March 8, 2017

Seeing Periods In A New Light: Lunette Menstrual Cup | Review + Giveaway

Lunette Menstrual Cup

Periods. Now that is a word I never thought I would be mentioning in a blog post, but yes ladies (and gents?), I am going there because today's post is all about periods, or should I say, how to make periods less of a hassle with the Lunette menstrual cup. I had never tried a menstrual cup up until giving this one a go just a few months ago, but it is something I had been considering for over a year now. I kept reading (and hearing) about how menstrual cups were revolutionizing the way us women cope with 'that time of the month', so I was super thankful when Lunette asked me if I would like to share my experience after using their menstrual cup as well as offer one of my readers the chance to win one for themselves, so keep on reading to find out how you can enter!

Lunette Menstrual Cup

How to choose your menstrual cup:

The Lunette menstrual cup* comes in 2 sizes: Model 1 and Model 2. Model 1 is made of a softer silicone material than model 2 and is suitable for virgins, teenagers, women who have not given birth, have a short vagina, are physically active and who have a sensitive bladder. Model 2 is generally best for women who have given birth. You can consult this sizing chart to evaluate which one would work best for you. The Lunette cup is also available in a variety of fun colours, and I went for Model 1 in shade coral.

What are the benefits of using a menstrual cup?

- Reusable = less waste = good for the planet
- Convenient: you only need to empty your cup 2-4 times per day, meaning less time is spent worrying about having to use the restroom!
- Budget-friendly: save hundreds of dollars as you no longer have to buy pads, pantyliners, tampons, etc. - you only need to replace your cup after several years or if damaged
- Worry-free when it comes to leakage (and odour!) since the cup forms a tight seal when properly inserted
- Can be used overnight for up to 12 hours - empty it beforehand and you are good to sleep!
- Safe: the cup (including the coloured versions) is naturally hygienic as it is made from medical grade silicone (making it vegan) and is also toxin-free
- Easy to wash and store (comes with a pouch)

Lunette Menstrual Cup C-fold
C-fold pictured above
How do I insert the Lunette menstrual cup?

Like many, my initial thought was "how in the world is this going to fit inside my vagina?" Fear not, as you actually have to fold the cup to get it in, after which it releases, unfolds and forms a tight seal held by your vaginal wall and muscles - you many have noticed the little air holes located near the rim for that purpose. Our bodies are all different, so finding the best insertion method for you will take some experimenting. Squatting will loosen your vaginal muscles, making it easier to insert. I find that the punch down fold works best for me, but other common methods are the C-fold and triangle fold (see demos here). There are many more folds you can try out as well if those don't work for you (see here). Don't get frustrated if you are having a hard time finding what works best from the start - I couldn't get the cup in on the first day after giving the C-fold a shot, so I tried again the following day with the punch down method and hooray, I was good to go!

How do I remove the Lunette menstrual cup?

To break the seal, place your fingers at the base of the cup, not just the stem, and pinch - you will feel it release. Then, gently wiggle it out by pulling down. Be careful, as you don't want to spill its contents all over. Once you have removed it, spill the liquid out into the toilet bowl, rinse first with cold water to prevent staining and then warm soapy water (use a mild, perfume-free soap), and insert back in if needed. If you are not near a sink, wiping it with toiler paper or a wipe (such as the Lunette Cup Wipes) will suffice until you are able to properly clean it later on in the day.

How do I clean the Lunette menstrual cup?

It is recommended you clean your menstrual cup with mild soap before first use and then boil it for 20 minutes in a large pot of water, as it will not only kill any bacteria but also make it more malleable. Make sure to give it a good rinse in between insertions, and give it a deep clean with the Lunette Feelbetter Menstual Cup Cleanser or a natural disinfecting soap at the beginning and end of your period. Storing it in the provided bag will ensure it is properly ventilated (keeping it in a plastic bag or container is not recommended).

Lunette Menstrual Cup

I have been using the Lunette menstrual cup for three full cycles now, and although there was some frustration involved at first, it has been smooth sailing since! If you have been considering trying a menstrual cup, I cannot recommend it enough - you will see your period in a whole new light!

And now for the giveaway! You could win a Lunette menstrual cup of your choice (open internationally). To enter, simply fill out the handy box below. The first few entries shown are mandatory, and once those are completed, more entries will be unlocked allowing you to increase your chances of winning.

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The Lunette menstrual cup can be purchased online and retails for US$39.99.

Have you tried or plan on trying a menstrual cup? I would love to read about your experience!




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42 comments

  1. Glad you found something that works for you. This is definitely going to give tampons a run for their money.

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  2. This is an interesting idea. I've never actually tried one before, but I keep hearing about them.

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  3. That is something I've never seen or heard of before. I'll have to show this to my wife. She's always complaining about pads and tampons and all that stuff.

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  4. I've always been so curious about menstrual cups! I have lots of friends who use them and swear by them.

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  5. I have tried this before, I either didn't have a clue what I was doing or did it wrong, but gave it up after the first day. I may have to try again now!

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  6. No, i have never tired it before but would love to try it. (:

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  7. I have never tried a menstrual cup, but would be totally open to doing so. The less waste factor is especially appealing.

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  8. I've heard about these menstrual cups, but I've never tried it. I think I'd like to try this.

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  9. I honestly love my menstrual cup more than anything. It has made my periods so much more convenient than using a pad or a tampon, plus it makes me feel cleaner.

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  10. IT's great that you found something that works for you! I am a little old fashioned when it comes to things like this and stick to more traditional methods.

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  11. I have heard about menstrual cups but never tried them. Would love to try one!

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  12. I have always been curious about this cup and how it works. Thank you so much for finally explaining that. I am really interested in trying it out.

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  13. Honestly, I appreciate that it's environmentally friendly and easy to use. I don't think a lot of women can use this, especially if they're a little too young and just started getting period but it's definitely perfect for more mature women.

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  14. (Claire) Must admit I've never liked the idea of these things but they do sound practical. I can see why people prefer them

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  15. well, I heard about this on the news but I´ve never tried this before, I don´t know If I could, LOL

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  16. I have ruby cup and lena cup and I am so happy with my reusable menstrual products (I also made myself cloth pads) :) Did you know that for every ruby cup you buy, they donate one to a girl in need? :)

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  17. I have never tried menstrual cups,.. but heard a lot about it,..

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  18. I have heard about this product before. I'm just really iffy on this. I don't know if I could try this out or not. I have heard so many great things about it though.

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  19. I've never tried one of these myself, but I've been meaning to. I've seen such good reviews from so many! I'll have to try this brand!

    | diaryofasouthernmillennial.com

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  20. I heard about them in the past,but at the moment Never used.Thanks for giving more info about!

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  21. this is the first I'e ever heard of this menstrual cup... very interesting... I think I might want to try this (esp since you can use it overnight!) thanks for the info!

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  22. I've heard so much about these, but haven't taken the plunge. They look more convenient for sure

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  23. I've heard about these they look good.. would reduce the risk of running out of anything and being caught out!

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  24. I've always wanted to try one of these but have been scared to. Some of the reviews were horrific and hilarious all at once.

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  25. I tried another brand and I think a smaller one would work better for me.

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  26. I have never tried it. I thought about it a while back but never did. Sounds good for some woman.

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  27. I've heard a lot about Lunette menstrual cup in the past few months. It's not for me but I'm glad to hear it works for you.

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  28. I have been reading about this more and more lately. I thin kits a great option for those that want it.

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  29. To be honest, I'm hesitant in trying menstrual cups since I'm used to menstrual pads.

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  30. I have been using a menstrual cup for years now. It is the best thing I've ever done for my periods. They're lighter, little to no cramping (this used be a huge issue) not to mention the savings!

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  31. I have never tried using a menstrual cup. This is actually the first time that I've seen one. Interesting! I may have to give it a try.

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  32. I have so much about Menstrual Cups but I haven't tried them still.

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  33. I have quite a few girlfriends who've ditched pads and tampons for menstrual cups! They're definitely gaining in popularity for a reason!

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  34. Wonderful giveaway. I have a diva cup. I have had it for 3 years now and it is the best investment I have ever made. I have saved 100's now.

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  35. I have a menstrual cup and absolutely love it. It is SO much cleaner and easier and saves me a fortune on pads and tampons! Completely worth it!

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  36. I've never tried a menstrual cup before but it does sound like an interesting product.

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  37. My friend swears by this, but It grosses me out haha I'm such a baby.

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  38. These definitely sound like they are easier at times! I've never tried a menstrual cup - not sure I could take the plunge!

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  39. I've never actually tried one before, but it does look interesting.

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  40. I've definitely been interested in trying one!

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  41. I've been using The Diva Cup for over 10 years! It's the only brand I've tried though.

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