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To have some sort of ceremony for binning my mooncup?

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Deadnettle Tue 24-Jan-17 09:49:44

I was thinking something along the lines of muttering "thank god I don't need you anymore" whilst dropping it in the bin, followed by eating cheesecake.

The most important part of the ceremony would be the cheesecake.

I haven't needed my mooncup since I had a hysterectomy 7 months ago, but I am strangely reluctant to bin it. I also don't need 1 and 1/2 boxes of sanitary towels, the pregnancy test or anything else period related that's hiding in the bathroom cupboard.

DJBaggySmalls Tue 24-Jan-17 09:53:17

There should be a full moon. As a symbol of some blather or other.

ScrumpyBetty Tue 24-Jan-17 09:57:22

Definitely cheesecake. And wine. You could say a few words in remembrance to your departed mooncup if you want. And then drink more wine.

HazelBite Tue 24-Jan-17 09:57:52

When I changed my HRT last year my periods finally stopped, its taken me 10 months to throw away all the various items of san pro. Its a weird feeling when you suddenly realise that you just don't need it anymore, and never will again.

StayingZen Tue 24-Jan-17 10:51:05

I binned the mooncup itself without a backward glance, but you may wish to consider donating any leftover sanitary towels or tampons to your local homeless shelter or women's refuge. I rang up rather diffidently to offer mine the result of years of buying "another packet just in case" and they were very happy to take them. I double-wrapped them in black bin bags I told you there were a lot thrust them into the arms of the hairy men smoking on the hostel steps and ran for it, scarlet. But what is a little embarrassment when you're helping people?

Strongmummy Tue 24-Jan-17 10:53:12

You need 1) full moon 2) howling wolf 3) a fire (don't wear synthetics or else you'll go up). Take moon cup, sanitary products and dance around the fire singing "be gone, be gone, I consign thee to the flames". That should do it. Only then may you eat the cheesecake. Good luck

Strongmummy Tue 24-Jan-17 10:53:53

Also donating said products to charity as pp suggested will also appease the gods .....

AnaG1ypta Tue 24-Jan-17 10:56:37

I'd leave all disposables in a work toilet if nothing else. Don't just bin them.

Eatingcheeseontoast Tue 24-Jan-17 10:57:52

Will women's refuge really take sanpro products - I've got loads brought before I discovered mooncups. All that wasted money over the years!

DJBaggySmalls Tue 24-Jan-17 11:00:14

I thought you had to dance naked round the fire, cloth-ed only in mud? And waving a spear decorated with the ears of your fallen enemies.

ClusterFuckTadpole Tue 24-Jan-17 11:00:46

Sorry to derail, but did the refuge talk half boxes? (tampons wrapped obviously)
I have loads I could get rid off post menstrual cup

CremeBrulee Tue 24-Jan-17 11:09:11

Definitely a Viking burial of some kind. Stuff some of the unwanted sanpro in the Mooncup, lash it to a handy plywood model boat and set fire to it on the local pond.

Or just bin it.

Deadnettle Tue 24-Jan-17 11:09:38

I'm only binning the mooncup and maybe the pregnancy test. I should have said in my op that I'm going to give the sanitary towels away. I was thinking of donating them to the food bank around the corner if they take them.

The next full moon is the 11th february and I can't wait that long because the cheesecake will go off.

Would a non-howling poodle do instead of a wolf?

I totally support a fire because its 8C in my sitting room!

Deadnettle Tue 24-Jan-17 11:10:40

Burning a mooncup could end rather badly so I'll just bin it I think. Less effort involved.

StayingZen Tue 24-Jan-17 11:12:28

I gave them all the individually wrapped santowels and tampons plus anything not individually wrapped that was in a sealed box. I don't know how much they kept, though, obviously.

ThroneofJudgypants Tue 24-Jan-17 11:32:16

You need to sip mead out of the mooncup at full moon before burying it in the garden. It's the only approved way.

Deadnettle Tue 24-Jan-17 11:47:43

You need to sip mead out of the mooncup at full moon before burying it in the garden.

Um, no.

Bubspub Tue 24-Jan-17 11:54:57

Really good suggestion about homeless shelters needing sanitary products. Where I live, at Christmas there was a collection called 'handbags for the homeless' where you filled a handbag with lady things, tampons, sanitary towels, deodorant, face wipes etc, as these are the things that don't get donated very often to the food banks but that there is a great need for. The scheme was set up by a woman who was at some point homeless and realised that this is a real problem for women of menstruating age. So there's definitely a need out there if anyone is reading this and contemplating whether a donation of sanitary products would be useful x

Deadnettle Tue 24-Jan-17 12:05:53

I'll try and find out where the nearest homeless shelter is and see if they want the sanitary towels. I know we don't have one in our tiny town.

I've just tested the cheesecake to see if its suitable and it is! I am still a little queasy at the thought of drinking out of my mooncup though.

Bubspub Tue 24-Jan-17 12:19:50

Haha "a toast!" shock

helpimitchy Tue 24-Jan-17 12:36:48

Put a small amount of soil into it and plant either a tiny plant or some seeds smile

You'd have to build a stand for it though.

Deadnettle Tue 24-Jan-17 12:45:16

That's a good idea helpimitchy but I don't think its for me.

I still haven't binned it and I'm not really sure why.

AlpacaPicnic Tue 24-Jan-17 12:47:55

Surely the only acceptable ceremony is a viking burial?
You'll need a model boat made of matchsticks and a river...

Deadnettle Tue 24-Jan-17 12:58:20

I did have visions of a viking funeral but I imagine my mooncup would just end up polluting the river.

Strongmummy Tue 24-Jan-17 13:54:40

The poodle will work, yes.

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