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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Providing Aide to Menstruating Girls In Need

It feels great to give back, right? As a savvy woman, with the world at her fingertips, it’s important to stay up to speed on what’s happening to girls across the globe who may not have it so easy. We’ve got to ban together for change! Since the beginning of Lunette, our founder Heli has made charity work a big focus of our mission. Some of our first projects were with World Vision (2010) and Kate Brooks (2012), where we donated Lunette cups to local women in Kenya and educated them on health issues. Why is this important? The most...

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Providing Aide to Menstruating Girls In Need
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Sustainable Strength in Business

When it comes to business, sustainability and responsibility are uber important. Would you choose to support or run a company that dumps ridiculous amounts of waste into landfills, or creates harsh work environments for employees? Hell to the no. And we wouldn’t either! How does sustainability and responsibility in business affect the world? Counteracts environmental issues: we only have ONE planet earth after all. Enhances workplace conditions: equating in happier peeps. Addresses human rights issues: as people, we are all entitled to our rights! Creating Jobs A benefit of running responsibility driven business is providing jobs for people in the...

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Sustainable Strength in Business
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How to clean your Lunette cup in a public restroom – like a boss

Public restrooms – some are nice and clean, others…not so much. But in the unavoidable situation, when you gotta go, you gotta go! If being on your period didn’t already change your V plans for the week, dumping your menstrual fluid in a public restroom sounds just as terrifying as cleaning it. (Come on, we know you’re thinking it). What do you do when you absolutely have to empty your cup but waiting until you get home is out of the picture? Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you to run to the sink that’s on the other side...

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How to clean your Lunette cup in a public restroom – like a boss
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Menstrual Cup Rap Video: Lunette Cup (Oh No I'm getting My Period)

Team Lunette has just released the music video for the song “Oh No I’m getting My Period,” aiming to destigmatize menstruation and put periods in a positive light! The video, which features Lunette menstrual cups throughout, stars popular New York City rapper Princess Superstar, who openly weaves the traditionally taboo subject matter into the song’s progressive lyrics. “We are thrilled to be working with Princess Superstar. She’s one of the first female rappers who produces her own music and talks openly about sexuality and self-awareness,” said Lunette team member Cathy Chapman.  “She has always said and done what she wants.” In...

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Menstrual Cup Rap Video: Lunette Cup (Oh No I'm getting My Period)
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Zero Waste Beauty Routine

Lauren Singer has been living without trash for over three years. At the same time she also decided to make her own cosmetics. Sounds difficult? Well it's not! Let Lauren explain better. Living without making trash probably means I don’t have access to beauty products, right? Wrong. Since adopting a Zero Waste lifestyle three years ago, I have transitioned away from all store bought products, minimized my beauty routine, and simplified my life. How have I done this? By making all of my own products. I used to have dozens of beauty products. Multiple lotions, creams, deodorant, toothpaste... all of...

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Zero Waste Beauty Routine
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Red Carpet, Meet Lunette

From actor Jamie Foxx to model Joy Corrigan, celebrities at the Emmy's were thrilled to hang out with us at Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge for the Emmy's this past week. One of our main goals for sponsoring this event was to bring period talk to the mainstream. And talk about periods we did! We chatted with celebs like Shanola Hampton, Betty Who, Justin Baldwin, Trinitee Stokes, and Adina Porter about menstrual cups, the important of easy access to menstrual care products and, of course, our work with TheCup.org. It wasn't just the women who were excited about Lunette's mission (though...

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Red Carpet, Meet Lunette
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Meet Heli Kurjanen - Lunette Menstrual Cup Founder and All Around Badass

One of the biggest goals that Lunette founder, Heli Kurjanen, has is to bring the menstruation conversation to the mainstream. What better way to do this than by sponsoring an Emmy event? She glammed it up on the red carpet as she talked to celebs like Jamie Foxx, Justin Baldwin, and Emily Baldoni about menstrual cups and how they are changing the period game. One celebrity even announced, “I’m wearing my menstrual cup right now”. This is just one of the ways that Heli is furthering period positivity and making menstrual cups more accessible. Through global education and unexpected partnerships,...

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Meet Heli Kurjanen - Lunette Menstrual Cup Founder and All Around Badass
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