If you’re a woman that bleeds, you may well have heard about the alternative to the traditional tampons and sanitary towels…the Menstrual Cup.
If you’ve not heard about the menstrual cup, let me fill you in on what you’re missing out on.
I’m going to be honest because we’re all ladies here, right? Plus honesty is the best policy. I’ve been using a menstrual cup for a good few years now. And you know what? I wouldn’t go back to using tampons and pads again.
In particular, I use Mooncup®.
The Mooncup is a healthy and convenient alternative to tampons and pads which saves you money too as it’s designed to last for years. Plus it’s an easy way to dramatically reduce the waste you produce.
Let me give you Reasons Why To Use A Menstrual Cup
1. You’re saving yourself money
Now who doesn’t like to save money?
I don’t know about you but I think periods suck. But what makes it suck big time is the fact of spending money and knowing I’m being taxed for the pleasure of Aunty Flo’s visit each month, on the essential necessities of sanitary products such as tampons and sanitary pads.
I can easily spend £5-£10 each month depending on my flow and how long my period lasts.
One Mooncup can last years and only costs around £20 which, depending on how long your period is, how heavy your flow and what you use, is covered within a matter of months.
You could easily save yourself £40 to £100 per year!
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2. You’re saving the planet
OK, so that’s a little OTT, but you’ll be doing you’re bit to reduce disposable sanitary waste.
With waste saving solutions becoming higher on everyone’s agendas. Mooncup is the perfect solution.
With each one of us who bleeds, we will each use more than 11,000 disposable sanitary products in a lifetime. With the majority of the products being disposed of by flushing them down the toilet. Where they end up in our sewerage systems and into the seas and beaches.
Just think one single Mooncup can be use for years with no waste!
No more emptying a bin full of bloodied tampons and pads. Plus, you’ve nothing to take home in your handbag if you happen to be visiting someone and don’t want to leave your bloodied tampons or towels in their bins, which let’s face it, a lot of us don’t.
Mooncup is made out of silicone, making them flexible and soft. Easy and discreet to transport. Complete with a cotton bag. They don’t take up much room in your bags. So there’s no need to take a big handbag packed full of tampons and sanitary towels with you during the duration of your period.
You will never get caught short or need to make an emergency dash to the shops for sanitary supplies. There will be no more feeling self-conscious stood in a queue with a basket full of tampons of various flow sizes, as your menstrual cup will be at home or in your bag waiting for you.
4. No need for period pants
Once I switched to using a menstrual cup, my period pants went into the bin.
Period pants that made me feel ‘meh!’ Big, unattractive and fits a large pad designed for heavy flows.
I found that Mooncup doesn’t leak like a tampon might. Using a vacuum, the Mooncup stays in place, even on the heaviest days of your cycle.
I promise you will be surprised, at how much blood a menstrual cup hold. 3x the amount of the average tampon.
You won’t have to worry about rushing to the loo every couple of hours to ‘freshen up’. Mooncup advises that you empty it every 4-8 hours. Making it more convenient for you to carry on with your usual daily activities such as going to work, running after the kids, as well as going to the gym or swimming.
I don’t know about you, but I have been known to cancel plans because of my period flow. Now I don’t have to! Because my menstrual cup has my back!
5. You are much less likely to get Toxic Shock Syndrome
As I mentioned above, Mooncup is made from medical grade silicone. It is Latex-free, hypoallergenic and contains no dyes, perfumes, BPA, phthalates, plastic, bleaches or toxins, like tampons and sanitary towels. As research shows that chemicals can be absorbed into the body through the vagina.
Personally I was converted.
After doing my research alone, I was convinced I wanted to give them a menstrual cup a try. Now i wouldn’t go back to disposable sanitary products.
I have to say, menstrual cups might not be for everyone. They can take a little getting used to using them.
But it is definitely worth persevering.
Where can you buy a Mooncup?
You can find out more about the Mooncup on their website here
You can buy them directly from their website,
Still not sure if a menstrual cup is for you?
Pop on over to Put A Cup In It where you can use their really useful and informative quiz which can help you select which is your ideal menstrual cup.
Plus, Here is a comparison chart with all of the menstrual cups available on the market!