There are multiple differences between these two products!
The Lunette menstrual cup is made of medical grade silicon, not cotton or rayon- which can dry you out. Plus, the Lunette cup’s capacity is much greater than tampon’s. The Lunette model 2 can hold (30ml) 1 fl oz of liquid compared to a super absorbency tampon which can hold only 12-15 grams.
Here are our best tips how to insert the 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.
Try different folds that accentuate the insertion poin: Most menstruators use the typical C-fold. However, there are many ways to fold a Lunette. The video here will show you nine different folds.
Proper insertion direction: Be aware that the direction of insertion needs to be aimed towards the small of your back -- not straight up.
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.
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.
Here are our best tips how to remove the cup for the first time:
Again - RELAX: Just as with insertion. 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 to release suction: This is the key - the bottom of the cup has ridges for gripping. Grip the bottom and tweek 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.
Yes. The dye used in Lunette menstrual cups is FDA approved for medical and food use. The colors don’t contain heavy metals or phthalates. We don’t use really bright colors or glitter in our products- we choose our colors very carefully so they are truly safe to use inside the vagina. Plus the type of dye used in the Lunette menstrual cups are inside the silicone so it’s not possible for the color to leach like with some cheaper dyes which are also used in other menstrual cups.
The problem can be that the cup is a bit tilted too.
If so, then it doesn't face your cervix properly and lets some of the leak pass the cup. Here is a video about how to make sure your cup is in its place!
We highly recommend to use only our cleaning products because they are the only ones that have been made exclusively for Lunette cups.
We have tested them and we can guarantee they don't harm you or your cup. It is good to disinfect the cup before and after your period to make sure there isn't any stains left in cup so nothing ugly will start to grow in them. Boiling for 10 minutes (for the very fist time 20 minutes) and our cup wipes are the best and easiest way to do that. Normal soap is not good for many reasons: their pH is normally not optimal, they can contain oils which is super bad for the cup and they can leave some remains to the cup. Your body or the cup cannot handle it. All in all if you wanna make sure you don't do any harm to you or your cup use our products. The cup cleanser is super sufficient and one bottle lasts easily a year.
It is not dangerous, only slightly uncomfortable.
Some say it is super easy and they got it right right away.
Some said it took five periods before they got it right! When you try the cup for the first time read the instructions well and try to be as relaxed as possible. Try different kinds of foldings and positions and get to know your body.
Wash your hands and use your fingers and a little mirror to learn what's your body like. If it doesn't go well for the first time do not panic. It can take some time but i'm sure you'll learn it! You'll find a blog post about the topic here.
If the cup looks fine (no holes, tears, or cracks or so) you can totally use the same cup.
Yes! We’re not trying to prevent you from using your preferred form of birth control.
According to contraceptive ring instructions, you'll remove the ring after 21 days and your periods will be during the ring-free week.
If you are using Lunette together with a contraceptive ring and use them simultaneously, insert the contraceptive ring before you insert your Lunette Cup. Make sure not to lost or drop the contraceptive ring, while removing and emptying the Cup. If you're struggling to take the Cup out because the ring is slipping out, don't panic – it's a-okay to pop the ring back in right away.