ONLY HUMAN! Modeltypeface’s Mortifying Mooncup Moment…

Well, you read your way through my Mooncup article yesterday in which I encouraged you to give this money-and-planet-saving wonder a go. So I’m going to reward you with possibly my most embarrassing life story yet for my series Only Human.

I mean, I didn’t think I’d write about this because I was so horrified at it all. But I’m a blogger, and I’m a sharer, so my mortification is for your pleasure these days. Any chance to give you a titter.


I went to Yoga on Saturday, met a friend for lunch then headed off to the Ladies. I was delighted to find that it was a nice fancy one with a sink per cubicle, which is perfect for a Mooncup user as you have to rinse it, but also because I like to take my time taking it out and putting it in as I’m new to the game. I sauntered in, locked the door, and went about my Mooncupping.

So, I was in the process of crouching down, ‘putting it in’ by which I basically mean some of my fingers were up my fanny.

The door started to open.

*Walks out of room and bangs head against wall for a couple of seconds*

I shouted out *DOOR LOCKED I LOCKED DOOR DOOR LOCKED AAAAHH* but more garbled.

The thing was, though, that I wasn’t exactly at eye line, so the MAN opening the door (unisex toilets) carried on opening. The. Door. Wide. Open.

**Lies on floor and cries into laminate**

The other thing was that I couldn’t exactly leap up. My skinny jeans were pulled right down and, well, I wasn’t exactly in the position to jump in a split second.

I managed to get up, and the man’s face went completely white. I hadn’t been able to pull up my jeans in time so I have no idea what he, and everyone else in the queue, saw. I can imagine, but then I stop imagining, because the memory hurts so much.


I was literally shaking and had no desire to leave my hated cubicle with it’s rubbish lock, EVER.

I rang my boyfriend, genuinely quite upset, who managed to stifle his laughter to tell me to just get out of the cubicle and not look up. I couldn’t. I literally couldn’t! I stayed in there for about ten minutes, shaking with embarrassment and fear that I’d see the bloke.

I eventually managed to get out of there, talking to my boyfriend and staring resolutely at the floor until I was about ten minutes away from the hotel.

I hope you appreciate how much I love you all for sharing that story with you.

The End.

Rebecca x

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  1. Wonderlusting wrote:

    OMG my face is scorching just reading. Thanks for sharing. I feel much better about my similarly embarrassing moment. God I hate unisex toilets.

  2. […] I instantly started fretting that I’d get my period early because our bodies do let us down sometimes…So I asked my friend advice on the matter. She said she used a tampon and just ‘tucked the string up in there’ but do be careful not to lose it! You might also consider a Mooncup as there’s no strings attached. Not an option for me after ‘my incident‘. […]

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