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 first heard about Mooncup 16 years ago but assumed it would be messy, impractical, uncomfortable, difficult to use and therefore too risky to waste money on. I then forgot all about it. My periods have since got heavier and when I came across Mooncup again, I bought one out of sheer desperation. (Fed up with carrying around loads of tampons and panty liners, changing every few hours & still bleeding into my underwear/ clothes.) What a waste of 16 years! I was a complete convert after 1 day. To my utter amazement I did not struggle with inserting / removing it (practice obviously helps). I have found it less messy, more practical/ comfortable & easier to use than tampons. I have not risked using it in unfamiliar public toilets (yet) but did manage with it at work – though my intention had only ever been to use it at home. I have never reviewed anything before and probably never will again (too lazy). Other people’s reviews gave me the courage to try Mooncup so I felt I should do my bit. I did not believe some of the reviews but I now understand the sense of liberation others spoke of. I no longer spend every moment worrying about the state of my underwear/ whether I should go to the toilet to check. (I didn’t even realise I did this until I changed to Mooncup… and didn’t do it anymore!)
Kate – 18 December 2015
My older sister told me about it, and once I had brought and started using my menstrual cup I was shocked that I had not heard about it before. The moon cup is a very reasonable price and wonderfully economical compared to tampons and pads. The moon cup actually made me feel happy with my menstrual cycle, as it does not alter natural bodily fluids and healthy function and is easy to use. Being in touch with my menstrual cycle also gave me the confidence to talk openly about menstruation. I have been telling every one about it!
Josie – 17 December 2015
I’m sure I experience fewer cramps when using my Mooncup. It is clean, hygienic and environmentally friendly – a winner in all areas! After a couple of uses insertion/ removal becomes second nature so my only regret is that I didn’t hear about the brilliant Mooncup sooner!
Amy – 16 December 2015
I’ve been using a mooncup for 10 years now, since after the birth of my first son (I was using washable nappies, and saw the mooncup on the nappy webpage and thought I would give it a go). I have used it since then. I thought at times it was a bit messy and perhaps a bit inconvenient, but cheaper in the long run than tampons and towels and better for the environment so I kept going and kind of got to appreciate it.
THEN this period, I could not find my mooncup; but no worries, thought I, there’s a handful of tampons in the cupboard going spare, it’ll be an easy period. How wrong I was. Mooncups are far more easy than tampons, now I know that for sure!
1)I think have had more leaks in the last 7 days than in the last 10 years. I have been constantly worried about leaks all week!
2)It’s inconvenient to have to remember to take a tampon into the toilet at work every time, just in case, and to ferret in the cupboard at home before going there, and to remember to put enough into my bag for whilst I am out for the day, no such worries with a mooncup, it’s there, you take it out, empty it, clean it put it back, there is nothing to forget;
3)Using a tampon is really no less messy than using a mooncup, (probably much more so, if you consider the frequency of leaks)
4)Tampons do not absorb clotty bits (that’s something I don’t remember from previous tampon use, perhaps it’s a sign of getting old….
5)It’s really great to go swimming with a mooncup – tampons tend to get all bulked up with pool water, but mooncups don’t
6)Period end tends to be a bit uncomfortable because the tampon absorbs vaginal fluids so can be sore to insert/remove
Previously I was a mooncup user. Now I am an EVANGELICAL mooncup user. I cannot believe that anyone would be daft enough to want to use tampons or towels when such a great alternative exists.
I have already been out and bought a brand new mooncup in case my old one doesn’t turn up before my next period. (After 10 years, it is probably not a bad investment!)
P.s. for any long term mooncup users, I really recommend a one period mooncup holiday – you will never want to go back to tampons ever ever again!
Sarah – 14 December 2015
I’m halfway through my first cycle with the Mooncup and I’m kicking myself for not trying it already. My periods are heavy, like double protection, constant leakage, not leaving the house heavy, and as I advance further into my forties they’re getting worse. I’d always feel terribly bloated, and the cramps were just terrible. This little cup though…its a miracle. No bloating, cramps are so minimal they may as well not be there and there’s been nothing in the way of leakage. I’m going to consign my old lady period knickers to the bin! I finally feel like one of those women in the tampon ads. I could go roller skating in white shorts now! It’s surprised me how easy it is to use, I really thought it’d take a couple of cycles to get used to it but on insertion, it just kind of finds it’s own little niche and stays there unnoticed. I think this is the start of a long and beautiful relationship!
Alice – 13 December 2015
I finally took the plunge (as they say) today and bought a Mooncup. Put it in as soon as I got home, had to fiddle about a bit, but then… Yay, it fits, it’s comfortable, I’ve just been out on my works Christmas do and it’s been awesome so far and I have pretty heavy periods at the beginning! Goodbye tampons, goodbye sending stuff to landfill and goodbye to poisoning myself! The other thing I should mention is that I have had three natural births and they were big babies!! Thank you Mooncup, I can already see this will change my life!
Naomi – 12 December 2015
I bought one of these after seeing a few adverts online and was curious so i had a good look at the website and faqs and it sounded great. My periods are very light of late and this has been super annoying as I don’t get on with sanitary towels, I get thrush, and I’m too light to use tampons for the recommended time at the moment. Anyway, the mooncup is easy to insert because it’s mega squishy and once it’s in I can’t feel it. I had a practice go after a bath a few days prior so I was familiar with it as well. Best part is feeling clean and fresh like I’d used a tampon but none of that horrible feeling removing it. Mooncup is no more difficult or messy than a non applicator tampon and far more comfortable! Wish I’d discovered it sooner!!
Angela – 28th November 2015
I have been using my mooncup for almost a year and I must say this is the best thing I have ever bought. You feel clean like wearing a tampon without the fear of toxic chemicals leaching into your body. I have to admit that there is a bit of a learning curve, but once you get the right insertion method, you will be so happy. My only regret is not buying one sooner. I truly love my mooncup!!!
Nicole, 28th November 2015
This discovery is life changing! I can’t even remember how I stumbled across Mooncup but I wish someone had told me earlier. I have used it for two days now and I couldn’t be happier! I have never wrote a testimonial for a product before but I don’t think I have ever felt so strongly about something I have bought- I literally want to tell all the woman in my life to make the change. Thank you.
Natasha – 29th November 2015
I love my mooncup! I hate using tampons, they always feel uncomfortable, and they shift and leave me feeling dry. With pads I get rashes and eczema popping up after only 2 days because of the materials and chemicals. With either I leak. For the first time since my periods started, I’ve had neither rashes, nor pain from my sanitary wear, nor leaks. Plus I don’t feel guilty about adding to the landfill and it’s much cheaper in the short run (after about 3 months I’ll have worked out cheaper) – especially now since the tampon tax! Thanks!
Natalie – 2nd December 2015