Lunette Menstrual Cups
Lunette menstrual cups are a safe, eco-friendly and great value alternative to tampons. Soft, flexible and easy to use, Lunette cups are ideal for teenagers and women of all shapes and sizes and come in a range of colours too. Lunette cups are made from medical grade silcone and are BPA and latex-free. They have a secure lip, suction holes and a ridged stem at the bottom for easy removal. They come in two sizes to ensure a perfect fit and leak-free period and come with a handy storage bag.
Size 1: This smaller cup is made from super-soft silicone and is suitable for teenagers who have not had intercourse and have a light to moderate flow. This cup measures 41mm in diameter and the cup, not including the stem, is 47mm tall. The stem is 25mm long and the cup volume is 25ml.
Size 2: This larger cup is made from silicone that is slightly firmer but still comfortable for use during your period. It is suitable for women who have had intercourse or given birth vaginally or who experience a heavier flow. This cup measures 46mm in diameter and the cup, not including the stem, is 52mm tall. The stem is 20mm long and the cup volume is 30ml.
You can wear a Lunette menstrual cup for up to 12 hours, including overnight. It's perfect and comfortable during sports, swimming, cycling or any other activities. You can't feel it at all once inserted. No leaks, no wings, strings, no tampons, just freedom. Rinse out each time you empty your Lunette cup and clean thoroughly at the start and end of your period.
What is a Lunette menstrual cup?
A Lunette cup is simply a cup you insert into your vagina during your period to collect menstrual fluid. You can periodically take it out, rinse the cup and use it again. Simple, clean, easy to use and safe. There are no links with silicone cups and toxic syndrome, cups don't affect vaginal moisture and don't contain unwanted chemicals. They're made in Finland from medical grade silicone.
How to use and fold the Lunette cup
While folded, the menstrual cup is inserted, into the lower vagina but beyond the pubic bone. When released, the cup unfolds and is held in position by a seal formed by the walls of the vagina and pressure from the vaginal muscles. You can try different folding methods and find the best one for you. We have added the most common problems when using different folds in the instructions.
"C-fold" or "Heart fold"
"C-fold" or "Heart fold" is the basic fold that most women use. Sometimes it might be too wide and cup not easy to pop open.
"Punch down fold" or "Shell fold"
"Punch down fold" or "Shell fold" is the folding method that most younger women use. The cup is smaller to insert but depending on unique anatomy this fold might be difficult to get open.
"7 fold" or "Triangle fold"
"7 fold" or "Triangle fold" is a nice fold if you have problems to get the cup in. There also might be problems to get the cup open correctly with this fold.
Lunette's charity work
Lunette are working to help many girls and women around the world, for whom periods are more than a mere inconvenience. For girls across Africa with no access to sanitary protection, their education is severely affected with one week in four is spent at home instead of at school. Lunette have teamed up with organisations in Kenya, Uganda and Burkina Faso to distribute menstrual cups and educate on sexual health matters. They have also supported Kenyan women with producing cloth sanitary pads for personal use and sale, providing them with a sustainable income. In the US, Lunette have supported initiatives that provide mobile washing and laundry facilities as well as menstrual cups to homeless women, and an education programme for women about their sexual health, HIV and AIDS. Each Lunette menstrual cup purchased helps to support worthwhile campaigns like these.