5.10.2013

Lunette Cup Review

Okay, so I'm about to get really personal here. Some of you may react like my friends and be grossed out, but others of you are going to love this post! I made the switch to a reusable menstrual cup and I'm in love! My natural progression of reusable products has been cloth diapers, reusable nursing pads, mama cloth, and now the Lunette Cup! I will never go back to tampons and pads...ever!

The Lunette Cup is made from medical grade silicone and comes in two sizes. Size 1 is for teens and younger women who haven't had children. Size 2 is for me and the rest of us mamas! I have to admit, I was worried about buying a size 2. I think in our heads (or at least mine) we convince ourselves that surely things won't fit us at the recommended size. Well, let me assure you, I am in fact a size 2. The Lunette also comes in lots of pretty colors! I was sent a blue cup, known as Selene.  I'm a sucker for packaging and love the box that the Lunette comes in. In your package you'll receive your cup, directions on how to use it, and a cute little storage bag. 

It can be a little intimidating to use a cup. Let me start by saying, you have to be comfortable with your lady parts if you're planning to use a cup! If you are already using tampons, it won't me that much different for you. Here's a little description of what it was like for me the first few days:

Day 1: I put the cup in before I went to bed because I was spotting. I slept all night and didn't even realize it was in there! In the morning, I emptied the cup and put it back in. I spent all day with no leaks or discomfort. It was like not even being on my period! Before I went to bed, I emptied it again.

Day 2: I woke up half way through the night and thought I was leaking. I went to empty the cup and it was full! Eek! In about 4 hours I had filled it. My flow had gotten really heavy at that point. I was able to get it back in place and sleep the rest of the night. In the morning I was leaking again. I thought it was full again, but it wasn't. I spent the whole day leaking and the cup was never full. I couldn't figure it out! I emailed for help and realized that it was probably not sealing correctly. Once I figured that out, no more leaks! Another issue I was having this day was I feel like I was having to insert my whole entire hand to get the cup out! The directions state that you can't lose it inside of yourself and I was seriously worried! It just seemed so far up there! (TMI?) Turns out, I was inserting the cup too far up.

Days 3-7: No more leaks and easy removal! I had figured it out! I just needed to push it ever so slightly up. The key was to make sure there was a seal all the way around to avoid leaks. 

Overall, I really love the Lunette cup! It is incredibly comfortable! I totally forgot I was on my period with the exception of the 2 times I emptied it a day. I found that the easiest way to empty it was when I was in the shower. I could rinse out the cup and wash my hands all at the same time. I didn't find the using the Lunette cup messy at all! Day 2, when I was experiencing leaks, was a little messy for me, but that's because I wasn't using it correctly. When inserted correctly, you should be fine! I loved that I only had to empty the cup twice a day. I couldn't feel the cup inside me. It was much more comfortable than using a tampon. With tampons, I experienced cramps and worried about Toxic Shock Syndrome. With pads or mama cloth, you still know you're on your period because of the bulk in between your legs. When I used my Lunette Cup, it was seriously like not being on my period!

A few tips:
  • Squeeze your kegel muscles to push the cup down when you are ready to remove it.
  • Squatting also helps to remove the cup. 
  • Don't insert your cup too far up! 
  • If you are experiencing leaks, make sure the cup is sealing.
  • Emptying the cup in the shower makes for easy clean up!
This post contains affiliate links. I received a Lunette Cup from Green Team Distrubtion for reviewing purposes. 

69 comments:

  1. I just haven't made that jump yet...I think it's the cost factor. (Yes, scared to pay money for a cup, but ok with paying for disposable pads! =)

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    1. I've never of anyone trying a cup and saying they regret it or its not for them, if you know what you have to deal with ahead of time and are willing to rinse it out n all, thats the worst - once you try it youll be amazed you dont even know your on your period. I always had this draggy feeling I guess it was just set in my head and knew pads were nasty and I had one on. But with the cup I don't have that feeling could be all in my head IDK but its a lot cleaner down there! no need for liners at all! to make sure you have it sealed just turn it clockwise and it will go into place and you can feel it all around with no gaps takes a cpl tries so I put it in a day early to practice and by the time I started I was a pro, never a leak, I also turn mine inside out (the diva cup size 2) and find its alot smaller with no tip at the end TMI I'm shallow down and can reach it fine without the stem. Just push in one side with a finger to break the seal and remove.

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  2. I just got a Diva cup and some mama cloth, but haven't been able to use them yet, as I'm still breastfeeding 11 months in, and no sign of my period yet. I'm so over buying pads and tampons. I really hope I like it.

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  3. I have recently got some Mamma cloth and I am hoping to get a cup! I am wary to buy something like this though because In the past I have had issues with internal protection fitting me correctly. I believe they come in various sizes so I am sure I can get one that is correctly sized to fit!

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  4. I have tried Diva Cup and it works great! I want to try Lunette because I have hear that it may fit better.

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  5. I need to win this becuase I always forget I need to switch to a cup until it's too late. Plus I'm cheap. :)

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  6. Not yet, but definitely planning on it!

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  7. I haven't yet! I have really good things about the lunette cup and want to try it out :)

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  8. I have a couple mama cloth but want to try the cup, doing some comparison shopping now!

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  9. I tried one brand if pantiliner out and it was ok, but I want to try some other brands and I really want to try a menstrual cup.

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  10. I had been using cloth for about 10 yrs and its comfy but I precleaned each one right after use and thats a lot of work. After I got a diva cup 3 months ago I'm amazed that all I need each month is one little thing that hides easy in the bathroom! So now I have a stash of cloth I can clean out from under my bathroom cabinet and make room for other stuff. :)

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  11. I've tried cups (lunette and diva) and I've tried some lunapads (though not during my period) for comfort.

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  12. I'm pregnant so i haven't "made the switch" but I'm stocking up cloth pads for postpartum and am hoping the lunette cup works for me. Its the one I've been eyeballing and saving my pennies for. After starting my cloth diaper journey, im looking to invest in all reusables- make up removers, snack bags, saran wrap, paper towels, nursong pads, everything!

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  13. I haven't yet gotten my period pp, but would love to switch to a cup when i do!

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  14. I've used cloth menstrual pads... but I'd like to try a cup... at least I think I would. I still hem and haw about it! :)

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  15. I have a Lunette...and I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEEEE it! I will never, ever use anything but a Lunette again!

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  16. I have the Lunette and ADORE it! First day of use and I was tempted to throw away the remaining box of tampons (opted to keep it on hand in case visiting friends need them). I also use Lunapads liners because I'm paranoid about leaks, but those are very few and far between, and they're so thin and soft that I don't notice them. I have almost collected enough postpartum cloth to not need any disposable pads when the newbie is born!

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  17. I haven't tried any reusable products yet. I thought about it often though. If I should win I will definitely make the switch.

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  18. I actually have. I've only tried the Diva Cup but would love to see how the Lunette cup compares.

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  19. Haven't made the switch, yet. Hoping to soon, though.

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  20. I have to say that I didn't even realize that there were reuseable products for your period! Very interesting!

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  21. I've only tried cloth pads, so this would be a new product for me....always been interested. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. No, I have not tried anything like this. I had a hysterectomy when I was 26 so I don't have periods. I would give to my sister.

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  23. The only thing I have tried are some reusable menstrual pads which I love, but would love to try a cup

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  24. I haven't yet but I would love to go green!

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  25. I haven't tried any yet because I haven't gotten a period for a few years on Mirena (awesome!), but I'm getting it out next week and will need something! I'd love to try a Lunette cup!

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  26. I haven't tried any yet but since my period just came back after baby (15 month old!) I need to build a stash!
    jbang0331 at yahoo dot com

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  27. no i have not but would love to try this!

    rafflecopter name nicole krutz

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  28. I've been using Diva Cup for a couple years but as now pregnant with my first I'm going to need a bigger size when my period comes back

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  29. I use cloth pads but would love to try a cup!

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  30. I'm partially switched... I've tried the diva cup and love it. Also I have a few cloth pads.

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  31. I've only just decided to make the jump, and figured the cup was the best option!

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  32. I just bought some cloth pads but haven't had a chance to try them out. I would love to try a cup as well.

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  33. I haven't tried anything yet. I'm trying to save up to get a cup before I get my post baby cycles back.

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  34. Yes, I have a menstrual cup and love it. I also use cloth pads but only use a few for night as my cup is awesome!

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  35. I use a cup and cloth pads. Diva cup doesn't work for me - I leak. I use the Moon cup but have been wanting to try a lunette. I don't want to shell out the money though to try it though if it's going to leak like the Diva! :-)

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  36. I haven't made the switch yet. I only found out about them after I was pregnant, but I am seriously considering mama cloth for postpartum!

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  37. I have made the switch. I use mama cloth for now, but have a heavy flow and feel the need to add some extra measures! I'd love to try the Lunette cup!

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  38. Not yet, but planning to do it

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  39. No. I want to win a cup so badly! I'm scared to make the jump and end up not liking it (though I don't see that happening)

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  40. I use the Lunette cup and recently started using mama cloth

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  41. I haven't switched yet, but I really want to try. I was pregnant when I found out about these, and now I just . . . haven't bought it yet. :P This cycle!! :)

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  42. I haven't yet, but I've wanted to!

    xo,
    A

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  43. i've been thinking about trying one of these!

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  44. I havnt made the switch but I want to try it

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  45. I have not made the switch yet but I am wanting to. Just trying to determine the best cup for me.

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  46. I have not made the switch yet, but would love to try both a menstrual cup and cloth pads.

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  47. I have been using the Diva Cup and I love it! I would like to win this Lunette Cup so I can try it and see how much I like it!

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  48. I have not but I would if I won them!

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  49. I have tried the "instead cup" which is still disposable but I have been thinking about getting a lunette or ladycup.

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  50. I havent been brave enough to try any cups or cloth pads yet.

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  51. I've tried a cup and I really like it. I'd love to try some mama cloth too!

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  52. I have a cheapie cup that I have tried and also some mama cloth

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  53. I haven't switched but am interested in trying it out.

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  54. havent switched to reusable yet but Id like to

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  55. I actually have not but would love to!

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  56. I have not yet tried a reusable menstrual cup.

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  57. I haven't made the switch. I'm still a little scared, haha.

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  58. I haven't yet made the switch because I just had a baby but I look forward to trying it soon!

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  59. I've tried cloth pads, but not a cup. I really like the idea of having another non-disposable alternative, but I'm a bit leery of the initial cost, especially as I couldn't get the instead to work right for me.

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  60. I have made the switch. I've been using the Diva Cup for a couple years now - it's probably time to replace it :) As much as I've enjoyed using the Diva Cup, I'm hoping that I'll get a better fit with the Lunette Cup.

    Jodi J

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  61. I've tried cloth pads I would love to try the lunette cup

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  62. I use cloth pads but would REALLY like to try the cup!

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  63. I have not tried them yet but would like to

    daveshir2005@yahoo.com
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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  64. I have used Instead/Soft Cup but they do not work well during heavy days since having 6 kids. I just ordered a Meluna Cup. Right now I don't have a period (breastfeeding) But soon enough Aunt Flo will come a knocking!

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  65. I hope I win. I hope I hope I hope!

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