I bought a mooncup about a year ago after deliberating whether to try it or not for the previous 6 months.
I have struggled with very heavy periods since I was a teenager. Since having my two children things became worse and trying to manage a heavy period alongside a very busy work life and family life was becoming harder to manage. I wish I had discovered the mooncup earlier in life as it truly has had a massive impact on how I now experience a period. I would be happy to recommend this product to anyone! I have now had one years experience in using the mooncup and feel confident in using it. I no longer worry about leaking everywhere whilst at work and can look forward to a holiday (and swimming!) without worrying about my period. I definitely will be encouraging my own daughter to use a mooncup from the get go. An added plus that can’t be overlooked is the positive environmental impact too. Please try the mooncup – you honestly and truly won’t look back!!
Becca – 19th April 2018
I bought the mooncup a few weeks ago. I’ve known about it for some time but only finally decided to purchase one after problems with my coil and being advices by my doctor that tampons weren’t ideal for someone with a coil.
After spending a couple of hours at the weekends, period free, trying out the mooncup, I was still a little dubious as to whether it was reliable whilst I was at work all day or at training and kept the stock of tampons on hand.
A few days ago, I thought I was coming on my period so popped the mooncup in as a ‘just in case’ and went to my crossfit training… I was amazing to find I had indeed come on my period and it had captured every drop and I hadn’t even felt it during the intense workout. Following a shower when I washed it and reinserted, I headed for a long day at work, where I spend most of the day presenting to delegates: pacing, moving around and generally being quite active. I kept checking for leaks and was delighted that there weren’t any. And again I wasn’t really aware it was there! I arrived home and jumped in the shower, and emptied the mooncup, amazed yet again that it captured everything and was so easy to use! After reinserting (easier each time) I headed to the swimming pool and was now confident that it would be fine! Following a long night sleep without any issues again I now am a full convert and wish I’d started using the mooncup years ago. Gone are the soggy tampon stings and dryness and hello to feeling fresh and confident!
Bravo!! I applaud what you’ve done and will be telling every woman I know!
Emily – 23rd March 2018
I have just my Mooncup about a year and it has genuinely revolutionised my period. Its so much easier than using tampons and pads which for one I always found horribly uncomfortable but also I had to change mine ever 2-3 hours but the mooncup lasts most of the day. I wear my cup at night too as I always used to find my flow quite light when sleeping meaning I would often be wasting a pad overnight and my period would resume in the morning. Not only this but I swim regularly and forgot I am on my period but a tampon used to be very soggy and start falling out. Thanks for being a life changing product that I can use for years to come! I only started using this at 16 and I am glad I didnt wait any longer.
Katie – 11th November 2017
Ever since reading about the Mooncup via a friend on Facebook, I’d been intrigued to try it. I made a promise to myself that as soon as my period returned after breastfeeding, I would take the plunge. Well, that time has come and yesterday I completed my first Mooncup experience! It took me a couple of days to master it, but by day 3 I felt like a pro, I even went for a swim with my cup in.
After three vaginal births I’m probably lacking a bit of the muscle tone down below that I once had, but I had no problems with inserting/keeping in/retrieving the cup whatsoever. Once I had my positioning sussed it was SO comfortable too.
Seriously wish I’d got on the bandwagon with these things a lot sooner!
Ruth – 6th November 2017
Why have I not tried this sooner!? I’ve seen the signs advertised on toilet doors since I first started my periods back in secondary school, and then when I moved to Uni. I always thought was going to be as bad as tampons (I’ve been a pad user all my period life after some stressful tampon moments).
But I’ve been getting into being green and reducing our household waste and decided to give it a go, thinking it’d end like the tampon problem and I wouldn’t use it. I’ll admit my first few tries didn’t go so well, I had a lot of discomfort. Then I reread the part about trimming the stem so gradually over a couple of periods doing different levels of exercise and movement I’ve got the stem to the perfect length and I’m truly amazed.
Now I don’t know its even there! Its fantastic. I had my first night’s sleep where I didn’t wake up feeling disgusting and it has made my period feel so much better! I’m no longer dreading a week of every month! The best thing for me though has been related to swimming. I always had to take a week or so off swimming because I just wouldn’t wear tampons, but the cup has changed all that – swimming all year round is now possible thanks to my MoonCup!
I love it – I wish I’d had the guts to try this sooner! Its a learning curve, but I think everyone who menstruates should try one!
Stephanie – 4th June 2017
So I am 13 and I started my period in may. I used pads for the first month and felt so icky and gross about it that I decided to try the mooncup which I saw on the boots website. It had good reviews so I bought it and I absolutely love it!!! I do leak every now and then because I am yet to figure out the best ways to do things for my body but honestly I am glad I found this at such a young age and I will never use a pad again! I am a cheerleader and I can cheer and I love to swim and it’s so awesome I love it!
Tabitha- 28th September 2016
I came across the Mooncup when looking online for an alternative to tampons. So glad I found it and will never go back! When I bought it I practiced with it before getting my period and found the punch down fold the easiest and definitely running it under cold water helps. Have used it for four periods now and having no problems. Used it swimming last week and was great. Would highly recommend it
Martina – 26th September 2016
I bought my moon cup over 3 years ago. I had heard of it but never really wanted to spend £20 on it. I really wish I was made to use this when I was younger. I truly believe that tampons made my periods worse and they are so bad for the environment. I will never ever use a tampon again ever!!!!!! I have washable pads for when I am sleeping which go in the washing machine and my moon cup. I have taken it abroad with me, its been running with me its been swimming with me, to parties and nights out with me and it has never let me down. I love it. I lost it once about a year ago and I was so upset my husband went out and got me another one 🙂 bless, if I had had daughters I would make sure they used these. I would love to be able to set up a charity so that women in third world impoverished contries have these, I cant imagine what they go through every month without proper sanitary conditions. I will work that out and hopefully let you all know. I have converted nearly every woman I know, and they are all raving about it. I have lighter less painful periods and my skin is even clearer after using it where as that time I would break out. I have less bloating and my cycle is shorter. Amazing!!! buy one today, dont wait just do it, you wont regret it 🙂
**** – 23rd December 2015
I’ve been using a mooncup for 10 years now, since after the birth of my first son (I was using washable nappies, and saw the mooncup on the nappy webpage and thought I would give it a go). I have used it since then. I thought at times it was a bit messy and perhaps a bit inconvenient, but cheaper in the long run than tampons and towels and better for the environment so I kept going and kind of got to appreciate it.
THEN this period, I could not find my mooncup; but no worries, thought I, there’s a handful of tampons in the cupboard going spare, it’ll be an easy period. How wrong I was. Mooncups are far more easy than tampons, now I know that for sure!
1)I think have had more leaks in the last 7 days than in the last 10 years. I have been constantly worried about leaks all week!
2)It’s inconvenient to have to remember to take a tampon into the toilet at work every time, just in case, and to ferret in the cupboard at home before going there, and to remember to put enough into my bag for whilst I am out for the day, no such worries with a mooncup, it’s there, you take it out, empty it, clean it put it back, there is nothing to forget;
3)Using a tampon is really no less messy than using a mooncup, (probably much more so, if you consider the frequency of leaks)
4)Tampons do not absorb clotty bits (that’s something I don’t remember from previous tampon use, perhaps it’s a sign of getting old….
5)It’s really great to go swimming with a mooncup – tampons tend to get all bulked up with pool water, but mooncups don’t
6)Period end tends to be a bit uncomfortable because the tampon absorbs vaginal fluids so can be sore to insert/remove
Previously I was a mooncup user. Now I am an EVANGELICAL mooncup user. I cannot believe that anyone would be daft enough to want to use tampons or towels when such a great alternative exists.
I have already been out and bought a brand new mooncup in case my old one doesn’t turn up before my next period. (After 10 years, it is probably not a bad investment!)
P.s. for any long term mooncup users, I really recommend a one period mooncup holiday – you will never want to go back to tampons ever ever again!
Sarah – 14th December 2015
Admittedly had a little bit of trouble inserting it at first as the size was a lil intimidating but once i got the hang of it i had no problems! i definitely won’t got back to tampons ever again, much more convenient; i don’t have to spend a fortune getting different sizes to suite my flow and don’t need to change it every time i want to have a shower/bath or go swimming on my cycle,
Kim – 28th November 2015