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I love this thing!!
I was on a work course about the Environment and our impact on it and what really struck me was how much i contribute to landfill every month. I have never liked tampons or pads, they make me feel irritated and unclean, especially in the summer.
I saw Mooncup online and went to my local Boots to get one the next day.
I’ve been using it for a few days now and its amazing! The first attempts to insert it were disasters, but once i found the fold that work and had it settled it was great, sat comfortably and i slept soundly with it in all night.
The next morning i had no trouble removing it and have not looked back since:)
I’m recommending it to every woman i know!
Sarah – 03 July 2015
I am so glad I bought the mooncup. After discovering it on the boots website and doing a lot of research I got it and it was the best decision I ever made and will never ever use disposable products again. I feel so much happier about it and feel sorry for those who don’t use them
Luna – 29 June 2015
the first time you have to insert it will be a little tricky, especially if you are nervous as I was! you don’t want to cut the stem the first 2 -3 times, or you’ll have a panic attack as I did when I “couldn’t find it” and just hurt yourself. Just take your time, the mooncup will find her way inside your body, and then all your periods will be a walk in the park. This has been my second month and I couldn’t be happier, you can’t feel it, you can exercise, work , do anything you like with that magical clean sensation and don’t have to worry about forgotten tampons, change the smelly things, always feeling wet and uncomfortable. Just forget about those days!!
Simona – 26 June 2015
Last week, June 2015, I lost my Mooncup. I’d had it for just over ten years!!! Nothing had gone wrong with it in all that time and if it hadn’t been lost I would have continued using it. So thank you, what an amazing product! It went all the way around the world with me, on so many adventures. From my mid twenties to my mid thirties!! Losing it in a weird way, feels like I’ve lost a part of my body!
Back in 2005 I saw a sticker promoting the Mooncup. I was amazed that such a healthy ecological solution existed and I’d never heard of it. I’d long grown tired of that nasty dried out feeling I was getting from tampons. I don’t know exactly how much money I’ve saved since that time. I’ve certainly put a lot less into landfill.
So it’s time for another Mooncup. I must admit I’m a little sad to be parted from my original. (I’m sure no one is actually recommended to use it for ten years and more but still!). I have promoted the Mooncup to my friends and family, those that have tried it haven’t looked back.
Keep up the good work. You are making and supplying a wonderful necessary product, helping your fellow humans and our beautiful planet. Not many of us are able to say that about our jobs! I’m very grateful that you are and for all that you’re done. Here ten years later you’re still going strong and I’m able to buy another one!
Many many thanks,
Sincerely a faithful customer
Katherine – 22 June 2015
To all those wondering what to do with already bought tampons- donate to homeless shelters please!
Rach – 19 June 2015
I am absolutely delighted with the mooncup as a replacement for tampons. They are also great for the environment and animal friendly.As soon as I started using it I saw the benefit. You dont feel it at all and you can clean it as often as you want or need to.
Its great for sports too; I do a lot of running and it sits in place perfectly.
The advice on the earthwisegirls site is great too. I did panic somewhat about removal of the mooncup, but the advice was perfect and relevant.
You do have to get a bit more ‘hands-on’ with yourself, as its not the same as pulling out a piece of string, but you get over this very quickly.
I wish we had these many tears ago, and Ive recommended to friends.
Brilliant alternative to the mounting costs of tampons and their negative impact to the environment.
Jennifer – 19 June 2015
After suffering with increasingly heavy periods and pain that was getting worse year on year I was getting very tired of ‘standard’ sanitary products – a super plus tampon would only last 45 minutes at the most for the worst day of my period and I found myself getting yeast infections every couple of months. The bulk and sometimes weird smell that accompanies pads meant that they were also off-putting for me.
After seeing a Mooncup sticker inside a toilet door at university and seeing on the website that its capacity was more than that of the most absorbent tampons, I decided to give it a try. I wish someone had told me about this years ago and it could have saved me a hundred periods of misery!
It takes a little getting used to at first – I obviously wasn’t getting the seal right during my first period with it and it kept creeping further and further up which lead to lots of leaks and trying to fish it out was a bit of a nightmare. As I had to do with tampons a decade ago, however, I persevered and eventually got it right! Making sure the holes aren’t blocked, turning it, inserting it as low as possible and particularly giving the stem (which I shortened as much as possible) a little tug downwards once it’s inserted and opened all seem to help with forming a seal and since then, I experience next to no leaks even with my nightmare periods overnight when I only have to wear a thin pantyliner in case I really exceed its capacity during a long sleep.
I have found my cramps and pain to be much less severe than they were using tampons and I haven’t had a single yeast infection in the year I’ve been using the Mooncup. Between these benefits for my health, for my wallet, the environment and the fact that you can’t feel it when inserted properly (I used to hate it when my tampon slipped further down and it would irritate my nether regions!), the Mooncup has been a complete lifesaver.
Something you don’t realise as well until you experience it – I no longer have the panic of realising I have no sanitary products in my bag or jacket – I can pop into the loos with it in and not have to worry about taking things with me. No more running home from lectures to fill my bag with bulky super plus tampons, no more worrying on nights out that I’m going to be leaking within half an hour and don’t have anything with me. It’s been the best decision I have made for my health and sanity coping with my horrendous periods and I espouse its merits to anyone who will listen!
It’s about time we expand puberty and sex education in schools to let girls know that there are other options out there. It would have saved me so much money, time and distress over the years! Thank you Mooncup!
Meg – 18 June 2015
I spent around two-three years trying to get used to using a tampon, for me it just never clicked. I became frustrated and began to think I had a mutant vagina. I first heard about the Moon Cup on a google search (I can’t for the life of me think why young girls aren’t educated about using menstrual cups) and thought I’d give it a try. I’m now my second cycle in and I am absolutely hooked. I have to say I did struggle in my first cycle, with getting it in and out – but soon found my own knack to it. I no longer dread my period (I actually found myself quite looking forward to it this month) and even have a morbid fascination in how much blood my body produces. I’m also not constantly aware of my period and I don’t feel icky (even in hot weather!) My favourite benefit is probably the fact my period pain isn’t nearly as half as bad as it used to be. I was sceptical when testimonials were claiming it cured their period pain, but it’s true, I have no idea how it does this, but it does. (witchcraft?) I still feel a dull ache, but it’s nothing like it used to be, I don’t need pain killers, I just get on with things. I am so excited about the Moon Cup, I keep banging on about how great it is to my mum and she’s wishing she hadn’t gone through the menopause now just so she could see what it it is like! I really believe every woman should know about the Moon Cup, not to mention the amazing benefits it has for the environment (I was shocked to find out 2.5million tampons are flushed into the sewage system every day in the UK.)
So I now love my period – Mother Nature rules and so does the Moon Cup, it may just be the best purchase I’ve made, well one of them anyway…
Kate – 11 June 2015
It’s great not having to carry anything around and not having to shop. I have a couple of terribly heavy days each month and a lot of very light days so it’s good not having to use tampons by the dozen at heavy times and not getting dried out on the light days.
Katie – 09 June 2015
Bought the cup, tried it for a week thought it was blooming brilliant…then queefed the bugger up the wall. Time to get the paint out.
Miranda – 09 June 2015