This is a sad, sad post in my Mooncup experiment because I came to the conclusion that the Mooncup doesn’t give you super powers.
The night before
I was tired. Really tired. So I thought I’d have my last Mooncup change about 9.30 pm to prevent tiredness-induced accidental scratching (because I haven’t learnt my lesson and cut my nails).
According to the manufacturer, the Mooncup can be left for up to 8 hours. I knew I was stretching it a bit.
The morning after
I didn’t wake up as early as I thought I would, and I didn’t get straight out of bed because I thought the bathroom was occupied (it turns out it wasn’t).
When I made it to the bathroom, my Mooncup had leaked (but not much considering it was way past the 8 hours change recommended) but worse than that, it was missing.
I did what any mid-life, experienced woman would do.
I ran into the bedroom, arms flailing, shouting to my husband that I’d lost my Mooncup.
I threw back the duvet and it wasn’t there.
I checked on the floor; it wasn’t there either.
Nor under my pillow.
I should at this point mention that I considered that somehow the Mooncup had given me super menstrual powers and that my now super-charged flow had jet-propelled the Mooncup out of my body as I slept.
This, however, was not the case.
I returned empty handed to the bathroom.
If the mooncup wasn’t in the bedroom, it had to be somewhere else.
As I hadn’t been anywhere else, that somewhere had to be me.
It turned out that as I slept, the Mooncup decided to head north, obviously attracted by the cosiness of my womb.
The retrieval wasn’t too bad, but you’d never guess by the state of me and the bathroom.
‘Losing’ your Mooncup on heavy flow day = blood…. everywhere.
Apart from my night/morning hiccup, Day Two was a success. Yay!