by Julia on 25 September, 2007
No joking here… for those of you with a sensitive disposition, please don’t read the rest of this post…
If you’re still reading, but not sure if it’s going to be for you or not, I’ll tell you now it’s about periods. They’re half taboo and half just bloody embarressing to talk about, but lets be grown up about this – they are just a part of nature – and an important part at that – however, please don’t read anymore if you’re in anyway going to be offended, upset or just grossed out.
OK – You’ve been warned. This post is about “Moon cups” – for those of you that have already discovered and are possibly using Moon cups – why didn’t you tell me? I found about these quite by chance from a friend on the school run today (many thanks Andrea!).
Moon cups are a healthy, hygenic, environmentally friendly alternative to tampons. You buy one, wash and reuse time and time again. A moon cup is about 2 inches long, and as the name suggests like a small cup, that collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbs it. Every 4 – 8 hours, it’s removed, contents emptied down toilet, rinsed and then reinserted.
I’ve told Ryan’s teachers about them already, half the mums on the school run, the two lovely ladies in the school office (Donna and Sue – real diamonds who are forever helping/bailing out the PTA – many thanks guys!) and the receptionists at Mote Park Leisure centre where I went swimming this morning.
More information about moon cups can be found at their web site here. Check it out and spread the word!Leave a comment