ONE FOR THE LADIES PART 2 – LUNETTE MENSTRUAL CUP
Over a year ago I wrote a review of Thinx period underwear which became my most read post ever so I guess you ladies are interested things that are a little different? Well that works out well because I am all about trying new alternatives. This time i’m reviewing the menstrual cup, Lunette.
First of, what is a menstrual cup?
It’s a small cup that is inserted into your vagina, much like a tampon that catches and holds your period. You then remove and empty the cup. I use the Lunette and this review will be based off of this brand.
Style & Comfort
Most cups, including Lunette are made using soft medical grade silicon so its toxin free and hypoallergenic which means everybody can use it. The Lunette comes in 2 sizes and is largely based on your the volume of your flow. Cervix size also comes into play when selecting, just read the size guide and pick the best one for you.
There are different folding techniques when it comes to inserting the cup. Try a few and pick the easiest one for you, for me its the simple C-Fold. It will be awkward the first few times but hang in there. The cup needs to be fully inserted with the little stick at the bottom not sticking out.
Wearing the cup is super comfortable, you don’t feel it at all! You may even forget about it all together.
When taking the cup out you’ll grab the stick and pull. It helps if you use your pelvic floor muscles to “push” as you pull out the cup.
Cleaning the lunette is again very easy, put in boiling water before the first use and rinse with hot water during your cycle. If you’re so inclined there are disinfenctant wipes you can use to clean but they’re not required if you want to reduce waste.
Being an insertable cup makes it extremely effective. If you insert the cup correctly you will be leak free, plus being inserted it’s odor free, win-win! What I love most about the cup is that you can wear it for up to 12 hours! Insert in the morning and you don’t have to worry about it all day, that has go to be a big bonus for anyone. Obviously this depends on your flow so try taking the cup out after a few hours and see how full the cup is during your first few uses.
A pro with the cup (I know some of you may think this is gross) is you can actually see your period and the amount, which helps you learn about your body so its easier to spot if something is a bit off.
Its hard for me to think of any cons about this cup. I’m really impressed with it and have been using it for months now. The below are more just nice to knows.
- As I’ve mentioned above the cup can be tricky at first to put in and out. It may take time to get the hang of.
- The cup I have is for normal to heavy flow so at the end of my period when I’m light the cup is harder to insert and get out. I use my Thinx period underwear for these days. So the lunette may not be a solution for your entire cycle.
- I haven’t tried using the Lunette whilst swimming so am not sure if its leak-free like a tampon is.
Should you try Lunette?
It’s an emphatic YES! The lunette makes getting your period less of an inconvenience and I honestly believe this will change the way you deal with that time of month. As this is a reusuable product it also ticks the environmentally friendly box, reducing your amount of waste. If that doesn’t sound like enough of an incentive, you will also save money in the long run.
Please let me know if you do decide to give the Lunette a try by leaving a comment or sending an email. I’d love to hear from you!
If you would like to purchase please feel free to use my affliate link where I would earn a small commission:Lunette menstrual cup
Please note all opinions are my own and in no way sponsored by Lunette.