Review: Lunette Menstrual Cup
For a few months I’d been thinking about trying this relatively new concept of a ‘menstrual cup’. I kept hearing more about them and through research, I quickly began to realise that the benefits would out weigh any sort of initial awkwardness I had around it. Plus, as a health care practitioner with an interest in Women’s Health; and as someone who likes to make conscious choices to feel more connected with my femininity and my body, I really wanted to give it go and needed to know what it was actually like. So when the apt opportunity came to trial ‘Lunette Menstrual Cup’, I was 100% in! I chose ‘Cynthia’ in deep purple. Pretty cool!
My 3-month experience of using the Lunette menstrual cup (in Cynthia):
Ok ladies, I’ll be honest. Despite my initial wonderment, when the time came to start using the cup, I was still a little awkward about the whole thing and worried a little about how I’d insert and remove it. But with clear instructions given in the kits, putting it in for the first time was not that difficult. I did have a bit of trouble removing it the first few times, and the first month I was still not convinced or converted. However, I was determined to persevere because when the cup was in, I felt free and didn’t even know it was in. I only had to change it twice a day, or every 12 hours and it made my usual hectic periods that little bit easier. I also found that there was less cramping with it in and I could clearly see my menstrual blood, which is handy if you’re tracking your fertility. By my second cycle and 2nd month using the cup, I had gotten a little more comfortable removing it and insertion was a breeze. The third had me a pro at taking out the cup (everyone is different but I found focusing on ‘those muscles’ down there really helped) and using it was a non-event. I have now said goodbye to tampons, so it was a success!
Who I’d recommend it to:
- Any female of fertile age who is conscious about their health and how they best care for their body.
- Women on a tight budget or who like the idea of saving cash every month!
- Environmentally conscious women
- Active and busy people who don’t want to have to worry about changing tampons and pads all the time.
- Women tracking their cycle and fertility
Tips for using a menstrual cup:
- Invest and get multiple sizes – one for lighter days and one for heavy days. Depending on your body and your flow, you might need the variety.
- If you’re initially worried how it will work with your body, use an organic panty line or pad as a backup.
- Insert and remove in the shower when possible – its much more comfortable, easier and mess free especially when your getting used to removing and emptying your cup.
Pro’s of using a menstrual cup:
- Environmentally friendly
- Toxin free, made from medical grade silicone
- Cost effective, being a once off purchase
- Gentle on your body
Cons of using a menstrual cup:
- Takes a little getting used to
- You need to be comfortable with your body to used it (but this is something I feel every woman should overcome so if using a menstrual cup makes you more aware of your body then I think this is actually a Pro!)
My overall rating:
I’m giving the Lunette menstrual cup a 4.5 out of 5.
Do you have a question for me about how to use a menstrual cup or about my experience? Leave any comments or questions below and I’ll get back to you!
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