The staff here at Medgadget is definitely male-dominated, considering we’re all men. But we don’t want to seem like insensitive jerks, so we will present this product as straightforward as possible.
The Moon Cup is a re-usable cup designed to catch and hold menstrual flow. The company expounds on the environmental and economical advantages in their press release here:
Moon Cup offers safety from unwanted chemicals and plastics, and provides inexpensive protection and a healthy, environmentally-friendly choice. Soft and durable, the product should last for 10 years before needing replacement and can save a woman as much as $800 over the lifetime of the cup. The Moon Cup is made in the U.S.
It is estimated that a woman will use as many as 16,000 tampons over the course of her life. A 1998 study concluded that 6.5 billion tampons and 13.5 billion sanitary pads were disposed of in one year’s time. These products, often laden with chemicals such as dioxins, end up in landfills and sewer systems, sometimes even washing up on U.S. coastlines.
The Moon Cup holds about an oz. of fluid. If it fills up, simply take it out, empty it, wash it, and then put it right back in.
The moon cup isn’t the only product like this on the market, but it’s recent promotion caught our attention. It seems a little strange in concept, but there are a few rave reviews for a similar item on Amazon.com. If you have any experience with this or similar products, let us know what you think!
Moon Cup website…
Moon Cup press release…