This is potentially the weirdest review and most personal post I have done yet and I’m not going to lie, I am a little hesitant to hit the upload button. If you haven’t already guessed by reading the title – today I will be talking about periods and my thoughts on menstrual cups.
Disclaimer: If periods gross you out, then please don’t read!
I have only used a moon cup for one cycle so far and I bought it from Boots for £21.99 and even though it seems like a chunk of money for a sanitary product, I think it is definitely worth the money considering how long lasting it is and all of the benefits. It comes in two sizes: Size A for those who have given birth and size B for those who haven’t. The product is all about being kind to your body as well as to the planet, so I was so happy when it was packaged in a recyclable box and came with a discreet little hessian bag to keep it safe and protected.
Before buying and trying my Mooncup I done a lot of research because it is a lot different to using a tampon or pad. The most helpful video I found was this one! Expect the first time you use it to be a bit tricky, it can take a while to learn the best technique for insertion for each person. The best method I found was the punch down fold, whilst the cup is wet.
Tampons were the main sanitary product I would use, but I never really liked them. They can be uncomfortable, drying, expensive and don’t always give you reliable protection if you have a heavy flow. So I absolutely love using a menstrual cup because it is suitable for all throughout your period without causing any discomfort at all.
The worst thing I have found so far is how difficult it is to remove. I initially thought it would be more difficult to insert, but that part is surprisingly the easy bit. The moon cup works like a suction cup so in order to remove it you need to break that seal, so I have found it best to slightly press against the side of the cup and it becomes much easier. I think you definitely have to be comfortable with your body to get the hang of using this, it is not as easy to use as tampons.
However, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. I used to constantly worry about leaking when using tampons and I have heard many horror stories about tampons not having a string. Changing tampons so much during the day became such a chore and also can get so painful. So with the moon cup I change it twice or three times a day and considering I have a heavy flow this is incredible! It is also amazing for the environment and has no chemicals so it looks after your body too. On the official website it recommends that you change it every 8 hours, but I have read on other websites and videos that you could leave it in for 12!
I can’t preach about this enough. It is the best choice I have made and wish I made it sooner. At first I was a little grossed out about the thought of a menstrual cup but I now swear by it! I hope you all enjoyed this post and didn’t gross you out too much haha! Have you ever used a menstrual cup?
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