Moon Cup - First Impressions

Recently I dove back into the world of menstruating after three years of never having to worry about periods. I was on a contraceptive pill that stopped them altogether and whilst this was awesome and I never missed the pain or agro, I became increasingly aware and worried about what long term effects the artificial hormones and unnatural methods were doing to my body.

I'd seen Mooncup via other bloggers and never advertised anywhere but you can't lie about this - don't tell me for a second it doesn't intrigue you! Even if you're completely against the idea, you are definitely sat there questioning how it works, is it any good and will you prefer it to other products? I bought one this week and I'm here to try, test and review the Mooncup to share my experiences and thoughts. I'm very hopeful and determined to get on with it, so what better way to start this adventure than with a first impressions.

The Mooncup comes in two different sizes, basically one for women who have given birth and one for women who haven't. This is also dependant on age so if you're over 30, you'll probably need size A but you can always email them and query this if you're unsure. It comes presented in a small, rather posh looking box and inside, is a little organic cotton pouch containing your new silicone Mooncup. I have to say, it was quite exciting unboxing mine for the first time and I was surprised by the size of it. I don't really know what I was expecting, but it was a little bigger than I imagined but didn't let that put me off.

I had a bath one night and after a lovely long soak, dried myself off, thought sod it and had a go at putting it in. There are two different ways of inserting the Mooncup and whilst both are tricky, I can tell its going to be something that with a little practice will become really easy. My first attempt resulted in me letting go of the Mooncup too soon and it popped open and gave me quite a fright but I persisted and tried again and voi-la…it was in! 

This next bit you may find hilarious, but I did some squats, jiggled around a bit, walked around the landing with no pants on but you know what? Not uncomfortable, not painful and left me feeling super proud that I'd managed to get it in correctly within two attempts.

The bit I'm nervous about is emptying the Mooncup whilst out and about in public because some toilets don't have the sink in the cubicle with you. I have read that some people just tip the contents into the toilet, give the cup a wipe out and pop it back in so I guess I'm just going to prepare myself with baby wipes, tissues and my usual supplies for just in case occasions but I'm definitely going to give it a try. Let me know if you've ever tried a menstrual cup and what your thoughts are!

Thanks for reading!

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