Lunette’s mission this year is all about #PeriodPower! For the past few weeks we’ve been talking a lot about why periods are powerful, how we can start to break the taboos and spreading the word on social media. Which is all well and good but….does anyone else feel a bit disheartened by it all? We believe it’s so important to share the realities of how people’s quality of life can be negatively affected by menstruation all over the world and, crucially, how it doesn’t have to be like that at all! But it can feel a like a big problem....

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Period Power: What you can do to support the movement
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The year of #PeriodPower is here! Recently we talked about what Period Power means and why this topic is SO important...now more than ever! So, great. Let’s spread the word and get everyone talking positively about periods… :D via GIPHY ...erm, is it me or did things just get SUPER awkward? Yup we feels you. Periods are commonplace, normal and healthy but gosh darn they can still feel super weird to talk about. If you’ve been following us for a while or are a seasoned menstrual cup user then you’re probably more familiar with the topic than most (go team!)...

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Period Power: How to talk about periods and break the taboo
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Raise your hand if you’re ready to talk about periods...like REALLY talk about them. You there feeling shy in the back row, we’re especially talking to YOU. At the end of last year we reflected on how periods finally got woke. Now it’s time to see how powerful they can be. You might have noticed, depending on your social media bubble, that all things period talk, menstrual cup movements and all around #PeriodPositive momentums are on the rise. From the fight against the absurd #TamponTax, bringing light to #PeriodPoverty in ALL parts of the world (including where you are) and...

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It’ time to talk Period Power.
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As the new year gets in to full swing we are SUPER pumped to be planning all our #PeriodPower missions for the year to help spread the good vibes and, of course, all things menstrual cup awesomeness. One of our biggest missions is to help change the conversation around periods. We’re thrilled to see so many other people and organisations take steps to reduce the stigma and shame (and all around old fashioned ridiculousness) around menstruation. But in a new poll it showed that nearly half of women have experienced period shaming at some point. So, why is period shame...

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Period product companies that monetise your shame
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  OK I hears ya, menstrual cups aside, 2017 has been a turbulent year to say the least. Politically, economically, and for real some super weird stuff happening on Twitter, we’ll be glad to see the back of it! With all these mad, sometimes full-on-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it, things going on around us it’s easy to lose sight of some of the really awesome stuff going on too. So, make yourself a hot chocolate, get snuggled in, and let’s embrace the positive year-end vibes by taking a look at some of the great things that have been happening in the world of menstruating...

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2017: When period power took off!
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Recently we looked at the link between different stages of your menstrual cycle and how this might affect exercise performance.  In short? It certainly can! For those of us just brushing the dust off our running shoes or those who seriously get their money's worth from their gym membership, knowing how our body is affected physically throughout our cycle can be super helpful. (Psst! At the end of this article is a printable PDF guide to getting to know how YOUR menstrual cycle affects your exercise performance.) But what about professional athletes? Are women at a disadvantage compared to their...

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Professional athletes and menstrual cycles: the reality as told by real athletes
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When it comes to your menstrual cycle we often spend a lot of time talking about periods (well we enjoy talking about it anyway) but your cycle, and the hormonal changes that govern in, are ongoing all the time. They can have big effects both mentally and physically but how your menstrual cycle affects you when you exercise may surprise you. We dived in to articles and research and put together the What’s and Why’s of your physical journey through your cycle, as well as tips to get the most out of your exercise at different times. At the bottom...

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The full guide of getting the most out of exercise throughout your menstrual cycle
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Our mission is to have honest and inspiring conversation about menstruation so that we can motivate period positivity- and change the world one conversation and one cup at a time. Yesterday, Heli (@HeliK_Lunette ) CEO of Lunette spoke at the UN general assembly in the crucial discussion of “The role of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Economic Empowerment of Women.”“When women and girls are freed from adversities and issues, that come as a result of being on their period, then they can unleash their true empowerment. Unfortunately there are many in the world who are still facing these...

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Lunette CEO, Heli Kurjanen, spoke at UN general assembly
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This month we’re celebrating all the ways we can use 12 hours when we don’t have to worry about our period (Yaass Queeen)! But what’s the deal with the 12 hours? How often should I be emptying my menstrual cup really? Here’s all you need to know: How long can I keep the Lunette menstrual cup in for? The Lunette menstrual cup can be used for up to 12 straight hours. Of course everyone is different and those with a heavier flow may need to empty their cup more often (more on that below). Why 12 hours? The Lunette menstrual...

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How often do I need to empty my menstrual cup?
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Today we’re releasing our new video, a story we’re excited to share and the kind we would like to see more of, both on camera and in the real world. We’re really passionate about the products we make (like truly, madly, deeply kind of passionate) but products only get us so far. It’s the bigger picture stuff, the ideas behind the products, the stories we tell ourselves in our day to day that really makes the difference. Products don’t empower you. We believe you already have the power right there within but that access to informed choices, sharing big ideas...

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New Video: The Power Within
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The short version: Just like tampons, your menstrual cup has no increased risk of TSS (toxic shock syndrome). As with any period care product the most important thing is to keep it clean, don’t leave it in too long and use a trusted brand. The truth behind the science: Every so often a clickbait article headline graces our newsfeeds which admittedly can be difficult to ignore. Recently a French study has been quoted on menstrual cups having increased risk of TSS. A big claim right? Menstrual cups have been a trusted period care product for decades. In fact, globally only...

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Menstrual cups and toxic shock syndrome: what you need to know
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Let’s face it, periods can be a pain (literally) that can leave you feeling out of balance both mentally and physically. At Lunette we’re all about period power and getting you back to feeling You, in ways that are good for your body (and soul). Now you can sooth those aches and revitalise your mind whilst surrounding yourself in other-worldly gorgeous scents. Say Hello to your new period companion, Lunette Moodsmooth Remedy oil. This all-natural, handy-sized bottle of loveliness helps relieve menstrual symptoms of both the mind and body...and makes you smell like a goddess too! Made in collaboration with...

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Lunette Moodsmooth Remedy oil - The natural remedy for menstrual symptoms
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