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Feb 7 2005 18:58
Mooncup

I just heard about these things... Apparently they save women money and they're more comfy and better for the enviroment. smile Infact I heard they get VATed as a leisure item cos they could take so much money from the toiletries industry.

http://www.mooncup.co.uk/

Any women have good or bad experiences of them?

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Feb 7 2005 19:08

If I had any need for it I'd try it.

Apparently a lot of girls swear by it and say they'd never go back to using anything else.

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the actual moncup itself looks kind of scary and medical and we think they should come in different colours and maybe with sparkles. just because something is useful doesn't mean it can't be pretty too. Other than this we think mooncups are fabulous and are currently attempting to convert all our friends to the wonder of mooncups.
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Feb 7 2005 19:21

People were talking about it on a thread on the uni SU forums.

http://www.uwesu.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5027

I thought it seemed interesting and wanted to know if the girls on enrager had heard of it and what they thought (unfortunately none online right now).

Heres a couple of quotes NOT from the mooncup website.

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I can't personally say I've tried it, but I know 4 girls who have and they swear by it & wouldn't go back to tampons. Apparently at first it's a bit daunting & awkward but once it's in u can't feel it. It saves a load of money aswell, not to mention the environmental benefits.
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Moon-cup is a God send. MORE comfortable than towels and tampons a shitload cheaper too! I would never go back, ever. It took me about 3 months to work up the courage to get one, but I'm so glad i did now. The only reason not many people know about them is because so much money is made from sanitary equipment...they are VAT'd as leisure items for christ sake!
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Feb 7 2005 19:43
revol68 wrote:
your still weird.

then so I am! And I'll always be weird and I'll never be like other people. And you'll never be weird because you're just too perfect.

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Oh, yeah? Well, at least I'm not ugly.

Yes, you are. And you're boring. And you're totally ordinary. And you know it.

smile smile smile

ps. yes I did just buy American Beauty on dvd

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Feb 8 2005 09:36

Never tried it, and can't say it really appeals tbh.

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Feb 8 2005 09:49

Seen something incredibly similar called "The Retainer" or something on American queer boards. Spose this is the brit marketing of the product.

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Feb 8 2005 09:57

My girl has one, as do several of her frineds.

They all swear by it.

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Feb 8 2005 11:18

I remember what the original was called. "The Keeper".

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Feb 8 2005 15:10
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god, they look vile!!

no offence 3rd but why the fuck would u be interested in this sort of thing? confused

seriously they look fucking horrible.

Uh, and tampons and sanitary towels don't? confused

Mooncups fucking rock for so many reasons. Yeah the site is kinda hippyish, but they're still great violet black star

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Feb 8 2005 16:52

Haven't got one, have considered it.... but then Jack wouldn't be able to eat my tampons sad

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Feb 8 2005 18:38

firstly jess: gross

secondly, one thing about mooncups - girls who have them just looooove talking about them. Yup.

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Feb 9 2005 13:27
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secondly, one thing about mooncups - girls who have them just looooove talking about them. Yup.

Firstly - I only do when I'm asked;

Secondly - how do you know? There may be many girls who have them and DON'T talk about them, but you'd never know;

thirdly - what the fuck have you got against girls talking about periods you woman hating pig dog? I bet you'd have us all put in menstrual huts and made to have ritual exclusion if you got your way. You just want to tear the women's movement apart, you counter-revolutionary malestream manarchist scum violet black star twisted violet black star twisted violet black star twisted

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Feb 9 2005 13:34

Menstrual huts and ritual exclusion sound pretty cushy to me. I gather you just get to chill for a week while people cater to your every need.

So naturally I'm against that sort of thing unless there's also a male equivalent.

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Feb 10 2005 15:30
3rdseason wrote:
I just heard about these things... Apparently they save women money and they're more comfy and better for the enviroment. smile Infact I heard they get VATed as a leisure item cos they could take so much money from the toiletries industry.

http://www.mooncup.co.uk/

Any women have good or bad experiences of them?

All female sanitary products have VAT on 'em.

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Feb 10 2005 15:38

yeah but I think the point was that moon cups are classified as 'luxury items' whereas tampons etc. aren't.

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Feb 10 2005 17:51

I was under the impression that tampons get classified as luxury items too.

The thing that's better about the mooncup is that you don't have to pay for it over and over and over and over and over and over and over, so the government doesn't have revenue coming from an industry making money out of menstruation.

Edit: Apparently the government slashed it from 17.5% VAT to 5% back in 2000. So the people who said that tampons weren't charged at luxury vat rate was right

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Feb 10 2005 18:29

Sorry to be graphic, are they like a cup or more like a plug so to speak?

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Feb 10 2005 19:48
phoebe wrote:
I was under the impression that tampons get classified as luxury items too.

The thing that's better about the mooncup is that you don't have to pay for it over and over and over and over and over and over and over, so the government doesn't have revenue coming from an industry making money out of menstruation.

Edit: Apparently the government slashed it from 17.5% VAT to 5% back in 2000. So the people who said that tampons weren't charged at luxury vat rate was right

ach i was told they were luxury in year 9 PSE which was in 98/99 ish. I cant slash that from drunken rants then smile

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Feb 11 2005 01:26
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Sorry to be graphic, are they like a cup or more like a plug so to speak?

Theres a picture on the link at the start of the thread.

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Feb 11 2005 12:07

What fool would empty a glass of wine down the sink? confused

And you don't wash them with the rest of the dishes, you rinse it out and then either sterilise it with miltons or boil it for half an hour, like you would with a baby's botlle etc.

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Feb 12 2005 17:21

Oh i think that's quite a nice image actually. I might even paint that wink

Yeah, they do look wierd, but they're just so much nicer in so many ways. And it's not like you can see it anyway smile

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Feb 17 2005 01:21

'god, they look vile!!

no offence 3rd but why the fuck would u be interested in this sort of thing?

seriously they look fucking horrible'

Yep, sticking a wadge of cotton wool up your cunt is much less 'horrid'..

FFS, it's a practical alternative to an expensive/environmentally damaging issue.

yes the poem etc are bullshit, but are they more offensive than a 'Ooh Bodyform for yooouuuuu......' advert?

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Feb 17 2005 10:05

Thankyou stinkerbell wink

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Feb 17 2005 18:07

my mum was well chuffed when tampons were invented. as a kid she had to wash sanitary rags made out of old material out in a bucket of cold water outside and she hated it (i don't know why the water was cold though, i think she just threw that bit in for dramatic effect). she said it was dead embarassing if her dad or brother walked past.

when tampons began, it was a hugely liberating concept for her and she thinks your all mad for using mooncups and washing them out now (especially 3rd cause hes a boy. shes having real problems getting her head round that one and cruelly i am not helping much grin ). she also had a really good time on the contraceptive pill which again was seen as liberation.

shes not interested in ecology and she doesn't want to know about the massive profits of drug companies either ....

i fear she is a bad influence. i really should get myself adopted. wink

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Feb 17 2005 18:11

also is anyone old enough to remember the first oh so discreet ads for tampons etc. they were so discreet, all fuzzy pastel colours) and shown so late at night it was impossible to tell what they were actually trying to sell you.... even so, the first ad was withdrawn after a storm of protest...

these days it would be a vivid demonstration (probably by revol, sickbucket at hand) of someone washing out their mooncup in the sink in full technicolour er.. blue.

why IS menstrual blood always blue on telly?

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Feb 17 2005 18:46

They want people to think women are aliens.,

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Feb 17 2005 18:46

or aristocratic bluebloods maybe??

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Feb 17 2005 18:52

Don't be ridiculous. grin

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Feb 17 2005 18:55

I remember being so shocked when I was in Spain with my sister and we saw not only a sanitary pad advert where they used red, but also a nappy advert which used yellow. Ground breaking stuff!

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Feb 18 2005 00:44
zobag wrote:
I remember being so shocked when I was in Spain with my sister and we saw not only a sanitary pad advert where they used red, but also a nappy advert which used yellow. Ground breaking stuff!

you should see the nappy ads on at the moment. i don't know if you have it in england, but there's this one at the moment: this baby in full cowboy gear walks into a bar, gets thrown a bottle of milk, another baby looks at him, they face off, the baby who has just come in throws his poncho over is shoulder EXACTLY like clint in fistful of dollars, then it says "your baby isn't a cowboy... so why should he walk like one?".... best ad ever!

on the other hand, i'm not sure (as a boy) what to make of the ad for some sort of sanitary product, where a woman comes along, says "hi, i'm you menstruation", sprays a bottles labelled "smell", then gets pushed away through some packet of whatever is being advertised, somes out the other end and is allowed to join the party... what the fuck?

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Feb 18 2005 13:11
lucy82 wrote:
why IS menstrual blood always blue on telly?

Thatcher needed a job after no longer being PM.

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