The Lunette menstrual cup is a reusable silicone menstrual cup made in Finland. A menstrual cup is a healthier, environmentally responsible alternative to tampons and disposable pads. Not only will you help keep more trash out of landfills but you can also stop literally flushing your money down the toilet every month. A reusable silicone menstrual cup like Lunette can be used for years before needing to be replaced.
Are you tired of throwing your money away? Are you worried about the health risks related to Toxic Shock? Or even more shocking, are you worried about finding a moldy tampon? (Yes, that really did happen). If you answered yes to any of these then why not give a menstrual cup a try? You may have the same reaction as I did at first. “Eew. Gross”. But really, is anything about that time of the month especially pleasant? I am encouraging you to try it before you knock it.
I have been a menstrual cup user for about four years now and I will never go back to tampons again. I actually find a cup easier to use than tampons and here’s why:
- You don’t have to change it as often
- They don’t suddenly leak like tampons
- No worrying about whether you have enough in your purse for an outing
- No worrying about pulling a tampon out of your purse along with your wallet or sunglasses
- No more needing to run to the store if good ol’ Aunt Flo shows up unannounced
- You don’t have to bring your purse to the bathroom with you. You may as well wear a sign
While I have been a loyal menstrual cup user for several years now, I had been using the same brand for all that time and I decided that I would like to give another brand a try. I contacted Lunette to see if they would be interested in a blog review and giveaway and I was thrilled when they agreed! Since I was unsure about what size I would need since I really could use either one based on their detailed sizing information, they were wonderful enough to send me both sizes to try to see which one worked out best for me.
- Size 1 (on the left) is typically recommended for women with a light to moderate flow, younger women, women who have never had intercourse, if you have not been pregnant, if you have a sensitive bladder, or if you have a low cervix.
- Size 2 (on the right) is recommended for women with a heavier flow, who have been pregnant, and for adult women.
I’m in my 30′s, have had two children, and I normally have a heavier flow. BUT I also have a low cervix and a lighter flow due to birth control. If I had to choose just one, the Size 2 would cover all of the bases for me though I am glad that I have both because I like the Size 1 for the lighter days. I did have to cut them stem (on both sizes) but after that, it was a perfect fit and I didn’t even know it was there. My other cup would sit very low and there wasn’t enough of a stem for me to trim so every once in a while I was aware of its existence. The Lunette is a bit shorter but slightly wider and this small change in shape made a big difference for me.
Aside from the slight shape difference that works better for me, I like that they come in colors to diminish any discoloration (which is why I was in the market for a new cup as a menstrual cup can last for many years). I also really appreciate fact that the stem is flat. Aside from being unsightly from discoloration, I had to wonder if germs were being held in the opening of the stem of my other cup. With the Lunette, this isn’t a possibility. There isn’t anything for bacteria to get stuck in. I found that I got a much easier seal with the Lunette as well. My other cup would sometimes stay caved in a little. I feel more confident knowing that the Lunette is open all the way to avoid any possible performance issues.
I love my Lunette Cup and I think that you will, too! Give it a try!
You can buy your own Lunette Cup in a variety of great colors for $39.99
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Happy Mother’s Day!
Giveaway Ends May 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm
Open to US & Canadian residents 18+