After years of using pads AKA adult diapers for my periods, I’ve finally switched to using a menstrual cup. Not just any menstrual cup, the soft medical-grade silicone Lunette Menstrual Cup. This cup is used to collect and hold your menstrual fluids during your monthly period.
Why I Made the Switch to a Menstrual Cup
I’m someone with a pretty heavy period flow that worsened after I had my daughter. I very rarely used tampons but was very dependent on pads. If we are being completely honest, the thought of inserting a menstrual cup was scary.
I thought about all of the things that could go wrong while using the Lunette Menstrual Cup. Will I insert it correctly? Will it hurt? Will it leak? The list goes on. I’m happy to say that after using the Lunette for two cycles, I’m in love with it.
The Lunette Menstrual Cup is easy to use. If you’re familiar with using tampons without applicators, then you should have no problems using a menstrual cup. All you have to do is fold it in half, and then insert it. After inserting, the cup automatically unfolds, and you may hear it suction (I did), which means it’s sealed and ready to go. If it feels a little uncomfortable just try and reposition it. The cup shouldn’t sit directly on your cervix, but rather suction around it. Your vaginal muscles will keep it in place.
Do Menstrual Cups Leak?
You’re probably wondering if I had leaks while using the Lunette Menstrual Cup. Guess what? I didn’t. And to ensure I didn’t have leaks, I wore a regular flow pad, but nothing ever leaked out. Because I tend to have period accidents at night, I used the cup then, too. With the cup, I didn’t wake up to a crime scene. I was impressed. Because now, I can use white sheets during my period!
What Using a Menstrual Cup Taught Me
Using the Lunette Menstrual Cup has taught me a lot about my period flow. Remember I said my flows are pretty heavy? The measuring lines (7.5 ml and 15 ml) of the cup showed me that’s a LIE! I was using the Lunette size 2, which is for normal to heavy flows. My flow, even during my heaviest days and at night never reached anywhere close to the 15 ml mark. Aside from my lightest flow days, for the most part, it measured at or slightly above 7.5 ml.
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Because I have had such a positive experience with using the Lunette Cup, I’m ditching pads. I’m free of using bulky pads, especially during times when I don’t want to like on vacation or during warm weather. The Lunette sticks with me for every part of the menstrual phase of my cycle, from light, medium to heavy. It’s easy to clean, and keeping it sanitized on the go is easy with the Cup Wipes. Because the Lunette doesn’t need to be replaced annually, it saves a lot of money.
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As someone with a heavy period flow, I would recommend using the Lunette Menstrual Cup, especially if you’re looking for something to use that’s easy, hygienic, and safe for you and for the environment. Oh, and let’s not forget how much money you’re going to save once you stop buying pads and/or tampons. The cup retails for $39.00. It’s available in two sizes: 1 and 2, and in five colors: Classic Clear, Light Blue, Coral, Deep Purple, and Yellow. To find out more about Lunette Menstrual Cups check out http://www.lunette.com/us.
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