What is the Lunette Menstrual Cup?

We’ve been around for a while now — 15 years in fact — and we know a thing or two about periods. Our cup is a better alternative to traditional disposable menstruation products. It helps you save money, protects our planet and gives you total control over your periods.

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Our cup is a better alternative to traditional disposable menstruation products. It helps you save money, protects our planet and gives you total control over your periods.

All Lunette products are lovingly, locally and carefully hand-packed in Finland. Our menstrual cups are free from harmful chemicals and are made from FDA-approved medical-grade silicone. We have a 100% clean track record and adhere to the highest quality standards.

15 years of development makes a great cup

Flat stem

Easy to clean and comfortable to wear

Superior shape

The cup stays securely in place and gives superior comfort and greater capacity

Comfortable rim

Description

Ridges

For easy insertion and removal

Smooth interior

For easy emptying and cleaning

Large air holes

Easy to clean and make removal simple

Trust no one. But our users.

*Lunette Customer Survey 2018, 1903 answers

99%

would recommend Lunette Menstrual Cup to their friends

87%

said their quality of life during periods had improved after using Lunette Cup

How does the menstrual cup work?

Rather than disposing of tampons and pads after each use, the Lunette Menstrual Cup is reusable and lasts for years. The cup is easy to insert, comfortable to wear and can be used for up to 12 hours. You can even wear it at night, ensuring you’ll always have a smooth period.

The cup collects fluids instead of absorbing them, helping to keep you lubricated and comfortable throughout your cycle. When it’s time to empty the cup, just pour away the contents, rinse the cup clean, and repeat the process. It’s that simple!

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Six simple steps

It’s easier than you think to learn how to use a menstrual cup, even if it may feel a little intimidating at first. To begin, all you need to do is get to grips with our six simple steps to becoming a menstrual master:

1. Wash Hands

1. Wash Hands

Wash your hands and clean your Lunette Menstrual Cup with Feelbetter Cup Cleanser.

2. Fold & Hold

2. Fold & Hold

Fold the cup in on itself to make it flat and then in half to form a C shape.

3. Insert

3. Insert

Get into a comfortable position and relax. Keep the cup folded and guide it into the vagina, rim first.

4. Wear & Learn

4. Wear & Learn

Try different folds that accentuate the insertion point: Most use the typical C-fold. However, there are many ways to fold a Lunette. Check out the most common different folds that you can use with your period cup.

5. Remove & Empty

5. Remove & Empty

Grasp the bottom of the cup and gently squeeze to break the seal — don’t pull the stem, it will just make the suction stronger. Empty out the contents of the cup into the toilet.

6. Clean & Sanitise

6. Clean & Sanitise

The Lunette Menstruation Cup should be cleaned before and after your periods, and after emptying. Wash using hot water and Lunette Feelbetter Cup Cleanser, which is specially designed for silicone cups.

How to Fold a Menstrual Cup

C-fold or Heart Fold

C-fold or Heart Fold

Punch Down Fold or Shell Fold

Punch Down Fold or Shell Fold

Fold or Triangle Fold

Fold or Triangle Fold

Tips for beginners

  • Insert
  • Remove
  • Clean

Relax and take your time: Choose alone time when you can focus without distractions or interruptions. Perhaps after a warm bath when you are relaxed. If you are too nervous, the vaginal muscles will tighten, making it uncomfortable, if not impossible, for successful insertion.

Get Acquainted with yourself: It is always a good idea to know your own body. Take some time to locate the vaginal opening and even insert a finger to locate your cervix. It feels like the tip of your nose. Knowing where your cervix is will help you to position the cup properly and not insert it too high. If you have a high cervix, you may not be able to feel it with your fingers, which is totally normal!

Practice during your period: The vagina is more flexible and the blood works as a lubricant. Or . . .

Take a "dry run" before your period: You might be more comfortable practising before your period if you feel squeamish about touching blood. In this case, use water or water-based lubricant to make things easier.

Try different folds that accentuate the insertion point: Most use the typical C-fold. However, there are many ways to fold a Lunette. Check out the most common different folds that you can use with your period cup.

Proper insertion direction: Be aware that the direction of insertion needs to be aimed towards the small of your back — not straight up.

Be patient: Know that it may take several times before you are successful. If you begin without the expectation of perfect insertion, you are more likely to be relaxed and pleasantly surprised when success happens.

Assess the stem: Once inserted, you will need to decide whether or not to keep the stem. If it protrudes, it will be uncomfortable. In this case, you likely won't need the stem and can trim it shorter or off completely. However, if not, you may need it to assist with removal.

Keeping your Lunette Menstrual Cup feeling fresh

Another concern that many people have during their period is worrying about smells. Thankfully, We’re all about taking care of period woes, which is why we’ve got a number of secrets to share with you to ensure your Lunette Menstrual cup is always fresh and free of any funky smells.

STEP 1

Cleaning products

The best way to keep your cup squeaky clean is to use our Feelbetter Cup Cleanser or Lunette Cupwipes. Our cleaning products are specifically formulated to be 100% safe for your body and will keep your Lunette Menstrual Cup clean, fresh and odour-free.

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STEP 2

Boil your cup

Popping your menstrual cup into boiling water for 5-10 minutes before and after your period will help to maintain the cleanliness of the cup and the health of your vagina. Just make sure you’re using a deep pot to boil water in or you may risk burning or warping the cup.

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STEP 3

Leave it to soak

Leaving your cup to soak can help to remove discolouration and smells. Rubbing alcohol, lemon juice or a 50/50 mixture of water and vinegar are all great natural ingredients that you use to freshen up your cup. After soaking for an hour, just make sure to boil your cup for 20 minutes to remove any residue (you’re welcome!).

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Choosing the right cup for you

Just as no two people are identical, no two periods are the same. Your period is unique, which is why you need menstrual protection that’s made just for you. To make sure you’re as comfortable as possible during your period, we offer two distinct cup sizes, each with their own design.

For light-to-normal flow

The Lunette Cup Model 1 is suited to menstruators who experience light to normal flow, resulting in anything from spotting to light bleeding. If you normally find yourself changing a low or regular-absorbency tampon or pad two to three times a day, this is the size for you.

By their nature, all Lunette Menstrual Cups are soft and pliable. The Lunette Cup Model 1, however, is made from softer silicone than the Model 2 for enhanced comfort and ease of use.

For normal-to-heavy flow

The Lunette Cup Model 2 is made of a firmer silicone than the Model 1, offering more protection from heavy bleeding. Despite this, the Model 2 is still soft and pliable to keep you comfortable throughout your period.

If you’re used to anything from moderate bleeding to very heavy bleeding, then the Lunette Cup Model 2 was made with you in mind. Choose this size if you typically find yourself changing high-absorbency tampons and pads every two to four hours, or more frequently.

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Not everyone perfectly fits into a category, so if you’re still unsure on which cup size is best for you, just answer a few questions and we’ll guide you on your journey to menstrual harmony.

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Why choose Lunette over traditional disposable products?

For your body

For your body

Made from 100% silicone with no harmful chemicals

For our planet

For our planet

Responsibly and ethically produced products

For everyone

For everyone

The place for all who menstruate

A greener way to menstruate?

With the Lunette Menstrual Cup, you won’t just be saving money — you’ll be saving the planet, too!On average, menstruators will use 22 disposable products during a cycle — that adds up to a whopping 12,000 during a lifetime!

All of that disposable waste adds up, which is where we come in. A single Lunette Menstrual Cup can be reused for years before needing to be replaced, helping to ease the needless production and waste materials of disposable menstruation products. On top of that, our packaging is 100% recyclable and plastic-free, plus our cup pouches are made from recycled plastic.

Take one small step to leave a smaller environmental footprint.

A more convenient way to menstruate

Never again will you feel the dread of being caught off guard without a menstruation product at hand. Unlike tampons and pads, you can’t run out of a cup, so you know you’ll always be prepared for whatever your cycle has to throw at you!

The Lunette Menstrual Cup has a secure, fixed placement that means you’ll never need to limit yourself when on your period. You can play sports, lie down or even swim; the cup moves with your body to guarantee all-day protection. Plus, our cup comes with its own cute little pouch, meaning you can keep it with you and simply take it out when you need it.

Easy to use? Check. Never need to buy disposable products? Check. A reliable and comfortable fit? Check.

A healthier way to menstruate

When it comes to periods, many menstruators are dissatisfied with how tampons and pads can react with them. Some suffer from dryness and skin irritation, while others dislike the chemicals found in disposable products.

With Lunette, the health-conscious can rejoice, for there is another way! All Lunette Menstrual Cups are made free from harmful chemicals and are 100% safe for human tissue. In fact, a Danish study of seven of the top menstrual cup brands found that Lunette was the only cup tested that contained no harmful substances. Zero!

That’s how Lunette keeps your body naturally happy with no strings attached.

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FAQ

How are menstrual cups different than tampons?

There are multiple differences between these two products!

The Lunette menstrual cup is made of medical grade silicon, not cotton or rayon- which can dry you out. Plus, the Lunette cup’s capacity is much greater than tampon’s. The Lunette model 2 can hold (30ml) 1 fl oz of liquid compared to a super absorbency tampon which can hold only 12-15 grams.

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HELP! Why can’t get my menstrual cup inserted comfortably?

Here are our best tips how to insert the cup for the first time:

Relax and take your time: Choose alone time when you can focus without distractions or interruptions. Perhaps after a warm bath when you are relaxed. If you are too nervous, the vaginal muscles will tighten, making it uncomfortable, if not impossible, for successful insertion.

Get Acquainted with yourself: It is always a good idea to know your own body. Take some time to locate the vaginal opening and even insert a finger to locate your cervix. It feels exactly like the tip of your nose. Knowing where your cervix is will help you to position the cup properly and not insert it too high.

Practice during your period: The vagina is more flexible and the blood works as a lubricant. OR . . .

Take a "dry run" before your period: You might be more comfortable practicing before your period if you feel squeamish about touching blood. In this case, use water as a lubricant.

Try different folds that accentuate the insertion poin: Most menstruators use the typical C-fold. However, there are many ways to fold a Lunette. The video here will show you nine different folds.

Proper insertion direction: Be aware that the direction of insertion needs to be aimed towards the small of your back -- not straight up.

Be patient: Know that it may take several times before you are successful. If you begin without the expectation of perfect insertion, you are more likely to be relaxed and pleasantly surprised when success happens.

Assess the stem: Once inserted, you will need to decide whether or not to keep the stem. If it protrudes, it will be uncomfortable. In this case, you likely won't need the stem and can trim it off. However, if not, you may need it to assist with removal.

Why am I having difficulties removing my cup?

Here are our best tips how to remove the cup for the first time:

Again - RELAX: Just as with insertion. Take your time!

Do NOT pull on the stem: The stem is used to gain access the bottom of the cup. If you pull on the stem, it will hurt! It will also create a mess since the cup won't be supported or controlled when it exits.

Squeeze bottom to release suction: This is the key - the bottom of the cup has ridges for gripping. Grip the bottom and tweek the cup to the side. The idea is to pull an edge away from the vaginal wall to release suction. You will hear it when this happens.

Rock gently: Once suction releases, gently rock the cup from side to side as you pull it out. This technique might not be necessary, but helps with removal if the cup is feeling stubborn to come out.


Are colored cups safe?

Yes. The dye used in Lunette menstrual cups is FDA approved for medical and food use. The colors don’t contain heavy metals or phthalates. We don’t use really bright colors or glitter in our products- we choose our colors very carefully so they are truly safe to use inside the vagina. Plus the type of dye used in the Lunette menstrual cups are inside the silicone so it’s not possible for the color to leach like with some cheaper dyes which are also used in other menstrual cups.


What about leakage? My cervix is tilted and shortly after placement I experienced small bit of leakage.

The problem can be that the cup is a bit tilted too.

If so, then it doesn't face your cervix properly and lets some of the leak pass the cup. Here is a video about how to make sure your cup is in its place!

Is it actually necessary to sanitize your cup with sanitizing tablets, boiling water, or disinfecting wipes, or is it okay to just wash it with unscented soap?

We highly recommend to use only our cleaning products because they are the only ones that have been made exclusively for Lunette cups. 

We have tested them and we can guarantee they don't harm you or your cup. It is good to disinfect the cup before and after your period to make sure there isn't any stains left in cup so nothing ugly will start to grow in them. Boiling for 10 minutes (for the very fist time 20 minutes) and our cup wipes are the best and easiest way to do that. Normal soap is not good for many reasons: their pH is normally not optimal, they can contain oils which is super bad for the cup and they can leave some remains to the cup. Your body or the cup cannot handle it. All in all if you wanna make sure you don't do any harm to you or your cup use our products. The cup cleanser is super sufficient and one bottle lasts easily a year.

Is it dangerous that the cup reaches to my cervix?

It is not dangerous, only slightly uncomfortable.

I've never used a cup before. Is it hard?

Some say it is super easy and they got it right right away.

Some said it took five periods before they got it right! When you try the cup for the first time read the instructions well and try to be as relaxed as possible. Try different kinds of foldings and positions and get to know your body. 

Wash your hands and use your fingers and a little mirror to learn what's your body like. If it doesn't go well for the first time do not panic. It can take some time but i'm sure you'll learn it! You'll find a blog post about the topic here.


My first cup has been unused in it's bag for quite a long time, can I still use it?

If the cup looks fine (no holes, tears, or cracks or so) you can totally use the same cup.

Can I use Lunette with a contraceptive ring?

Yes! We’re not trying to prevent you from using your preferred form of birth control.

According to contraceptive ring instructions, you'll remove the ring after 21 days and your periods will be during the ring-free week.

If you are using Lunette together with a contraceptive ring and use them simultaneously, insert the contraceptive ring before you insert your Lunette Cup. Make sure not to lost or drop the contraceptive ring, while removing and emptying the Cup. If you're struggling to take the Cup out because the ring is slipping out, don't panic – it's a-okay to pop the ring back in right away.

Let us help!

Our mission has always been to change the attitudes around periods and we’re proud to be a part of the growing conversation. It may take a bit of courage to shake up the status quo, but remember that you’re not in this alone.

If you have a few questions don’t be afraid to speak up. Get in touch with our menstrual mentors at Lunette for more advice. Our clever little Cupbot can take care of most queries, or you can get in touch with us directly by sending us an email at info@lunette.com or message us on Instagram @Lunettementors.

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