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What is the Lunette menstrual cup?
The Lunette menstrual cup is a reusable menstrual protection product made in Finland. It is an easy-to-use, safe, and hygienic alternative to pads and tampons. By using the cup, you will help protect the environment, save money, and get peace of mind.
Just fold, insert like a tampon and it collects blood rather than absorbs it. You empty it rather than change it — a little bit different.
The Lunette menstrual cup is:
- made of medical-grade silicone in Finland
- doesn't contain rubber latex, is odorless and safe
- affordable and environmentally friendly – with proper care it will last for years
- a sanitary and healthy alternative to disposable tampons and pads
- easy-to-use, practical, and comfortable. It needs to be emptied only two to four times a day and can be used overnight
- safe since it is not conducive to dampness, outbreaks of vaginal candidiasis, cystitis or toxic shock syndrome. In fact, TSS has not been linked to the use of menstrual cups
- suitable to be worn during sports and other physical activities
- easy to clean and disinfect between periods by boiling briefly in water or washing with rubbing alcohol
- designed for women of all ages and sizes
- also designed for women who have not yet engaged in sexual intercourse as well as those who use an IUD or contraceptive ring. However, if you are planning on using Lunette together with an IUD, we recommend discussing it with your doctor
- enables you to monitor your flow by providing measuring lines on the inside of the cup (5 ml and 13.5 ml in size 1, 7.5 ml and 15 ml in size 2). The lining of the cup is totally smooth and the tab is flat, making cleaning very easy
- not to be used during post-natal bleeding due to the risk of inflammation
- not disruptive to the natural lubricating ability of the vagina, nor does it dry out the vaginal mucus membrane
Why use the Lunette Menstrual Cup?
The advantages of Menstrual Cup
Lunette menstrual cup is a liberating alternative to disposable tampons and pads. Once you get a Lunette menstrual cup, you will never be left without menstrual protection again. You can say goodbye to uncomfortable, bulky pads and you don’t have to worry about getting different sized tampons to get through each period.
The Lunette menstrual cup is as easy-to-use as a non-applicator tampon. Simply fold and insert. Because a Lunette can hold much more liquid than a tampon, it only needs to be emptied 2 to 4 times per day during normal flow, so the times you have to deal with it are less frequent.
Hygienic & Safe
With tampons, fibers can be caught in the vaginal canal upon removal and its absorpency can dry out the mucous membrane. Pads create a stifling, moist environment that is a breeding ground for yeast infections, bacteria and odor. The menstrual cup is more sanitary because it does not disrupt the natural lubricating ability of the vagina or interfere with the natural process of shedding menstrual blood, dead cells and bacteria.
The Lunette menstrual cup has received approval from government health agencies in multiple countries. Not only has Lunette received FDA approval in the United States, it has also been approved by the TGA, Australia's regulatory agency for drugs and medical devices. In Finland, all Lunette products have received the prestigious Key Flag emblem, a certification for the highest quality of Finnish products. For further piece of mine, there have been no reported cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in connection with the use of menstrual cups.
The average woman spends between $48 – 84 per year on disposable tampons and pads. The Lunette is a one-time cost that will last for years. That
saves you a chunk of money!
A Lunette menstrual cup is an eco-thing. It will last for years and during the cup's lifespan, there will be no waste to dispose of – no accumulation of plastic applicators, wrappers or bio-waste from used tampons and pads. In fact, the Lunette box and enclosed informational material is made from recycled paper. In Finland, the Lunette menstrual cup is produced in a factory that gives priority to environmental issues.
The Lunette menstrual cup can be worn during sports and other physical activities, just like a tampon. And there are extra benefits to having no strings: sleeping naked is loads more comfortable, no risk of a peek-a-boo string at the beach, and cups are so discreet that your partner won't notice a thing during oral sex.
The Lunette menstrual cup can be worn at any time in your menstrual cycle, during your heaviest and your lightest flow, day and night. It eliminates the need to have "supplies" on hand at all times during period. No more smuggling tampons up your sleeve or taking your purse to the restroom.
The lining of the Lunette menstrual cup is smooth which makes cleaning very easy. Because the tab of the Lunette menstrual cup is flat, it does not collect bacteria. You can disinfect the cup by boiling it briefly in water, using the Lunette disinfecting wipes, or rubbing alcohol.
Did you know?
- The average woman uses approximately 17,000 tampons, pads or pantyliners in her lifetime.
- 4.3 billion disposable menstrual protection products (pads, tampons, panty liners) are used per year in the UK.
- 2.5 million tampons, 1.4 million sanitary towels, and 700, 000 panty liners are flushed down the toilet every day in the UK (2006).
- 75% of blocked drains are caused by flushing sanitary protection products.
Lunette menstrual cup is an alternative way for women to reduce human impact on the environment — every month.
How to use a menstrual cup?
How to use the Lunette menstrual cup?
1. Wash 2. Fold 3. Hold 4. Insert 5. Remove and Rinse 6. Re-use
The Lunette menstrual cup should be emptied on average two to four times a day and can be used during the night, although you should not exceed 12 hours at a time.
First, wash your hands with soap and hot water. You can insert the cup while sitting, standing or squatting; spreading your legs will facilitate insertion. Fold the Lunette menstrual cup in on itself to make flat, then in half. Keep it rolled up and guide it rim-first into the vagina. The cup is held in position by the seal formed with the walls of the vagina and pressure from the vaginal muscles.
When removing the cup, first wash your hands and relax your muscles. Break the seal by squeezing the bottom part of the cup, until you feel or hear the suction release. Now gently rock the cup from side to side while pulling down. Pull the cup out while pinching the ridged bottom of the cup. Tip the contents into the toilet.
After emptying, rinse the cup in cold water first to avoid the development of odor and discoloration. Afterwards, clean the cup with hot water and the Lunette Feelbetter Liquid Wash or a mild, perfume-free soap. Then the cup can be re-inserted in the vagina.
The Menstrual Cup Sizing Guide
How to choose the right size of Lunette menstrual cup?
The Lunette menstrual cup model 1:
We recommend Lunette menstrual cup model 1 for women with light to moderate flow, younger women or women who have never had intercourse. The diameter is 41 mm (1.6 inches) by 47 mm (1.9 inches). The stem measures 25 mm (1 inch). The volume of the cup is 25 ml (0.85 fl oz).
The Lunette menstrual cup model 2:
Lunette menstrual cup model 2 is recommended for women who have a normal or heavier flow. The diameter is 46 mm (1.8 inches) by 52 mm (2 inches). The stem measures 20 mm (0.8 inches). The volume of the cup is 30 ml (1.0 fl oz).
The Lunette menstrual cups are soft and pliable, however, model 1 is made of softer silicone than model 2.