Our “time of the month” (TOM) isn’t something widely spoken about, but it happens to all of us girls every month and it’s a real pain in the butt, especially when you live on the beach! I found I didn’t feel comfortable in a bikini for that week and just felt a bit gross in general. This affected my kitesurfing, surfing and day to day mood. It also bothered me about how many single-use sanitary products I was throwing in the trash! The average woman throws away 125 – 150kg of tampons, pads and applicators in her lifetime and the use of all these generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year, some of which end up on our beaches. All of this started to get me thinking and I spoke to a friend who suggested the Mooncup! I checked out their website and bought one from my local health and beauty store! Check out my reasons why you should change to a menstrual cup.

Now the name sounds a little strange, I know, but the Mooncup is a reusable menstrual cup made from soft grade silicon that collects fluid instead of absorbing it. Because of this, it doesn’t cause any dryness or irritation and can be removed, rinsed and reinserted up to every 8 hours. The wall of the Mooncup creates a seal meaning no leakage or odour. It can be used overnight, whilst travelling and on and off the water. I can’t even feel that it is there and can confidently wear a bikini and feel so much better!

I could go on for hours but to make it easier, I’ve made some top points that could sway you over! Imagine if every woman changed, how much less waste we would cause! Together we can make a difference…

  • Georgina Monti | How To Make Your Time Of Month Easier And Eco Friendly
The Mooncup is made from soft medical grade silicon and is latex free, hypoallergenic and contains no dyes, BPA, plastic, bleaches or toxins. It doesn’t absorb fluid, only collects it meaning it doesn’t cause dryness and doesn’t affect the pH.
One Mooncup costs £20 and lasts for years! It costs about the same as the average woman will spend on disposable sanitary protection in 3 months!
As someone who is passionate about our planet and the oceans, by using a Mooncup I have reduced my sanitary waste by 100% as I only use and only need a Mooncup. Imagine if all of us made the change. In the UK alone, 4.3 billion disposable sanitary products are used every year. These items, their packaging, applicators and backing strips will end up in landfill or OUR OCEANS! To bury it all, we would need to dig a hole 300ft wide, and 300ft deep. Also Mooncup packaging is made from 100% post consumer recycled materials and the office is run on 100% renewable energy.
The Mooncup has no string making it completely discreet so you can feel comfortable in your bikini. The Mooncup also hold 3 times more fluid than a tampon giving longer lasting protection. And finally, it comes in a small discreet bag so you can keep it in your bag, just incase.

I’d just like to say, I’m no way endorsed by Mooncup and I went to the shops like any other person and bought it at full price. I genuinely feel that this will make anyones TOM a lot more manageable! It’s not so much of a big ordeal anymore! It’s better for your health, better for the environment, it’s cheaper than other sanitary products and it’s so convenient. If you don’t believe me, head over to their Facebook page or website and read all the great reviews. It’s made a huge change to so many women and I feel not enough people know about it!