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This is my second menstrual cup purchase, the first from Lunette. My previous cup was a Diva Cup Model 1 (pre-childbirth or for women under age 30), which I found very uncomfortable. I stopped using my Diva Cup after a few cycles, because of the pain I had when using it, and the difficulty I had inserting and removing it. So, I went back to tampons and pads. Pads felt bulky and left me feeling less than clean, and the tampons gave me anxiety over toxic shock syndrome. There had to be a better way, or at least a better menstrual cup!I found Lunette when I was researching other menstrual cup brands. A reviewer remarked that the Lunette Model 1 was much smaller than Diva Cup's equivalent, and easier to insert due to it's being made with a more flexible silicone. I was hoping it would be more comfortable than the Diva Cup, because I love the idea of not having to wear pads or tampons anymore. I was initially concerned about the price, but then I remembered I bought my Diva Cup for about the same price, and calculated how much I spent monthly on pads and tampons. I was sold!Like the Diva Cup, the Lunette comes with a storage bag to keep the cup in when not in use. The Diva Cup's bag is stiff cotton-y material, but the Lunette's bag is satin-y. The plastic of the Lunette cup is much more flexible, so it was easier to insert and remove. The Lunette Model 1 is also shorter than the Diva Cup Model 1; and after trimming the stem of the Lunette I could not even feel it when using. The Diva Cup caused me a lot of pain when wearing because of it's length and inflexibility. I forgot a few times I was even on my period when I used my Lunette!Before your first use, you should disinfect and then clean your Lunette. I boiled on the stove for 20 minutes, then cleaned with soap and water. You can also used rubbing alcohol to soak it, or wipe down with. It took some practice to insert without pain, but learning about the different folds helps immensely. They show three folds on the little instruction booklet in the box, a "C" fold, a "punchdown" fold, and a "7" fold. Do some research on YouTube--Lunette makes videos of all the different folds, and there's way more than those three. The "triangle" fold works best for me because it really decreases the cup's size, making it easier to insert. You want to slowly push it in, aiming towards your back (not upwards). Once in, just feel around to make sure the cup has popped open. Some say they can feel it opening, or hear it, but I just relied on touch to make sure. When open, the sides of the cup will feel firm when touched lightly, and the cup should feel secure in the vagina.To remove, wash hands first, then reach in and remove by pinching the bottom of the cup and wiggling it out. Do this over the toilet and dump the contents of the cup in the water. Rinse with cold water first (to help remove stains and odors), then with soap and warm water. They recommend a pH balanced soap, and nothing with dyes, oils, or scents, to clean it. I didn't buy their wash, I just used Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, and it seemed to work great. Re-insert and you're good to go!I changed mine two to three times a day, and even wore it to work. I did have to trim the long stem, because it was uncomfortable and poking me the first day. After I trimmed the stem, it became the most comfortable thing on the planet. Way more comfortable than using tampons or pads. If you're scared of a leak during your first use, wear a thin pad or panty liner. I didn't have any leaks during my period. I really enjoyed using the Lunette Cup, especially after my first foray into the menstrual cup world with my Diva Cup. I actually can't wait to use my Lunette again!So, to sum it up:Pros:-Eco-friendly (no more tampons/pads ruining the environment)-Way more comfortable than other brands-Re-usable-Amazing!I'll include a photo for size comparison with the Diva Cup Model 1. I will definitely not be going back to tampons, pads, or the Diva Cup. Thanks Lunette!
*I’m posting this review on both the size 1 and 2.*I bought the size 1 about 5 years ago when I was 25, and it seriously changed my life. Took a few periods to get used to, and I had to wear it day and night to get used to it. But as a pilot, I was no longer dealing with changing pads or tampons in strange bathrooms throughout the day, or dealing with ‘the smell’ throughout my day. I have a light to medium flow, and I was just changing it in the mornings and evenings. Seriously the best.Then I had a baby. I waited about 8 months after to start wearing a cup again, and it felt weird. I had bought the size 2, and it just felt funny, plus the pull would agitate my bits after an hour or two. I was in despair. I tried the size 1 again, but it wouldn’t sit right and would fall out. I was wondering if I needed a half size? Started looking around at different cups. But I realized what was bothering me the most was the pull. So I cut it down about a quarter inch. Why hadn’t I thought of that sooner? Feels much better, and this is my first period that I’m going to try to wear it the whole time- I had forgotten there could be a little discomfort getting used to a cup again.So it boils down to this- get a cup based on your cervix size, not your flow. And give yourself a period or two to get used it it, it’s not going to be comfortable immediately (unless you get crazy cramps, don’t put yourself through that).
Regarding a menstrual cup in general:I want to shout from the rooftops about how amazing this is! For the first time since I hit puberty, I don't have any worries about my period. It took a few tries to really get the hang of inserting and removing the cup, and it required a new familiarity with my own anatomy, but it went much better than I expected. I've found the punch-down fold works the best for me and opens consistently without anything more than wiggling the bottom of the cup. It typically takes a bit of pushing with my pelvic floor muscles to get the cup into a position where I can get a good grip to break the seal and remove it, but after a bit of practice I can do it fairly quickly. I also find I have to fold the cup a bit in order to pull it out comfortably - once I have the bottom pinched and the seal broken, I work it down to where I can use my pointer and middle fingers to wrap the bottom of the cup around my thumb on the other side, a bit like the "C" or "U" fold. Fair warning: you get a good look at the fluids whenever you empty the cup. If you're squeamish, it can be pretty gross, but I think it's really cool to be able to get an accurate measurement of exactly how much is coming out.When I first heard about menstrual cups, I didn't think I could ever use one; I just wasn't that comfortable with my own anatomy, and the idea of having to reach two fingers inside to remove it was enough to keep me from trying it. However, after doing a lot of research, I decided it was worth a try; if it was really that bad, all these other women wouldn't be raving about theirs! It took me two days to be comfortable with using it, and with more and more practice I'm taking less time to remove, empty, and reinsert it. For all you girls/women out there who are nervous about giving it a try, you can do it!Regarding the Lunette Cup specifically:I have not tried other menstrual cups, but I went with the Lunette because I couldn't find any complaints about it, unlike the Diva Cup. My cervix is at an average depth - on the first day of my period, I can feel it with the tip of my middle finger just before my second knuckle reaches my vaginal opening (Seriously, ladies, find your cervix! I was intimidated, but it was easy). I have no trouble getting a good seal with the Lunette Cup, and it sits comfortably with the base of the cup (where it meets the stem) tucked just behind my pubic bone. I don't have any desire to remove the stem on this cup; it is soft and flexible, and I only feel it for a few minutes after insertion or after using the restroom, and it isn't much more noticeable than a tampon string. The ribs/rings at the base of the cup make removal very easy; without them, the silicone would likely be too slippery to get a good grip, making removal tricky. I have heard that the suction holes around the rim of the Lunette are larger than those on other brands, and I have never had an issue with them clogging; they clear without any effort when I rinse the cup in the sink. I do not know how the stiffness of the silicone for this cup compares to that for others, but I have no issue keeping the cup folded while I insert it, and it always pops open from a punch-down fold without any problems.Final thoughts: I'm a believer! I will be hard-pressed to go back to pads or tampons for very long, if at all. If you're curious or have reservations of your own, please ask me questions! (Almost) nothing is too personal!
I wanted to buy the lunette cup because I wanted life on my period to be easier, for example I hate being at the beach and having to walk back to my hotel when I am on my period on vacation. I hate having to change tampons, and I often forget to bring them with me anyway. I liked that you can wear it for a long time and not worry about taking it out.There were a few things that happened during my first period that left me crying in the bathroom thinking of anyone to call to dig this thing out of my snatch. And no, I am not shy when it comes to digging down there. I use nuva ring bc, so I did not think taking it out would be hard at all. But boy let me tell you that suction inside of you makes it so hard to pull out and I need to share these tips because it went from me thinking I will never wear this again to its great and you just need to learn what to do in tough situations.tip 1: do not cut that little nipple string thing when you first try it if it feels too long. I made this mistake, I put it in once and could feel the tip thing and so I took it out and cut it to the next notch (it has little grip things I cut to the next one). Then after wearing it for a little bit I did not thing about it migrating upwards, and needing that part to be longer. Now, I cut my nails and my finger tips were raw from playing guitar so when I went to dig it out, I pulled and pulled and my fingers just kept slipping and I could not even grip with my nails. My fingers were burning from trying to take it out for 15 minutes, when I had a grip on it and pulled the suction was so intense I just couldn't. And they say you should pinch the cup to release the pressure, it is too high up for me to grab it with my fingers, and the one time I was able to do it, it did not even work. But there was a solution to this...tip 2: THEY ARENT LYING ABOUT THE KEGELS! After crying in the bathroom for 15 minutes, I decided to read the reviews again and forgot about people who said kegels. It came out so easily. It pushed it out enough for the cup part to actually be exposed and I could grab that rather than the string part. It came out in the first try. Do the damn kegels if you are unable to get it out. I will now do kegels every single time.tip 3: At first, the cup "inflated" as soon as I put it in. I started having the problem of it staying folded when I put it in. They say to feel the base of the cup with your finger, and it is obvious when it is not inflated. I kept taking it in and out and having the same problem. I found the only solution is to pull it halfway out and kind of wiggle it to let air get up there and I felt it pop right open and I just pushed it back up and I was fine. Weird because I did not have this issue at first at all.The first few times felt easy but I ran into these problems that made me so upset so I had to share solutions.After solving my problems, I love it. Never buying tampons again, not worrying about changing it all throughout the day, I never worry about bleeding through because you just dont. And when you see the amount of blood that comes out condensed in a cup, you realize it really is not that much. Another bonus is that its eco friendly, but that does not compared to how much healthier it is and I love that.I got the smaller one because I am 18 and I knew the big one would be difficult and I just do not need a big one. It was actually smaller than I imagined, and when you put it in if you squeeze it then fold it (there are many different folds I prefer the first one it tells you) it is nearly the size of a tampon. Just imagine putting in a rubber tampon with no applicator. And no, I do not feel it at all!! There were times where it felt like it was giving me awful cramps, I am not sure if it was the cup or my period. I do not usually get cramps so I want to blame the cup, but my period was much heavier than it had been in months so I do not want to blame it. Throughout the day its as comfortable as a tampon. I expected taking it out to be messy but not at all it stays perfectly in the cup and I just pour it out. and after 10 hours of heavy bleeding, the cup was not even half full so I know I never have to worry about it leaking. I wash mine with summers eve pH balanced wash, and sometimes I just wash it with antibacterial handsoap if that is not around. I figured if I am rinsing it with water so hot that it hurts my hand I am sure it all goes away.So just remember the tips. Never forget the kegels, and you will love it. I thought "oh how could I change this in public bathrooms" then when I got it I realized, no need to change it! I can wait till I get home. I change it once in the morning and once a few hours before bed then one more time before bed (just because I prefer cleaning it when I shower but I really would not have to). So good luck, and do not be afraid to be digging in your snatch. It is yours and if you want this to work well you gotta grow some balls. Enjoy never buying tampons again!*TMI********and yes, it is uncomfortable pooping with this in. I had to say that. I take it out in that event.
I have tried a ton is menstrual cups in ton of sizes. I have way too many. Although I find myself reaching for this cup more times than not. It’s a breeze to use during my peroid. I LOVE that I only have to empty and clean it every 12 hours. That’s once in the morning and once at night, which means I can spend all day without worrying at ALL. No problems with leaks, this is by far the easiest cup to get to open and seal.It’s safe to use, made of medical grade silicone and comes with a cute little pouch for storage.I have been using it since 2015, the same cup. No odor, no leaks. All you do it boil it before and after your peroid and you’re all set. It is also safe to use when you are expecting your peroid and you’re not positive exactly when it will start. Just pop your cup in a live worry free.Pictured:Yellow- Lunette SmallPink- Lena SmallPurple- Meluna Large classic shortieCups i’ve triedLunetteLenaMelunaBlossomSuper JennyDiva
This is the best internal protection I've ever tried and I'm never going to use anything else. Thanks, Lunette!This is my first cup, so I was most concerned about insertion and removal, but it was so easy. If you are familiar with tampons or sponges, this is very similar. The stem is just like the string, and it's plenty long enough (in fact you may need to trim it). I had absolutely no discomfort at all, and actually I find it much more comfortable/forgettable even than sponges. Plus, the cup is SO much better at preventing leaks than sponges are due to its suction. I wore reuseable pantyliners throughout my period but I didn't need to because aside from during removal I never saw any blood. Using a cup gives you so much more control over your period. Everyone should use one!But my favorite part is how lazy I can be on my period now, and still be totally sustainable! Like even though I'll be on my period for an upcoming vacation, I know it wont be that terrible thanks to my Lunette, because it is so low maintenance. I'll only have to worry about changing every 10-12 hours even on my heaviest days, so it wont interfere when I'm out having fun. And I have a sterilizing tablet for the end of my period and the cup's cute drawstring storage pouch. I love to hike and camp too, so my period is never going to be an inconvenience anymore!Since it's my first cup I cant compare it to other brands, but ultimately I went with Lunette after comparing a variety of sizes. I liked that Lunette is smaller than most other models like DivaCup, I like the size of the suction holes, the stem, the size of the rim, and the overall shape of the cup. It works perfectly for my body. I'm not sure how other brands would compare, but I'm extremely satisfied with my Lunette!PRO TIP: The best tip I've received for my Lunette is, if you boil yours to sterilize at the end of your period, I highly recommend inserting your cup into the interior of a whisk like in the photo. I found this helped immensely with keeping the cup fully submerged in the boiling water while preventing it from touching the bottom of the pot as well.
To make this long ass review short: if you’re on the fence about trying mensural cups, just do it. This cup has made my periods so much easier to deal with and I couldn’t be happier with it!Okay so I’ve tried both sizes, each for a full cycle. I’m 22, no kids, but I’ve always had a very heavy flow and assumed size 1 wouldn’t be large enough so I purchased size 2 first. I practiced using the cup a few times the week before my cycle started so I wouldn’t be clueless on how to insert and remove it. I highly recommend new cup users do this so you’re not panicking when you’re actually on your cycle and maybe pressed for time! During this time is when I noticed the stem always felt like it was stabbing me so I just cut the whole thing off. I was so scared I wouldn’t be able to remove the cup once I did this but it just took some practice. By the end of my first cycle, I was a pro at using this thing! I didn’t have a single leak the entire week and it was amazing! I also barely filled the cup to the first line even on my heaviest days. It really is true when they say you don’t bleed nearly as much as you think you do. After the first cycle using size 2, the only cons I found were:1. It was difficult to break the seal when removing it because it’s such a big cup.2. It was a bit too firm for me because it would put juuuust enough pressure on my bladder to make me pee a little if I coughed or sneezed.So my second cycle just ended and I used size 1 for it. I far prefer size 1 after trying both! It’s much smaller and is slightly less firm so it makes it much easier to use. I did not have the same issue with it pressing on my bladder which was perfect. I still felt the stem on this one too so I cut it off again. The only con I found with size 1 was that because it was softer, it was a little more difficult to get it to open once inserted. So now I just move it around and squeeze the base to make sure it pops open before leaving the bathroom. It’s so comfortable that I don’t even feel it and I never have leaks now that I always check that it’s sealed after inserting. It’s also a lot easier to remove.When I used tampons, I would go through about 25 tampons per cycle. Most of which were super size and they ALWAYS leaked. They were so uncomfortable and wasteful and I feel AMAZING not needing them anymore! This chemical free and eco friendly option for periods is the best invention ever and I couldn’t be happier that I gave it a chance!
THIS CHANGED MY LIFE!!! Ok so I'm 5'4", 110 lbs, 2 C-Sections no vaginal birth, always had a 7 day period, at 30 I got my tubes tied and my period exploded, 8 days, soaking a tampon an hour, blowouts, 1,000's of dollars in panties and clothes ruined, had to run to the bathroom hourly to check things and every time change a tampon. If I didn't make it in time it was Texas Chainsaw Massacre, embarassment and ultimately running home for a change of clothes. Heard from a friend years ago about the cup didn't try it out. A month ago another blowout, so bad when I pulled down my pants the SUPER PLUS Tampon squirted out on the floor, I cried it was horrible. I hit the reviews for every cup product and found this one had the best, I ordered it, scared, not because I couldn't operate it but because I was worried it wouldn't work, chose Model 2 because of the amount of blood I spew. Boiled it inside an egg whisk to keep it from melting, used a C fold to insert, slightly uncomfortable the first time but Super Plus Tampons are almost as bad so made sure it had opened properly and was pointed towards my spine not straight up and down. NO LEAKS! NO BLOOD! NO BLOWOUTS! NO RUINED PANTIES! Only had to empty twice, once in the afternoon and once at night before bed. Didn't feel it, did trim the stem as everyone else agreed that was best, felt a little pressure in my bladder area at first but just didn't feel it after an hour or so and upon reinsertion didn't feel it at all. For 15 Years my period has ruined everything, everyday, every moment I was on it, every vacation, every holiday, EVERYTHING! Frankly I feel like crying right now as I write this because the last two days have been SOOOO wonderful! I'm heading to a baby shower at a park today and I don't feel scared or worried I'll have to leave or walk around soiled and smelly. I don't have to wear a tampon AND pad at the same time, I don't have to think about it at all. FREE AT LAST!!!!!