A menstrual cup is a small, foldable, reusable device made from silicone, rubber or plastic that collects, rather than absorbs, the menstrual blood when inserted into the vagina. Mooncup® is the brand name of the first ever menstrual cup to be made from medical grade silicone; a hypoallergenic alternative to rubber which had previously been linked to latex allergies. The Mooncup® is a soft, silicone menstrual cup that you can reuse every time you get your period. 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. It was designed by women as a convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and pads. The Mooncup is 5cm long and has a ‘stem’ to help with removal. As vaginal length varies, the stem of the Mooncup is designed to be trimmed if needed. WHY USE A MOONCUP? The Mooncup is a healthy and convenient alternative to tampons and pads which saves you money too. It’s great for swimming, sports and because it’s designed to last for years, it’s an easy way to dramatically reduce the waste you produce. Some of the benefits that make the Mooncup menstrual cup so unique include: A pioneering period brand, smashing the menstrual taboo since 2002. The highest quality standards: ISO 13485 certified and registered with the FDA. Made in the UK by the first sanitary product manufacturer in the world to be certified as an ethical business. WHAT SIZE DO YOU NEED? The Mooncup menstrual cup is available in two sizes with only 3mm between them: Size A and Size B. Size A is 3mm bigger than size B – a small difference but it is important! The size needed is related to your childbearing history and your age as these can affect pelvic floor tone– it is NOT related to menstrual flow Size A is for those who are 30 or over and all who have given birth vaginally. Size B is for those who are under 30 who haven’t given birth vaginally. 5% from the sale of this product will be donated to Bloody Good Period, to help support people experiencing period poverty.
HOW DOES THE MOONCUP MENSTRUAL CUP WORK?
Once the Mooncup is inside it opens up and forms a light seal with the vaginal wall which holds it in place.
It sits lower than a tampon and works by collecting the menstrual blood. The Mooncup is held in place by the vaginal muscles and can be emptied, rinsed and reinserted every four to eight hours. It can be used safely when travelling, swimming or exercising.
HOW DO YOU INSERT A 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®.
Everyone is different, so experiment with folding techniques to find the one that works best for you.
Part the labia and place the cup as low down in the vagina as it will comfortably sit (lower down than a tampon).
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.