A menstrual cup is a reusable period product. Instead of tampons and other disposables, menstrual cups can be cleaned and reused, often for years. The flexible medical grade silicone Lunette cup inserted in the vagina to catch and hold period fluids until emptying.

Menstrual cups are eco-friendly option. They collect fluids instead of absorbing them, allowing them to hold more blood than tampons and pads. Depending on your flow, you can wear a cup for up to 12 hours, reducing the need for disposable tampons or pads.

Super easy to use; simply fold and insert, done!

Cup fits nice and snug, held in position by the seal formed by the walls of the vagina and the vaginal muscles. Your interior is superior and does all the work — you’ll barely feel a thing!

wash hands.
insert & rotate.
wear up to 12h.
remove & empty.
clean & reuse.
wash hands.
insert & rotate.
wear up to 12h.
remove & empty.
clean & reuse.

how to use a period cup?

Use the guide below to learn how to insert a menstrual cup and you’ll be a period ninja in no time.

wash hands.

Check that the air holes at the top of your cup are open. Wash your hands. Wash your Lunette cup with Cup Cleanser and rinse it carefully.

fold & hold.

Get comfy: you can insert the cup while sitting, standing or squatting. Spreading your legs will help with a successful and comfortable insertion. Relax. Fold the cup in on itself to make flat, then in half to form a C shape.


Keep it rolled up and guide it rim first into the vagina. To check that the cup has fully opened, slide a clean finger up to the cup bottom and feel it - it should be round. Lunette can be used any time in your menstrual cycle, from heavy to light flow days.

wear & learn.

Lunette is emptied about 2–4 times a day, can be used for up to 12 hours, also overnight. The measuring lines on the cup help monitor your flow and easily learn your rhythm.

remove & empty.

Wash your hands and relax your muscles. Grasp the bottom of the cup. To break seal, squeeze the bottom of the cup. Be sure not to pull it out by holding the stem alone. Tip contents into the toilet. Rinse & Reuse.

clean & sanitize.

Lunette should be cleaned before and after your cycle, and after emptying. To avoid odor and discoloration, rinse first in cold water, and then wash with hot water and Lunette Cup Cleanser designed for silicone cups. Lunette Cup Wipes can be used when water isn't an option.

extra tips.

The Lunette cup fits nice and snug, held in position by the seal formed by the walls of the vagina and the vaginal muscles. Your interior is superior and does all the work — you’ll barely feel a thing!

The cup is placed entirely inside the lower part of the vagina, just behind the pubic bone below the cervix.

Vaginas are tilted backwards, so guiding the cup towards the small of your back, moving it up and down will help you find the correct and comfortable position.

Rotate the cup to check that it has fully opened and doesn’t leak. Your cervix may move during menstruation, so inserting the cup requires practice and knowledge of your own anatomy.

first time menstrual cup insertion.

Tips how to insert the menstrual cup for the first time.

Relax and take your time: 

Choose alone time when you can focus without distractions or interruptions. Perhaps after a warm bath when you are relaxed. If you are too nervous, the vaginal muscles will tighten, making it uncomfortable, if not impossible, for successful insertion.

Get Acquainted with yourself: 

It is always a good idea to know your own body. Take some time to locate the vaginal opening and even insert a finger to locate your cervix. It feels exactly like the tip of your nose. Knowing where your cervix is will help you to position the cup properly and not insert it too high.


Practice during your period: The vagina is more flexible and the blood works as a lubricant. OR . . .

Take a "dry run" before your period: You might be more comfortable practicing before your period if you feel squeamish about touching blood. In this case, use water as a lubricant or Lunette lube.

Try different folds:

C-fold, U-fold or Heart fold is the basic fold that most users use. Once inserted give it a moment to spring into position (don’t worry, it always does!). Rotate the cup if you feel it is not opened properly. 

Punchdown fold is the fold most popular with younger cup users. It makes the cup smaller to insert, you just might need to give it an extra nudge and check that it has opened properly.

7 fold or triangle fold is the simple fold that’s maybe easier to insert and a good option if the other methods don’t seem to suit you as much.

Assess the stem: 

Once inserted, you will need to decide whether or not to keep the stem. If it protrudes, it will be uncomfortable. In this case, you likely won't need the stem and can trim it off. However, if not, you may need it to assist with removal.

Be patient: 

Know that it may take several times before you are successful. If you begin without the expectation of perfect insertion, you are more likely to be relaxed and pleasantly surprised when success happens.

first time menstrual cup removal

Tips how to remove a menstrual cup for the first time. The most important tip is to relax. Take your time.

Do NOT pull on the stem: 

The stem is used to gain access the bottom of the cup. If you pull on the stem, it will hurt! It will also create a mess since the cup won't be supported or controlled when it exits.

Squeeze bottom: 

Cup stays in place with the help of vaginal muscles and small suction created by the cup. When the bottom of the cup is squeezed, the suction releases.

This is the key - the bottom of the cup has ridges for gripping. Grip the bottom and tweak the cup to the side. The idea is to pull an edge away from the vaginal wall to release suction. You will hear it when this happens.

Rock gently:

Once suction releases, gently rock the cup from side to side as you pull it out. This technique might not be necessary, but helps with removal if the cup is feeling stubborn to come out.

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