Lunette menstrual cups are easy to use. Simply fold the Lunette and insert. Done! Plus you'll experience up to 12 HOURS of worry-free use.
Lunette menstrual cups are made of soft medical grade silicone and are BPA free. This means no yeast, bacteria or odor. Just cleanliness and comfort.
Lunette menstrual cups are designed, developed and packaged with the environment at heart. It’s also the best alternative to disposable period products which pollute our planet.
What’s the first thing you grab when you’re on your period? For 70% of menstruating humans, reaching for a tampon is second nature, but what about the other 30% who don’t use them? Ever heard of period undies or menstrual cups? Read below to find out more! Period panties If you’re an avid social media user, public transportation rider, and overall advertising guru, you’ve probably noticed the iconic pictures going around for the new period-proof panties, THINX. Many menstruating humans are intrigued by this new phenomenon, but at the same time a lot of us are scratching our heads wondering how the heck it works. According to their website and further research, THINX underwear is made with a special technology (microfiber polyester) that absorbs your blood. In other words, these materials pull the moister from your vagina away from the body and into the material ~like magic~. Many people love this new alternative because they’re reusable, comfy, and they have multiple designs (hip hugger, high waist, boy short, sport, cheeky, and thong). If you’re one of those people who simply cannot shove a menstrual cup or tampon up your vagina, then period panties are a great alternative to disposable pads! Tampons I remember my first time trying to put a tampon in…I’ll spare you the details, but you probably have somewhat of an idea and can relate! Tampons are a big deal. I mean c’mon, 70% of women use tampons and usually transition to them after wearing pads for the first couple of years. It’s the first thing that goes INSIDE our vagina (most of the time), and there are so many different brands to choose from. Unfortunately, many brands choose not to disclose their full ingredient list, and toxic shock syndrome is a very real concern. Oh, and let’s not forget the money we spend every month on these little gadgets. Aside from all the downsides of tampons, there is hope and a few companies like Natracare have started making organic tampons that are good for your body (no chlorine or toxic chemicals) and the environment (no plastic applicators). So, if you’re a die-hard tampon user, think again about the consequences that little piece of cotton will have on your body AND mother earth. Do your research! Menstrual cups *Our friend’s reactions when we say we use a menstrual cup* “Wait, what? So your period is just sitting there? How do you put it in? That’s so weird.” A lot of menstruating humans don’t even know menstrual cups exist! If you ask us, it’s the best thing to happen to periods ;) *wink wink*. Think about the benefits you can get by using a menstrual cup – it’s good for the environment because you’re no longer sending plastic tampon applicators, wrappers, and pads into oceans and landfills. Lunette cup is 100% vegan, made with medical-grade silicone that is not harmful for your vagina, it keeps you leak-free for up to 12 hours, and both our packaging AND cup are biodegradable. Some people are skeptical of using a menstrual cup because they’re afraid of it or are grossed out from their own blood. #BREAKTHEPERIODTABOO. We guarantee the benefits are worth it. Comment below if you’ve used period panties, tampons, or menstrual cups! We’re dying to hear what you think.Read The Story
“Mama I got your blood cup!!”My six year old knows I just got my period and is holding up my yellow pouch with my trusty Lunette menstrual cup inside. She calls it a "blood cup." I am the type of mom that is very open about all things relating to the body. I pee in front of her, and I even dump my menstrual cup blood in front of her (I don’t know do other parents get privacy in the bathroom? I don’t.) When she says “ewww” I say, yeah, but remember, it’s natural, and that’s how come I was able to have YOU – therefore, it is the best blood in the world!Even though I am super open about bodily functions, I teach my daughter to protect her body, which I think is super important these days. I am NOT the mom that you see at the NYC playground with a topless eight-year-old girl playing in the sprinklers. And I have taught my kid that she doesn’t need to hug anybody who says, “hug me” or “give me a hug” unless she wants to, even relatives. Her body, her choice. With statistics for childhood sexual abuse as frightening as one in five girls and one in twenty boys, I am crazy careful as to who babysits her, and I teach her to be in charge of her own body.I also monitor what my daughter watches on her Ipad- no Monster High or Nicki Minaj videos please! (I do realize how ironic this is coming from the person who has a raunchy video for “Bad Babysitter” but little did I know what I know now as a mom!) My daughter has already asked me “what is sex?” after seeing a subway ad for the Museum of Sex- a fantastic photograph of people in various states of undress and glitter at Studio 54 in the 70s- "well, it’s not THAT" I said. "It’s when two people love each other and make a baby." That seemed to work (thank God) for now, but eventually I will break it down for her when she is older. I think the most important thing is to not shame little ones for exploring the body or sexuality, and it starts with explaining bodily functions in a shame-free way. So I highly encourage all mamas to be open about their periods with their daughters. Blood cups and tea parties anyone? The MOM behind the article: Concetta, AKA Princess SuperstarRead The Story
The short version: Just like tampons, your menstrual cup has no increased risk of TSS (toxic shock syndrome). As with any period care product the most important thing is to keep it clean, don’t leave it in too long and use a trusted brand. The truth behind the science: Every so often a clickbait article headline graces our newsfeeds which admittedly can be difficult to ignore. Recently a French study has been quoted on menstrual cups having increased risk of TSS. A big claim right? Menstrual cups have been a trusted period care product for decades. In fact, globally only 2 cases of TSS relating to menstrual cup use have been reported and this was due to very prolonged use (inserted for 7 days rather than the recommended 12 hour maximum). Behind the article headline, the truth about the study is that: -- Instead of being performed using actual human vaginas they used sterile plastic bags derived from hydrocarbon. Doesn’t take a great scientist to realise the flaw there! Our vaginas are wonderfully more complex both physically and chemically than...er...a bag. -- The study hasn’t even been concluded yet. -- Contrary to what has been reported in the press, the only conclusion to be made from the study thus far is that no periodic system is more favourable to TSS development than another. So, what’s the real deal? Here’s what you really need to know about menstrual cups and TSS: Are menstrual cups more dangerous to use than tampons? Nope! :) Do menstrual cups protect you from TSS? Like with any period care product you cannot have zero risk of TSS. But a clean, properly-used menstrual cup means the chances are very small. Should I continue to use my menstrual cup at night? Sure thing! 10 to 12 consecutive hours is the recommended usage time. How can I make sure my menstrual cup is clean enough? Check out this handy guide for your peace of mind. Are Lunette menstrual cups safer to use than other menstrual cups? Always choose a trusted brand and with Lunette you’re in safe hands. Our cups are made from the highest medical grade silicone which is BPA free and no chemicals. Have any other questions? Leave a comment below or ask us on Twitter or Facebook. Let's keep busting the myths and spreading the word!Read The Story