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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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. 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 2 cases...

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Menstrual cups and toxic shock syndrome: what you need to know
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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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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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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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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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“How do I remove the funk from my menstrual cup?” Don’t be embarrassed.- It’s not the first time that we’ve heard this question… To answer this easily, the team at Lunette have complied 6 easy and effective tips to getting rid of menstrual cup odor. Boil your menstrual cup. Boil your cup for 5-10 minutes. Make sure you use a deep pot to boil your menstrual cup otherwise you will risk burning or warping your menstrual care device! Rubbing Alcohol. Wipe thoroughly or soak your menstrual cup for an hour with rubbing alcohol. (Soaking in hydrogen peroxide 3% will freshen...

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6 Ways To Remove Menstrual Cup Smell
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Trash is for Tossers Lauren Singer tells us how the Lunette cup changed the way she thinks of periods. "Before I had a menstrual cup I would absolutely dread periods because I felt so wasteful. I would go through about two boxes of organic cotton tampons and a box of pads each month. The upside is I was using organic products, the downside, I was producing a TON of trash! Think about it, dozens of disposables every month? Not good. Besides making a lot of waste, I was spending tons of money when I didn’t really need to. Why? A...

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Trash Free Periods
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There are so many myths about menstrual cups and menstruation. Does the blood flow back into the womb when the cup is full? Is it true that only those who have already given birth can use the larger cup? We put all the facts on the table and gathered the most common myths and truths. MYTH: When the cup is full, the blood flows back into the uterus. TRUTH: Wrong! The blood flows into the vagina and thus into the cup through the tiny hole in the cervix. It is not possible for the blood to flow back into the womb,...

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8 Myths About Menstrual Cups
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Our Lunette fans already know that the Lunette menstrual cup is a better alternative to disposable pads and tampons. Dealing with less hassle equals more freedom and the team at Lunette knows that’s something worth shouting from the rooftops- or sharing with over the Internet. So, we created this uber-sharable “Menstrual Cups Versus Tampons” infographic! This graphic is the perfect, non-menstrual cup-in-your-face way of sharing the benefits of switching to reusables! After all, you’ve found a great thing, why not share the benefits of reusable menstrual cups with your friends! “LOVE! Better than Divacup/Femmecup/Ladycup/Mooncup. Both sizes work great! I didn’t...

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Game on: Menstrual Cup vs. Tampons
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When I was a teenager my vagina was highly problematic. It was excessively moody. It was extremely mysterious. It was extraordinarily microscopic. It felt like there was a brick wall blocking the almighty entrance to my nether regions. For a long while I wasn’t even sure that I actually had a vaginal canal because it was impossible to access and operate and… pleasure. Now, that I’m more familiar with the ways of my own anatomy I realize that for me pleasure has NOTHING to do with the vagina and EVERYTHING to do with the glorious clitoris. Who needs penetration when...

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My Menstrual Cup Success Story by comedian Jess Beaulieu
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Use of a menstrual cup helps many women become better acquainted with their bodies, and the internal anatomy of the vagina becomes more and more familiar. Especially if you happen to have the cup leak often, it is important to know and discover the cervix. The cervix is the point from which menstrual blood flows out of the womb, about the pinhead-sized hole to the vagina. If you explore the cervix with your finger, it feels a bit like the tip of your nose. And it looks - well, about like a little pink donut. Some women can touch the...

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The Cervix
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