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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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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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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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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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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6 Ways To Remove Menstrual Cup Smell

“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 Free Periods

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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11 Ways Lunette Makes Traveling Nicer

Last month, I traveled with my niece to pipin' hot Arizona. When we entered the hotel room and unpacked our suitcases, I couldn't help but notice that a large percentage of her suitcase was crammed full of tampons, pads and mini-pads. Good thing she has me around. I filled her in on the good news. She could lighten her load and free up space for better things, like extra bikinis, flip flops and souvenirs - if only she had a Lunette.  There are many ways that Lunette can make your travel experiences much nicer. Here are a few: Frees up...

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11 Ways Lunette Makes Traveling Nicer
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Myths About Menstrual Cups

Menstrual cups are connected at least to so many myths as the menstruation itself. Does the blood indeed flow back into the womb when the cup is full? Is it true that only women who have already given birth can use the larger cup? We put all the facts on the table and gathered together the most common myths and truths here. 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 that...

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Myths About Menstrual Cups
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Game on: Menstrual Cup vs. Tampons

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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