not fail me in any way. I had a great time out boating on the lake with friends, sans unpleasant reminders of my Monthly.
I could easily minimise cramps with moderate physical activity– no discomfort during swimming whatsoever, and more importantly no leakage.
Oh, and the next day I went zip-lining and hiking in the mountains for 3 hours, too!
I am so relieved I no longer need to avoid and cancel trips like these simply because of my time of the month. This is why although I was initially worried about the effectiveness of the Mooncup, today I am completely convinced that it is the right choice for me.
Agnes – 24 August 2013
After reading so many good reviews online about the Mooncup, I had to try it. I got so sick of using pads and feeling horrible every month. I hated tampons, they were just not my thing… What was there to lose? The first time I tried it, I admit, it was uncomfortable inserting it and the suction once the cup pops is very strange. Once the Mooncup was inserted, I couldn’t feel a thing. So comfortable, I almost forgot I was using it! I did have some problems initially with the cup not wanting to pop open and I had some difficulty finding solutions online for this, but I found that pinching the base/side of the cup that the fold is on, for a few seconds, works. Thanks to the Mooncup, I can wear any clothes or underwear I want – no GRANNY PANTS at that time of the month! Woohoo! I would urge any girl to at least TRY the Mooncup. It’s much cleaner than pads and much more comfortable than tampons. I wish I had found this option years ago!!
Caroline – 24 August 2013
I love Love LOVE my Mooncup! I thought about using one for years and finally took the plunge and am so glad I did. Inserting wasn’t a problem for me; I found removing it more difficult. However using petroleum jelly on your fingers when removing and really breaking the seal first to get it into the shape you need to remove it I find the best way. And cleaning with bicarb really does remove some of the staining. The Mooncup nurses were great too for advice – why the hell the whole world isn’t using one I just don’t know.
The Venerable Mrs A – 19 August 2013
I brought my mooncup after I realised that tampons were making my cramps worse, and out of a hatred of pads. So, so much more comfortable than tampons or pads. No smell, no dangling pee string, no bulge in the nickers. It’s great! It takes a few tries to work out the best way to insert it, and removing it the first time was tricky, don’t panic! Just keep trying until you find a good method. Try googling different folds, I found the one in the instructions difficult. Also put on some music, it will help you relax and will cover the comical squelching sounds. I did find that I had to trim the stem about 2cm, as the stem would irritate me. Give it a shot!
Jess – 18 August 2013
I first found out about the mooncup on youtube… and to be honest, I thought of it being pretty unpleasant to use. But the thought of never having to buy a disposable sanitary product seriously made me want one! And now that I’m using it, it is not unpleasant at all and wish I knew about this sooner! I can go through my periods without worrying at all, plus I know I’m doing good for the environment and my pocket which makes this an awesome product!
Bee – 17 August 2013
It’s my first day of use today. Tip for the woman out there I out it in while in the bath so I could relax and not worry about mess even though there was non. My cousin told me about the mooncup I’m all for saving money in the long run and I was at a point I would try anything to feel comfy during my period. I had the contraceptive implant for 3 years had a baby and I’ve just recently took it out again to try for baby number 2 befor the implant I used tampons but while on the implant I had no periods so when taking it out getting used to tampons again was hard and somtimes painfull so went back to pads even though I hated them and they made me feel icky. So I’m extremely happy about the mooncup as soon as I trimmed it to the size I needed it and put it in I new the money was worth it i can’t believe it took me till the age of 25 to hear about it I’m going to tell all my girls 😀
Nicola – 14 August 2013
Wow.. that’s all I can say! I’m in my late teens and honestly, I had my reservations about buying the Mooncup. What if it got stuck? What if it was uncomfortable? Surely it would be more popular if it were that good, right? NOT the case! It’s great. I just bought it today – popped into my local boots and 10 hours later, I’m already converted. Ok, so I’m still getting used to it. I haven’t cut any of the stem off as I’m slightly nervous about doing so, but I’m sure I’ll build up confidence soon enough. I’m not worried at all about leaking at night, which was always my biggest worry before. I’d recommend for every woman to try this product out. It just might change your life!
Elizabeth – 14 August 2013
I absolutely love my Mooncup; it’s made periods so much more easy, cheap and comfortable. It’s easy to insert, I feel clean when I use it, because it is simply easy to clean, and it does the job! I intend never to use a tampon or sanitary towel ever again.
helena – 11 August 2013