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Mooncups

Post by Shae » Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:44 pm

Hi, since browsing around on Greenbeans I've become a bit interested in these. (I didin't even know such a thing exsisted)
I was wondering how many women out there use them and also how user friendly they are. They sound like once you got the knack they are pretty easy?
I'm generally a tampon user so the mooncups are a little more appealing than the mamma pads.
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Post by Annabella » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:37 pm

Hi there :D

Check this out:
http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=402

They are very popular- I have one and will never go back. They are easy, convenient and I doubt I will ever buy tampons/pads again 8)

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Post by Shae » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:23 pm

Thanks so much for the link. Tons of info and advice. It definately swings my vote! :D
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Post by hannah » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:56 pm

:lol:
hi all.. hee hee this is my first post ever :wink: I've been reading for a couple of weeks though.. I just had to finally jump in!
mooncups rock! love it! I've had one for 6mths, I bought it on TradeMe. So wish I'd found it earlier!! I havn't used anything else!! no pads, NO tampons, NOTHING!!! only one leak, cos I forgot to check it'd 'popped' properly so it didn't seal. I could just rave on n' on.

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Post by Dunners » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:03 pm

Hi Hannah, welcome!

You're in good company here ;)

I love mine too!
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Post by West_Mum » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:07 pm

I was a bit nervous the first cycle i used it.

By the 2nd time i felt like a bit of a pro!!
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Post by new mum » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:36 am

I was wondering what a mooncup was and was going to post to ask - It sounds interesting, I think I'll have to look into this. So you only need one right? Do you just empty it and clean it and put it straight back?

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Post by hannah » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:22 pm

yip, one lasts about 10 years. the mooncups silicon but theres a rubber version called a keeper. Using it is no messier than using a tampon and the benefits are huge..cost, no fibres and soaking up the natural environment down there or that horrid feeling of removing a dry tampon. Its like a wee wine glass with a short stem so it just collects everything. I find it great as I don't have a heavy period past the first day or so and the cup doesn't have to be removed as often as tampons. I wipe mine with toilet paper after emptying and wash it once a day, sterilising at the end of my period. so go on $50 on menstrual products for the next 10 yrs? :D

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Post by new mum » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:33 am

I emailed my sis about this and she said "looks great!, just wonder how the rinsing would work in public toilets or work etc?"
- but you say you can just wipe it out aye. Do you have to worry about hygiene? Like be really careful that it's really clean?

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Post by bobavet » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:36 am

In public toilets, I have a little mini pump of water that I use to rinse it out, as I find sometimes if you wipe it with loo paper, it's a little "dry" and doesn't go in as easily (a little more fiddly).
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Post by Dunners » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:00 am

Just this week I've discovered another use for our diaper spray/bidet - great for rinsing the cup. ;)

I've sometimes not even bothered rinsing it. No infection probs thus far. Clean hands are more of an issue I think.
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Post by Lily Jack and Meg's Mum » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:52 pm

Thought I would add my review since i have had my moon cup sitting in my bathroom cupboard waiting for this day!!! Yay, is it wrong to be this excited to have my period back post baby! Anyway, I am really suprised that I have found it sooooo easy the first time. I have emptied it a couple of times (to just check really :oops: ), so easy to insert and remove, no issues so far with sealing, it is fab. The only thing that guts me about it is that I really want to use some styley mama pads shortly made me and I also want to buy some of outrageous pads too, now I really don't think I have a reason to! :cry: Loving it, we are going away this weekend and I won't have to cart round tampons with me! Go the moonie

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