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Tips for Talking to Your Parents About Cups

When it comes to talking your parents about menstrual care options it definitely helps to know the facts. Here are some tips for talking your parents (or anyone, really) about menstrual cups.

23 03 2015

When it comes to talking your parents about menstrual care options it definitely helps to know the facts. Menstrual cups are not a new concept- In fact, they have been around for about 100 years. However, still many people may not be familiar with the concept of them. Here are some tips for talking your parents (or anyone, really) about menstrual cups.

First of all, What IS the Lunette menstrual cup? (The quick and friendly version.)

The Lunette menstrual cup is reusable menstrual protection. It is a safe, easy to use, and a hygienic alternative to pads and tampons.

Now that we have that over with….

It helps to make a list of reasons why you’re interested in menstrual cups. Points to note could be…

  • The average person spends about 80€ per year on disposable menstrual products. Lunette is a one time cost that will last for years.
  • If you can menstruate, you can use a menstrual cup. Even young users can use Lunette and virginity is not an obstacle for usage of a menstrual cup. (We recommend the smaller Lunette menstrual cup, the size 1 for younger users.)
  • Using the menstrual cup is environmentally friendly. No accumulation of plastic applicators and wrappers.
  • The Lunette menstrual cup is as easy to use as a non-applicator tampon. Simply fold and insert!
  • You can wear the Lunette menstrual cup for up to 12 hours. That’s longer than a super absorbency tampon!
  • There have been no reported cases of TSS (toxic shock syndrome) associated with the use of menstrual cups.
  • It’s discreet. You can keep it tucked away in your bag and it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Not to mention you won’t be leaving a paper trail of wrappers behind.
  • The silicone design of Lunette menstrual cups is hygienic since it naturally discourages the growth of bacteria. The risk of infection is much less than that of tampons or pads.
  • It’s easy to use. Wash, fold, hold, insert, remove and rinse. Reuse! More details on how to use a menstrual cup can be found here.

It may take some time for someone to digest all the information that you have given them regarding menstrual cups. You can always leave them with an informative web link (like, Lunette.com) so that they can look over the information at another time.

More FAQs:

Where can Lunette menstrual cups be purchased? I don’t see them at any of the big box stores?

You can easily purchase Lunette through any of our retailers. We have a list of our international dealers here.

Does Lunette ever giveaway FREE Lunette menstrual cups?

We do! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most current announcements and links to giveaways!

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Comments

Mila 26 02 2016

On my second period, and I just turned fourteen the beginning of this year. My dad won't let me use tampons, and I'm incredibly active, in several sports and martial arts. But I am a bit nervous on the whole cup idea, but it sounds very promising and much better than pads. Can it be worn for swimming? Can you wear a pad for swimming? Sooo many questions, and no mother to ask them to. Please answer, it will be greatly appreciated!

Lunette Team 02 03 2016

Hi Mila!

Your dad might be wondering the same stuff too. He has no experience of his own and he might be very confused about all the options of sanitary products.

Menstrual cup is absolutely the best option for active person. With the cup, you can sleep, swim, ride a horse, whatever you want! If you have a cup, you won't need anything else.

Pads can not be worn while swimming because pads are worn outside the body and they absorb liquids. Pads are easy to start with but they aren't the best and the most comfortable choice for active people. They can also cause a rash.

Tampons are easy and can be worn while swimming too. But you have to be very careful with tampons because they are worn inside your body and they absorb humidity. That means they do so in your body. Tampons are also not recommended to use while sleeping.

Show your dad our website and tell him that you'd like to try out a menstrual cup. Tell him why the cup would be the best choice for you. Remember to mention that you save tons of money with the cup, and that the cup is the safest and healthiest choice.

If you want, you can send me an e-mail and I'll send you some material of periods and puberty for free :) Take your time to get familiar with them and then give them to your dad. Internet is also full of info. You can also go to see your school nurse.

You can always contact us as well, there is no such a thing as stupid question!

My e-mail is [email protected]

-Meri

jaylynn joaqyin 16 11 2016

Can u ware one while u wrestle im 13 and i hate the ideas of pads and tampons

Lunette Team 16 11 2016

Hi there Jaylynn Joaquin!

Yes you can! The cup won't sweat so it is very comfort to use while doing all kinds of sports! :)

-Meri