Made from soft, medical-grade silicone, it’s so comfortable you can’t feel it’s there. While tampons absorb 35% vaginal moisture, the Mooncup won’t dry you out or leave fibres behind.
Your Mooncup’s always there, ready. No last-minute dash to the shops, no stockpiling different absorbency pads or tampons. The Mooncup frees you from having to throw away used products or carry bulky spares (whether smuggled up your sleeve as you head to the toilet or taking up backpack space on your travels).
Holding 3 x more than a regular tampon, the Mooncup gives you longer lasting protection on heavier days. And because it’s non-absorbent, it won’t cause dryness when your period’s light.
You only need one Mooncup that pays for itself after 6-8 months – you’re then saving that monthly spend on sanitary protection.
Gentle Latex-free, hypoallergenic and containing no dyes, perfumes, BPA, phthalates, plastic, bleaches or toxins, the Mooncup menstrual cup is ideal if you have sensitive skin or allergies.
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Top Reasons To Use a Mooncup Menstrual Cup
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What Is A Menstrual Cup?
A menstrual cup is a small, foldable, reusable device made from silicone, rubber or plastic that collects, rather than absorbs, the menstrual blood when inserted into the vagina.
Mooncup® is the brand name of a menstrual cup: the first medical-grade silicone menstrual cup in the world.
How Do I Use A Mooncup?
While many get the knack of using the Mooncup straight away, it can take up to 3 cycles.
Remember, your reusable menstrual cup should last for years and years. Once you’ve got it, you won’t look back.
WASH YOUR HANDS
As you would when using tampons, always wash your hands
before inserting and removing your Mooncup®.
Part the labia and place the cup as low down in the vagina as it will comfortably sit (lower down than a tampon).
TRIM (FIRST USE)
The base of the cup should sit as low as possible in the vagina. As vaginal length varies, the first time you use your Mooncup you may need to trim the stem to get the best fit for you.
REMOVE AND EMPTY
With clean hands, gently squeeze the bottom of the cup to release the seal then slide the cup out.
Empty the contents into the toilet.
We recommend emptying it every 4-8 hours.
RINSE OR WIPE AND REINSERT
Rinse your Mooncup with water or wipe it with a tissue.
Fold and re-insert.
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Which Size Do I Choose?
MOONCUP SIZE A
Recommended for those who are 30 and over, and or who have given birth vaginally regardless of age.
46mm in diameter
50mm in length
Holds up to 29.3ml of fluid
MOONCUP SIZE B
Recommended for those under the age of 30 who have not given birth vaginally.
43mm in diameter
50mm in length
Holds up to 28.8ml of fluid
The size you choose:
– is related to your childbearing history and your age as these can affect pelvic floor tone.
– is not related to menstrual flow
Size A is 3mm bigger than size B – a small difference but it is important!
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If you’re not sure which size to go for, please contact me.
My Mooncup Story
I have had my mooncup coming up 15 years now. The reason I originally purchased a mooncup was for years I had been having trouble using tampons. My cervix points backwards towards my tailbone, because of this I would bleed down one side and out of even the smallest tampon. This was extremely irritating, not to mention uncomfortable because I was having to remove a dry tampon and use lube to insert another one, so I moved to pads until I found the mooncup. Instantly I fell in love 💗
One of the great things about the mooncup is that I can start using it a day before getting my period, just in case it comes early and to avoid those messy moments. We all have those, a sneeze followed by a mad dash to the bathroom.
To keep my mooncup clean I wash it in warm soapy water when finished and place it on the windowsill in the bathroom to let it air out until I need it next. If it needs a soak then I will put it in a jar of warm water with a teaspoon of baking soda overnight.
Fifteen years ago my mooncup cost me $50, which is about $3.33 a year that’s a huge saving, plus it shows no signs of giving up anytime soon!!!
I’m pretty open about my period and all the girly things that happen in life. I have raised two amazing boys, that know plenty about periods. I’m that mum that runs around the house yelling “Help!!! I’m bleeding to death!!!!” 😂
The story of Mooncup is one of passion, determination, the power of word-of-mouth, and a generous sprinkling from Lady Luck: from a distant time when revolutionary ideas still went viral in the real world, in real time…
It all started in 1999, with one cyclist sharing the too-well-kept secret of a reusable menstrual cup with another at a Critical Mass Bike Ride in the UK. Early menstrual cups were made of tough rubber, hard to come by & strictly for the adventurous.
In 2000, Eileen (the second cyclist from the beginning of our story), met Su who was travelling around Australia with her husband, young daughter, a bucket and stash of washable nappies. Eileen shared the menstrual cup ‘secret’ with Su. The environmental & practical advantages of a reusable menstrual cup struck a perfect chord with Su. The secret had landed in the right hands. Su and Eileen found themselves in a lifelong friendship and with a purpose that they’d eventually work together for.
On her return to the UK, Su started selling an imported rubber cup to friends and friends-of-friends and soon realised that she wasn’t the only one ready for a better menstrual product.
When friends reported some discomfort and the symptoms of latex allergy, Su realised that the rubber cup wasn’t quite the perfect solution. Her childhood with an entrepreneurial Dad got her inventive spark firing. After extensive research, she came up with a hypoallergenic alternative; medical grade silicone; and, in the Spring of 2002, Mooncup®, the world’s first reusable silicone menstrual cup was born.
Today, the Mooncup is available in over 50 countries around the world and Mooncup Ltd continues to pioneer as an employee owned business with an ever-growing, dedicated team. Thankfully, the Mooncup menstrual cup is no longer a secret, with millions of us freed from using tampons and pads. Happy Mooncup users continue to spread the word: it seems word-of-mouth has a certain traction with us menstruating folk – especially when we’ve a life-changing story to share!