We are delighted to share with you some of the thousands of testimonials we have received from MCUK/Mooncup users.
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I can’t understand why the Mooncup hasn’t been promoted but rather hidden behind the plethora of (un)sanitary products. It just goes to show, I guess, the power of big companies. What an amazing invention, and I am just sorry that I have missed out on years of using one. I came across this quite by accident. For years, tampons have done the job for me. However, heading towards menopause, I am suffering periods from hell, and needed something beyond the super mega plus tampon and accompanying pad to get me through the awful days.I read a recommendation for this, saying that it had a greater capacity. My initial thought, like many, was gross, but I was intrigued, and pretty desperate. It is early days, but wow, seriously, wow. For me at least, it has been very easy to use (I still need to trim the stem, though), and really comfortable. Yes, I like the money saving aspect (albeit a bit late in the day now), the being kinder to my body aspect – all good. But is has some great additional benefit beyond that. When I am at home, I no longer have to try and discreetly dispose of used tampons and pads (and we are talking bulk) – which I hate, especially when we have guests. And when I am on holiday, I really hate having to put all my used items in the small, usually open bathroom bin. A heavy flow day, and the bin is full. I might as well have a sign stuck to my head saying ‘I am on my period and there are all my used rags if you want to have a look’. I am a really personal person, so this matters a lot to me. And then there is trying to swim with a tampon in, knowing that it will absorb water, and leak (only not just water!), and the string that I am praying doesn’t peek out of the side of my swimming costume. All of this for me is real mortifying stuff – and just thinking about it makes me want to sink into the floor, so the prospect of getting rid of a lot of that is just fantastic. And for anyone who really thinks that this is gross, this really is a whole lot better than having to handle and dispose of the mounds of used pads every month. Now that is what I find really disgusting.
Jo – 14 May 2015
I only recently heard about me steal cups and decided to try the moon cup around three months ago. I could only see positive comments about it so thought I couldn’t go wrong. I was right, it’s the best thing I have heard of in some time, I love it! I have since given away all my remaining supplies of tampons and pads and purchased another moon cup as a spare. Initially I bought the larger size as I am over 30 years however I have since purchased the smaller cup as I had c-sections for both my children and have found this better. Initially the insertion was a little tricky but I soon got the hang of it. I had to trim the entire stem off but otherwise it is perfect! I even have less period pain which is a big thing for me as I used to suffer terribly. I only wish my mother had told me about this product. I wonder if she ever knew herself. I have spread the word and two friends have since purchased one each and love it also. I will certainly be encouraging my daughter when the time comes. I look forward to another similar product that can be used safely for sexual encounters 🙂
Johanna – 02 May 2015
I’ve just purchased my second ever mooncup. My first was about 8 years old so it has done a wonderful job! I honestly thought I’d never get the hang of using it, I really worried that I wasn’t doing it right but it’s just a matter of trimming the stem(for me, removing almost completely) and practising.Now, I love it and I am never going to buy another tampon again. I donated my “sanitary supplies” (funny that they are called that when they are anything but sanitary!) to a hospital ward and a women’s shelter. I have saved hundreds of pounds over the years and yes, the planet too.We need to start talking about this openly, I have plucked up the courage to discuss it with friends.
my daughter is 10 and she has asked about her options period wise. school only ever mentioned pads or tampons but she really wants to use a mooncup and I will buy her one to try. I hope she gets on with it, but time will tell. I could buy some washable pads just in case but I want her to be comfortable with her body and not see it as a dirty process.
If you’re reading this and you’re struggling with your mooncup: RELAX you will get the hang of it.
REMEMBER how long it took you when you learnt how to use a tampon or anything else in life
RING the lovely helpline ladies, they are wonderful
REJOICE when you’ve mastered it, now you can help others!
Helen – 28 April 2015
I had heard about the mooncup for a while. but I never got one until my friend got one and told me all about how great it was. I decided to go ahead and try it. I haven’t looked back since. I would go as far as to say it’s transformed my life. At first it was a little tricky to get the hand of but luckily for me I had my friend to go to with all my questions. Eventually I got the hang of it and I can’t tell you how much I love it. I’d never go back to horrible tampons which dry you out. I feel so much cleaner during my periods now. I now pretty much tell everyone I know about it and encourage others to give it a go!
Kay – 27 April 2015
I’m 49 and peri-menopausal. After a lifetime of extremely painful, heavy periods and then for the last 7 years a diagnosis of erosive Vulval/Vaginal Lichen Planus; using Tampons, literally, were a pain. No matter which type I used they’d irritate and inflame an already irritated/inflamed sensitive area :o( I’d tried a return to pads but with heavy periods and nighttime leaks they just weren’t working for me.
My younger sister fairly recently discovered Mooncup and advised me to try it. I only bought mine on Friday and today is the first time using it. So it may be rather early to create a testimonial, but I feel good about this already! After recommendation from my sis & reading the info & other testimonials, I really have high hopes for this product.
Apart from freaking my hubby & son out while boiling it for first clean. They had a look, screwed their faces up and unfortunately, they are of the we won’t ask, so don’t tell us variety. I will, of course, educate hubby eventually.
Instructions were easy to follow and I found that it was extremely easy to insert. Having a tilted womb, wasn’t sure if it would be work but after a bit of manoeuvring it feels comfortable.
Funny episode in Boots while buying it (why was it hidden away on the bottom shelf???). I forgot my reading glasses and took it to the counter to ask the young ‘Health Advisor’ if I had the right size. She seemed a little awkward (queue behind me) and had to ask me the difficult Qs like: ‘What age are you?’ (How embarrassing!) ;o) and then; ‘Vaginal or Ceasarian births?’ Two, Ceasarian. So she whispered yes, think this size is fine. I bought another product – gel. Painkilling not lubricating! Only when I left the shop did I realise she’d charged me twice for the gel. So unnerved was she, by this strange Mooncup buying person. Went back, explained, she tried to refund, till froze, then had to call assistance, another queue formed behind me. I felt like whole shop knew what I’d just bought. Ha Ha!
If I can get through that then actually using this thing should be a walk in the park. ;o)
Kirsty – 26 April 2015
I bought mine a few hours ago and I initially found it painful and difficult to put in but I tried again and the second time it was easy. So if anyone out there is having difficulty like I was the don’t worry, relax and keep trying.
Bryony – 25 April 2015
This thing is a godsend..but it wasn’t at the beginning!
I have been using my moon cup for half a year now during the age of 16 going on 17.
As I am younger then the mooncup took some getting use to and I admittedly had a few problems. Mainly to do with inserting the cup to begin with (which took practice) and taking it out was at the beginning excruciating.
It was suggested that squatting helps to remove the cup but I found it less painful when removing it when on the toilet.
So my experience wasn’t a good one. However I didn’t want to give up, I emailed about this for help and watched a few Youtube videos for advice and I can now safely say that I am using my mooncup pain free and that I will never go back to using tampons or pads 🙂
If you have any difficulties PLEASE contact Mooncup as when you’ve got the right technique you’ll never want to go back to your old habits!
Zoe – 23 April 2015
I’ve fallen in love with my Mooncup! I love it and already can see it changing my relationship with my period! I’ll never go back to tampons or pads, life is too short to be miserable for a week a month!!!
everyone should try it, I’ll never go back
Jess – 22 April 2015
I am a new mooncup user, and 4 days into my period now I can honestly say this product is amazing. Everything that is said in all the other reviews is true, I feel cleaner and I’ve had significantly reduced cramps this month. I found it a bit tricky to remove at first, but I’m getting the hang of it now. If you are considering buying this product, do it! Every woman should have one 🙂
Heather – 22 April 2015
Thought I’d let you know today I bought my second mooncup, after 7 years of service it was time to retire my first one.Considering how long it lasts it’s a really cheap alternative, apart from the obvious environmental benefits. But what I as a young woman liked the best was that no matter how long a trip I was going for all I needed to bring for my periods were one cup.
However I can still remember the first time I tried it, and the panic when I couldn’t get it out. I tell it as a funny story now, and to show the importance of exercising your vaginal muscles, relax and work on that muscle control, and you’ll figure it out in no time.
Thank you for keeping both my consciousness and backpack light 🙂
Elice – 19 April 2015