What is the mooncup?
Mooncup® is the original, soft, medical-grade silicone menstrual cup designed by women as the convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and pads.
The Mooncup is…
Made from soft, medical-grade silicone, it’s so comfortable you can’t feel it’s there. While tampons absorb 35% vaginal moisture, the Mooncup menstrual cup won’t dry you out or leave fibres behind.
Your Mooncup is always there, ready. No last minute dash to the shops, no stockpiling different absorbency pads or tampons. The Mooncup frees you from having to throw away used products or carry bulky spares (whether smuggled up your sleeve as you head to the toilet or taking up backpack space on your travels).
Holding 3 x more than a regular tampon, the Mooncup gives you longer lasting protection on heavier days. And because it’s non-absorbent, it won’t cause dryness when your period’s light.
You only need one Mooncup® that pays for itself after 6-8 months – you’re then saving that monthly spend on sanitary protection.
Latex-free, hypoallergenic and containing no dyes, perfumes, BPA, phthalates, plastic, bleaches or toxins, the Mooncup menstrual cup is ideal if you have sensitive skin or allergies.
HOW TO USE THE MOONCUP
While many get the knack of using the Mooncup straight away, it can take up to 3 cycles.
Remember, your reusable menstrual cup should last for years and years. Once you’ve got it, you won’t look back.
As you would when using tampons, always wash your hands before inserting and removing your Mooncup®.
Part the labia and place the cup as low down in the vagina as it will comfortably sit (lower down than a tampon).positioning-how-to-use
TRIM (FIRST USE)
The base of the cup should sit as low as possible in the vagina. As vaginal length varies, the first time you use your Mooncup you may need to trim the stem to get the best fit for you.
REMOVE AND EMPTY
With clean hands, gently squeeze the bottom of the cup to release the seal then slide the cup out.
Empty the contents into the toilet.
We recommend emptying it every 4-8 hours.
RINSE OR WIPE AND REINSERT
Rinse your Mooncup with water or wipe it with a tissue.
Fold and re-insert.
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Choose the right size for you following the simple guidelines below:
Choose size A if you:
Are 30 and over
Have given birth vaginally whatever your age
Choose size B if you:
Are under 30 & have not given birth vaginally
THE SIZE YOU CHOOSE
– is related to your childbearing history and your age as these can affect pelvic floor tone
– is not related to menstrual flow
Size A is 3mm bigger than size B – a small difference but it is important!
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