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Tampon tax and mooncups

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kippersyllabub Fri 18-Mar-16 17:01:09

in the news on tampon tax, apparently a woman in the UK spends £70 in a lifetime on tax if she uses pads or tampons.

Aibu to suggest she uses mooncups instead and pay for perhaps 5 of these in a lifetime, costing about a fiver in tax instead and not polluting beaches and clogging sewers.

BombadierFritz Fri 18-Mar-16 17:03:17

I was just wondering what the tax was on mooncups

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 18-Mar-16 17:04:04

Not everyone wants to use a moon cup, I do use one, my dd doesn't and doesn't want to atm.

kippersyllabub Fri 18-Mar-16 17:04:54

5% or £1 per mooncup.

scaevola Fri 18-Mar-16 17:05:41

If this ever makes it to a directive, it could cover all sanitary protection, whether disposable or reusable.

allegretto Fri 18-Mar-16 17:09:31

YABU Not everyone can or wants to use a Mooncup - I avoid them as it seems to have the unwanted side effect of making people a bit preachy. grin

Grilledaubergines Fri 18-Mar-16 17:16:58

YABU. I want to use tampons and I'd rather spend out more in order to do that.

zaryiah Fri 18-Mar-16 17:17:31

Much like those who have benefited from becoming vegan, mooncup users seem to suffer from the terrible affliction of preachiness.

TheCrumpettyTree Fri 18-Mar-16 17:18:56

But I don't want to use a mooncup.

Stratter5 Fri 18-Mar-16 17:20:50

Yy inserting a mooncup seems to switch on Smug Mode

DontCareHowIWantItNow Fri 18-Mar-16 17:22:27

YABU Not everyone can or wants to use a Mooncup - I avoid them as it seems to have the unwanted side effect of making people a bit preachy. grin


WorraLiberty Fri 18-Mar-16 17:22:38

Yes, totally unreasonable.

What she shoves in her vagina is her business, not yours.

It's personal preference.

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Fri 18-Mar-16 17:23:10


It's a choice, the tax is a separate issue from the fact that some people prefer to use tampons (or pads)

The women who would most struggle to afford the cost of the tax are the ones who can't afford the upfront cost a mooncups

By all means use moon cups but you are not better than anyone who doesnt

DesertOrDessert Fri 18-Mar-16 17:23:32

Yes, YABU.
I love my menstrual cup, but don't see why anyone should be forced into using one for financial reasons (quite apart from the fact those who could most benifit from the extra £2 per year - assuming £70/lifetime, and 35 years of periods - are the least likely to be able to afford the £20 upfront cost of a reusable cup).

DesertOrDessert Fri 18-Mar-16 17:24:30

Snap, NotMeNotYouNotAnyone

Chattymummyhere Fri 18-Mar-16 17:26:08

I have a mooncup and I hate it so don't use. I Could of brought a couple of boxes of tampons for the same price wink

VoldysGoneMouldy Fri 18-Mar-16 17:31:58

YABU. I love my mooncup, and it's logical they're better for the environment. But I don't think the solution to a sexist tax is to tell the people paying unfairly "This is your fault for your choice of sanitary product".

The average woman who has periods will have them for around 35-40 years. No woman should be forced to pay more for the novelty of shedding the lining of an organ.

BlueMoonRising Fri 18-Mar-16 17:34:32

Of course Yanbu to suggest it.

You would be unreasonable to force it, but suggesting it as an option is perfectly acceptable.

meditrina Fri 18-Mar-16 17:42:29

"You would be unreasonable to force it"

You do not want to know what mental image that brought up

<Medi, lowering the tone since the 1960s>

Alasalas2 Fri 18-Mar-16 17:43:52

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Alasalas2 Fri 18-Mar-16 17:45:06

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