If you don't know what that is, or you are a guy, or faint of heart, you don't have to keep reading. I won't judge. But the Moon Cup has eliminated the need for disposable period supplies, so I am thrilled.
A couples weeks back, I finally invested in the Moon Cup and Glad Rags. Glad Rags. Lame name, amirite? But long gone is the need to buy tampons or liners or pads ever again, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I wanted to get rid of my bathroom garbage can, and this shift was the only reason I needed to have a landfill can there. I haven't eliminated all bathroom waste (dental floss, finishing up some products with non-recyclable lids), but I no longer need the garbage can! And in our tiny bathroom in our somewhat tiny house, it's nice to eliminate stuff.
Two weeks ago I
I cannot find any downsides on it, to be honest. It doesn't end up in the landfill, you don't have to keep buying supplies and it doesn't contribute to dryness. I purchased the Moon Cup rather than The Keeper or The Diva Cup (again, name lame) so I could boil it to sterilized and I also wanted to supplement the cup with Glad Rags, which are MUCH more comfortable than your paper (and chlorine) based disposable pad--and can also be sterilized with a steam iron. I built up to the Moon Cup gradually, a first 4 hours, than adding a few more hours (important to empty inbetween) of total wear during the day.
I'm not being paid to write this, obviously. I'm not THAT cool. I have been using disposable pads and tampons since I was about 12 or 13, so this is a big change from my usual habits for me. I'm so happy I took the leap. I'm a firm believer in pushing against "well, it's the way I've always done it" and trying new things. I rarely regret it!