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    How do some girls use it? Aren't you grossed out at just the concept itself?
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    Please try and keep things on topic and sensible.
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    I'm bored so I may as well treat this seriously.

    I have a mooncup, although I haven't had the chance to use it yet. (no period for 15 months.. Long story..)

    Anyway, reasons why I got it and will be using it whenever and if ever my period decides to show up.

    It's a hell of a lot cheaper. It's £20.
    I spend about £8 per period on pads and tampons. The mooncup will last for years.

    It's not gross at all. It's no worse than using a tampon. All the blood is collected in the cup so the only contact you will have with blood is when you're inserting it, like with a tampon.
    It holds up to 3 times as much blood as a tampon so you don't have to empty as often as you have to change a tampon.
    Again on the whole gross factor... All you do is take it out, empty the blood, rise or wipe it out and put it back in. If you're going to a public toilet just have a bottle of water to rise or just wipe it with toilet paper...
    Really, how are tampons less gross? Tampons absorb the blood whereas the mooncup collects it but it's still inside you. Not to mention that if you have a lot of clots the mooncup is better because they just get collected in the cup whereas with a tampon or pad, clots are just gross.
    Oh and if you think it's "dirty" because it's not sterile or something. Your vagina is sterile either and neither are pads or tampons. But the material it's made of doesn't support the growth of bacteria.

    Oh what the hell... Just read the FAQ on the website...
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    I have one, I think they're amazing.
    So much less messy, good for the environment, can't even feel it when you're wearing it, better for your body.
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    Genuine curiousity - is there any way it can...dislodge? I like how they're so much better for the environment, but I'm clumsy and have miraculous luck at awkward things, and I could just see it going wonky one day and making a huge, awful mess, lol. And on the same note, can you do vigerous activity whilst using one?
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    does it not hurt when you sit down???
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    (Original post by emma.191)
    does it not hurt when you sit down???
    Not if you insert it right and trim the stem to the right length.

    I love mine, I find it far less disgusting than tampons, and much easier to deal with. Plus no worries about TSS and the chemicals they bleach tampons with.

    I understand why so many people are evangelical about them now.
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    (Original post by Hravan)
    I'm bored so I may as well treat this seriously.

    I have a mooncup, although I haven't had the chance to use it yet. (no period for 15 months.. Long story..)

    Anyway, reasons why I got it and will be using it whenever and if ever my period decides to show up.

    It's a hell of a lot cheaper. It's £20.
    I spend about £8 per period on pads and tampons. The mooncup will last for years.

    It's not gross at all. It's no worse than using a tampon. All the blood is collected in the cup so the only contact you will have with blood is when you're inserting it, like with a tampon.
    It holds up to 3 times as much blood as a tampon so you don't have to empty as often as you have to change a tampon.
    Again on the whole gross factor... All you do is take it out, empty the blood, rise or wipe it out and put it back in. If you're going to a public toilet just have a bottle of water to rise or just wipe it with toilet paper...
    Really, how are tampons less gross? Tampons absorb the blood whereas the mooncup collects it but it's still inside you. Not to mention that if you have a lot of clots the mooncup is better because they just get collected in the cup whereas with a tampon or pad, clots are just gross.
    Oh and if you think it's "dirty" because it's not sterile or something. Your vagina is sterile either and neither are pads or tampons. But the material it's made of doesn't support the growth of bacteria.

    Oh what the hell... Just read the FAQ on the website...
    Ya but you don't empty a tampon and put it back in.
    Didn't bother reading the rest, you sound like a hippie.
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    (Original post by porn induced coma)
    Ya but you don't empty a tampon and put it back in.
    Didn't bother reading the rest, you sound like a hippie.
    Well you can't empty a tampon.

    What's wrong with emptying it and putting it back in? Because it might be covered in blood? You rise it out or wipe it before you put it back in and your vagina is covered in blood anyway when you're using it.
    Because it isn't sterile? That's why it's bad to reinsert it? FYI, your vagina isn't sterile either, neither are tampons or pads.
    Your vagina has it's own self-cleaning system so any bad bacteria that gets in there gets removed. Not to mention that the material mooncups are made from prohibit the growth of bacteria.


    And why am I a hippie? Because I want to save money? That's not being a hippie, that's called being a student. (My main reason having one is the money.)
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    (Original post by porn induced coma)
    Ya but you don't empty a tampon and put it back in.
    Didn't bother reading the rest, you sound like a hippie.
    It's clear that the OP isn't really taking responses seriously. Therefore I'll close the thread. But there's some good advice here, maybe it'll be useful to someone else in the future
 
 
 
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