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Moon cup anyone?

(34 Posts)
SparklyStream Thu 20-Jun-13 22:17:46

Does anyone use one? How do you find it?

great

unfortunately i have now dropped 2 down the toilet. have to buy another.

there's no way i'll go back to tampons / pads.

EMUZ Thu 20-Jun-13 22:20:20

Bloody amazing grin
Although in having issues with the femmecup I would recommend the mooncup. I forget its my period which prior to discovering mooncup would have been a small miracle

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 20-Jun-13 22:20:40

Fab.

Wouldn't go back to tampons. I have to empty it 2 hourly on the heaviest days, but it was worse with tampons.

I get less cramping too which is a bonus.

SparklyStream Thu 20-Jun-13 22:22:23

Seriously? Less cramping? That in itself us worth the £20 outlay!

EMUZ Thu 20-Jun-13 22:24:53

Definitely less cramps, and I've gone from 6 days to 4. And no flooding

JeremyPiven Thu 20-Jun-13 22:24:54

Marvellous. Have been using mine for about 4months now.
I had a few problems at first with it unfolding on the way in, but someone pointed me towards a host of folding techniques.

Now I am a master of the mooncup 7-fold smile

Bert2e Thu 20-Jun-13 22:25:07

Love mine too!

HSMMaCM Thu 20-Jun-13 22:25:09

Love mine. Cleaner and more comfortable.

OrangeLily Thu 20-Jun-13 22:34:05

Ooohhh I've only got with the rose fold as the c-fold didn't go in right! What's a 7fold??

I love my mooncup - clean, less cramping, sometimes forget I'm even on my period, also holds a lot more than other products. I like the fact you can measure your output too and know if you have light/average/heavy flow. I also like that I'm using much less sanitary products which will just end up in landill. I do use a panty liner on my heaviest day as I do get a few drips but this seems to from blood getting into the lowest part of the vagina whilst I'm changing it IFYSWIM.

The only thing I would say is I think next time I'l go for a softer cup as it does press slightly on my bladder.

SparklyStream Thu 20-Jun-13 22:37:29

Does it work ok at night too?

SparklyStream Thu 20-Jun-13 22:38:07

And suitable for use after 3 vag births?

EMUZ Thu 20-Jun-13 22:43:06

Can't answer the DC one but I use it for the whole period including at night, at work, horse riding and heavy gym sessions

EMUZ Thu 20-Jun-13 22:44:07

I've been using one since the beginning of the year, it's brilliant smile
Also wouldn't go back to tampons again. My flow is lighter now grin

OrangeLily Thu 20-Jun-13 22:46:52

Works great at night! I slept with a towel under me for the first few nights but no leaks at all!

OrangeLily Thu 20-Jun-13 22:48:32

Oooh more folds. Much try soon!

Smudging Thu 20-Jun-13 22:52:19

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KashaUK Fri 21-Jun-13 00:18:35

Menstrual cups = awesome!

I started using menstrual cups 10 years ago and would never go back to tampons or pads. With tampons and pads I had constant bacterial vaginosis, I always felt sore and irritated down below, and with my super-heavy flow I leaked constantly, where as with menstrual cups I've not had a single infection in 10 years and don't worry about leaking.

Cups are safer so no risk of TSS, infections, increased cramps or bleeding, and no dioxin - thus they can be worn for 12 hours (Mooncup say 8 hours, but 12 hours is absolutely fine), with any flow, before your period, overnight, and no need to alternate with pads...so far more convenient than tampons or pads. They're easier to use, more comfortable, cheaper, greener, ethical, and as they hold more plus have light suction they don't leak like tampons or pads.

Mooncup is only 1 of over 30 different brands (when I started using cups 10 years ago there were only 3 brands) - I started with Mooncup, I've tried a few different brands and currently use a Ladycup. I still recommend Mooncup for first-time users as it's a nice mid-sized and mid-flexibility cup, the company is also great - you can buy them from Boots, but it's a little cheaper to buy online - www.mooncup.co.uk/wc.php?u=1741

Wonderstuff Fri 21-Jun-13 00:22:01

Love my mooncup. I used to hate disposing of tampons and pads, mooncup so much cleaner.

i've had 3 vag births. no probs with mooncup.

Another fan (2 vaginal births). Fine for running too.

Waswondering Fri 21-Jun-13 22:41:17

Prefer me Luna instead of mooncup .... No sharp stem, and they send you a pack of love hearts .... smile What's not to like? Plus a choice of colours (not sure why, but hey!)

ICantRememberWhatSheSaid Fri 21-Jun-13 22:55:58

There are lots of other threads on Mooncups on Mumsnet. You could do a search. smile

I started using a Mooncup about six months ago and am a huge fan. They are fantastic. I cut the tail off mine. My periods are very heavy (pre menopausal ) and it works brilliantly. I don't have the near miss accidents I used to have with tampons and SanPads.
I don't believe they help cramping or reduce blood flow but they do make my periods much more bearable.

They are cheap and comfortable. I used it successfully whilst slumming it travelling in a third world country.

mervynmouse Fri 21-Jun-13 22:56:30

Tempted but is it an option if your pelvic floor is shot to shit? Or is it The option if your pelvic floor is shot to shit? One massive headed DS and I don't really know why i bother with tamponsshock

ICantRememberWhatSheSaid Fri 21-Jun-13 23:07:14

mervynmouse

Ahem, I can confirm that it is just what you need. blush

I have a ginormously headed DC too

mervynmouse Sat 22-Jun-13 08:57:01

Wonderful news ICR! grin

noisytoys Sat 22-Jun-13 09:16:45

I've used a mooncup for 4 months now and I won't use anything else now. I do have a basics panty liner on the heaviest day (a 20p box lasts 6 months) but I used to spend £6 a month on super plus extra tampons and now I don't need them its great smile

I had a mooncup for about 8 years. I've just switched to a meluna. I think I prefer the meluna

Nettee Sat 22-Jun-13 22:41:57

I thought it was ok ish while I used it for one cycle only but then it sucked out my coil (makes me worry about the vacuum effect generally) and then I developed a uti ( totally unusual for me fortunately) so I won't be using it again.

Orianne Sun 23-Jun-13 04:54:40

How far in do you push it in? I hate using tampax as I never get it sit comfortably but like the idea of a moon up.

MrsHoarder Sun 23-Jun-13 05:10:11

Love mine. Hasn't affected cramps envy but is chapter and comfier than pads or tampons. I still have boxes of tampons from before I bought my first 5 years ago.

Had to buy the bucket size after having ds, but I feel like it helps with the pelvic floor.

well i've just dropped mooncup No. 2 down the loo so now i'm trying a meluna. i like the pretty colours (fickle)

Fuzzymum1 Mon 24-Jun-13 21:49:36

I find it's the only thing that copes with my heavy periods - I have to empty it every hour and a half or so for the first couple of days but that's better than even super plus tampons - I have used it for well over a year and would never ever go back to tampons. The only problem I have found is if air gets into it before it's properly in place I get a bit of 'fanjo flatlulence' grin

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