Let me tell you about mooncups.
Okay, so those of you who read the comic probably are of a naturally enquiring mind. So you probably already know a bit about menstrual cups. You may, if you visit alternativey venues like environment centres and such, have seen toilet cubicles plastered with mooncup stickers. If this is the case, please feel free to stop reading and feel smug. I endorse your smugness.
But if you’re a bit new to the subject, let me just bluntly list the things I love about the mooncup.
- You pay £20-ish for one, and then you need not pay another penny for the next 15 years or so. Say you use 20 regular tampons a month, £1.30. That’s… £15 a year, or £234 over the mooncup’s lifespan.
- You aren’t paying money for tampons made of cotton that is grown in countries that don’t regulate pesticide use, meaning ALL of the pesticides in ALL of the waters.
- You aren’t paying for a semi-degradable pad.
- You’re a LOT less likely to get toxic shock syndrome.
- You won’t end up with bits of cotton fluff up your foof. (Word “foof” stolen from Hannah.)
- If you keep it with you, you’re never caught short. If you’ve already got it in, you need not use those expensive vending machines in public loos.
- No (probably plastic) packaging.
- Actually sterile, unlike pads and tampons.
- You can leave it in for way longer than a tampon without leaks. Also longer than a pad lasts.
- You can’t feel it when it’s in.
- You don’t *cough* dry out, because it’s not absorbent.
- I can’t think of anything else.
So, you could totally buy one, for you or a friend. Genius. To be fair, I wouldn’t be badgering you if I didn’t get a little bit of money every time someone clicks on this here promotional picture and then buys a mooncup. But I love my mooncup so much, and it’s a great company, and it really does help support this site. If you know anyone who might like one, send a link to this blog post.
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