The Mooncup is in the words of the creators:
|Source – Mooncup|
Safer – Made from soft medical grade silicone, the Mooncup is latex-free and contains no dyes, BPA, toxins or bleaches. It’s also great for women with sensitive skin.Tampons can cause dryness and leave fibres behind. The Mooncup is designed to respect your natural balance.
Greener – On average, one woman will use over 11,000 tampons or pads in their lifetime, which will end up in landfill or in the sea.
Cheaper – One woman uses up to 22 items of sanitary protection every period. Regardless of your flow, you only need one Mooncup, and it lasts for years and years, making it the most economical sanitary product you can buy.
I have been using it for 2 years now and it is a liberation from menstrual woes. It is brilliant in all situations, you can even swim and do yoga with it. It is eco-friendly and cost effective. Perhaps the reason it has been marketed so little. It is not a product that suits the capitalist market since you can use the same mooncup for years. You can read the history of the Mooncup HERE. It was first created in 1930 around the same time as tampons and became popular in 1980s when women began looking for more ecological solutions for menstruation. Wondering why its not more used/marketed – its probably thanks to the capitalist market that favoured use and throw tampons to reusable mooncup.
Finally here is the Love your vagina song they made. They asked their users to tell them names they had given their vagina and they put them all together and made a song about it. Now isn’t that cool. I first saw this video on Slutty Feminist and linked it to this previous post of mine. Thanks girl!!