I recieved my weekly Money Saving Expert email newsletter, which I scroll through to see what interests me. At the moment the bank mergers are high on the list. There is a lot to read and I would say worth joining up to recieve. Their forum is excellent and it amazes me how little people can live on even in the credit crunch if they choose to do so. I might set myself a challenge but will see how the future pans out.
What caught my eye this week was the highlighted discussion about the Mooncup. I was thinking what in the world is that. This is what it says on their website:
The Mooncup is a reusable menstrual cup around two inches long and made from soft silicone rubber. It is worn internally like a tampon but collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbing. Unlike tampons the Mooncup is not a disposable product, so you only need to buy one. (source)
This may bit much for some to comprehend but I do find this interesting. I have yet to fulfil the ethical part of my living. This may be something I try. However not sure on the just buy one. Surely you would need two. Mmm I must send them an email or read through the entirety of this money saving expert thread.
Ladies are talking about ethical alternatives on there to deal with their monthly cycles. Even ethical sanitary towels. Not sure on that one but the mooncup does sound interesting.
Read more about the mooncup here
There is meant to be other alternatives out there too. Still unsure if it is worth me trying though.
They have a few offshoots of that product in the U.S. – Instead, etc. Heard good things about those products.
*note to self – research later*
wow really. It truly is the 1st time I have heard of these.
Hi There…great blog! I ran across your post about the moon cups and thought you would find this thread of comments helpful: http://tinyurl.com/3me4o6
I won a different brand from a competition on MSE, and I’ve started to use it from this month as I’m on a strict budget at the moment. It’s ok to use, takes some getting used to.
I had the cheek to go and spend £19.99 on one in boots not to use it for my monthly as got a bit scared. Gonna try it next time though. Waste not want not.