Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

We're all in this together, remember, so while the world is collapsing around our ears it might be nice to have a place to talk about new-found frugalities and old-fashioned eco-living. And mooncups.

Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby StJuniper » 03 Jun 2015, 02:36

No. Now I need to figure out what size I am? But I'm going to order, def. I have other stuff waiting in my cart for the free shipping :)
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby FestiveTidings » 03 Jun 2015, 20:05

Worried about leaks. I had a leaking incident in high school so I'm a bit obsessive about it. I suppose I could still use standard protection while at work until I was confident.

Can anyone recommend a site for cloth towels? (Do they really call them fairy hammocks, or is that something else?!)
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby qbm » 03 Jun 2015, 20:14

I was going to suggest using cloth pads as a back up. That's what I do. If you're not actually bleeding into them you don't need too many. I highly recommend Earthwise Girls - they have a huge selection and are an excellent company.
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby Brigitte » 03 Jun 2015, 20:19

FestiveTidings wrote:Worried about leaks. I had a leaking incident in high school so I'm a bit obsessive about it. I suppose I could still use standard protection while at work until I was confident.

Can anyone recommend a site for cloth towels? (Do they really call them fairy hammocks, or is that something else?!)


Oh yes, absolutely use pads when starting out with your cup. It takes a couple of cycles to get completely comfortable. I often use my cloth pantyliners along with the cup anyway. I use lunapads (http://www.lunapads.com) which is local brand here in Vancouver, but with quite the extensive website so I'm sure you could order them almost anywhere. I just walk 10 minutes across the park to pick mine up direct from the warehouse :)
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby eterna » 04 Jun 2015, 01:13

I finally joined the mooncup bandwagon! Actually it's a "keeper" brand one, but I assume they are the same. Finding it sort of painful to get in and out at first and I have to sit down carefully. No leaks and my flow is so light, it's not even half full after the whole day.
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby junglewonderland » 06 Jun 2015, 13:21

Welcome onto the bandwagon, eterna!
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby StJuniper » 06 Jun 2015, 15:36

Mine's ordered on Amazon!
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby FestiveTidings » 06 Jun 2015, 19:12

I've got mine in the basket, just have to pluck up the courage to hit checkout!
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby qbm » 06 Jun 2015, 19:57

FestiveTidings wrote:I've got mine in the basket, just have to pluck up the courage to hit checkout!


Do it!!!!!!

You'll never look back.
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby Kitcameron » 06 Jun 2015, 20:27

Watching with interest. Think I'll be doing this too when AF comes back but so far so good.
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby FestiveTidings » 06 Jun 2015, 20:59

Size A currently on sale on Amazon!

(Still not checked out though!)
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby sabrina fair » 07 Jun 2015, 19:40

Thanks for the heads up FT - ordered one!
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby sabrina fair » 07 Jun 2015, 19:45

BTW, don't you just love the fact that this thread is still going after 8 years?!
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby sabrina fair » 17 Jun 2015, 20:52

It arrived :-) AF started today so I tried it :-) Got it in easily :-) Then I got cramps :-(

I'm hoping that it's just my body getting used to something new...so I took it out and I'll try it for a bit tomorrow. Want it to be OK though, it was really easy to use.
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Re: Mooncup (as seen on a Veggie Nugget thread near you...)

Postby cloudcuckoo » 18 Jun 2015, 11:45

I'm really struggling with mine at the moment, I'd love some help please. I loved my mooncup before L was born, but I have found it impossible since. It really slips down and irritates me, I always know it is there. My core muscles are in a bad way, but my pelvic floor isn't otherwise giving me trouble, so I'm not sure it's that. I tried a tampon instead, and that irritated me too. Grr. What's a girl to do?
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