Saturday, December 5, 2009

The mooncup - environmental sanitary alternative

Organic, natural tampon, mooncup. Female health, menstruation and period care. The mooncup is a reusable menstrual cup, around two inches long and made from soft medical grade silicone. It is worn internally a lot lower than a tampon but, while tampons and pads absorb menstrual fluid, the Mooncup collects it. This means it doesn’t cause dryness or irritation, and also that it collects far more (three times as much as a ‘super-absorbent’ tampon’!). Because the Mooncup is reusable, you only need one so it saves you money and helps the environment, too.

The Mooncup is designed to be folded and inserted into the vagina, then removed, rinsed and reinserted up to every 8 hours. A light seal is formed with your vaginal walls, allowing menstrual fluid to pass into the Mooncup without leakage or odour. This seal is released for removal, allowing you to empty the contents, rinse or wipe and reinsert. Comfortable, convenient and safe: the Mooncup can be used overnight and when travelling, swimming or exercising.

Click this link to learn more about the mooncup.

For me this is one of the best investments I have ever made. I bought it two years ago because I was going travelling to places where I wasn't sure I could get hold of sanitary products. As it holds much more fluid than even a super absorbing tampon does, I can wear it all day without emptying it or worry about TSS. It is very comfortable and to maintain a high standard of hygiene I always disinfect it in boiling water between menstruations.

Instead of the supermarket sanitary pads I use reusable cottonpads that are even more comfortable  and soft, and they don't dehydrate the intimate area causing itchiness.

About the Mooncup
Natural sponge like tampon, natural tampon for feminine hygiene.


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