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Mooncup Menstrual Cup - Model A

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Description

Improved Mooncup
Which model Mooncup is most suitable for me?

Please use the table below to select which model is right for you.

Aged 30 or under Aged 30 or over
No Birth B A
Vaginal Birth A A
Caesarean Birth B A

The Mooncup is available in two models. Model A measures 46mm in diameter and 50mm in length. Model B measures 43 mm in diameter ad 50mm in length.

Both models have a pull stem 21mm long, which you can trim to the length that is right for you.

Please ensure that you select the correct model. For hygiene reasons we cannot exchange Mooncups once they have been dispatched.

Mooncup - A healthy alternative to tampons

The Mooncup is a reusable menstrual cup around two inches long and made from soft silicone rubber. It is worn internally like a tampon but collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbing. Unlike tampons the Mooncup is not a disposable product, so you only need to buy one.

The Mooncup will hold 30ml of fluid, which is roughly one third of the average total produced each period. A light seal is formed with your vaginal walls allowing your menstrual fluid to pass into the Mooncup without leakage or odour. You will probably find that you need to empty your Mooncup less frequently than you currently replace towels or tampons.

Why is mooncup better for you and the environment?

The Mooncup menstrual cup contains no bleaches, deodorisers or absorbency gels. It does not interfere with your healthy vaginal environment.

The smooth surface of the Mooncup allows the mucus membranes of your vaginal wall to continue their essential cleansing and protective functions. The Mooncup does not absorb your body`s natural defence mechanisms and will not deposit fibres in your vaginal wall.

For your safety the Mooncup is made from a special medical grade non-allergic silicone. Silicone is derived from silica which is one of the most abundant minerals on earth.

It will not cause irritation and is suitable for women with sensitive skin, thrush, eczema or an allergy.

The Mooncup can be cleaned in the same way as baby equipment: with sterilising fluid, or by boiling for five minutes in an open pan of water.

Unlike pads and tampons the Mooncup menstrual cup is reusable, eliminating the need to carry bulky spares. With proper care your Mooncup will last for several years.

Imagine the towels and tampons that you will be disposing of in landfill sites during those years!

How easy is it to use the Mooncup menstrual cup?

Correctly inserted, the Mooncup is so comfortable that you will forget it exists. It may take a little practice at first as you need to find the angle and position that is right for you.

Once you have perfected it you will be amazed at how simple the Mooncup is to use. You will need to empty, rinse or wipe and reinsert your Mooncup every four to eight hours depending on your flow. The fluid remains inside the cup, and the process is not messy or uncomfortable.

The Mooncup can safely be used overnight and is great for all sports, swimming and travelling.


New & Improved Mooncup

Firstly, and most noticeably, the new Mooncup is whiter in colour. This is a result of the new production process – the Mooncup is still free from any dyes or bleaches, and is still made from the same high quality medical grade silicone.

  • The new Mooncup is produced to ISO 13485:2003 quality standards
  • All lettering and markings in the cup have been smoothed for easier cleaning
  • Extended coverage of the grips to the full length of the stem
Authorised Retailer

bodykind is an official authorised retailer of mooncup.

Mooncup usage video - how to use the Mooncup:

Notes

How should I clean my Mooncup?

It is important to always wash your hands with soap and water before and after handling your Mooncup.

To clean your Mooncup during your period:

  • Wash with water, or mild, non-perfumed soap. Always rinse the Mooncup well with water after using soaps as any traces left on the Mooncup may cause irritation.

Can I change my Mooncup in public toilets?

  • You can use your Mooncup in public toilets! Wash your hands at the sink and take a small bottle of water into the toilet cubicle with you. Remove the Mooncup, tip the contents into the toilet bowl, rinse with a small amount of water and re-insert. If you have not got a bottle of water, then wipe the Mooncup with toilet paper and re-insert. Remember, because the Mooncup collects more menstrual blood than conventional sanitary protection, you will not have to refresh it as often as your would need to dispose of tampons or pads.

To clean your Mooncup before first use and when you wish to clean it more thoroughly you can:

  • Boil it immersed in water for 5-7 minutes (in a pan put aside for this purpose)
  • Use sterilising solution/tablets. These are commonly used to sterilise baby equipment. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for dilution and soak for the minimum recommended time. Then rinse thoroughly with clean water.

Cleaning your Mooncup when travelling:

  • When travelling ensure that you use drinking water to clean your Mooncup.

Storing your Mooncup between periods:

  • Dry your Mooncup thoroughly and store in the breathable cotton bag provided. Do not store in a plastic bag or sealed container.

Can I clean my Mooncup in the microwave?

  • No. We do not recommend that you clean your Mooncup in a microwave as doing this may damage the material.

Can I clean my Mooncup in the dishwasher?

  • No. We do not recommend cleaning your Mooncup in a dishwasher, because the detergent may adversely affect the material and/or your vaginal flora.

Can I clean the holes of my Mooncup with a pin?

  • No. We do not recommend that you clean the holes of your Mooncup with a pin. This is because the material can tear and become damaged.

How do I remove staining on my Mooncup?

  • You can soak your Mooncup in sterilising solution/tablets, following the manufacturer’s guidelines for dilution and soaking for the minimum time.
  • You can use sodium bicarbonate. Just use a clean damp cloth or a toothbrush with plenty of sodium bicarbonate and rub it on to the stained area.

Once you have cleaned your Mooncup rinse it thoroughly with clean water.

Using an IUD/IUS alongside the Mooncup

We know that there are Mooncup users who are happily using their Mooncup alongside an IUD/IUS. However, there have been some instances where an IUD/IUS has become dislodged when using the devices together, possibly due to anatomical factors (e.g. a low cervix), usage issues (e.g. wearing the Mooncup too high) or simply that the IUD/IUS has been naturally rejected by the body; one in twenty IUD/IUS will be expelled, most commonly, in the first 3 months after the IUD/IUS has been inserted. IUD/IUS expulsions happen most frequently during menstruation.

If you are considering using the Mooncup alongside an IUD/IUS you may wish to discuss this with your doctor/nurse/gynaecologist first. If you have decided to use both devices together then please consider the following information:

  • There should always be a space between the Mooncup and the cervix. If you have a low sitting cervix then there may not be enough room for your Mooncup to sit safely and work effectively alongside your IUD/IUS.
  • Remember to place the Mooncup low in the vagina and ensure you have an adequate seal (read more about Mooncup positioning.) It is important to always release the seal before removing a Mooncup.
  • It is important to always release the seal before removing a Mooncup.
  • After each period, check you can still feel the IUD/IUS strings. If you cannot feel them or think that your IUD/IUS has moved or is causing/has caused you pain, use another form of contraception such as a condom until you have had your IUD/IUS checked by a doctor/medical professional.

Reviews

Below are reviews of Mooncup Menstrual Cup - Model A by bodykind customers. If you have tried this product we'd love to hear what you think so please leave a review.

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5
Date
26/11/2016
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Fab, love it! Have been thinking about buying one for so long and finally did after recommendation from a friend......wish I''d done it years ago!
Score
5
Date
30/04/2014
Posted by
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Wish I had bought one of these years ago.
Score
5
Date
28/04/2014
Posted by
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works perfectly, haven't looked back after switching to the mooncup
Score
5
Date
12/01/2013
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I first saw the Mooncup advertised in our local Health Food shop. I decided to try it to 'do my bit' for the environment and also to save on the cost for hygiene items. The best sanitary product I have ever used. The enclosed instruction leaflet is comprehensive. I anticipated some problems as a first-time user, but no trouble at all. Much less messy as tampons, and no discomfort or leaks. Not to mention that, when using a public toilet, I never have to put my hands near a disgusting, overflowing sanitary bin again!!
Also, I would like to mention bodykind's outstanding customer service. The website is easy to use, and my order was delivered in 48 hours. Thank you, I am well impressed!
Score
5
Date
09/05/2010
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Would never go back. I've been using mine for a couple of years. Looking to get one for my daughter.
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5
Date
12/01/2010
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Wow! I am amazed by this product! So far, I have used it during two periods and it is so easy to use, I can't believe it!. It's definitely money well spent and I'm just sorry that I didn't have the courage to try this product sooner, despite hearing about it a few years ago.
It's much cheaper than disposable sanitary items, it's better for your health and for the environment, and emptying the cup is no worse than having to dispose of a used tampon. It's easy enough to insert and remove, and I really believe that it shortens your period and makes them less painful. And it's very discreet, which is an added bonus... I no longer need to sneak off to the toilet at work, hiding a tampon on my person!. I wish I had heard about it when I first started my periods, 18 years ago!.
I would recommend having a "dry run" when you first purchase the menstrual cup, and making sure that you are relaxed and have plenty of time to read the instruction book... just take some time to learn how to insert and remove the cup. Once you have become familiar with it, you're ready to trim the stem and adapt it to fit your body.
And then all you have to do is wait for your next monthly visit!.
I'm a very satisfied customer and the service from bodykind was excellent.
Score
5
Date
29/09/2009
Posted by
Comment
such a genius creation! the mooncup has made my life much easier, and cheaper. no more disposables for me...ever!
Score
5
Date
29/09/2009
Posted by
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Great innovation, the fact that it is reusable is brilliant and saves so much money! will never go back
Score
5
Date
11/10/2008
Posted by
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Absolutely amazing! A little daunting at first, perhaps - but a revolution in the feminine hygiene world! I will never use tampons/pads again. Sure it will become very popular!!
Score
5
Date
18/09/2008
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Ordered after seeing online from searching for things to make my life easier, as a women going on a back packing holiday & as the previous comment, I wish I had found this years ago. It made life a lot simpler, a lot less trash to deal with. Very easy to use, I too cut the whole of the tail off pretty much straight away & totally recommend it.
Score
5
Date
16/09/2008
Posted by
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I used my Mooncup for the first time today and I cannot believe how comfortable it is & how easy it was to use. I did call the helpline, as the initial try was not quite right and after being advised to cut off the stem I have walked and cycled today with complete confidence. I will suggest Mooncups now to all of my female friends. It took me too long to make the switch but I will never go back to using tampons after today. Yippee!
Score
5
Date
05/08/2008
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Firstly, this site is brilliant - ordered it in the afternoon, arrived the next morning, speediest delivery ever! Then, the mooncup... felt a bit weird about putting it in, but it's pretty easy, and works brilliantly - far better than tampons ever have! would definitely recommend it (and will do) to to all women! (unless you're very squeamish... :D it's not always pretty!)
Score
5
Date
30/07/2008
Posted by
Comment
Absolutely fabulous! I wish I had discovered the Mooncup years ago. No towels, no tampons, no mess, and best of all, no need to use those horrible sanitary bins.
I found it really easy to use right from the start, and would recommend it to everyone.
Score
5
Date
06/06/2008
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No more pain! I suffer from endometriosis and was using SUPERPLUS EXTRA tampons WITH nigh time towels, and still changing every 1/2 hour, so still have to empty the Mooncup more than most. Imagine the space in my handbag now, and the money I save each month! The strange thing is though, that even towards the end of my 10 day period and I only needed the tampons, when replaced with the Mooncup, I somehow felt less congested. BUT, the most wonderful and totally unexpected bonus was the fact that I no longer needed to take copious quantities of painkillers... my life was suddenly virtually pain free, no longer did friends think I was a junkie! Childbirth was easier than my previous periods, and that was a posterior presentation!
Another bonus they never tell you about... are you about to go on holidays and are worried you will have to open your suitcase in front of friends for customs? Wear the cup for the journey, even if you haven't started, and avoid the problem; also, you no longer have to advertise your period by having to take your bag to the poolside loo.
I only wish I'd known about it sooner, why don't the water boards and councils sell them cheap, or at least advertise them?
Score
5
Date
14/04/2008
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I have used a Mooncup for around 5 years now, I suffer from hypermenorrhagia meaning I have super-heavy and long periods. Using the most absorbant tampons and pads I would constantly leak even when changing every 30 minutes and they would give me constant vaginal infections because of their affect on vaginal health. Using a menstrual cup I never leak and haven't had an infection in all the time using my Mooncup, it's fantastic!

They can be left in for up to 12 hours without leaking or risk, this includes before your period, light and heavy flows, at night and for sports like swimming they are perfect. They last for up to 10 years so they are a huge saving on your purse and on the environment.

They are totally comfortable and convenient, you can try them yourself as they have money back guarantee so you don't risk loosing money if you give them a try.

I recomend these to everyone! They aren't messy, they don't cause bladder infections, they aren't linked to TSS or anyother tampon-related health problem (endomentriosis, cancer, infertility, vaginal infections - see dioxin/bleaching of tampons).
Score
1
Date
04/04/2008
Posted by
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The worst money I've ever spent. Very difficult to remove, and messier than it sounds. It should have a small loop at the bottom to make removal far easier. I'd rather give birth again than use this again!

Questions & Answers

Below are questions that bodykind customers have asked us about this product. If you want to know more about this product please don't hesitate to ask us a question.

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Question about Mooncup Menstrual Cup - Model A Is it possible/comfortable/safe to have penetrative sex whilst using a mooncup?
We would not advise you have intercourse while your Mooncup is in place.
Question about Mooncup Menstrual Cup - Model A How old do you have to be to use the Mooncup? My daughter is 11yrs old. is this too young?
Young girls are physically able to use the Mooncup. It is possible to use the Mooncup from the very first period as our bodies are designed to give birth to full size babies at this time. The more confident that your daughter is about her body the easier it will be for her. As with tampons, it will require practice at first. She may like to use a lubricant such as KY Jelly (not petroleum jelly) to make insertion easier to begin with.
Question about Mooncup Menstrual Cup - Model A As the menstrual blood is just collected rather than absorbed, what would happen if you were to go upside down or lay down with your pelvis raised above your body such as doing sports or other activities?
The Mooncup is suitable for night-time use and all forms of sports so there is no need for concern in the doing these activities. Using the Mooncup as a collective device will not create any additional risk than these kind of activities may be associated with when you are menstruating. There is an ongoing debate regarding whether or not it is appropriate for women to adopt any inverted postures during menstruation, for instance shoulder stands in yoga are considered by some to alleviative menstrual symptoms during a period, whilst others say that this posture should not be done during menstruation because of the potential for retrograde flow (back flow).
Question about Mooncup Menstrual Cup - Model A I have very heavy periods, will mooncup be suitable for me?
Yes, the Mooncup works very well with heavy periods. It holds 30mls of menstrual blood, approximately 3 times more than a tampon or sanitary towel.This means you will need to attend to your mooncup less often than when wearing conventional sanitary protection.
Question about Mooncup Menstrual Cup - Model A I have always suffered with thrush and I find that using the diaphragm contraceptive cap makes this worse. Do you think that the Mooncup will aggravate the thrush too?
Women who have suffered from thrush with tampons have reported an improvement with the Mooncup. The diaphragm is made from latex rubber, and many women have an allergy to latex, even a minor allergy, which may have contributed towards the infections. The Mooncup can be boiled between periods or soaked in sterilising solution to keep it clean. The most important way to prevent infection is to wash your hand before inserting or removing your Mooncup (this applies to tampons too!).
Question about Mooncup Menstrual Cup - Model A I'm 17 and am intrested in the mooncup...it sounds really eco friendly and seems a good idea...but isn't it messy to remove it?
The Mooncup forms a seal with the walls of your vagina, so any blood flow is captured in the cup and removing usually means a minimum of mess. The cup should be rinsed once emptied and before replacing it. And boiled between periods.
Question about Mooncup Menstrual Cup - Model A Can the Mooncup be safely used with a Coil (IUD)?
There should be no problem with an IUD (coil). Many women have used the 2 together with no problems. Its a good idea to ask your GP/clinic if they can trim the IUD strings to keep them short. You may also like to check your IUD strings periodically to make sure it hasn't been dislodged. If you have any queries you should check with your GP/clinic.
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