eco menstrual stuff - boring for men

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Post: # 105798Post KellyB
Tue May 27, 2008 3:30 pm

Well this thread has made me do two things 1 join this forum and 2 buy a mooncup. Just got it from Boots today 3rd day of my period so it was messy but I couldn't wait :oops: and after 2 hours I LOVE it this is gonna save sooo much money and save me the guilt of using sooo many sanitary towels...I'm very heavy too due to hypothyroidism.

Didn't fancy the sponge thingys though would worry there are too many nooks and crannys for bacteria to grow in. :?

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Post: # 105848Post Clara
Tue May 27, 2008 7:48 pm

Well done! If you´re clothminded would you consider going the extra step and replacing loo roll?

We have and have never looked back, much nicer to wash and wipe with a soft cloth than a scraggy bit of loo roll!

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Post: # 105851Post KellyB
Tue May 27, 2008 7:59 pm

Well now you mention it I have been thinking of it. Personal question here do you use them for both ie wee & poo or just wee?? Sorry terrible question!!!

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Tue May 27, 2008 8:01 pm

My personal choice is just for wee (and other 'front end' mess) easier to clean... or rinse and clean... in the same wash as LO's nappies.
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Post: # 106658Post tim&fatima
Sat May 31, 2008 9:02 pm

Hi there (Fatima here) my OH "Tim" has just pointed me in your direction! I've seen him on her lots (and lots) of times but have never had a propper look, he just tells me any important/interesting stuff he reads! He saw your comments and must have thought of me!
I have recently been converted to a Mooncup and like many of you have said I can't believe no one told me about it sooner! It's fantastic! Why have I had to be messy, smelly, hot and uncomfortable for so many years! I have told (and yes, shown -before used) everyone at work mine, only my Sister (who I call Margo anyway) has said it's gross, most people are just intrigued!

Personally we are all totally open at home and at work about the whole "budwick" thing, but now I say I'm going to the loo to sort out my "moon shine" instead!! :lol:

Anyway, can anyone tell me where I can buy some of these reusable/washable towels (for heavier days), can u get these from Boots too?

I LOVE MY MOONCUP! :cheers:
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Post: # 106665Post KellyB
Sat May 31, 2008 9:18 pm

Not seen them at boots try http://www.babykind.co.uk/sanitarywear.htm That's where I am getting mine!!

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Post: # 106714Post Clara
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:38 am

I bought some lovely organic hemp/merino ones from an Etsy seller called natural blue cloud, they are soft and look wonderful (and work well) - she hasn´t got any listed at the moment, but if you send her a PM I´m sure she´ll oblige. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5162028
I´m even thinking of importing some to sell on.

I liked the look of Wemoon, but when I bought them I tried one and found that the PUL inner made it too "rigid" feeling. I sent the unopened ones back.
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Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:20 am

I have a competition on my website to win a washable pad from Rachael Hertogs - she handmakes organic pads in the UK.

Join in the fun!

http://myzerowaste.com/category/monthly-competition/

My daughter is choosing the winner, so they'll be no favourtism from me :wink:


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Post: # 110968Post kathleen
Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:37 am

This is such a helpful thread - I am in the process of testing out my mooncup for the first time! So far so good :cheers: :) Thanks to all for the information!!

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Post: # 113014Post missie moo
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:05 pm

just started using mine and this thread has been very helpful. i was worried it would be a bit messy to extract, but in fact it's very clean. i was also worried about using it in a toilet where there isn't a (private) washbasin, but actually its not a problem. however, i'm quite glad the loo at work does have a washbasin!

another relief is absolutely no leaks - not even a spot! it's really much much cleaner than tampons/towels.

on a slightly more gruesome note, it's quite interesting to see what comes out! :? :lol:

if you're hesitating about getting one, my advice is to go for it! it's a LOT easier and cleaner than i thought it would be. i wish i'd found out sooner, but maybe i can persuade my daughters....

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Post: # 114081Post QuakerBear
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:44 am

missie moo wrote: on a slightly more gruesome note, it's quite interesting to see what comes out! :? :lol:


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I thought that at first, but now I'm glad. While I don't stand there staring at it, it does mean I now what is normal for me so I'll be able to see any changes when they happen.
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Post: # 114267Post the.fee.fairy
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:39 pm

I'm loving the way that this thread is echoing conversations i have with super.niki and my two best friends regularly. There's lots of 'oooh, i'm glad i got a mooncup'...and we all feel extremely smug when we go to public loos and see that 'no sanitary waste to be flushed' or similar sign.

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Post: # 114273Post QuakerBear
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:47 pm

Me too Fee. I'm so happy with it; the quick, clean, comfortable, waste-less, body atuned efficiency of it all is wonderful.

Three cheers for the Mooncup :cheers:
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Post: # 115777Post JulieSherris
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:01 am

I bought a Mooncup a year ago, & am I SO glad I did!

Apart from the eco benefits and the cost advantages, I now find that I don't spend a week a month dreading the onset of my period, a week having a period & a further week getting over the fact that every pair of nix ('bout 4 pairs a day) had to be washed, and the bed changed about 3 times!

One thing though, I queried with the Mooncup folks about the amount of fluid that us ladies are 'supposed' to be passing during a normal period & that I am quite capable of passing that amount on a daily basis, let alone the entire 5 or 6 days! Anyways, I got a mail back saying that I should really follow this up with the doc - which I did & I find that I'm quite normal!

But the Mooncup has transformed my daily life - I even wore a pair of cream trousers last month during my period - for the WHOLE day, with no pad or tampon in sight!

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Post: # 116389Post the.fee.fairy
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:58 pm

It is very groovy and probably my favourite thing in the world. I wish i#'d found out about it 10 years ago instead of 3...

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