Anytime a new smart phone or tablet is introduced, the whole world stops to take notice of the latest innovations in technology. I feel like women should give that same type of attention to the latest innovation in feminine products – the menstrual cup. Specifically, the Lunette Menstrual Cup. Women spend a significant portion of their lives dealing with the demands of a monthly period. So when a product comes along that completely changes the way we deal with our periods, we need to take note.
What is a Lunette Menstrual Cup? A small cup made from medical grade silicone that is a safe, hygienic, easy to use alternative to tampons and pads. The cup can is easily cleaned and reusable, which means ZERO WASTE. You can wear the cup for up to 12 hours, which means less time and hassle spent changing.
I want to let you know why I love my Lunette menstrual cup in hopes that you will open your mind to this new option in feminine protection. Yes, it’s different that the conventional products BUT I firmly believe that in this case, DIFFERENT IS BETTER.
My Lunette Menstrual Cup is the Selene (light blue) model. Each cup comes with a lovely satin carrying case (like mine pictured below):
Lunette menstrual cups are the only FDA-approved colored menstrual cups on the market today. The coloring is completely safe, and perfect for women like me, who like pretty options! The Lunette also comes in a clear color option as well as a beautiful green, purple and coral.
Lunette’s design is superior. I have tried other menstrual cups, and found that my Lunette cup has features that “fix” the problems I was having with my other menstrual cups:
- Smooth Rim – Makes the cup easier to insert
- A flat and flexible stem – Makes the cup easy to find and remove
- Dimensions – The Lunette is shorter than other cups, which makes it more comfortable to wear
- The Size 2 has a firm consistency – The firm consistency helps the cup pop open upon insertion
- Easy To Clean – larger air holes and smooth interiors clean easily
Practice makes perfect. Honestly, I did not have any issues getting my Lunette cup properly inserted from the very first time I used it. I think it is because the Lunette has a soft, flexible design that makes it easy to insert, and also because of my background experience using other menstrual cups. It’s important to be familiar with your body and how your female anatomy works so that you can have a positive experience using your Lunette cup. You will not feel anything when the cup is properly inserted.
No leaks! Every woman’s flow is different, so it takes time to figure out how often your Lunette cup needs to be emptied. Heavy flow days may mean your cup needs to be emptied every 2-3 hours. Light flow days may mean you can wait as long as 12 hours. Personally, I wear reusable cloth pantyliners if I am worried about leakage. The Lunette (properly inserted) will not leak. How to use the Lunette Menstrual Cup.
Economical. I don’t spend money on expensive tampons anymore. Enough said!
Ecofriendly. A reusable menstrual cup is a wonderful green choice! There is no waste from applicators, wrappers, packaging, pads, bio-waste, etc. My Lunette menstrual cup will last me for years before needing to be replaced.
Lunette Menstrual Cups come in 2 Models with different absorbencies. Model 1 is the recommended option for women with light to moderate flow, younger women or women who have never had intercourse. Model 2 is recommended for women who have a normal or heavier flow. Menstrual cups work differently from tampons and can hold a greater volume (see comparison).
Convenient. Life is busy and I love that when I use a Lunette menstrual cup, I don’t have to slow down just because I am on my period. My family is active and on-the-go quite a bit. I can easily bring my Lunette with me anywhere we go because it is small and hardly takes up any space at all. I don’t have to worry about frequent changes, which is especially nice when we are out in the middle of a lake boating or enjoying a game at the ballpark.
I could go on and on about how much easier dealing with my period is now that I use a Lunette menstrual cup. I have found a product I love to use and want to share the news with all women. It truly is a life-changing experience.
Learn more on the Lunette website.
WHERE TO BUY a Lunette Menstrual Cup ($39.99):
International retailers are listed here.
Have you ever tried a menstrual cup? Are you looking for more freedom from your period? Have any questions or concerns about using the Lunette Menstrual Cup? Let me know in the comments section.