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Old 11-05-2006, 4:03 PM
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Has anyone tried these? They're an alternative to tampons and sanitary towels. I've been thinking about getting one but not sure how reliable they are.

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Old 11-05-2006, 4:18 PM
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Mooncups are brilliant!!!! I have had one for about 2 years now and wish I had known about them years ago! Very easy to use, comfortable - so comfortable that I can forget I am using one.. A green option as no yeuchy tampons are to be disposed of and a cheap option as you buy once and it will last you for many years.
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Yes they're great - I've used mine for about 10 years now.
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I agree, Mooncups are great! Had mine for over a year, it's really comfortable and 100% reliable (more than I can say for tampons!). One tip - they have a little "stick" on the bottom to help you pull it out, I would suggest cutting this short so that you don't feel it while wearing the cup.
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There are a couple of older threads on this topic that might interest you:

Feminine Hygiene Moneysaving Alternative

one for the ladies

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Hello,

I've been using a mooncup for just over a year now and I think it's fantastic and very reliable.

I'd also agree with the tip from aphrodite to cut off the stem.
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I have heard very good things about these, I'm planning to get one hopefully as a birthday present next month.
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Old 11-05-2006, 7:32 PM
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I can do nothing but rave about this! I wish I'd known about it years ago, I reckon it's more than paid for itself in the <2 yrs I've used it, and I love it's 'green' credentials

Must admit, a friend recommended it yonks ago, I went to the website, read about it, thought yeeuk no way and left it ... wasn't til I heard a bunch of converts on another website raving about it that I revisited the idea. Took me a bit of getting used to, but it's *much* more reliable than tampons, esp. good if you're heavy at the start of your cycle, and great to know I'm doing my bit for the environment. HTH - huge for the mooncup!
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It sounds good, but I would be concerned about toxic shock syndrome, I know it says a bit about it on the website, but it would still worry me. What to do? :confused:
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Yep, I'm another convert. I've been using it for about 2 years now and it's great - took me a cycle or two to get thoroughly used to it though - so persevere- you'll be glad you did.
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they're great.

took me a bit of time to get the knack, but now it's second nature.

so many advantages...less changes, less cost, no waste I could go on!

Go for it!

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It sounds good, but I would be concerned about toxic shock syndrome, I know it says a bit about it on the website, but it would still worry me. What to do? :confused:
Much less risk of TSS with mooncup than with tampons as it doesn't absorb, just 'collects'. Just remember to empty and rinse it twice a day and boil/sterilise/dishwash! between cycles and it's more hygenic than tampons.

I'm sure Mooncups come with a 3 month money-back guarantee if you don't get on with it, so nothing to lose!

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Old 11-05-2006, 10:15 PM
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It's great! I've had mine for about six months and I won't go back to tampons. A brilliant money saver and you never have to worry about how many sanitary products to take on holiday ever again.

http://www.ampnet.co.uk/femorabilia/mooncup.html
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Just wanted to add how much I love mine too. It took a couple of cycles to get used to it, but now I am an old pro I cut the stem right off as well, it made it much more comfy.
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Old 12-05-2006, 7:48 AM
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Thanks all for the glowing recommedations will be investing in one today.
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I have also been thinking about one so thanks for all the advice given to the OP.
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just wanted to say, hello fellow mooncup sisters, nice to see so many of you here with me on MSE!
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I bought one after the recomendations on here and the first time I was a bit worried about leaving the house!! But I would just like to say no problems at all. I would recommend this product to everyone.

It feels good to be doing something for the environment.
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