The Mooncup is a reusable menstrual cup, around two inches long and made from soft medical grade silicone. It is worn internally a lot lower than a tampon but, while tampons and pads absorb menstrual fluid, the Mooncup collects it. This means it doesn’t cause dryness or irritation, and also that it collects far more (three times as much as a tampon!). Because the Mooncup is reusable, you only need one so it saves you money and helps the environment, too.
The Mooncup is designed to be folded and inserted into the vagina, then removed, rinsed and reinserted up to every 8 hours. A light seal is formed with your vaginal walls, allowing menstrual fluid to pass into the Mooncup without leakage or odour. This seal is released for removal, allowing you to empty the contents, rinse or wipe and reinsert. Comfortable, convenient and safe: the Mooncup can be used overnight and when travelling, swimming or exercising.
Size A measures 46mm in diameter and 50mm in length. Size B measures 43 mm in diameter and 50mm in length. Both sizes have a stem 21mm long, which you can trim to the length that is right for you.
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One woman will on average use over 11,000 disposable sanitary products in a lifetime. The Mooncup is reusable and offers a simple way to dramatically reduce the amount of waste you produce.
- 22 tampons or towels are used, on average, each period
- In the UK alone, 4.3 billion disposable sanitary products are used every year
- Their packaging, applicators and backing-strips will end up in landfill or in the sea.
Mooncup is the first sanitary protection manufacturer in the world to be awarded Ethical Business status for its people and enviromentally-friendly practices.
The Mooncup is made from soft medical grade silicone and is latex-free, hypoallergenic and contains no dyes, BPA, phthalates, plastic, bleaches or toxins.
Because the Mooncup is non-absorbent, it will not cause dryness and does not disrupt your body’s natural pH levels (35% of the fluid tampons absorb is natural moisture!).
The Mooncup has measurement markings, enabling women to accurately report menstrual blood loss to a doctor or gynaecologist.
The Mooncup does not contain any absorbency gels, additives or perfumes. Unlike some conventional cotton sanitary products, it is also free from pesticides and GM materials.
Tampons can cause dryness and leave fibres behind. The Mooncup is designed to respect your natural balance.
The Mooncup is produced to ISO 13485:2003: a regulated quality management system specifically requiring that the service provided by an organisation “consistently meet[s] customer and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices and related services”. From ISO online
The Mooncup holds at least three times as much fluid as the most super-absorbent tampon, giving longer lasting protection on heavier days. And, because it is non-absorbent, it won’t cause dryness when your period is light.
Because there is no string, the Mooncup is completely discreet – and you only need one so there’s no need to carry bulky spares or worry about disposal of used products or packaging.
One Mooncup lasts for years, and costs the same as the average woman will spend on disposable sanitary protection in three months.
The Mooncup is folded for insertion...
Folding technique 1
Folding technique 2
...and sits much lower in the vagina than a tampon
We recommend you empty your Mooncup every 4-8 hours. As with tampons, it’s important to have clean hands when removing and inserting the Mooncup. Then simply rinse your Mooncup and reinsert.
For more information, please see the FAQ section, or contact our Advice Centre. Please always read the Usage Guide thoroughly before using your Mooncup for the first time.
Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint, save money or just look after your health, there are many reasons to choose the Mooncup.