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Anyone tried the "MOONCUP"?

(68 Posts)
GrinningGorilla Mon 18-Aug-08 20:16:30

A revolutionary re-usable sanitary product, available in boots. Supposedly will put an end to our montly spending on sanitary wear!!

ChasingSquirrels Mon 18-Aug-08 20:26:20

are you new to MN??? Mooncup use is almost mandatory wink

Overmydeadbody Mon 18-Aug-08 20:27:00

lol at the bewbie grin

Overmydeadbody Mon 18-Aug-08 20:27:20

(in a nice way of course wink)

VeniVidiVickiQV Mon 18-Aug-08 20:27:21

Yes - it is fab.

SammyK Mon 18-Aug-08 20:28:41

search the archives, lots of useful mooncup threads. I too am a convert. smile

DustyTV Mon 18-Aug-08 20:29:14

Yes... I was converted a few weeks ago and it is the 2nd time I am used it. Fab fab fab, love it, will never go back. grin

AbbaFan Mon 18-Aug-08 20:29:21

The idea of a mooncup just fills me with horror.

Convince me they are ok.

fullmoonfiend Mon 18-Aug-08 20:29:23

singing to the choir here, luv...

Dior Mon 18-Aug-08 20:29:50

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GrinningGorilla Mon 18-Aug-08 20:29:58

Thankyou all, I think I have been living in a "Dr Whites" fog!

fullmoonfiend Mon 18-Aug-08 20:31:31

DustyTV Mon 18-Aug-08 20:32:08

Abbafan, I too was a bit hmm at first, but I finaly relented and bought one a few weeks ago. Seriously they are wonderful. I just wish I knew about them before.

Bite the bullet, get one and try it grin

Dior Mon 18-Aug-08 20:34:00

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SammyK Mon 18-Aug-08 20:34:31

They have a money back guarantee don't they?
As if someone would send it back hmm grin

GrinningGorilla Mon 18-Aug-08 20:46:42

Well it looks like I will be off to get me a mooncup then. Anything has got to be better than clogging up landfills with tampons and towels, or paddling with the kids down the coast and dodging the towels. Yuk.

AbbaFan Mon 18-Aug-08 20:53:10

Does it hurt though?

I find tampons a bit uncomfortable, so only use pads.

Podrick Mon 18-Aug-08 20:57:40

I tried it. It freaked me out BIG TIME.

I would like to try again but am too scared still shock

SammyK Mon 18-Aug-08 21:10:10

I find tampons uncomfy too but mooncup far more comfortable.

Podrick why were you freaked out?

Podrick Mon 18-Aug-08 21:12:22

(a) the sight of all that blood and gore, half spilled onto the bathroom floor

(b) the nightmare of removal

(thanks for asking)

mamaberta Mon 18-Aug-08 21:13:53

still struggling to erm, get to grips with mine blush. I find it hard to retrieve sometimes and one month it just hurt to have it in there. I've had it about 5 months. I am determined to stick with it (bl*y thing cost eighteen quid!!) and for the enviro reasons but I am not as wild about it as others [hmmm]

Habbibu Mon 18-Aug-08 21:14:31

So much more comfortable than tampons - they don't sit in the same place. GG, I do love this thread - I imagine your OP in a 1950's public information broadcast voice!

Aefondkiss Mon 18-Aug-08 21:21:32

it took me a long time to get used to my mooncup, a year tbh, and I now love it, but I found it uncomfortable to use to start with, kept snipping away at it, this year I love it, I am relaxed using it now, and really all other sanpro is horrible in comparison to the mooncup imo

SammyK Mon 18-Aug-08 22:03:16

Sorry podrick grin

I have a strong stomach and am mildly fascinated with it all tbh. blush

OP if you do buy one just trim the stalk right off straight away and be done with it is my advice.

VeniVidiVickiQV Mon 18-Aug-08 22:16:20

Mooncups are nothing like tampons. I could never get on with tampons. That awful dragging sensation, and the soreness of removing one when flow was light. Makes my teeth itch just thinking about it! It's an amazing thing. No having to worry about buying sanitary towels or tampons.

Brilliant. Highly recommend it.

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