We are delighted to share with you some of the thousands of testimonials we have received from Mooncup® users.
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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
I’m 14 years old and have one my period for one year, and my Mooncup for one month! I got the Mooncup after constantly leaking tampons, unhygienic pads, and just getting fed up with it all. I was grossed out when I first read about it – a disposable tampon?! Ew! But after much deliberation, I decided to give it a try. It arrived one day before my period, where the first few days are super heavy, and the last two are very light, causing problems. I got it in on the third go, and put a pad on for protection. After about an hour, I felt the familiar leaking feeling, so I dashed to the toilet expecting a huge mess – nothing! It was slightly painful to remove, but i’m sure this will ease up over time. This is a amazing product, and I just wish more people my age were told about it. I love my Mooncup!
Caitlin – 07 August 2013
Dear Lord, the heavens have blessed us. Get this, I started using my mooncup when I was 12. If i can then you can too. You can buy it from Boots which was most convenient for me and the people at Mooncup are so lovely and sent me a free cotton bag to store my mooncup in when I had lost the original one that came with the mooncup itself. Really, the mooncup is probably the best menstrual cup out there and I think it would be better for all woman compared to the divacup as they are stiffer, longer and just in general, a trickier customer. However mooncups are flexible, squishy and relatively small yet they contain alot. You can do so much with a mooncup and this helps especially if you do exercize often or swimming etc. I am so happy I found the mooncup and now I am converting all those around me. Please, all women reading this, get it. I mean the first time using this I was scared as hell, I didn’t even knew where it goes but mooncups help you to get comfortable with your womanliness and over time, you get more familiar with everything and you wont even have to think about it. Also, if your parents dont agree with you using it, show them all the benefits to them and if its to do with hymen breakage, tell them many have already had theirs partially worn away by strenuous sports. I just hope all women convert to mooncups, I am so glad I tried the mooncup. I dont even have to worry about periods like other girls my age do now and I dont have to faff around with ridiculous tampons and all the health risks they impose.
Kim – 06 August 2013
I first saw Mooncups on the shelf at Boots when shopping with a friend, we both looked curiously at it, then decided it was far too big to fit “in there” and was quite scary. Fast forward a few years and I was reading through some travel blogs where one lady swore by her Mooncup, stating how amazing it was. I scoured the testimonials on the website and decided to give it a go. How I wish I had picked one up when I first saw them! I was hooked after the first month so promptly bought my friend one. To say she was a little surprised with my wonderful gift is a massive understatement, but, she too got hooked and has already converted a few of her friends. I have been singing the praises of Mooncups now for 9 months, I will never go back to tampons, the smell and that horrid swollen feeling I used to get “down there” every month. I love feeling clean, comfortable, (and very smug each time I walk past the tampax aisle in Tesco).
I have been deploying stickers on toilet doors and handing out leaflets to anybody that will listen. A few of my work mates (and my sister) are getting a bit sick of my constant advertising, but I won’t give up until they are all converted!!
Vicky – 03 August 2013
When I first started my period I remember putting on a pad for the first time and being disgusted because it felt like I was wearing a nappy. So I moved to tampons and suffered the monthly ritual of trying to guesstimate how many millimetres of flow I produced in 4-8 hours, living in fear in case I misjudged and ended up with stained knickers or TSS. Earlier this week I decided to buy a Mooncup. After just 2 days I feel truly clean, comfortable and normal whilst on my period. Thank you Mooncup for liberating me.
Jess – 01 August 2013
Just bought my mooncup today after a lot of reading up on the net, I have awful trouble with tampons and hate towels so I though it can’t be any worse than the monthly struggles I suffer… I got home and tried it straight away and I have to say I’m just totally amazed! I thought I’d leak until I got the hang of it, but not a single drop! I jumped around, as I cycle and swim I needed to be sure it was secure, and I didn’t even know it was there. I’m almost at the end of this period, but I’m actually looking forward to nxt month when I can really feel liberated and get on with my life without worries or sore lady parts from bleached uncomfortable towels or awful leaks from tampons. I wish this was advertised more openly and that I’d discovered it 20 years ago when I first started my periods. Thankyou mooncup!!
Mel – 01 August 2013
When I first looked into menstrual cups, all I could find were (to me) weirdo hippies going on about being more in touch with the Moon and using the blood to fertilize their houseplants. NO thank you! But then I met some “normal” people who used them and figured I’d try it. I’ve spent more on dumb experiments than this, how bad could it be?
Well, I’ve been using mine for a year and a half (ish) and I can’t imagine going back. I dread when my period comes unexpectedly and I have to use a pad or tampon for a few hours. I didn’t think I’d be that person to preach Mooncups to the masses, but everything they say about these things is true! It never leaks, so I can wear my normal underwear (hallelujah!), I only have to check it in the morning and before bed, it’s a one-time purchase that pays itself off in a couple months … yeah, I’m a crazy Mooncup lover!
Try it. Seriously, do it. Even if you’ve tried the disposable cups and didn’t like them, get a Mooncup. Save the environment, save some money, get to wear your favorite undies, whatever you want. Just try it.
Rachel K – 30 July 2013
I came across this whilst talking to other women about cloth diapering, of all things. I was using reusable nappies and wipes on my son and started to use cloth panty liners too, while waiting for my periods to return after having a baby. They have, finally, but as I have a contraceptive implant they are still very light. I was a tampon fan before getting pregnant, but due to the lightness of my periods they were a no no. I bought a mooncup and got on with it straight away. It is so much more comfortable than tampons and hasn’t leaked once so far. Love it and I plan to never buy any disposable sanitary-wear again.
Kimberley – 29 July 2013
I have had my mooncup for nine years now and sadly today I let it boil dry while sterilising it 🙁 so am ordering a replacement. Over the last nine years I have saved so much money on sanitary wear, my periods are lighter and much easier to deal with. Before using the mooncup I was wearing two heavy duty towels at once and had to change several times a night. I have never once had a leak from my mooncup, my cramps are reduced too and I don’t know why but my period doesn’t seem to last as long either. I would urge anyone to give a mooncup a try, what have you got to loose?
Kim – 29 July 2013
Just finished my first period with the mooncup and I can’t believe how much of a difference it made! I always find that that time of the month makes me feel really grotty, wearing pads or even using tampons I never feel clean and I am always paranoid about leaking and odours. However, with the mooncup I didn’t have to worry about any of that at all, I didn’t even feel like I was in my period. It was a bit awkward to get in and out the first couple of times but by the third day I nailed the technique and was able to do it almost as quickly as it would have taken to change a tampon. I wish that I had heard about this sooner and I will definitely be recommending it to all my friends. The mooncup is brilliant!
Jackie – 27 July 2013
I recently bought myself a mooncup as although I’m 18, I’ve not got into a regular period yet, they can be very unpredictable and sometimes I can be really heavy and sometimes really light, so I found myself stocking up on every absorbancy tampons and spending ridiculous amounts of money, I am also going away soon and won’t be able to purchase any supplies whilst away, I don’t know whether I’ll be on due to their unpredictability so would find myself taking about 4 boxes of tampons just in case! in the end I took the gamble and went for a mooncup, it took quite a bit of fiddling to get the hang of it but after some practice I’m finally getting the hang of it, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the inconvenience of tampons!!
Emma – 25 July 2013
What they say about the learning curve with the Mooncup is definitely true. At first I tried practising inserting and removing the it before I got my period in hopes that I might learn to use it properly– wrong move. The experience was extraordinarily painful and got me nowhere. However, I got my period today and decided to give the cup another go; what I can say about it so far is it takes me a while to remove it properly, but it is very comfortable once it’s in and the feeling of dryness keeps me optimistic that after today I’ll be able to gradually ease into this new routine. It definitely takes getting used to, though, and at first I didn’t think it was for me since the amount of pain I felt during removal was discouraging.
What helped was the fact that the pain was only temporary; all I had to do was wait a while until the feeling subsided, then try again. I will keep trying because I know my money was well-spent, this feeling of absolute dryness and comfort is irreplaceable.
Agnes – 23 July 2013
My sister had told me about the moon cup a couple of years ago, I was a tampon user and thought it sounded really grim! Then my periods changed and tampons became a problem, I needed something new and refused to go back to pads. So my period came and I popped to boots, tried it straight away, I didn’t like it at all. I didn’t use it again that period. Since then I’ve tried again (in the shower which made practicing inserting and removing a lot easier) and now I love it! Stem trimmed off made it more comfortable for me and I’m ready for my summer garden pool without worry or having to sit by the side being jealous. Money saving, time saving and better for the environment…. This needs to be told about to young girls in sex ed! Well done mooncup 🙂
Danni – 19 July 2013
I was initially tempted by a mooncup because of their eco-friendly benefits, but I resisted for a couple of years as I’ve always found tampons pretty uncomfortable and figured the cup would be no different.I’ve had mine for 6 months now and I am COMPLETELY converted.
The first month I used it, the mooncup was a bit awkward to get in and getting it out again was unpleasant, but by the end of the week it was absolutely fine and far more comfortable than tampons.
My periods are often difficult because they can change from extremely heavy to very light, but the mooncup means I don’t need to think about planning ahead nearly as much!
Overall a fantastic buy. I just hope mooncup can expand on their advertising so more people can hear about a much more environmentally friendly and comfortable option!
Fiona – 16 July 2013
At work we were talking about Mooncups and it turned out that 3 of my colleagues were total converts. I’ve known about it a while while but their utter conviction at its benefits finally persuaded me – and I don’t regret it!
I’ve always had a terrible time on my period, this is my second cycle with my MC and I cannot recommend it enough – it works wonders.
Rebecca – 16 July 2013
I HATE HATE HATE THE MOONCUP…. FOR NOT COMING TO ME BEFORE NOW!!!!! getting a mooncup is the best decision you will ever make in your entire life. simple as. i’m 14 and have really irregular periods, sometimes wickedly heavy that I cant walk and sometimes so light that i don’t notice them! i got the mooncup at a really heavy time and I love that i can leave it in for the whole school day even at my heaviest!!! it’s perfect because it does all days! school trip in 2 days and I am ready for mother nature if it comes! i’m preaching to the world! why don’t they give out these in 3rd world countries instead of stupid tampons????? LOVE YOU MOONCUP
Emmy – 16 July 2013
I used to live in brighton, so have known about the mooncup for years, I was always a bit put off by the hippy sounding name! Since having children I have found tampons a real nuisance, and didn’t quite trust the moon up would work. I spoke to the lady on the stall at Glastonbury this year, and still wasn’t convinced enough…until this morning, 2nd day of this months period I had enough and went into town to give the mooncup a try…I used it straight away, and although it feels different to tampons, already it is just SO much better, I am genuinely excited by the thought of never using tampons again!!!
Ruth – 15 July 2013
I purchased my MCUK ten years ago. TEN. YEARS. AGO. The first time I used it (ten years ago!), I had a rough start. As a wee 20 year old, it made me nervous to be that in touch with my body, and so I remember I put it away for a month or so. After using tampons/pads/liners the next period, decided I would give the cup one more chance. I’ve never gone back. For ten years I have not used a single tampon, pad, or liner, and only recently have I ever had any leaking issues. Honestly I think the reason why I have had a leaking issue with just this period could be due to a change in my flow after going off the pill after almost 12 years (hooray for IUDs!), but also likely because nothing lasts forever and I am likely due for a new cup. I’ll likely get a new one and retire my old one before my next period, but I’d say it had a darn good run!
Also, I had a copper IUD inserted three months ago (the Paragard in the US), and I haven’t had any discomfort from suction when using or removing my mooncup for my last three periods with the IUD. I just wanted to mention that because I have seen some women asking about that online. I believe some say it is not recommended because people fear it could pull an IUD out of place, but (so far) I have not even felt any weirdness relating to it (and after feeling the IUD being inserted, I know EXACTLY what kind of pain to expect if that sucker tried to come back out again).
Lastly, I just went on a 15 mile canoe trip down a river last weekend and didn’t have to worry about changing a tampon. You really need to get in on this because ADVENTURE AWAITS!
Rachel – 14 July 2013
I have to say that I’m so glad I found this product when I did because I was really beginning to get irritated with tampons completely drying me out and pads being so uncomfortable and smelly! The mooncup is an honest joy to use – I’ve only used it for one of my periods so far and I can honestly say I will not be turning back! There’s a slight learning curve to begin with (though, frankly, not as much as I’d initially thought). I tested it out before I started my period for that month so that I could get the hang of taking it in and out whilst it wasn’t messy – and I think that’s probably why I remained mess-free all week when I finally got to have it for real. My pants have been completely stain free (hoorah!), I haven’t had to fork out to buy any more expensive sanitary products, the mooncup doesn’t dry me out the same way that tampons do & I’ve been entirely comfortable and at ease using it. I so strongly recommend it, every if you’re nervous about it – it’s the best thing you will ever do for your monthly visitor! 100%!
Rachel – 11 July 2013
What more can I say than Thank you! I hate tampons, especially at the very start and end if a period, there really is nothing worse than the feeling of removing a dry tampon. Pads are no better with the uncomfortable, damp feeling and the paranoia of ‘do I smell?’
I discovered the mooncup a few years ago, bought one, tried it a couple if times and didn’t really keep at it as I was convinced I’d ‘loose’ it. Then a few months ago I realised I was using a minimum of 2 large boxes of tampons every month! So I rummaged in the back of the bathroom cabinet.
I’m so glad I did. No discomfort, no smell, no dryness and best of all no pain! Since using the mooncup for the whole length of my period (which can last 10 days) I’ve had no cramps at all.
So once again thank you!
Charlotte – 11 July 2013
at 47 and suffering a couple of miserable months with very heavy periods i went to the doctors for help, i was given a prescription to stop the bleeding,while reading up on what i had been prescribed i stumbled across the mooncup i went and got one this morning and have to say its the best thing ever,i had no problem inserting it,it does not leak, i dont know its there unless i sneeze,did not feel it when i coughed unlike a tampon, iam just so pleased with it so far and its only the first day ,today is the first day i have left the house since friday for any length of time without a change of underwear and a handbag full of pads and tampons,i cannot believe no one has ever mentioned them to me but you can be sure i will be telling my family and friends about it .Its just so nice to go out and feel safe and comfortable what a lovely day .
dizzy do – 09 July 2013
I bought a mooncup last week after about 2 and a half years of discovering them and umming and ahhing. I am truly converted just one tiny issue I can’t get mine out. I’ve tried all the advice except the first thing which was cut the stem after you’ve tried the cup. I cut most of the stem off and it’s no use I can’t get it out. I hated tampons as I could feel them all the time no matter how far I put them but this cup was extraordinary, I imagined being able to feel the cup every second but no such discomfort. There’s no advisers available at the weekend so I’m a little worried about how on earth I’m gonna get this thing out. I know it can take a little while to get used to the removal but I’m starting to think maybe I should just let it live up there if that’s what it has decided upon, who am I to question the mooncups choice?
Layla – 07 July 2013
I honestly think this is the best thing that has been designed for women, ever! This is period three using it and absolutely NO issues with leakage etc…is fantastic. So much better than towels or tampons both used to be so drying that they were making me VERY sore….well…no more!! Brilliant!!
Please please advertise more as I wish I’d known about this years ago as would have avoided years of discomfort. Now it goes in and I forget that it’s there!!
I’ve been telling everyone about it!!
Jules – 07 July 2013
I just wanted to say thank you. Silly me for being 44 and not trying a Mooncup sooner. My periods have always been on the heavy side, literally flooding through tampons in under an hour on the first two days. No more… The Mooncup is genius! I even ran 11 miles on my heaviest day and no leaking. I don’t seem to have the lumps I had before and no more horrible dryness. This months period was almost like not having a period, I’m definitely converted. I’m a mother of two girls, one is 10yrs old and growing fast. Am hoping in a few years time when she’s ready, she’ll choose to use a Mooncup too.
Rebekah – 06 July 2013
I started to realise just how much non-biodegradable waste my use of sanitary products was creating and wanted to find something greener. I can’t believe more women aren’t using a Mooncup – it’s far less hassle than any other product and takes away the eco-guilt and expense of sanitary products. It’s also ideal for when I am somewhere that doesn’t have a bin in the loos to get rid of a sanitary towel. Absolutely amazing.
MJ – 23 June 2013
This is the most greatest invention of our generation. I started using moon cup nearly 3 years ago and wish that I had started it many years before. It’s comfortable, hygienic, ecofriendly and purse friendly. I swapped to it after having gynae surgery and could not go back to tampons and I have never looked back periods lighter and the biggest difference is cramps much reduced!! Two bits of advice as when u first get one it it can be so easy to get frustrated but trust me persevere! 1-buy a very soft toothbrush and when I need to clean it I put in Milton then brush softly to remove stains etc. And 2- believe it or not have short fingernails as it makes it myth easier to insert and remove-!!!!! Keep up the good work!!!
Ash – 21 June 2013
I ordered my mooncup in a fit of hormonal impulsiveness on the first day of my period, and it was here in 3 days! I cannot believe I did not know about this amazing device before; if any of you ladies are undecided about it, invest the money and give it a try. I personally will not be looking back, can’t wait to clear out my bathroom cupboard of all the space consuming tampons and pads…..
Emily – 21 June 2013
I ordered my very first Mooncup (via Amazon) a few weeks ago and had the chance to put it to the test when my period began today. After just a few hours I am completely converted. I cannot even begin to express how happy I am that this product exists, and that I never have to fiddle with pads or tampons ever again. There is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to inserting/removing the cup but I got the hang of it fairly quickly. A great product that I will definitely be recommending to others.
natalie – 19 June 2013
Day 1The collection device arrived and having watched and read a number of instruction techniques the mission was all systems go. Supporting equipment spread and lowered attempts resulted in “tail reduction”
Mission aborted due to slippage
New attempt at launch seems successful in first moments of flight. NASA scientist to continue with mission, it seems all systems go.
The day started with the extraction, a surprisingly deep retrieval aided by the collaborative approach by the other chute.
A new adventure began after deep cleaning equipment and surrounding launch platform.
Take off was amateur but the shuttle is now in space.
stay tuned ……
New2blogs – 16 June 2013
I hate my period I hate tampons I hate towels I LOVE mooncup!! I bought it today and it’s the best 22 quidI have ever spent! I LOVE this so much I called a friend and told her about it she is buying one tomorrow ! Thank you I LOVE this x
n.fillery – 15 June 2013
I’ve been using my cup for several months now, and I’m in love with it. For me, it’s much more comfortable than tampons, and it’s much more cleaner than using pads. I was so excited (and proud!) to first use it, and I’ve never really had any problems. At first I was scared of leaks so I used pads with it, but I had nothing to worry about – there were no leaks! I’ve used it at work, the gym, on a bike, and whilst sleeping and I’ve never had any issues.
I really wish I was taught about cups when I was growing up, rather than having to chance upon them myself. Despite that, I’m really glad that I did find mooncup when I did. I feel so much more comfortable with myself and my cycle now and that in itself is worth more than the price of one cup. Thanks mooncup!
Lauren – 11 June 2013
Hi, I just wanted to take a moment and let everyone know how in just one week Mooncup has changed my life as an active female. I’ve always had very heavy flows, resorting to costly overnight pads just to make it through a couple of hours. As we all know, feminine hygiene is in no way cheap, and it definitely adds up over time 🙁 . Aside from the obvious fact that these are earth friendly and body friendly, I just wanted to say that I cramp far less now and don’t fear leaks! With the low set insertion, it’s easy and comfortable to use the mooncup. Tampons were always very uncomfortable, because I dry out easily and they aren’t effective on clots. With mooncup, I’m now free to go about my life without interruption or having to use birth control as a management system! If you’re skeptical on the comfort, don’t worry. I’ll admit, the first few insertions were difficult, figuring out how I was comfortable getting it in. But I found my position and haven’t felt it since! (Sometimes it makes me double guess if I even put it in! But the lack of mess is kind of an obvious clue haha) I look forward to many years of being care-free and uninhibited by my periods. Thank you Mooncup, for being everything you claim to be and more! Sincerely, a very grateful customer. <3 🙂
Rachael – 10 June 2013
The mooncup is absolutely amazing! I’ve had mine about a year and a half, and have convinced several friends to get them. Environmentally-friendly, convenient, comfortable, economical– I even forget I have my period when I’m using my mooncup. It has honestly changed my life and I tell that to all of my female friends. I wish you advertised more in the U.S. so more people could laugh at tampon ads the way I do now!
Ale – 08 June 2013
I saw a mooncup link shared on facebook a couple of years ago and remember thinking it was a bit gross, but it must have stuck in my mind because I recently bought one. Having to carry a nappy bag around with me all the time since having babies, it’s nice to have one less thing to remember to pack. It only took me one afternoon to get used to it, gradually trimming the stem away and now it’s completely comfortable. More people should know about the mooncup, the only obvious choices are tampons and sanitary towels. It’s worth sharing the knowledge, even if people are a bit grossed out at first, because they might come around to it in the end like I did.
Hannah – 06 June 2013
The first time I tried putting in the Moon Cup was a bit awkward and slightly shocking… The cup seemed so big! But now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, I love it! The Moon Cup is easily the 2nd best thing I’ve ever put in my vagina. 🙂
Victoria – 31 May 2013
As an extremely active individual (skydiver, snowboarder, sailor, camper, hiker, etc.) I was always finding myself very limited around my menstrual cycle times, always being forced to drag around boxes of tampons everywhere I went. Sometimes, if I wasn’t prepared, I’d be stuck out miles away from shore with only my brother on our boat, or up on top of a mountain in the snow, and not have a single tampon on me. Plus, having severely heavy periods on a very irregular basis made my menstruation incredibly difficult to deal with (not to mention the literally crippling pain associated with a flow as heavy as mine is). Also, being a very eco-conscious person has made me feel even worse about using disposable tampons so frequently. On a suggestion from a friend, I decided to look into alternative sanitary protection, and I was just so blown away by all of the glowing reviews about the mooncup that I had to give it a go. I just experienced my first period with the mooncup, and I am a complete convert. I also just went sailing with my brother and had zero problems with leakage, pain, and unpreparedness. I’m relieved to be free from the ‘tampon curse’ and will never, ever go back. I realize how awful tampons are now, as I would endure extreme vaginal swelling, pain, and irritation from constant usage. Even worse, because of their constant leakage, I would have to wear ‘period panties,’ or panties that were badly stained from previous periods because of leaky tampons, in order to avoid staining new panties. I didn’t even realize how horrible that whole process was until I stopped being forced into it. I found the mooncup very easy to use (even as a beginner) and very comfortable. Incredibly enough, all of my stabbing menstrual pains have vanished completely. Further, I can continue with my active lifestyle uninterrupted and with no pain, no cost, and no environmental impact. Thank you, to all the women behind the mooncup; you have changed my life.
Paula, 19 – 30 May 2013
Love! Why did I not know about this and try it sooner! I will admit that the first try with the mooncup was unsuccessful due to nerves. However, on my second attempt I found insertion easy (I laid on my back first time). I had no trouble with leaks at all. None. Say goodbye to ruining your favourite underpants. I will say that neither the C fold or punch down methods worked for me. I use the triangle fold. Go to youtube for demonstrations on other folds if you are having trouble. I’ve also found that pinching the bottom of the cup to where it’s almost in the C fold for removal helped me as well. The benefits are worth it. I’m also ecstatic that when I return to the US, I’ll still be able to order the mooncup under the mcuk name. Thank you so much for changing the lives of women everywhere!
Susan – 29 May 2013
I have been using mine for a year. It is amazing. Safe easy to use and clean. Sometimes I get a little messy with removal and occationally if I don’t get up in the middle of the night when I am being lazy but need to empty then of course some leakage is bound to happen. But wow. I would never ever go back. Better for the environment. Better for my pocket. And it is wonderful to only need the one wonderful little mooncup for all your period needs. I actually look forwards to my period. Am no longer phased. And feel that you have answered every prayer I could ask when wanting something to deal with a bleed. Buy one, buy one, buy one!!!
Monica – 24 May 2013
I’ve been using my mooncup for almost a year now. It took me forever to finally try one, I read loads of reviews, was originally grossed out etc. Trying a mooncup was the best decision I have made in a long time. I have pretty heavy flow and still only have to change it once or twice a day, I’m fine overnight which is the best thing ever- no more uncomfey pads and awkwardly position tissue and NO leaking. Seriously a game changer. Never going back to pads or tampons.Honest points-
1) It takes a while to get used to fitting, wearing and emptying. It took me 3 periods to get used to it completely and the first time did feel kind of weird.
2) Emptying can be a little messy but again, with time I have found a routine to minimise this. Still working on a public bathroom solution, work and home I have sorted.
3) If you are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with blood or your own anatomy down there, it might take more time to get used to. Try getting used to these things first!
4) Sport. I horse ride regularly which was why i used to wear tampons over pads. The mooncup is great for riding, even in cream jods! I do wear a small liner though as on heavy days, using my seat to ride can cause a little leakage.
Hope this helps anyone considering trying a mooncup. They save money, time, hassle and leakage. For me it has really changed that time of the month and I can’t stop telling my friends!
(20yo student, vet nurse and horse rider)
Becky K – 20 May 2013
I cannot believe it took me this long to find the mooncup. I’ve gone from (un)sanitary pads to tampons and each time felt disgusting during my period. I’ve been using the mooncup for two cycles now, and I cannot stop talking about it. No more ickiness and no cramps! I don’t know how or why my cramps aren’t as intense as before but this product is… magic.
Handling my period has actually made me feel closer to my body and I’m no longer worried about traveling or running. Thanks to my dad for giving me my magic mooncup 🙂
Kika – 17 May 2013
Oh my goodness!I bought a mooncup, almost as an experiment, thinking that if I hated it then I could go back to using other sanitary products, but I have completely FALLEN IN LOVE WITH IT! It is SO good, so handy, so portable – I don’t have to worry about getting blood on the sheets while I was asleep, or having to be paranoid about leakage! I am SO happy and have already began trying to convert other people I know to the joys of the Mooncup!
Esther – 12 May 2013
When I first heard about Mooncups I was very skeptical, mostly because I didn’t think I had any issues with my current monthly practices and a menstrual cup seemed so alien to me. But the more I thought about it, the more appealing it seemed- mostly for environmental reasons. And I’d never say no to saving myself some money!
I decided to be open minded and give it a go, and I’m glad I did. By the end of my second period with a Mooncup I felt like a pro and I definitely won’t be using tampons again.
Now I’m trying to get all my friends to try one too!
Erin – 05 May 2013
Hi, Even though I’m a guy I would just like to say this is a brilliant device. I randomly clicked on a link that sent me here and I then sent the link to a few of my female friends and a couple of weeks later they were all saying it is a MUST HAVE and have recommended it to all of their friends. On another note you could also add that the Mooncup gets rid of the dreaded sending the BF/Husband down to the shops for Pads/Tampons and him getting the wrong ones.
Brendan – 02 May 2013
Hello! My name is Moa and I’m a seventeen year old girl from sweden. I bought my mooncup last fall and I just want to say thank you with all of my heart for this wonderfull product. I’m so happy with my mooncup that actually I’m longing for my nezxt period some times. The mooncup makes it som mych more fun. I’ve told all my friends about it, cause I’m so satisfied. Just wanted you to know that. Love, Moa.
Moa – 02 May 2013
Holy Gee yes! I heard of menstrual cups two years ago. I talked about it with my best friend but the idea of something “new” was like no way to her. So I forgot about it. Well just last month my sister clogged my aunts toilet with her tampons and they had to clean out the whole system. HOW EMBARRASSING. I never wanted that to happen to me, or her (again.) My grandpa (eek) asked me if I was flushing mine down the toilet too. I just said “No!” but in reality it was “Yes!” I don’t want to leave my dirty ones in the garbage (EW) So I was looking for different ways, And the menstrual cup came to mind! I decided why not, I couldn’t find any in local stores so I tried amazon and got one cheap! My sister thought it was weird and gross so I told her fine have fun with tampons I’m going to free myself! She finally agreed and bought one too, Well after a few weeks I finally started, and I got it in pretty easily, just taking it out hurt a tiny bit for me (but then again so does tampons!” I did calculating and I am saving my self 1,506 dollars from tampons just by using the moon cup. It is nicer on the environment and my wallet! So far no leakage, can’t even feel it. And less cramps!
Ukiah – 01 May 2013
I am a 13 years old and bought a mooncup after getting fed up with tampons and remembering that our school nurse had mentioned mooncup as a more eco-friendly alternative. After I got it my period did not come for ages so I had a while to get comfortable with removing and inserting it. I have now just started using it and it has not leaked once and I could not feel it AT ALL. It is also good because I do not need to carry supplies with me around school whilst on my period.I only ave two criticisms: sometimes it makes a squelchy (sorry) sound removing it, which can be awlward in public toilets, and that my school nurse showed one to us and told us about mooncup but then said they were not yet available in shops. This was in 2012. It would also be helpful if they were presented as a normal alternative to tampons and towels, rather than an afterthought for environmentalists and hipppies as she did. (I realise the last criticism is not mooncup’s fault).
I would recommend this and especially urge young girls to try it if they are worried about inserting/removing.
Lexie – 27 April 2013
I got my mooncup a few months ago because my periods were so heavy that i was changing a super super plus every few hours. at first i was like wow this is huge and i couldn’t get the knack of it so i left it and decided i’d try it later. now, i have just tried it again 3 months later and so far (after an hour!) no leaks! let me tell you it takes some time to figure out how to get it in, but i will never give up on my moon cup. keep trying!! viva la mooncup!!
Emily – 24 April 2013
My period always used to be a complete drama, cramps, leaks, discomfort and tampons and pads were disgusting and uncomfortable. Also, I do dancing and swimming so it was always very awkward to do these things at my time of the month. I was desperately looking for an alternative. Thank goodness I found the mooncup! I was excited and nervous for using it because being 14, I still have my hymen intact and I thought the mooncup would hurt. Initially I was right, insertion was painful and frustrating so I emailed the mooncup team- who were extremely helpful- and with some practice it was dead easy! I recently went on holiday to France and I was due on, my first time with the mooncup- no cramps, leaks or paranoia. I even forgot I was on! Whenever I emptied the cup it was never even half full- even on my heaviest days, and I didn’t feel it. As for dance and swimming, my period isn’t even a problem with the mooncup. I haven’t changed it in a public toilet yet but I don’t feel the need to, seeing as it lasts so much longer so I can just empty it when I get home from school. Yes, at first I thought it’s be disgusting but really it’s just as much contact with blood as with a tampon or a pad. If you are like me, a teenage girl and you are sceptical about using the mooncup, just try it, honestly, after some practice it gets so much easier and periods aren’t a worry anymore. It’s eco-friendly, comfortable, money efficient, reusable, easy to use, so what have you got to lose by trying it? Thank you so much for improving my period, mooncup!
Ella – 23 April 2013
i choose mooncup for a simple reason. I wanna go green. I’m suck with menspad that full my bin. I also suck to wash my menspad,it’s hard to be clean..Choose mooncup is my big decide. The culture of my country(Indonesia) is so eastern,which is taboo using something in your vagina(no one use tampon here), and using mooncup is a disguisting thing. But i’m marriage and have 1 child, i think i need no worry about that ‘taboo’..
Using something different with others makes me become stranger. I just share my experience using mooncup with my friend who sell this mooncup. Need 2 days until i relax using thing mooncup. 1st experience,i think..’uh,so hard to be go green’,because my vagina can’t relax well,so my mc hard to be entered,also to open it. But now it’s easier and i’m free from menspad irritation! Alhamdulillah..
ardiba rs – 20 April 2013
I wish I would have known about this a long time ago! The MCUK has made my period a lot less of an inconvenience. I use to have to wear a tampon AND a pad, now I just wear my Mooncup! It took me a few tries to get it right, but now that I have it figured out, I am NEVER going back! I recommend this to every woman. Seriously. Get the Mooncup!
Heather – 20 April 2013
hi, i’ve been looking at the mooncup for a whille now , trying to pluck up the courage to try it. i got it for my latest cycle and i wont be looking back. wish i’d done it years ago.i found it so clean and hygenic. i did’nt find it messy to change, just comfort and security.
i will be reckonmending it to my female friends and relitives.
thank you mooncup .
lozzie – 18 April 2013
I’m 28 years old and have been using my Mooncup for about 6 years. It’s pretty amazing to think about the amount of money I’ve saved, not to mention the amount of trash not going into the sewage and landfill! I’m really glad to have found out about this company so long ago, and I’m feeling newly inspired to tell more of my friends about!
Melissa – 15 April 2013
It took me a couple of months to be able to use my mooncup – first few times I tried was pretty uncomfortable, third month I got it down by buying some water based lube and putting it in in the shower – works a treat, more comfortable than anything else once you’ve put it in right, never gives me thrush after my period which tampons sometimes would, and cheap and better for environment! I would definitely say give it a go sooner rather than later and don’t worry if you don’t get it right first time.
bspeake – 15 April 2013
i’m using mooncup for first time,try before on dry run,and no problem put in,and removal. Very easy to clean,even the hole can clean on one squezze,no smell either. Leaking in my second day period,because its heavy,i should empty it every 2 or an hour.No problem for me i just empty it everytime i go pee and using pad just on heavy day.Mooncup quiet stiff which is work for me,i can do yoga and other stuff without worrying leaking,tq mooncup
dinawulan – 14 April 2013
I had found about mooncup through a facebook post from a friend. She was asking another one of my friends who has a lot of holistic and eco-friendly knowledge about products. I thought I’d check out the site since I was open to new ideas since I actually have had a lot of trouble with traditional sanitary options. I ended up reading many of the testimonials, which really helped, and the fact that the mooncup you can re-use safely, it sounded like it reduced cramps and an influx of hormonal disruption had me sold.
I received my mooncup with in two weeks, and at first had some issues with inserting it properly. The very first time I put it in I wasn’t sure I had it in right, I took it out and re-inserted and thought, yeah that feels right, then went for a run. I hadn’t actully sealed it right and it