so for years i had been thinking about getting one, but the eww factor won me over every single time. it was the thought of mess, which coming from a person who isn’t usualy bothered by such things may seem odd. that is right i am talking about the Mooncup.so me being me decided to do a little bit of research first and came up with a pros and cons list.
Mooncup states:Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint,save money or just look after your health, there are many reasons to choose the mooncup.
Eco-friendly…The reusable Mooncup offers a simple way to dramatically reduce the amount of waste you produce.
- One woman will use over 11,000 disposable sanitary products in a lifetime
- 22 tampons or towels are used, on average, each period
- In the UK alone, 4.3 billion disposable sanitary products are used every year
These items, their packaging, applicators and backing-strips will end up in landfill or in the sea.
Mooncup Ltd. is the first sanitary protection manufacturer in the world to be awarded Ethical Business status for its people and environmentally -friendly practices (for more information on Mooncup Ltd., visit the About page)
Healthier…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!).
Menstrual cups have never been associated with toxic shock syndrome.
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
Convenient…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.
Cheaper…One Mooncup lasts for years, and costs the same as the average woman will spend on disposable sanitary protection in three months.
Upon reading this I researched other reviews and went straight out and got one, after all the only negative was my initial ewwwwww issues.
the kids and others were quite freaked out especially with the sterilisation process of boiling it in a saucepan before use; after all you really don’t want germs in certain places.
then came the test, the actual use … honestly I am now kicking myself for letting the eww factor get the better of me. No thrush, less cramps certainly 85% better than usual and I felt inwardly better physical and emotionally as I had no guilt feelings on the eco and ethical front.