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Mooncup Menstrual Cup

Mooncup Menstrual Cup Reusable Silicone Period Cup

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Mooncup Menstrual Cup

Reusable Silicone Period Cup - Do away with tampons altogether!

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£20.00

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  • Product Description
     

    The small Mooncup is recommended for women who have not given birth (or who have had a cesarean section) and are aged below 30.

    The Regular Mooncup is recommended for women who have given birth vaginally or who are aged 30 or above.

    Both can be trimmed to the length that is right for you!

    This is a reusable menstrual cup around two inches long and made from soft silicone rubber. It is worn internally like a tampon but collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbing. Unlike tampons, the Mooncup is not a disposable product, so you only need to buy one.

    The smooth surface of the Mooncup allows the mucus membranes of your vaginal wall to continue their essential cleansing and protective functions. A menstrual cup does not absorb your body's natural defence mechanisms and will not deposit fibres in your vaginal wall. For your safety this product is made from a special medical grade non-allergic silicone. Silicone is derived from silica which is one of the most abundant minerals on earth.

    This menstrual cup will not cause irritation and is suitable for women with sensitive skin, thrush, eczema or allergy.

  • technical info
    The Mooncup can be cleaned in the same way as baby equipment: with sterilising fluid, or by boiling for five minutes in an open pan of water.
  • Product Reviews
    1. An unflawed product, well worth every penny. by Reddberet

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      I purchased a mooncup over a year ago and have used it for every subsequent period. I was initially dubius about so foreign a looking product, however, it sits inside the vagina, just like a tampon, although a little lower, with the small 'spout', for want of a better word, resting just inside your lips. To pull it out, you pull this 'spout' down, and it comes out easily with any blood sitting inside the cup. Then it is just a case of up-ending it into the toilet to empty, and rinsing it under the tap before reinserting. Its very light and the cup is flexible, squishy even, so its easy to insert, flexes when its inside so you don't notice it, and disappears into your handbag when its no longer required. The biggest advantages are, that it doesn't need emptying anywhere near as frequently as a tampon has to be changed; its considerably more comfortable; it doesnt leak (like towels do) or let blood seep through (like tampons do); and because its inside you when you go out there's no requirement to carry spares; and finally you wont have to spend any more money on sanitary products, I haven't spent any money on sanitary products since I purchased it. I have found this to be an EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCT. When I used to use tampons, I found that they left my pussy feeling dried out, something that often then led to cistitis, or a feeling of not being entirely comfortable, irritated even. Because the mooncup still allows the production of vaginal mucus, things feel normal throughout my period, and I haven't had any of the post period dryness. Also, because the vaginal fluids arent being absorbed, its also possible to continue getting really wet when turned on or coming, and with no telltale bit of string hanging out, as long as its not pentrative, sex is definately still on the menu. I would seriously recommend this product to any female, it delivers everything it says, makes your period more manageable, comfortable, and economical; and alleviates all the negatives of other products. In essence it is an unflawed product, well worth every penny. (Posted on 13/12/2014)

    2. Fab! by MavisCruet

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      I bought my first one about 6 years ago and have only just had to replace it (the stem came off). I personally find the mooncup very comfortable, I've never had a problem with leaks and best of all, it doesn't "dry you out" like tampons. If you think your period is going to start you can just pop it in - and if it doesn't arrive it's no problem. (Posted on 13/12/2014)

    3. It really isn't as scary as it looks by Elena

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      I've had my moon cup for about 3 years now, and have recommended it to pretty much every woman I know. It sounds very technical, but it's so simple. You put it in, and then a couple of times a day you take it out, rinse it, and put it back in again. It sounds yucky, but after a couple of tries, you get the hang of it, and although you can see the blood (like you would on a tampon) you don\'t have to get up close and personal with it. I swear my vagina thanks me every time I use it. It is all soft and gentle, not like a tampon, which tugs and pulls, and gets itself in all the wrong places. Aside from the comfort factor, it is unbelievably practical. It's so easy to pop it in your bag when you go on holiday, and you don't need to worry about finding a chemist in a strange town when all the shops are shut! You also don't have to worry about TSS and if it's not convenient to empty it, you can just wait until it is, simple as that. It does come with instructions, and it really isn't as scary as it looks. It has helped me with my cramps, and means that I actually look forward to my period, so that I can be reunited with my moon cup. It is very different from what we are used to, but lets face it, tampons and sanitary towels are not ideal solutions, why not celebrate your body with a moon cup? (Posted on 13/12/2014)

    4. I've been using a Mooncup for about 4 and a half years and would never go back. by girlygirls

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      Once you get used to inserting it (my advice is to put some lube around the rim, then squish the mooncup in half longways so its smaller and you aren't pushing air inside yourself) and removing it (put the stem until you can gently pinch the bottom of the cup to break the seal then slowly wiggle it out) you won't look back. The only hassle is empyting it in public toilets-maybe a small bottle of water? You can\'t feel it inside and its great to have something where you don't have to see or feel the blood a lot like with pads, but is safer than tampons. (Posted on 13/12/2014)

    5. Simply the best purchase ever. by balira

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      Simply the best purchase ever. Aince I started using it (almost one year ago) I blessed every day the friend who first told me about the mooncup. I am sure I already saved the 20 (Posted on 13/12/2014)

    6. Have never looked back by Inle01

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      I was a die-hard non-applicator tampon fan, even changing to unbleached organic tampons when they became easily available in the UK. And then I discovered the Mooncup and have never looked back. It does look kinda scary and can be uncomfortable initially, but practice puts paid to those problems quickly. There are any number of mooncup/cup support groups on the web offering advice on different techniques on insertion and removal that if the technique on the enclosed leaflet doesn\'t work for you, you can easily find a method that does. I\'m short coupled (to the gratutude of my gynacologist LOL) so I trimmed the stem off completely because I really didn't like the feel of the stem poking between my lips. Fortunately the ridges on the base of the cup gives a good surface to grab hold on for removal. It's easy to clean with a quick rinse, or empty and wipe if you don't want to parade it in public. And depending on your flow, you can keep it in longer than you would a tampon, which can be a bonus in some circumstances! I have noticed that the cup discolours over time, but that doesn't really make any difference to how well it performs. I\'ve also noticed that regardless of how well I clean my cup, it sometimes starts to smell funky towards the end of my period, even if my flow doesn't, though you can\'t smell anything when it's inside. However I've found that a bicarb bath or leaving it in daylight for a day or so removes all odor, so it's nice and fresh for the next period. :) Apparently you can make love while wearing it, but if it's full expect leakage. We tried it once and my beloved scraped his sensitive man-head against the trimmed part of my cup. I have no idea how he managed to scratch himself on sillicone but at least we learnt. :) Another bonus I've noticed that since using the mooncup I very rarely get thrush. It was almost a given that using tampons would result in the occasional flare-up, but not anymore. Thank goodness for that. :) So, if you're thinking of giving the mooncup a whirl, please do. Especially if you already use tampons or are not squeamish about touching your womanly bits, because you'll become more familiar with your insides than you thought possible. And you'll save money not having to buy tampons/pads, and you\'ll also do your bit for the enviroment by not filling landfill with waste. The Mooncup is so good I almost look forward to my period each month now. :) (Posted on 13/12/2014)

    7. I think every girl should be given one of these on the NHS :) by peanut

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      The best thing ever! I bought one of these about five years ago and it is great in every way. Yes, it took a bit of getting used to but now I wouldn\'t live without it. Perfect for girls who like to rough it a bit, I've used to while camping, skiing and sailing. All you need is a bit of water to clean it out each day, and while it's probably not recommended I've even used water from streams and snow to do it. The fact that there is no waste is such a great bonus and you don't have to carry a load of tampons around (no good them getting wet in a rucksack!). (Posted on 13/12/2014)

    8. Definitely prefer to tampons by Hatspin

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      Following recommendations from my sister and best friend I thought I'd give this a go! Not disappointed, a little fiddly to start with but once you've got the knack of fitting it it works really well, even in heavy days. I did use a panty liner just in case to start with but now have got the fit just right. Definitely prefer to tampons and you can just put it in on the day you are due to start and not worry. Really easy to clean, just a rinse during the day then a proper clean at home. So much better for the environment too! (Posted on 21/05/2013)

    9. After five years of use I swear by mine by llellsee

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      Five years ago, at the age of nineteen I remember suddenly becoming very aware of the amount of waste involved with using tampons aswell as the inconvenience and annoyance of having to rush out and buy a new box of them whenever I failed to keep on top of things, it really is the last thing you want to do when you have monthly cramps. After some online research into other options, I came across several makes of menstrual cups. After yet more research I decided that the Mooncup was the way to go.

      The Silicone body of the cup is quite flexible yet always springs back into its egg cup shape. The rim of the cup is thicker than the rest of the cup and designed to keep a seal with your body. Along the sides of the cup are marked measurements telling you when the cup has been filled by 6ml or 12ml of blood. In Use: Included with the cup is an extensive information booklet to help answer any questions you have about the use of the Mooncup. To insert the Mooncup, It needs to be folded flat and then folded over in half so that the rim of the cup is in the shape of the letter C. Holding onto the cup with your index finger and thumb it should be slid into the vagina until all you have to grip is the stem or base, then when you let go of the cup it should spring back into its egg cup shape and form a seal with your body. If it doesn’t feel like it is sitting right, the stem can be used to angle it in a more comfortable position.

      The stem itself should feel comfortable in wear if it has been trimmed to the ideal length for your body. Once the Mooncup is inserted, it shouldn’t be felt any more than a tampon would. It is worn lower down in the vagina than a tampon but despite its larger size and lower positioning than a tampon, within seconds of inserting mine I am usually able to forget about it between bathroom visits. Removal/Emptying: When it comes to removing the cup, it is handy to have the stem to use (if you have opted to keep the stem) I find that pushing down on the cup with my muscles while gently pulling on the base of the cup helps.

      Once the Mooncup is removed you simply empty the contents into the toilet and can rinse the cup out with water before re-inserting it. If you are in a public toilet and don’t have the privacy to rinse the cup It can just be emptied and wiped with tissue before re-inserting. While this emptying might not be ideal for the more squeamish of us, It allows you to properly gauge how heavy your flow is, which can be hard to do with tampons. There are proper washing instructions included in the Mooncups extensive information booklet. Pros and Cons: Some of the pros of using menstrual cup are its cost effectiveness (after a few months mine had already saved me money vs. Tampon costs)

      It cuts out alot of waste, just think of how many tampons and pads a woman must get through in a lifetime: the Mooncup simply needs to be replaced once every ten years! Not having to worry about having tampons at home and in your handbag is certainly nice for a change too. The Mooncups handy canvas bag means it can be very discreetly kept in your handbag. To find the Mooncup suitable I would think it important that you are comfortable with two things: (1) inserting your fingers inside your body to insert and retrieve the cup. (2) Seeing blood in larger amounts than with other sanitary products.

      As long as you are comfortable with the inserting and removing of cup (it requires much more contact with your body than with an applicator tampon) and if you can deal with the sight of blood, the Mooncup is a great option to replace other costly and wasteful options like tampons. In Summary: While it may take a little practice to get used to the insertion of the cup, the Mooncup is in my opinion a product with many pros and very few cons. . Its money-saving and waste-free while still being comfortable and convenient. Proof that thinking of the environment doesn’t mean having to compromise.

      Full review at bloglovin.com (Posted on 29/08/2012)


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  • Sex Tip For Mooncup Menstrual Cup

    The Mooncup will hold 30ml of fluid, - roughly one third of the average total produced each period. A light seal is formed with your vaginal walls allowing your menstrual fluid to pass into the Mooncup without leakage or odour. You will probably find that you need to empty your Mooncup less frequently than you currently replace towels or tampons.

    Unlike pads and tampons the Mooncup menstrual cup is reusable, eliminating the need to carry bulky spares. With proper care your Mooncup will last for several years.

    Imagine the towels and tampons that you will be disposing of in landfill sites during those years!

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