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Mooncup® sees a shift towards reusables during the pandemic

The global Coronavirus outbreak in spring 2020 led to panic buying of not just toilet paper, but of period products too. With lockdown fundamentally altering daily life for millions across the globe, people had time to re-evaluate their choices and many turned to reusables.

What is more, the ‘Covid 19 reset’ encouraged us to slow down our pace of life, shop locally, ditch the commute and reconnect with our community. As with other aspects of our lives, when it comes to our periods, we had an opportunity to ask whether we want to return to ‘business as usual’ or if we’re ready to try a new, more sustainable way.

Mooncup, the pioneering British menstrual cup manufacturer, saw its online sales soar during the pandemic, with people reaching for reusable, more natural period products.

The reusable Mooncup® menstrual cup eliminates the need to stockpile different absorbency pads or tampons. One Mooncup lasts for years and years, but costs the same as you would spend on disposables in 6-8 months.

Choose Health

We have known since 1918 that toxins can be absorbed into the body through your vagina. Unlike tampons which can cause dryness and leave fibres behind, the Mooncup respects your natural balance. It holds three times more than a regular tampon, giving you longer lasting protection, and there are no bulky spares to carry around or used products to dispose of. You only need one – for lighter and heavier days.

As with anything new, it can take a bit of time to get used to using a menstrual cup – we suggest on average up to three periods. We offer a friendly Advice Service run by medical health professionals who can be contacted with any Mooncup usage queries.

Choose Quality

Manufactured in the UK, Mooncup® was the world’s first silicone menstrual cup and is a brand synonymous with quality.

When choosing a menstrual cup, it is important to remember that it is a product that will be worn internally so it’s advisable to pick a high quality cup. If a price feels too good to be true, chances are the cup will be low in quality. It is also important to choose a trusted menstrual cup brand with good usage information and reputable customer service. The best advice is based on medical experience.

Choose Sustainability

Each one of us uses around 11,000 disposable sanitary products in a lifetime, which end up in landfill, or worse, in the sea. Disposable products are the fifth most common item found on European beaches – more widespread than single-use coffee cups, cutlery or straws.

Thanks to Mooncup users worldwide, over 2.5 billion fewer tampons and pads have ended up on our beaches or in landfill since 2002. We are proud to be the first menstrual product protection manufacturer in the world to be awarded Ethical Business status for its people- and environmentally-friendly practices.

Mooncup Celebrates its 18th Birthday

Mooncup saw the light of day in 2002 in Brighton. Our founder, Su Hardy, started the company in her spare bedroom. Since then, the Mooncup secret has spread like wildfire, and Mooncup has moved from a ‘hippy’ alternative to the go-to period product.

As a company, we have always been motivated by sustainability not exponential profit at all cost. For 18 years, Mooncup has been transforming the period product industry and breaking the menstrual taboo. We’re proud to manufacture and sell a top quality product which is better for our bodies and the planet.

Over two million Mooncup users around the world swear by their trusted cup companion. We can’t wait to meet the next generation of #RealMooncupUsers, saving the world, one period at the time.

Are you ready to make the switch? You can buy your Mooncup menstrual cup here

For more information about Mooncup, visit

Mooncup is the original silicone menstrual cup that is made in the UK.

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