mooncup (Merged Discussion Thread)

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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You may be wondering why a discussion started 2 years ago is in the weekly e-mail. Well its perennially popular and as the Mooncup's been around almost 80 years and not changed so the info should still apply.

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  • Yategirl
    Yategirl Posts: 839 Forumite
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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.
  • wigginsmum
    wigginsmum Posts: 4,150 Forumite
    Yes they're great - I've used mine for about 10 years now.
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  • aphrodite_2
    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.
  • Pink.
    Pink. Posts: 17,675 Forumite
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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

  • honey
    honey Posts: 703 Forumite
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    Hello, :wave:

    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.
  • Baileys_Babe
    Baileys_Babe Posts: 5,619 Forumite
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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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  • kgwc2005
    kgwc2005 Posts: 6 Forumite
    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 :D

    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 :T for the mooncup!
  • uberzoldat
    uberzoldat Posts: 203 Forumite
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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:
    Sometimes I feel like a pelican. Whichever way I turn, I've still got an enormous bill in front of me.
  • jessanna
    jessanna Posts: 33 Forumite
    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.
    CLARABEL Posts: 444 Forumite
    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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