Team Lunette knows that women are like snowflakes: no two are the same. But we've made it our goal to find your perfect fit at the precise time in your reproductive life so you can enjoy all the benefits of Lunette.
The Lunette Cup Model 1
...is our choice for light to moderate flow.
All Lunette menstrual cups are soft and pliable, however, Lunette Cup Model 1 is made of softer silicone than Lunette Cup Model 2.
- 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 Cup Model 2
...is recommended for normal or heavier flow.
All Lunette menstrual cups are soft and pliable, however, Lunette Cup Model 2 is made of firmer silicone than Lunette Cup Model 1.
- 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).
Lunette – Fit Facts
Some manufacturers use age as the defining factor when designating correct cup size. Team Lunette doesn't believe that one-cup fits all: for instance, we've seen 14-year old virgins loving the larger Lunette, and middle-aged women who prefer the smaller one.
Although most women can use either cup, helping you find the one that's most comfortable for your body is our sacred goal!
In Search of the Perfect Fit: Considerations
Amount of flow
This is the most important factor when choosing the right cup: the bigger cup is best for a heavier flow, and the smaller cup for a lighter flow.
Since every woman's anatomy is different, we sometimes recommend the smaller cup for heavier flow and vice versa.
This can depend on:
We designed the smaller Lunette Cup Model 1 as a 'starter cup' for younger women with tighter vaginal muscles to make insertion easier.
As we age, muscles lose elasticity; we give birth, and experience hormonal changes, which can affect menstrual flow. Look to your body, your lifestyle, your physical fitness level and your age for your answers to help you gauge size and fit size in proportion to your flow.
Many women transfer to the Lunette Cup Model 2 — the most popular choice for most adult women.
We recommend the smaller Lunette Cup Model 1 for young women who have not experienced sexual intercourse yet, but still have a heavy flow. Why? Because your muscles and hymen are tighter, it's easier to insert the smaller cup.
Pregnancy and hormones change the vaginal muscles, the shape of the vagina, and hipbone structure. For all our Moms out there, we recommend the Lunette Cup Model 2, to flex with you and your bodies life changes.
Location of Your Cervix
Wash your hands well, and see if you can reach your cervix during menstruation. It's easy to find, and usually located on the left side of the vaginal wall (when you touch it, feels like the end of your nose).
If your cervix sits low, it is better to choose Lunette Cup Model 1, as it's is shorter and will fit more comfortably inside your vagina. A low cervix can be touched very easily.
Sports that strengthen the core muscles like Yoga and Pilates also have a strengthening effect creating very strong vaginal muscles that can last a lifetime. If you're a physical fitness goddess, consider using Lunette Cup Model 1.
If you have an extremely sensitive bladder, the softer Lunette Cup Model 1 might be a match made in heaven. Remember that most women can't feel the cup at all, whichever size they choose, but we want to make sure you're comfy during the day.
Check out the chart below to see which cup we recommend for your situation.
If you still have questions, the lovely Lunette team is waiting to help you — contact us at [email protected]
How to know if my flow is heavy or light?
The six-point scale called the Mansfield-Voda-Jorgensen Menstrual Bleeding Scale (named for the researchers who developed and tested it) helps women accurately understand their periods:
- Spotting. A drop or two of blood, not even requiring sanitary protection, though you may prefer to use some.
- Very Light Bleeding. Needing to change a low-absorbency tampon or pad one or two times per day, though you may prefer to change them more frequently.
- Light Bleeding. Needing to change a low- or regular-absorbency tampon or pad two or three times per day, though you may prefer to change more frequently.
- Moderate Bleeding. Needing to change a regular-absorbency tampon or pad every three to four hours, though you may prefer to change more frequently.
- Heavy Bleeding. Needing to change a high-absorbency tampon or pad every three to four hours, though you may prefer to change more frequently.
- Very Heavy Bleeding or Gushing. Protection hardly works at all; you would need to change the highest absorbency tampon or pad every hour or two.
Lunette is emptied about 2-4 times a day, and can be used overnight for up to 12 hours.
You will quickly learn your own rhythm by viewing how much fluid your cup has gathered. The measuring lines outside of the cup help to monitor your flow.
Model 1: 5ml (0.17 oz) and 13.5ml (0.46 oz).
Model 2: 7.5ml (0.25 oz) and 15ml (0.5 oz)