Mooncups are menstrual cup which a small, foldable, reusable device made from silicone, rubber or plastic that collects, rather than absorbs, the menstrual blood when inserted into the vagina.
The Mooncup menstrual cup is available in two sizes with only 3mm between them: Size A and Size B.
Size A is for those who are 30 or over and all who have given birth vaginally. Size B is for those who are under 30 who haven’t given birth vaginally.
Mooncup is the brand name of a menstrual cup: the first medical grade silicone menstrual cup in the world.
Tried and trusted since 2002 by users around the world, the Mooncup menstrual cup offers an end to the waste, discomfort and expense of disposable sanitary protection.
It was designed by women as a convenient, safe and eco-friendly alternative to tampons and pads. The Mooncup was the first ever menstrual cup to be made from medical grade silicone; a hypoallergenic alternative to rubber which had previously been linked to latex allergies.
The Mooncup is 5cm long and has a ‘stem’ to help with removal. As vaginal length varies, the stem of the Mooncup is designed to be trimmed if needed.
It sits lower than a tampon and works by collecting the menstrual blood. The Mooncup is held in place by the vaginal muscles and can be emptied, rinsed and reinserted every four to eight hours. It can be used safely when travelling, swimming or exercising.
The Mooncup is easily inserted into the vagina by folding it.
To remove the Mooncup menstrual cup, you pinch the base to release the seal. Take it out, rinse it, then reinsert.
When the Mooncup is inserted correctly you shouldn’t be able to feel it at all.