You’ve been told that menstrual cups can save you money. But has anyone ever told you how much money?
I can sense the savvy saver in you trembling with anticipation. Well, get ready, because you’re about to learn exactly how much a Lunette Cup can save you compared to other period products.
And BONUS! Using a period cup is groovy for the environment too - keep reading to find out why.
The Average Period
On average, a person bleeds from two to seven days and menstruates from age 13 until age 51. That equates to a total of (brace yourself) 456 periods over 38 years! Which makes you flippin’ awesome, by the way.
Since it’s likely you’ve already started your period, we’re going to calculate the difference in costs over five years (in which you’ll have 60 periods) so you can work out how much money you can save in the near future.
Of course, there’s no such thing as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ period. The costs we are about to reveal will give you a general idea of how much money you’re spending on your period and how much you can potentially save.
Depending on how heavy or light your flow is, you’ll probably need to increase or decrease the costs accordingly. With that said, let’s dive into the numbers.
If you use tampons while you menstruate over five years and your period lasts for approximately five days, how much is that going to cost you? Since you asked so nicely…
Using one tampon every four hours equals six tampons per day. We’ll reduce that five tampons a day to account for when you sleep (never leave a tampon in overnight to avoid Toxic Shock Syndrome).
Multiply five tampons by the number of days you bleed (five days on average) and you’re using 25 tampons per cycle.
That means you need around 25 tampons for every 60 periods. Which comes to 1,500 tampons.
At 36 tampons per box, that's 41.6 boxes times by $7. So, over the course of five years, that’s going to cost you ...
Add an extra few hundred dollars onto that for pads you use during the night. This equates to £220, €258 and $410 (AUD).
Are you a mighty pad paragon? Let’s see how five years of pad use could cost you.
It’s recommended you change your pad every 3 to 4 hours as they hold less blood than tampons and can carry more bacteria.
A box containing 15 pads costs $4 at Walmart. Using one pad every four hours = six pads per day. Multiply six pads by the amount of days you bleed (five days on average) and you’re using 30 pads per cycle.
If you have 60 periods and you’re using 30 pads per cycle, you’ll be using 1800 pads.
At 15 pads per box, that’s 120 boxes x $4. Which comes to a whopping …
That’s £362, €426 and $677 (AUD).
Lunette Menstrual Cup
Now we know how much tampons and pads cost the average person who menstruates. How do menstrual cups fare? Let’s see …
FDA recommends you change your cup every two or three years.
So if you have periods over five years, you’ll need around two cups.
Our cups cost $39.99 (you can find the right price for your country on our website). We need to multiply that cost by 2, which comes to …
And that’s how much using a Lunette Cup will cost you over five years.
Bleed for Less … A Lot Less
As you can instantly tell from the numbers above, menstrual cups not only free you from period hassle but they liberate you financially.
Do you use tampons? Swap them for a Lunette Cup every few years and you could save around $211 over five years.
That’s money you could spend on seven pairs of shoes, 17 18-inch pizzas, or a skydiving experience.
The savings get sweeter with pads. Switch them for cups and you could save around $400.
That’s money you could use for flights to a dreamy holiday destination, 100 chocolate milkshakes, or 14 new outfits for your dog.
Ultimately, by using a Lunette Cup, you’ll save yourself a pretty penny. And that’s not all …
Help Save the Planet
Have you ever pondered how environmentally-friendly your period is? It’s definitely worth contemplating … the future of our planet depends on it!
The average person goes through more than 11,000 disposable menstrual products throughout the course of their life. That’s an insane amount of waste heading straight to our landfills.
Why is this a problem? Waste that can’t decompose will rot, releasing methane gas into the atmosphere which impacts global warming. Tampons and sanitary pads contain plastic that isn’t biodegradable making up a large portion of this waste.
Plus, sanitary products that get flushed down the toilet can end up in the ocean. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish, according to Earth Day Network.
To stop the damage being done to our planet, we need to transition to reusable products. Swapping your tampons or pads for a period cup that’s completely plastic-free is a superb step.
A Lunette Cup is 100% plastic-free, as is the packaging we use. Earthlings who choose us can feel content knowing their periods are totally waste-free. You’re not only helping yourself but you’re protecting the planet in the process. Now that’s what we call a win!
You Are Amazing...
… and deserve only the best for your body without burning a hole in your pocket.
That’s the beauty of a Lunette Cup. In the long term, it’s the most inexpensive option and also the best! Not only do you spend less but you benefit from:
Unrivaled comfort - our cups are made from super soft silicone and are free from skin-irritating chemicals.
Peace of mind - we don’t test on animals nor do we use single-use plastics that harm the environment.
Endless support - tap into our global community and gain instant access to support for your bodily needs.Buy a Lunette Cup today