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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Mooncups or tampons?

Mooncup Menstrual Cup



















Mooncup have released a new video campaign, which is absolutely brilliant and well worth a watch for entertainment value alone!  It can be accessed via their website by clicking on the picture above.

It features the 'Mooncup crew' and the 'Tampon crew' having a go at each other and is very well put.  Menstrual cups make so much more sense than tampons or sanitary towels, but not everyone has caught up with this yet.

Fear of change/ the unknown/ the idea of actually seeing all that blood can put people off. There are loads of great reasons to invest in a menstrual cup though and I have been using one for around a year now.

I think it absolutely brilliant.  I find it really comfortable, I don't have to change it too often, can go overnight in it and love the fact that one Mooncup has lasted me a year and is still going strong.  During that time I could have thrown countless tampons/ sanitary towels in the bin needlessly.  Plus I am now saving myself money each month by not needing to go out and buy sanitary products!

During my time using the Mooncup there has been one hiccup.  I use a coil for contraception and the Mooncup did actually manage to pull it out not that long ago!  I went to have another coil fitted and told them what had happened.  They cut the coil string fairly short (not too short as that can get uncomfortable), but short enough so that it shouldn't get caught up with the Mooncup again.  Hopefully that will have solved that problem!

What do you think about the Mooncup - is it just for hippies, or is it the sanitary product of the future?

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Hazel said...

Unless there's a medical reason, I don't know why anyone would use tampons!
I've had mine for more than 10 years and it's fab. I love it for all the reasons you gave and it's saved me so much money and reduced our waste by a huge amount.

Pippa W said...

When I found out about the Mooncup I was amazed, I thought it sounded like a great money saver because I'm a really heavy flow gal (sorry TMI) and would have to use tampons and pads.

The mooncup has been a lifesaver (actually more a linen and underwear saver)and as soon as my daughter is old enough that's what she'll be getting!

Eco Thrifty Living said...

That's great that it has lasted you 10 years Hazel!

Eco Thrifty Living said...

Sounds like it has saved you double the expense and waste Pippa - brilliant!

Kerry Seery said...

I've heard of Mooncups before but haven't tried them.
After reading this I'm going to give them a go...I hate the expense and waste - I think Mooncups will be even cleaner in a weird way.
*With regards to my 'I Quit Smoking' post; I've got that Allen Carr book but haven't even read it yet - you're the third person to suggest it so I will get reading as soon as possible :)

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