Ladies Please-'Mooncup'

Discussion in 'Nutrition, Health & Beauty' started by kazz, 21 January 2007 Social URL.

  1. kazz

    kazz Gold Member


    Just saw this advertised in the Boots magazine and wondered if anyone has used one and what they think of it? Its £20 so well worth it if it works lol

    Mooncup Menstrual Cup
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  3. Kate

    Kate CDC/PT/PITA

    I haven't but I know loads of women who have them, swear by them and will never go back to tampons. I keep meaning to get one.
  4. kazz

    kazz Gold Member

    Really? I am quite interested....obviously, saves all the faffing about with tampons etc and will in turn save a hell of a lot of cash!
  5. Kate

    Kate CDC/PT/PITA

    Yup, I'm told it's really convenient and you get used to it very quickly. Of course it's also super environmentally friendly.

    To be honest I don't know why I haven't got around to getting one yet...I just never think of it, I suppose.
  6. lizzie0310

    lizzie0310 Full Member

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    hi kazz

    ive had one in the bathroom for months, ive used it once and found it very uncomfortable, mind you ive never been able to use tampons without them feeling like theyre falling out and being quite jaggy inside (sorry tmi!). they are supposed to be excellent tho if you can get the hang of them, well worth a try id say (im planning to try mine again so as not to waste it or more money on flamin always utlra!)
  7. olijames

    olijames Member

    good timing

    well with my history with tampons and their mysterious disappearances followed by KY jelly at A&E I will be visiting Mooncup next period!!!!

    Cheers babes
  8. bettyboo

    bettyboo Silver Member

    I bought one and used it for a few days..........
    My experience was bad..........warning TMI coming up so don't read if you don't want to.

    Day 1 it advises that you cut the stem on it so that its not sticking out when inserted.........
    I kept removing it and cutting it and it was still sticking out so I tried cutting it in situe.......I know you are all laughing but lets just say I nearly cut a second 'woo woo'

    Day 2 after a shower I inserted it and all was well until my cup runneth over so to speak less than an hour later........when I tried to remove it it had moved up further and I was pulling and tugging and it was stuck fast.......evenutally DH had to pull it out for me.....MORTO
    (thats when you really know someone loves you)
    Day 3 I went back to tampons.......
  9. sonkie

    sonkie Gold Member

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    Oh Betty you had me in stitches, lol.... pmsl..... sorry to laff at your predicament, but oh my. Good job you dh isnt too squeamish.
  10. Roch

    Roch Minimins gal x

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    It sounds like a really good product but i def dont like the idea of boiling it in a saucepan in my kitchen !!
  11. KittyB

    KittyB Gold Member

    OMG Betty!!!
    I think I'll avoid it LOL

    Kitty xxx
  12. cazmaz_irl

    cazmaz_irl Banned

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    ROFL:D :D :D you've just confirmed my fears, tbh it looks pretty gross,,,lol don't think god created us to be shoving all these things up us, my god they say not to drink outta plastic yet now its ok to shove it up inside ya...I'd be wary of toxic syndrome...Uugh.....soz gonna be old fashioned and stick with my Always,,,there new Ultra fresh, does exactly what it says on the pack..LOL:D :D
  13. Yorkiegirl

    Yorkiegirl is happy being Yorkiegirl

    I've got one and I find it very easy to use. Comfy too. I trimmed the stem before using it for the first time and have not had any discomfort. Well worth the money.
  14. cah-ching

    cah-ching Gold Member

    LIZZIE, long time now see. Well done on your weight loss!!!!
  15. cah-ching

    cah-ching Gold Member


    I'm just reading this for the first time. Sorry to laugh, but you do have a turn of phrase ... LOVES YA BABES!
  16. ctdexw

    ctdexw Member


    Ive got one and really prefer it to tampons. You have to use it and get used to it really but if you can get on with it- you will save loads of money.

    If it feels like its pulling on the way out, then you need to make the little holes bigger (say with a needle)

    I know mums who put theirs in the washing machine (i know!) and others who microwave them to keep them sterile- alot use milton instead.

    some mums I know also reckon its help with their period pains and endemetriosis.

    If anyone wants to pm then with questions, thats fine :)

    the only thing I would say is that if your periods are heavy, really (i have these) then I wont use it unless I know I can empty it in a loo with the sink inside. Some mums keep a bottle of water with them to wash it out quickly (or use loo paper).

    cant think of anything else- i belong to a parenting forum and there are loads of us who absolutely love it, or get tempted to buy one and see, or loathe the whole idea.

    Me? well, Im glad i tried it and wouldnt use tampons agin as first choice, but it did a few months to get used to it.

    good luck!
  17. chelle_powell

    chelle_powell We ride, we ride....

    Hi Ladies,

    For those who don't like the thought of mooncup and hate 'wasting' money of disposible towels/tampons, I've just come across these;

    Plush Pants: Wemoon(R) Menstrual Pads

    They look like they could prove cost effective in the long run - and good for the environment too!!

    Worth a try!

    Much love, chelle xx
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  19. Cavycrazy

    Cavycrazy Silver Member

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    What an education this forum is! (and I mean that nicely). :)

    I had never heard of Mooncups before.

    Deb x
  20. chelle_powell

    chelle_powell We ride, we ride....

  21. chelle_powell

    chelle_powell We ride, we ride....

    lol - i know what u mean... learn seomthing new everyday here!

  22. trinakmh

    trinakmh Silver Member

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    I got my mooncup in November and i think its a fab invention, Although i do get headaches on my period since i started using it.:confused:
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