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Mooncup - Menstrual Cup

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Product code: 22769
4.8 / 5 stars based on 61 ratings

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Product Description

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The Mooncup Reusable Menstrual Cup is an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to tampons. Made from a soft silicone, it is designed by women, for women. Reusable, portable, and cost-saving. Suitable for women with allergies.

It is worn internally like a tampon, but collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbing it. Unlike a tampon, the Mooncup is not disposable, so you only need to buy one making the Mooncup a great alternative to disposable sanitary products.

Why is it better?

The Mooncup menstrual cup contains no bleaches, deodorisers or absorbency gels. It does not interfere with your healthy vaginal environment, nor has it been associated with toxic shock syndrome.

The smooth surface of the Mooncup allows the mucus membranes of your vaginal wall to continue their essential cleansing and protective functions. The Mooncup does not absorb your body's natural defence mechanisms and will not deposit fibres in your vaginal wall.

For your safety the Mooncup 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.

It will not cause irritation and is suitable for women with sensitive skin, thrush, eczema or allergy. 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. 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!

Sizes

The Mooncup is available in two sizes.

Size A measures 46mm in diameter and 50mm in length. Size A is recommended for women who have given birth vaginally or are aged 30 or above.

Size B measures 43 mm in diameter and 50mm in length. Size B is recommended for women who have not given birth, or have given birth by caesarean section, and are aged below 30.

Both sizes have a pull stem 21mm long, which you can trim to the length that is right for you.

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61 Customer Reviews

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5/ 5 statrs
Submitted by   on 1st May 2016

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Been using a Mooncup since 2004 and not long bought my second one. Speaks for itself really. So much safer and more environmentally friendly. Great for those looking to live a reduced or zero waste lifestyle. It may take a bit of a change of mindset and getting used to but stick with as it soon becomes second nature. So much more hygienic than the disposable alternatives.

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4/ 5 statrs
Submitted by   on 22nd Mar 2016

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Great product, so happy to make the switch after recommendations. Slight problem with leakage but may have needed to position differently. Just need to get used to getting it out sometimes. It's like that daily contact lenses light panic when it seems stuck. Taking a moment to breath and relax works wonders.

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5/ 5 statrs
Submitted by   on 12th Mar 2016

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Would recommend the Mooncup. Sorry I didn't get one a long time ago! If you've thought about getting one, do it!

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Deborah  asked this question on 1st Aug 2008

Q: I do a lot of exercise and wondered if the mooncup is sufficent enough. I have heavy periods too.

A: The Mooncup holds significantly more liquid than conventional products making it ideal for women with heavier periods. Furthemore, the Mooncup nurse Cathy Marchand advises that it is ideal for use whilst doing all sports, including aerobics and swimming. Some women use a pantyliner whilst they are still gaining confidence in the reliabilty of their Mooncup, but she believes that before long it will provide you with far more confidence than any other product. If you would like any more advice from the Mooncup nurse you can get in touch with her at advice@mooncup.co.uk. Jo.

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Anonymous  asked this question on 14th Nov 2008

Q: I have been pondering over this product for sometime and am a little anxious as it is a new concept for me. I am not sure what size I need for starters. I am over 30 and have never given birth do I want size A or B?

A: Size A is recommended for women who have given birth vaginally or who have had a caesarean section and are aged 30 or above. Size B is recommended for women who have not given birth or who have had a caesarean section and are aged below 30. Please note that women over the age of 30 years old are increasingly likely to need the size A regardless of giving birth. This is because the tone of vaginal and pelvic floor muscles naturally reduces with age but to varying degrees in different women. Some activities will maintain tone, such as yoga, pilates, dance, so if you are advanced in any these, or similar activities take this into consideration when choosing which size you need.

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Anonymous  asked this question on 21st Feb 2009

Q: Can the mooncup be worn at night?

A: According to the manufacturers - Yes, the Mooncup is safe to wear at night. You will need to ensure it is empty before going to bed and then empty it again as soon as you wake, but because it is safe to be in place for 8 or so hours there is no problem with using it at night. John

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About Mooncup

The Mooncup 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.

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