The soft silicone Lunette is manufactured in Finland and is a great alternative to disposable products. The Lunette cup collects your flow rather than absorbing it, so it won't cause discomfort from dryness like tampons can. Comfortable and easy to use, most women can't even feel the cup once inserted! The Lunette cup can last for years with proper care, saving you hundreds of dollars! Detailed instructions for use and care come with your order. Please note: the Lunette cup cannot be returned.
Just fold, insert like a tampon and it collects blood rather than absorbs it. You empty it rather than change it — a little bit different. By the way, every Lunette comes with its own satin storage pouch.
The Lunette cup, model 1 (Before Childbirth)
Is recommended for light to medium flow or for ladies who have never had sexual intercourse. The diameter is 41 mm (1.6 inches) by 47 mm (1.9 inches). The stem measures 25 mm (1 inch). The volume of the cup is 25 ml (0.85 fl oz). Model 1 is made from softer silicone than model 2.
The Lunette cup, model 2 (After Childbirth)
This cup is our bestseller, it's recommended for medium to heavy flow. The diameter is 46 mm (1.8 inches) by 52 mm (2 inches). The stem measures 20 mm (0.8 inches). The volume of the cup is 30 ml (1.0 fl oz). Made from a firmer silicone than model 1.
Lunette - A Menstruation Innovation
The Lunette menstrual cup is a reusable menstrual protection product made in Finland. It is an easy-to-use, safe, and hygienic alternative to pads and tampons. By using the cup, you will help protect the environment, save money, and get peace of mind.
In 2004, Heli Kurjanen, Lunette founder and owner, ordered a menstrual cup from an online shop. She encountered some problems using it, but was thrilled about the idea of the product. Heli was convinced that the product could be better and decided to design her own improved menstrual cup that was easier and safer to use. The Lunette menstrual cup was born!
Unlike other menstrual cups, the Lunette cup is completely smooth on the inside which makes it much easier to clean. The tab is flat so no bacteria can gather there. The length, rim and shape are designed for maximum comfort and is compatible for a wider spectrum of women.
In late 2005, Lunette was brought to the Finnish market where it achieved strong sales, and by the end of that year, Lunette was also available online for international customers. Within a short period of time, Heli was no longer a housewife, but a successful entrepreneur.
The growth of Lunette continued throughout 2006 and the cup became widely available in Finnish pharmacies. In 2007, Lunette expanded into European and global markets.
By 2007, Lunette menstrual cups were also made available in German pharmacies, and the year after, Slovenian and Austrian pharmacies started carrying the cups. Today Lunette is sold in several European countries such as France and Spain, Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, Australia, New Zealand and in the USA. In addition, the cup is available in more than 40 countries through online sales.
Over the past 70 years, a woman's choice for internal menstrual care has pretty much been limited to tampons. Wouldn't you like something better, something . . . nicer?
Now there is an alternative that is healthier for our bodies, our environment and our pocketbook - the Lunette menstrual cup.
Made in Finland, the Lunette is an easy-to-use, safe, and clean alternative to pads and tampons. Using a Lunette is similar to using a tampon but requires less changing. Made of medical-grade silicone, a non-friendly environment for bacteria, menstrual cups are simply washed and reused. Not to mention, menstrual cups create zero waste. That's nice!
What are you waiting for? Try a healthier alternative for handling your period that will not limit you or compromise the environment. Go out there and live your life to the fullest - all month every month!
The Lunette cup is:
- Made of medical-grade silicone in Finland
- Hypoallergenic, latex-free, odorless, and safe
- Affordable and environmentally friendly ¿ with proper care it will last for years
- A sanitary and healthy alternative to disposable tampons and pads
- Easy-to-use, practical, and comfortable. It needs to be emptied only two to four times a day and can be used overnight
- Safe since it is not conducive to dampness, outbreaks of vaginal candidiasis, cystitis or toxic shock syndrome. In fact, TSS has not been linked to the use of menstrual cups
- Suitable to be worn during sports and other physical activities
- Easy to clean and disinfect between periods by boiling briefly in water or washing with rubbing alcohol
- Designed for women of all ages and sizes
- Also designed for women who have not yet engaged in sexua intercourse as well as those who use an IUD or contraceptive ring. However, if you are planning on using Lunette together with an IUD, we recommend discussing it with your doctor
- Enables you to monitor your flow by providing measuring lines on the inside of the cup (5 ml and 13.5 ml in size 1, 7.5 ml and 15 ml in size 2). The lining of the cup is totally smooth and the tab is flat, making cleaning very easy
- Not to be used during post-natal bleeding due to the risk of inflammation
- Not disruptive to the natural lubricating ability of the vagina, nor does it dry out the vaginal mucus membrane
Made in Finland
The Lunette menstrual cup is:
- made of medical-grade silicone in Finland
- latex-free, odorless, and safe
- affordable and environmentally friendly – with proper care it will last for years
- a sanitary and healthy alternative to disposable tampons and pads
- easy-to-use, practical, and comfortable. It needs to be emptied only two to four times a day and can be used overnight
- safe since it is not conducive to dampness, outbreaks of vaginal candidiasis, cystitis or toxic shock syndrome. In fact, TSS has not been linked to the use of menstrual cups
- suitable to be worn during sports and other physical activities
- easy to clean and disinfect between periods by boiling briefly in water or washing with rubbing alcohol
- designed for women of all ages and sizes
- also designed for women who have not yet engaged in sexual intercourse as well as those who use an IUD or contraceptive ring. However, if you are planning on using Lunette together with an IUD, Lunette recommends discussing it with your doctor
- enables you to monitor your flow by providing measuring lines on the inside of the cup (5 ml and 13.5 ml in size 1, 7.5 ml and 15 ml in size 2). The lining of the cup is totally smooth and the tab is flat, making cleaning very easy
- not to be used during post-natal bleeding due to the risk of inflammation
- not disruptive to the natural lubricating ability of the vagina, nor does it dry out the vaginal mucus membrane
Why use the Lunette Menstrual Cup?
The advantages of Menstrual Cup
Lunette menstrual cup is a liberating alternative to disposable tampons and pads. Once you get a Lunette menstrual cup, you will never be left without menstrual protection again. You can say goodbye to uncomfortable, bulky pads and you don’t have to worry about getting different sized tampons to get through each period.
The Lunette menstrual cup is as easy-to-use as a non-applicator tampon. Simply fold and insert. Because a Lunette can hold much more liquid than a tampon, it only needs to be emptied 2 to 4 times per day during normal flow, so the times you have to deal with it are less frequent.
Hygienic & Safe
With tampons, fibers can be caught in the vaginal canal upon removal and its absorpency can dry out the mucous membrane. Pads create a stifling, moist environment that is a breeding ground for yeast infections, bacteria and odor. The menstrual cup is more sanitary because it does not disrupt the natural lubricating ability of the vagina or interfere with the natural process of shedding menstrual blood, dead cells and bacteria.
The Lunette menstrual cup has received approval from government health agencies in multiple countries. Not only has Lunette received FDA approval in the United States, it has also been approved by the TGA, Australia's regulatory agency for drugs and medical devices. In Finland, all Lunette products have received the prestigious Key Flag emblem, a certification for the highest quality of Finnish products. For further piece of mine, there have been no reported cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) in connection with the use of menstrual cups.
The average woman spends between $48 – 84 per year on disposable tampons and pads. The Lunette is a one-time cost that will last for years. That saves you a chunk of money!
A Lunette menstrual cup is an eco-thing. It will last for years and during the cup's lifespan, there will be no waste to dispose of – no accumulation of plastic applicators, wrappers or bio-waste from used tampons and pads. In fact, the Lunette box and enclosed informational material is made from recycled paper. In Finland, the Lunette menstrual cup is produced in a factory that gives priority to environmental issues.
The Lunette menstrual cup can be worn during sports and other physical activities, just like a tampon. And there are extra benefits to having no strings: sleeping naked is loads more comfortable, no risk of a peek-a-boo string at the beach, and cups are so discreet that your partner won't notice a thing during oral sex.
The Lunette menstrual cup can be worn at any time in your menstrual cycle, during your heaviest and your lightest flow, day and night. It eliminates the need to have "supplies" on hand at all times during period. No more smuggling tampons up your sleeve or taking your purse to the restroom.
The lining of the Lunette menstrual cup is smooth which makes cleaning very easy. Because the tab of the Lunette menstrual cup is flat, it does not collect bacteria. You can disinfect the cup by boiling it briefly in water, using the Lunette disinfecting wipes, or rubbing alcohol.
Did you know?
- The average woman uses approximately 17,000 tampons, pads or pantyliners in her lifetime.
- 4.3 billion disposable menstrual protection products (pads, tampons, panty liners) are used per year in the UK.
- 2.5 million tampons, 1.4 million sanitary towels, and 700, 000 panty liners are flushed down the toilet every day in the UK (2006).
- 75% of blocked drains are caused by flushing sanitary protection products.
Lunette menstrual cup is an alternative way for women to reduce human impact on the environment — every month.
The Menstrual Cup Sizing Guide: How to choose the right size of Lunette menstrual cup?
The Lunette menstrual cup model 1:
We recommend Lunette menstrual cup model 1 for women with light to moderate flow, younger women or women who have never had intercourse. The diameter is 41 mm (1.6 inches) by 47 mm (1.9 inches). The stem measures 25 mm (1 inch). The volume of the cup is 25 ml (0.85 fl oz).
The Lunette menstrual cup model 2:
Lunette menstrual cup model 2 is recommended for women who have a normal or heavier flow. The diameter is 46 mm (1.8 inches) by 52 mm (2 inches). The stem measures 20 mm (0.8 inches). The volume of the cup is 30 ml (1.0 fl oz).
The Lunette menstrual cups are soft and pliable, however, model 1 is made of softer silicone than model 2.
Quality and Standards of Lunette Menstrual Cup:
The Lunette menstrual cup is safe. It is made of medical-grade silicone which is FDA approved for medical use. The cup is manufactured in a Finnish factory that closely monitors the production of each product to guarantee the safety of the materials used. The production of every Lunette menstrual cup can be tracked from the raw material to the finished product.
According to EU legislation, the menstrual cup isn’t a product that is to be controlled by The National Agency for Medicines; however, regular consumer protection laws do apply. This is why the Lunette menstrual cup isn’t able to include any label indicating the approval of the national health authority in Finland.
Lunette products have received the Key Flag emblem, a certification by The Association for Finnish Work for first-class Finnish quality products.
The type of silicone used in the Lunette menstrual cup is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This silicone is not the same type that is used in breast implants. The Lunette cup is made of a solid form of silicone like that used in heart valve devices, unlike breast implants which is made of liquid silicone. It is hypoallergenic, toxic-free, durable, and in no way harmful to human tissue. The Lunette cup is made of the best possible quality of medical-grade silicone. You can safely use the Lunette menstrual cup for several years – there is no need to replace it every year. FDA recommends replacing your cup every two or three years.
All Lunette menstrual cups, including the colored cups, are approved by the FDA.
1. Wash 2. Fold 3. Hold 4. Insert 5. Remove and Rinse 6. Re-use
The Lunette menstrual cup should be emptied on average two to four times a day and can be used during the night, although you should not exceed 12 hours at a time.
First, wash your hands with soap and hot water. You can insert the cup while sitting, standing or squatting; spreading your legs will facilitate insertion. Fold the Lunette menstrual cup in on itself to make flat, then in half. Keep it rolled up and guide it rim-first into the vagina. The cup is held in position by the seal formed with the walls of the vagina and pressure from the vaginal muscles.
When removing the cup, first wash your hands and relax your muscles. Break the seal by squeezing the bottom part of the cup, until you feel or hear the suction release. Now gently rock the cup from side to side while pulling down. Pull the cup out while pinching the ridged bottom of the cup. Tip the contents into the toilet.
After emptying, rinse the cup in cold water first to avoid the development of odor and discoloration. Afterwards, clean the cup with hot water and the Lunette Feelbetter Liquid Wash or a mild, perfume-free soap. Then the cup can be re-inserted in the vagina.
The new coral color Lunette menstrual cup is called Áine.
Áine is the Goddess of moon, love, fertility and Midsummer in Irish mythology. She was later known as an Irish Fairy Queen. Áine is also a Finnish word that means “substance” and “matter”. And this cup really matters! The beautiful coral is one of the trendiest colors for the upcoming season and a beautiful homage to this goddess of Summer. The Summer Solstice used to be a great celebration in honor of the Goddess Áine. So it is fitting that we've released this model for purchase during Summer 2011.
The Lunette Áine is available in sizes 1 and 2.
Lunette Cynthia is our newest product -- a beautiful violet colored menstrual cup. As one of the names for goddess Artemis, this Greek goddess of the moon, hunt and the night sky was later connected to Selene and Diana. So continues our tradition of using women-honoring, mythological names to differentiate our products. After all, shouldn't a woman get in touch with her inner goddess? Cynthia is an important symbol for young, independent and unmarried woman. In mythology, she is worshipped as a Maiden Goddess. A flower sacred to Cynthia was Amaranth, which has the same deep purple color that inspired us to create this beautiful violet Lunette. This purple color reminds us of the beautiful northern lights that grace the skies above Finland during Winter months.
The Cynthia Lunette comes with an elegant purple satin storage pouch.
The Lunette Diana has the same classic, comfortable design as our clear Lunette menstrual cups, but with an opaque light Spring green color. Like the clear cup and the Selene, it has an elegant frosted appearance and comes with a matching green satin storage pouch. In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the moon, the hunt, nature, childbirth and protector of the weak. Doesn't this description sound like the modern woman? Besides her role as a heavenly super-hero, Diana was also a goddess of the woodlands. Woodlands that remind us of Spring and the peaceful forests of Finland where we make our cups.
Lunette Selene (BEST SELLER!)
Symbolizing femininity, this lunar deity was depicted as a goddess because the moon appeared to become pregnant and give girth to a new moon each month. Legends portray her as goddess with the power to ease childbirth and inspire love. Because of her highly developed sense of intuition, she was also known as the patron of solutions.
The pouch is light blue and matches the cup. The Selene is available in both size 1 and 2.
The Quick Guide How To Use a Menstrual Cup
Before first use, check that the air holes at the top of your cup are open. Wash your hands and clean the Lunette cup by washing with water and a mild soap. Then boil it in a large amount of water for 20 minutes before first use. Make sure that there is enough water so that the cup does not burn on the bottom.
TIP: Place the cup in a wire whisk to prevent contact with the bottom of the pan during boiling.
First, wash your hands with a mild, un-perfumed soap and water. When using the cup for the first time, you can lubricate it with water or a water-based lubricant to aid insertion.
Fold the Lunette menstrual cup in on itself as shown in the picture. To do this squeeze the cup flat then fold it in half so that the rim makes a "C" shape as illustrated to the right. Two other fold options are also illustrated below: the "punch down" and "triangle" fold.
Hold the menstrual cup firmly in its folded position and guide it rim-first into the vagina.
You can insert the Lunette menstrual cup while sitting, standing or squatting; spreading your legs will facilitate insertion. You will find the correct position in the vagina by practicing and getting to know your own anatomy. Unlike a tampon, the cup is positioned in the lower part of vagina, but beyond the pelvic bone. In order to avoid leaks, make sure that the cup has opened properly by rotating the cup after insertion.
To remove the Lunette menstrual cup, first wash your hands in clean water and relax your muscles. Break the seal by squeezing the bottom part of the cup until you feel or hear the suction release. Now gently rock the cup from side to side while pulling down. Be sure not to pull it out by the tab alone – this will cause the contents to spill and may hurt as well. Always pull the cup out while pinching the ridged bottom of the cup. Be careful not to damage the tab or cup with your nails. Tip the contents into the lavatory.
Rinse and re-use
Wash the Lunette menstrual cup carefully in warm water and soap to clean it sufficiently before reinsertion. Use mild and perfume-free soap for washing (maybe our own wash). The cup should first be rinsed in cold water, so that menstrual blood does not stain the cup or make it develop an odor. When water is not available or it is not convenient to boil the cup for 5 minutes, it is okay to wipe the cup with toilet paper and/or a Lunette Disinfecting wipe. You can give it a wash the next time.
Care of the Lunette menstrual cup
After its last use of your period, wash the Lunette menstrual cup carefully and store it in its own satin bag for proper ventilation. Do not store the menstrual cup in a hermetic container or plastic bag. The Lunette should be cleaned before and after your cycle and after emptying. To clean the cup between periods, wash with water and a mild perfume-free soap, then place in a pan of boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. If this is not available, use the disinfecting wipes until clean boiling water is accessible.
Should any problems occur, please contact your own distributor by phone or email, or the manufacturer by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877.LUVCUPS (877.588.2877)
Check also our FAQ-section!
- Replace the Lunette menstrual cup when any signs of damage are observed
- The device should sit in the lower vagina as a receptacle for blood and cellular debris that is extruded from the uterus via the cervix during menstruation. If the cervix is obstructed, you could experience severe cramping
- The Lunette menstrual cup is not a contraceptive device nor can it be used during sexual intercourse
- The Lunette menstrual cup does not protect its user from sexually transmitted diseases
- Remember to wash your hands carefully when handling the Lunette menstrual cup
- Do not use the Lunette menstrual cup for more than 12 hours at a time without washing it properly
- Remove the Lunette and contact a physician if you experience symptoms such as general pain, burning, irritation, inflammation in the genital area, or discomfort during urination
- Keep the Lunette menstrual cup away from children and pets, especially rodents