This may be one of the weirdest things I am yet to receive in any way for my blog. I got this as part of the goodie bag from the Liv Helps event I went to back in August. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be something I’d use or not as the idea of the “moon cup” has always freaked me out a little. Honestly why would I want it just collecting there?! But as periods are a frequent thing and I had one due to start not long after receiving it I thought I’d brave it and give it a go.
It may be one of the few times I have ever actually read the instructions on what to do with something but really, you don’t want to be using something like this wrong. It would either be uncomfortable or you’re going to end leaking and ruining your clothes, both of which would be very undesirable outcomes. I’m not going to lie, when I took it out of the box I was hoping it wouldn’t be too uncomfortable to use as it looked too big to be placed comfortably.
This comes in two sizes lovingly labelled as size 1 and 2. The difference in sizes is due to age and whether or not you’ve had children. Size 1 for those under 30 and without children and size 2 for those over 30 or who have had children. It’s not something I’d think of having different sizes but it does make sense at the same time.
Honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. It was barely noticeable when I was using it and it wasn’t as gross to use as I was thinking it would be. But I don’t think it’s something I’d want to have to deal with in a public toilet. Definitely something you want to deal with in the comfort of your own home when there’s a sink next to you….
I don’t think I have been truly converted to using only this on my periods mainly because of the aforementioned issue of needing to empty it whilst you’re out and about but I wouldn’t mind if it was just on a day where I wasn’t leaving my house. You can counter this idea with the fact that it doesn’t need to be emptied that often throughout the day so as long as you aren’t out camping it shouldn’t really be an issue. Honestly, I think I think it’s my own awkwardness of it that puts me off using it more often.
If it’s something that you’ve been interested in trying, I would recommend it as it can be more beneficial. However at a RRP of £20 it may become a little less appealing, but if you think how much is spent on other sanitary products throughout the year it does seem to be quite a saving. But that is something for you to decide yourself.
Hasta la fuego