''The Mooncup® - known in the USA as MCUK® - is the original silicone menstrual cup designed by women to be a convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads. Loved by women all around the world, and made in the UK by a multi-award winning ethical business, the Mooncup offers an end to the waste, discomfort and expense of disposable sanitary protection.'' (Mooncup website)
That's my Mooncup package above. It contains a reusable menstrual cup made from soft medical grade silicone, organic cotton storage pouch and instructions. That's about everything you'll need. :) Mooncup is available in two sizes: A and B. The table below should help you choose the right size. I got mine in size B.
* It's safer, ''greener'' and cheaper.
* No mess, no leaks, no dryness (like with tampons ... ugh, I hate that).
* No exposure to pesticides, bleaches, harmful chemicals (like BPA).
* It's latex free.
* Ideal for traveling, exercise and overnight use.
* Longer lasting protection for every day of the period.
* Suitable for women with sensitive skin and/or allergies.
Fact #1: Menstrual cups have been in use since 1930s and have never been associated with TSS (toxic shock syndrome).
Fact #2: One woman uses at least 10,000 tampons or pads in her lifetime - you only need one Mooncup so it saves you money and is eco-friendly too.
Where to buy? Mooncup site.
I've always wanted to try menstrual cup, but it seemed expensive. After I got really fed up with tampons and the dryness they cause, I finally placed an order. And, boy, I'm glad I did.
At first I was kind of scared to use it. It looked big and awkward ... so I decided to watch some videos, read some reviews and tips from users. I trimmed the stem right away, because I read that it was too long for most of the users. That wasn't the smartest thing to do (I could have chopped off too much of it, which makes it harder to grab and remove the cup), so I advise you to try it first and then trim the stem. ;)
There are many folding techiques for menstrual cups. You have to choose the one that suits you best. I use the ''punch-down'' fold, which looks like this:
+ Easy to use.
+ Don't have to change it as much as pads or tampons.
+ Healthier, environment friendly, safer.
+ No side effects like skin irritation, dryness etc.
- Removing and re-inserting menstrual cup can be a bit messy until you get the hang of it.
Do I recommend it? What else can I say - I love this product. I already recommended it to my sister and I wish nothing but the best for her. And for me, for that matter. Yes, I strongly recommend it.
*I purchased this product with my own money and I'm not affiliated with Mooncup in any way. Read my disclosure policy for more information.
Thanks for looking!