Getting started

Getting started

Need a little more information about the MCUK?

How do I use my MCUK in a public restroom?

First wash your hands at the sink- as you would when changing a tampon. You can then take a small bottle of water into the bathroom stall with you.  Remove the MCUK, tip the contents into the toilet bowl, rinse with…

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Which size MCUK should I buy?

Choose the right size MCUK for you by following the simple guidelines below: Choose size A if you: Are 30 and over or  Have given birth vaginally at any age Choose size B if you: Are under 30 and have not given…

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Can I use the MCUK when I travel?

The MCUK was made for traveling. When you’re trying to pack light, you don’t want to carry bulky supplies of tampons and pads. Instead, you can pack just the one MCUK menstrual cup. MCUK is reusable, portable and saves a huge amount of…

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Can I wear the MCUK overnight?

You can wear the MCUK for up to 8 hours, emptying and rinsing it before going to bed and then again as soon as you wake up. If you have heavy periods you may need to empty your menstrual cup more often….

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How often should I empty my MCUK?

You will need to empty your MCUK at least every 4-8 hours, depending on your menstrual flow. Most MCUK users find they need to empty their menstrual cup less often than they previously had to change tampons or pads, as the MCUK menstrual…

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Is the MCUK messy?

When you insert the MCUK, it’s pretty much the same as inserting a tampon in terms of the amount of blood you come into contact with. When you remove the menstrual cup, the outside of it is relatively clean; the vast…

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Where do I position my MCUK?

The MCUK menstrual cup is designed to form a light seal with the walls of the vagina and not sit over the cervix itself. It needs to be placed as low as it will comfortably sit in the vagina. If…

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Why haven’t I heard of the MCUK?

We’re a small, ethical business manufacturing a product that’s a one-off purchase, so advertising (certainly on the saturating scale of most disposable sanitary product campaigns) tends to be prohibitively expensive for us.  Getting the word out often has to be…

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Does the MCUK hold more than a tampon?

The MCUK menstrual cup holds 3 times more liquid than a regular tampon.* The size A MCUK can hold 29.3 millilitres, and the size B MCUK can hold 28.8 millilitres to the rim. However, you will still need to empty your menstrual cup every…

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