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Respect The Moon

For too many of us, our monthly periods are confusing,
embarrassing, or isolating. At MOONS, we know this
is both a marketplace problem and a cultural problem,
and we want to change both. 

We believe that a person’s monthly moon should
be properly understood, cared for, and respected—
by everyone. 

And so this phrase, Respect The Moon, is our mantra,
our rallying cry, our reason for being, but we hope
that it also serves as a reminder... 

Bodies
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Bodies

Bodies are natural.

Our bodies, and Mother Nature, are
exquisitely interesting, important, and
deserving of our attention and support.

Cycles
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Cycles

Cycles are truth-tellers.

Our monthly cycles are a crucial and useful 
metric, revealing and reflecting truths about 
our own physical health and mental wellness.

Experiences
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Experiences

Experiences are not monolithic.

Not all who have monthly moons identify as girls
or women and not all girls or women have a
monthly moon that reflects common experience.

Voices
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Voices

All voices hold value.

Wherever a person is in their life cycle, from
pre-pubescent to post-menopausal, their
voices should be valued deeply and equally.

Our Story

MOONS began as so many things do, because we were tired of something not working. We were tired of tampons that didn't really do the job. Tired of leaks. Tired of stains. Tired of feeling insecure and embarrassed. Tired of ruining clothes. And so very tired of how much mental energy it was taking up in our lives.  

So, we set out simply and humbly: to make a better product. To make the thing we wished existed in the world, and then share it with everyone else. 

In the process, we realized something. Not only do the products available to us not work that well, but many people don't actually know that much about our own bodies, cycles, hormones, and needs, either. And nobody asks, because we've been taught to believe that menstruation is icky or shameful or embarrassing. We've learned to accept that this experience (one that 50% of the world deals with once a month for nearly 40 years of their lives!) must be one filled with stigma and frustration. 

And so, the goal of MOONS grew, from solving a small problem to addressing a major one.

We launched in 2021 with our first product designed to make your life better, and the dream of a culture shift that makes Life better for us all. But we're not stopping here. Our vision is to support every cycle, phase, and season of a woman's life with products that solve problems, shared wisdom that answers questions, and a community that supports us all. We hope you'll join us. 

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The Sacred Valley Project

The Sacred Valley Project

Around the world, a lack of resources or their inequitable distribution prevents many girls and women from accessing educational opportunities, participating effectively in their communities, and vocalizing their dreams and goals.

This is why we're so proud to support the Sacred Valley Project in their mission of improving educational access for girls in rural Peru. Every purchase you make helps us directly invest in educational, nutritional, and wellness resources that support the young women of Sacred Valley in determining their own futures.

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Why the name MOONS?

Menstrual cycles are close in length to a lunar cycle, and the moon has long been associated with female energy, sisterhood, and new beginnings. Welcome to a new way to think about your cycle, your body, and our culture.