Health and Beauty May 27, 2020
Growing up there were limited options when it came to dealing with that time of the month. Tampons or sanitary pads both involved repeating awkward purchases at the local corner shop where the boy on the checkout would blush as much as you did.
Thankfully these days there are many more options including menstrual cups. These silicone cups have actually been around since 1937 with the Mooncup being the first of its kind, and they are now increasing in popularity as people try to step away from single use products and disposable plastics.
The Mooncup menstrual cup comes in two sizes. Size A is recommend for those who are 30 and over, and all who have given birth vaginally regardless of age. Size B is for those under 30 who have not given birth vaginally. This cup is made from a soft medical grade silicone, designed by women as a convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and pads. The cup is 5cm long and has a ‘stem’ to help with removal, and as vaginal length varies, the stem of the Mooncup is designed to be trimmed if needed.
Unlike tampons that will absorb 35% of vaginal moisture, the Mooncup doesn’t dry you out or leave fibres behind. Instead it collects the blood, holding 3x more than a regular tampon and avoids the discomfort and messiness of period pads. The Mooncup can be used multiple times, saving you money and is always ready when you need it; there are full instructions included in the box and video tutorials online to ensure you get the perfect fit. Like with all cups it can take a few cycles to get used to and to find the best folding technique that works for you.
It is recommended that the cup is emptied every 4-8 hours, then be rinsed and reinserted. When inserted correctly you cannot feel the cup. The silicone is moves more comfortably with the body than tampons making it suitable for sports and sleeping. It is refreshing to need just one product month after month saving both money and waste. RRP £21.99
- Saves money
- Environmentally friendly
- Comfortable, flexible, medical grade silicone
- Free from latex, dyes, BPA, phthalates, plastic, bleaches or toxins.
- Made in the UK
- Provides an Advice Service run by medical health professionals
- Can take a few cycles to get to grips with