My Mooncup holds a special place in my heart.
For years I sighed when Auntie Flo came to visit; thinking my only two options were a wad of absorbent material which dried my up inside or a sticky towel which sat awkwardly on my undies and caused general discomfort. But no more, and all thanks to the Mooncup.
The Mooncup is literally a little menstrual cup which is inserted into the vagina and can stay in there for up to 8 hours (depending on how heavy or light your periods are). It’s made of medical grade silicon, it latex-free and hypoallergenic. It contains no BPA, phthalates, plastic, bleaches or toxins.
Because it’s made of silicone the chance of getting Toxic Shock Sydrome are highly unlikely, but Mooncup are cautious so they’ve still made the effort to put a page up about it just in case.
As the Mooncup is reusable it also means that you can save on having to constantly purchase tampons and/or sanitary towels. So, while the initial investment in a Mooncup can seem a bit expensive, the product pays for itself in a few months.
Since I bought my Mooncup I’ve only had to buy a few sanitary towels, and that’s because I prefer to use them at night. Regardless I’ve found the Mooncup to be worth every penny. When using the Mooncup I often feel like I’m not even on my period and can get on with my day without worry.
The Mooncup does have some downsides though. If you don’t like getting up close and personal to your body then you might have a problem with the Mooncup–as you need to rinse it out manually every time you remove it from your vagina. Some people have also reported a growing smell which they found to be unpleasant, but I haven’t had any such issue with my own cup.
The only personal problem I’ve had is that I can sometimes feel a certain amount of pressure when I’m using the Mooncup which can aggravate my cramps. This means I’m less likely to use it on days that are particularly painful. But, again, this varies from person to person, and the Mooncup page even reports that some people have found that it reduces their pain.
There’s a lot more that I could say about the Mooncup, but most of it is covered extensively on their page. So what are my final thoughts on this product?
The Mooncup saves on money, stops most discomfort related to sanitary products and has all of the benefits of a Tampon without all the nasty side effects.
The cup comes in two sizes–one for those who are over 30 or have given birth vaginally and one for those who are below 30 or gave birth through a caesarian–and typically costs £19.99. For all the hassle this product saves on I can definitely recommend it.
I love you Mooncup.
People who want a reusable sanitary product.
People who don’t mind being intimate during their period.
People who are environmentally conscious.
Do Not Recommend to:
People who don’t like to be intimate during their period.
People who don’t like insertable sanitary products.
People who might be sensitive during their period.