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Many young people are now using the Mooncup menstrual cup. Only you can decide whether you feel ready to use a menstrual cup.
Discuss wishing to try using a Mooncup menstrual cup with a parent, carer or trusted adult before making the leap. This could be a parent, other relative or school nurse.
Be curious about your body, including your periods. Getting used to having periods can take a while. There is a lot to think about and it may at first be useful to use a product that is worn outside the body such as a re-usable pad, or period pants. If you prefer to start with disposables, organic cotton and plastic-free options are available too. This can help you get to grips with your flow and the pattern of your cycle, which all helps build confidence around managing your periods.
Using a Mooncup menstrual cup is a new skill to learn and can take some practice to get the hang of. It’s always best to practice at home during the day when you are feeling relaxed and have plenty of time.