Best thing ever!!!! Love mine. So much easier, can leave it in all day. Better for the environment. No risk of toxic shock as it doesn't leave fibres behind inside you. You only need to practice putting it in, but don't give up. So worth it, xxx
I have one and it's brilliant. However, I have always had heavy periods so I still had to wear pads (like I do with tampons). I think it's better than tampons and more natural. I find the cramps worse with tampons too.
The downsides I found, is that if you're heavy and you have to change it quite often, like I did, after a while the removal got painful. So I stopped using it. I seem to be a bit lighter these days though so I might give it another go, if I can find it!
Those saying isn't it uncomfortable - no it's not, you do not feel it once it's in.
You do have to be pretty comfortable with your anatomy though, it's very hands on if you like, getting it in and out. It takes a bit of practice and the first time you take it out is a bit daunting. But once you're comfortable with it, it's great.
I use them, however only when I'm home, unfortunately rinsing them when out in public doesn't work, and I couldn't bare to wrap up a dirty one and keep in a handbag! Iv never had leakage, I feel so much better using it, but never accidentally drop one! It ain't a pretty sight...
I've used a mooncup for around 10 years. I do have very heavy periods so sometimes can be almost full.
If I'm out I empty it and reinsert or use a disabled toilet where I can rinse it.
If it's uncomfortable snip the tangly bit and make it shorter, also make sure it's inserted far enough. No,different from wearing a tampon not fully inserted. It it's far enough inserted you don't feel it.
I've used a mooncup for about 3 years and I love it, wouldn't go back to tampons/pads now. When my periods are really heavy I just have to empty it more often, but it's never been full or overflowing, even sometimes going 6-8 hours without emptying. It can feel a bit 'full-on' to start with if you're not used to it, and a bit messy emptying it. Not for the squeamish, but at the end of the day it's all natural and nothing to be afraid of.