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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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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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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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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If you’ve ever had a period then you know that monthly bleeding is a luxury afforded to only about half the population. Wait...what? That claim seems outrageous and, for many of us who bleed, offensive. Anyone who has ever dug through their bag in desperate hopes of trying to find a tampon can attest to the fact that having a period is no luxury. And yet, the people who wrote the laws allowing adult diapers and viagras to be tax-exempt items, while levying a hefty tax on tampons, seem to disagree. The reality of this is that tampons - and...

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What is the Tampon Tax?
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We are thrilled to announce our partnership with The CUP Foundation. Together, Lunette and The CUP team are on a mission to get menstrual cups in the hands of girls in Kenya and India. To find out how you can help The CUP Foundation and Lunette cup make periods healthier and safer check out TheCup.Org's "Take Action" link here.   Team Lunette and TheCup.org are on a mission to get menstrual cups in the hands of girls in Kenya and India. TheCup.org focuses on the rights and needs of menstrual care, medical assistance and education for adolescent girls. To ensure...

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Lunette Cup and The CUP On A Mission For Change
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At Lunette, we celebrate and welcome diversity. We are an International company with headquarters all over the world. We don’t just publicize that we’re part of many communities, we live it. Recently, The LGBTQ center at New York University and Lunette connected. We both have a common goal. To support access to affordable and easy to use menstrual care products and provide education and support. At the NYU LGBTQ Student Center (A Student Center for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally Community), our top priority is making resources available to our students. We offer tangible resources: our student...

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Celebrating All The Different Kinds of Queer Bodies That Have Periods!
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As long as menstruation has been around (i.e. forever) it’s been classified as something uniquely feminine. Throughout centuries of civilization, individual cultures have identified periods as either a sacred and powerful time or a dangerous and unclean one. But regardless of how societies feel about the process of menstruation itself, it has been clearly labeled as something that embodies femininity in its most untouched state. Seemingly an ancient thought process to those of us who understand the need for inclusivity, the words feminine and period still go hand in hand today. You see it used on the packaging of period...

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Gender and Period Care Products
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