How girls (and guys) can change the world one period at a time

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How many of you have heard of a Mooncup? If not, read this and join the menstrual revolution. Guys - keep reading and you will have your mother, partner and sister's next birthday present sorted. 

Every month we spend a f*cking fortune on pads, tampons, pain relief, new underwear, chocolate, extra washing powder, new jeans, magazines, chocolate, netflix, tampons, tampons, another box of tampons when you forget tampons, panty liners, food. 

In fact, British woman spend as much as ยฃ18,450 on their periods over the course of their lifetime. 

And that doesn't even get started on the environmental damage of around 5 days worth of plastic tubes and tissues that are involved in dealing with it every month. 

While the cramps can't be changed (fml pms), this massive cost of using tampons and pads can be. Buy a Mooncup for 20 quid instead that will last you a lifetime. A LIFETIME. 

So, why should you use the Mooncup?

it's Comfortable

Made from soft, medical-grade silicone, itโ€™s so comfortable you canโ€™t feel itโ€™s there.  While tampons absorb 35% vaginal moisture, the Mooncup menstrual cup wonโ€™t dry you out or leave fibres behind.

it's Convenient

Your Mooncup is always there, ready. No last minute dash to the shops, no stockpiling different absorbency pads or tampons. The Mooncup frees you from having to throw away used products or carry bulky spares (whether smuggled up your sleeve as you head to the toilet or taking up backpack space on your travels).

it's Reliable

Holding 3 x more than a regular tampon, the Mooncup gives you longer lasting protection on heavier days. And because itโ€™s non-absorbent, it wonโ€™t cause dryness when your periodโ€™s light.

it's Money-saving

You only need one Mooncupยฎ that pays for itself after 6-8 months โ€“ youโ€™re then saving that monthly spend on sanitary protection.

it's Gentle

Latex-freehypoallergenic and containing no dyes, perfumes, BPA, phthalates, plastic, bleaches or toxins, the Mooncup menstrual cup is ideal if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

There's so much more to find out, so head here to read more. 

But honestly, it's just bloody brilliant. 


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