Professional athletes and menstrual cycles: the reality as told by real athletes

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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The full guide of getting the most out of exercise throughout your menstrual cycle

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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Lunette CEO, Heli Kurjanen, spoke at UN general assembly

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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How often do I need to empty my menstrual cup?

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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New Video: The Power Within

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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Menstrual cups and toxic shock syndrome: what you need to know

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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Lunette Moodsmooth Remedy oil - The natural remedy for menstrual symptoms

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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Menstrual cups and toxic shock syndrome: what you need to know

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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Period ads are out, REAL MENSTRUATING HUMANS are in

Tired of seeing those period commercials that show us how absorbent their tampons or pads are from a blue liquid representing our period blood? (they’re SO OFF if they think our vaginas are producing that color). Okay okay, in all seriousness, I don’t think I’ve ever been able to relate to a single one of those period commercials, have you? If I’m wearing a pad and doing yoga at the same time, there’s absolutely no way I’m going to feel fresh and comfortable, and I’m definitely not all smiles during my period week! If tampon and pad commercials were honest,...

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Period ads are out, REAL MENSTRUATING HUMANS are in
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Heading to the beach? Don’t forget your Lunette cup!

Okay okay, summer is one of our favorite seasons at the Lunette HQ. We get to forget about the winter scarves and coats, and bring out the trendy swimsuits and sandals – oh and eat açaí bowls all day everyday. Those endless summer nights, tan lines, hikes, and the beach – it’s truly paradise for three straight months. Whether you live 5 minutes from the beach or have to take a plane to get some sand between your toes, you’re bound to get your period on one of those beach trips! Don’t let your period stop you from getting in...

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Heading to the beach? Don’t forget your Lunette cup!
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I went to a music festival on my period, and I survived!

This past April I attended Weekend 1 of Coachella Music and Arts Festival, and yes, it was all I could ever imagine. Except there was a teeny thing I brought with me that I probably wouldn’t have if I had a choice…my period.  Yep. I was bleeding during this fun-filled weekend where the sun has no mercy on you, dressing “casual” is frowned upon, the smell of the porta potties make you gag (and are infested with flies), and 100,000 people are exchanging sweat and tears. But hey, the music was great and the oversized art installations were totes Instagram...

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I went to a music festival on my period, and I survived!
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A Period Product that Makes Education Possible

Can you imagine being discriminated against, even experiencing violence, simply because you're on your period? Sadly, this is still happening in many different parts of the world: women and girls faced with adversity related to their menstrual hygiene. Picture yourself having to deal with this: - Missing school or work each month because you're on your period. Even being forced to sit still at home and bleed! - Stressing out about over-using pads or not having enough underwear. - Having to use unsanitary materials like cloth, tissue, OR pieces of mattresses because you have zero access to personal care products....

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A Period Product that Makes Education Possible
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