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mooncups? anyone heard of used them? womens period attachment thingys

(12 Posts)
sugar34plum Tue 17-Jul-07 15:25:57

just found these on boots website. dont know how to do links but boots then mooncups? Look a bit oh er missus to me! But my periods are frigging agony so was wondering if they ease pain at all?

JackieNo Tue 17-Jul-07 15:26:57

Do a search on here on 'mooncups' - lots of people on here use them, and many do seem to find them helpful in easing pain

Whizzz Tue 17-Jul-07 15:27:24

There are hundreds of Mooncup experts on here I'm sure one will be along shortly

IntergalacticWalrus Tue 17-Jul-07 15:29:12

There is a whole mooncup worshipping section on here

Embrace the mooncups!

(just make sure you swill it through first)

PotterCandles Tue 17-Jul-07 15:29:19

Definitely less discomfort with a Mooncup, also shorter periods. Search on here for mooncups - you'll be overwhelmed!

Give it a go (the mooncup, I m ean)!

dobbysayswoof Tue 17-Jul-07 15:31:58

Yup, do a search for mooncup.
I use one and it's v good.
Have read many comments from mners saying they have less painful/less heavy periods after a few months of using one. Wasn't an isssue for me so I can't comment personally.

They are also cheaper in the long run and kinder to the environment

sugar34plum Tue 17-Jul-07 15:34:59

blimey didnt expect response so soon. Def in favour of less pain although v paranoid the endometriosis cysts are back and surgery here i come!

i am assuming they are comfortable and safe? Have visions of this plastic funnel dropping out me draws?

Thankyou ladies

dobbysayswoof Tue 17-Jul-07 15:37:40

Yes more comfortable than tampons imo, once you get the hang of inserting properly (a little practice needed for me).

Roskva Tue 17-Jul-07 15:45:24

I've had my mooncup for 3 months. I have not had any period pain. And I used to spend half a day in bed dosed up with max strength painkillers.

harpsichordcuddler Tue 17-Jul-07 15:53:51

yep, they are marvellous. very comfortable and clean and you can wear them at night.
I am totally converted

Dumbledior Tue 17-Jul-07 15:57:29

Love mine. Periods not any less painful (not that they were bad anyway) and definitely not shorter (), but I still love it. Would not go back to tampons now.

TigerFeet Tue 17-Jul-07 16:00:07

Mooncups are very comfortable, although you may need to trim the stem somewhat so that it suits you (I have cut mine right off).

Some people take a while to get used to inserting/removing it but if you give it a chance you will get the hang of it within a couple of cycles.

They don't need to be changed as often, they don't dry your vagina out, they are environmetally far better, and cramps are not as severe.

I love mine, I will never go back to disposable sanitary wear, ever.

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