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
Tried and trusted since 2002 by users around the world, the Mooncup menstrual cup offers an end to the waste, discomfort and expense of disposable sanitary protection.
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.
More than just a product
Once you’ve bought your Mooncup, we’re here for you if you need support. We offer a unique telephone and email Advice Service run by medical health professionals. You can be assured that the Mooncup® is manufactured in the UK to the highest quality standards – Mooncup Ltd is ISO 13485 certified and is registered with the FDA.
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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...
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...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.