Ever get frustrated by how much you spend for the supplies for that time of the month. I know I do. I got the opportunity to do a review on the Lunette cup which is a super cost saver and a greener way to do your period. Does it work? Check out my review!
To be honest I was a little nervous about trying it because I am very active and I was worried about leakage. Needless to say there is a learning curve involved, but now I would never go back to the traditional expensive supplies.
After you empty the contents into the toilet, use soap to wash and rinse with water to clean for reinsertion or storage.
It comes in two sizes: Model 1: For those who haven't given vaginal birth even virgins or Model 2: for those who have given vaginal birth.
I got model 2 to try out. If you have ever used a diaphragm for contraception it is pretty similar just you don't insert it a far. If this is your first time trying it I suggest you wear a liner until you get the hang of it. It comes with a complete set of instructions for use and care with diagrams.
- WASH the Lunette with cold water to keep it from staining and to ease insertion. (You can use a lubricant if you need too)
- FOLD the Lunette over to make it smaller for insertion
- HOLD the cup firmly and insert it gently rim-first
- INSERT you can them move it around until it is comfortable and fully open
Use the tab and break the suction by squeezing the bottom of the cup and rock it back and forth as you pull down on the tab and the bottom of the cup. There are ridges at the bottom to help your grip.
Day 1: Had to trim the stem. Sort of feels like a low tampon (I wasn't sure if I had it in the right place and found out later that day I did not.)
Day 2: After figuring out that I didn't have it in far enough, now I don't feel it at all. It also doesn't soak up urination like tampons.
Day 3-4: Time to put it to the real test. Up to now everything was light and I could go the full twelve hours after I figured out how to get it in the right place. With my massive flow, I maxed out at 4 hours before change was required. Unlike tampons which got over-filled, I had no leaks even though it had over filled the Lunette. It was contained until I removed it. I usually had to wear a full sized pad and a super tampon to contain my flow.
Day 5-7: I continued to get better at insertion and removal. It's amazing how much money the Lunette is going to save me.
I do recommend wearing a panty-liner on heavy days because after changing I did have some blood that was left inside that I could not wipe away before I reinserted. On my light days no extra protection was required although since this was a trial I used one just in case.