The thing about using a Mooncup is that you have to interact more with your body.
In my 29-years of menstruating, this is the first time that I’ve seen the amount of menstrual blood during my period. Some women might find it icky because we’re so used to using products that absorb but I’m finding it fascinating. There’s probably a lot less blood than you would think.
But because this is my first time of using the Mooncup, there is a lot of guess work on when it needs to be rinsed. My tendency has been to treat it like a regular sanitary product but I’ve found it needs to be changed considerably less often. I’m actually seeing what my period looks like… what the heavy days involve and yes, I’ve had mishaps but I’m enjoying the experience.
Day 3 was smooth sailing really, apart from me dropping the (half full) Mooncup on my jeans in the bathroom.
It’s fiddly at first and you need patience. As I write this post, it’s actually day 4 for me and I think I’ve worked out what works for me and what doesn’t. I’ve found adopting a Sumo wrestler stance is the easiest way to insert and remove the Mooncup – it’s not sexy but what happens in the bathroom, stays in the bathroom.
Overall, I’m really, really happy with my Mooncup. I’ve loved being more interactive with my body at a time when I usually feel like death-warmed-up. I feel good about not adding to the ecological problems associated with sanitary products.
The experiment has been a success and my Mooncup is here to stay.