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Just thought I’d add some comments about using the Mooncup during sport as that was what I was a bit concerned about before buying mine, as I do a lot of running. Went out for a 2-hr run on the second day of my period and it was absolutely great, completely comfortable and I honestly forgot it was there, which wasn’t always the case with tampons! so go for it ladies, it really is a better option!
Caroline – 29th March 2016
This is my first review on anything ever online!! I just love it so much! So simple, comfortable, I feel clean, no worries about leaking and no worries about what other sanitary products you need to pack to cover your current flow. One does the job. Wonderful for anybody that travels, stays over in a friends, boyfriends house, as it leaves no waste! Simples! I instantly got used to inserting and removing, no troubles there and no troubles so far! I was shocked at how fast I learned, I looked up some helpful info on using it as many panic about inserting/removing it and found them very helpful!(precious star pads on youtube is fantastic!) I tried a dry run first, which I recommend doing so you can get used to it for your real trial! This amazing product has changed my monthlys for life! Would recommend to everyone! 5 stars! Thank you Mooncup!!!
Lynn – 03 March 2016
My first time doing a review of any product, so that’s something! Despite being a 17 year old virgin, who’s never tried a tampon before, I was incredible intrigued by this product! I’d seen many reviews just like the one I’m writing and decided I’d jump in and get one. At first it was incredibly.. awkward? Which is normal, you are shoving something up in your vagina, and in my case for the first time! But now after my third time using it, I will never go back! Thought I’d say a little about my experience; The first period I used it, I didn’t keep it in during the night (I was scared it’d move up and blah blah, usual worries that come with trying this). My second period, I did leave it in overnight, and surprise surprise, it didn’t move further up! However, it still took about.. 15 minutes for me to take out, wash and put back in, so for convenience, I didn’t wear it to school as it’d take too much time on a morning. Third period, I do all of the above. Takes about 5 minutes changing and washing up which will decrease with experience, I wear it to school and with enough confidence without a pad underneath! It’s great!
I did trim the stem as it was prodding me and making it incredibly painful! So I trimmed the entire stem. I find the punch down fold is the best method to use. Sometimes it doesn’t full open, I cant feel it unless I run my finger around and ‘poke’ the cup, if it sort of bends and moves, then its not open and I just continue to prod it while rotating my finger until it feels almost.. inflated? Its hard to describe but it’s something you’ll know once you try it. Also! Everyone tells you about squatting to remove the cup if you cant reach it, personally I find sitting on the toilet to be the best solution, but I squat to insert. So if you cant remove it easily, try sitting on the toilet with your back straight! I do recommend everyone to at least try this! I mean almost everyone tries pads and tampons to find what works, why shouldn’t it be the same for the cup?!
Alexis – 03 March 2016
I’d read about the mooncup online but always passed it off as something not for me. After years of painful periods, thrush from tampons and having to use steroid cream on my sensitive skin from pads rubbing, enough was enough! I picked one up in boots for around £20 and can honestly say it is worth every penny. A small investment to make when you add up what you would usually spend in a few months on other products. It was a little bit fiddly to insert the first few times, I have rinsed mine in water before hand which makes it easier. You just know yourself when it is in the correct position as you can’t feel it. My friends are a bit dubious about buying one as they think it looks a little bizarre however i believe as soon as you buy one you will never look back. thank you!
Kate – 02 March 2016
I have had this for a few years now, I absolutely love it. One of the biggest things I hated about menstruating was how I always felt like I was leaking. This took that feeling away completely it did itwhere tampons couldn’t and it made me feel more comfortable than napkin it was just amazing. I absolutely love this product highly recommend it have recommended it to dear family members and friends.
Unfortunately the one I first ordered isn’t sitting as well as it use to so I’ve ordered a new one.
Zoe – 24 February 2016
This has revolutionised my period. It took me a few cycles to get the hang of it but it is so worth it. It’s comfortable, I don’t know I’m wearing it and I never had that level of comfort with a tampon. I feel much cleaner and fresher, there’s no leaking, it’s like I’m not even on my period. I can run, play sports and go climbing in it and never even know its there. It’s also made me so much more comfortable at night I’m not worried about leaks. Love it.
Amy – 23 February 2016
I have struggled with pads and tampons for years due to allergies and i researched and discovered menstrual cups, i was a bit nervous when i got it but all i can do is praise it, its like a phantom is in there, i know its there but i cant feel it, and its good that i can keep track on my flow ive now recommended a few friends into trying them out too
Billie – 22 February 2016
I am really happy to hae finally bought and used the mooncup after hearing about it, all positively for years now. Initially I walked into a big-brand chemist and asked if they had them. They did but the atmosphere was so unfriendly I eventually picked one up in a local healthfood shop. Yep, it really is another level from tampons and pads. No more plugging cotton in your vagina like a “shut up won’t you”. I am early thirties, no pregnancy and I followed the guidelines for a size A. However were I to choose again I’d get the smaller one.
Kathryn – 20 February 2016
I am so happy I found this product…it was through a friend! Suddenly, I don’t even dread my periods. The mooncup is easy to use, leak free, cost efficient, so environment friendly and healthy! I happily recommend it to every woman I talk to about periods. I can run, dance, swim wearing it…absolutely no worry!
Saumya – 15 February 2016
So I used my mooncup for the first time today. I read a LOT of reviews in preparation and honestly I was expecting it to be a lot more difficult than it was. First thought that its BIG, I have size B as im only 21 with no children. Once folded if you guide it in very slowly it does go in ok – was a little uncomfortable the first time. I kept it in for an hour then removed it with no problems?!!!!! I only needed to snip off a little of the stem – may snip off a little more once I am more comfortable. Once you’ve put it in it does take a little while to ‘settle’ and become comfortable because you can feel it at first. Once you’ve had it in for a few hours you really cannot feel it at all. However when you do go to remove it does move up inside you somewhat. Fortunately I managed to ‘push’ just a little. This was much easier than I expected, just a few gentle pushes and you can grab the stem. I now feel I understand childbirth a lot better haha.
The first time I removed it it did hurt a little I’ll be honest. I think I have quite a small vagina and haven’t had sex for a little while either, but hurt a LOT less the second time I took it out.
So far so good! It was actually MUCH easier than I expected and no need to wear a pad as well – I feel very confident that I won’t leak!
Laura – 15 February 2016