How often should I empty my Mooncup?
You will need to empty your Mooncup at least every 4-8 hours, depending on your menstrual flow.
Our recommendation to empty and rinse the Mooncup every 4 – 8 hours is based upon safe practice for users and has nothing to do with the capacity of the Mooncup menstrual cup vs. other period cup brands.
This recommendation is based on safety and hygiene reasons: to limit the risk of infections for our Mooncup customers. It is also important to note that some regulatory bodies, such as the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia (TGA) and ANSES in France, state that a menstrual cup should not be worn for longer than 8 hours.
As the Mooncup menstrual cup holds three times more than a regular tampon, most Mooncup users find they need to empty their Mooncup less often than they previously had to change tampons or pads.