The full guide of getting the most out of exercise throughout your menstrual cycle

When it comes to your menstrual cycle we often spend a lot of time talking about periods (well we enjoy talking about it anyway) but your cycle, and the hormonal changes that govern in, are ongoing all the time. They can have big effects both mentally and physically but how your menstrual cycle affects you when you exercise may surprise you. We dived in to articles and research and put together the What’s and Why’s of your physical journey through your cycle, as well as tips to get the most out of your exercise at different times. At the bottom...

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The full guide of getting the most out of exercise throughout your menstrual cycle
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Lunette CEO, Heli Kurjanen, spoke at UN general assembly

Our mission is to have honest and inspiring conversation about menstruation so that we can motivate period positivity- and change the world one conversation and one cup at a time. Yesterday, Heli (@HeliK_Lunette ) CEO of Lunette spoke at the UN general assembly in the crucial discussion of “The role of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Economic Empowerment of Women.”“When women and girls are freed from adversities and issues, that come as a result of being on their period, then they can unleash their true empowerment. Unfortunately there are many in the world who are still facing these...

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Lunette CEO, Heli Kurjanen, spoke at UN general assembly
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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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New Video: The Power Within

Today we’re releasing our new video, a story we’re excited to share and the kind we would like to see more of, both on camera and in the real world. We’re really passionate about the products we make (like truly, madly, deeply kind of passionate) but products only get us so far. It’s the bigger picture stuff, the ideas behind the products, the stories we tell ourselves in our day to day that really makes the difference. Products don’t empower you. We believe you already have the power right there within but that access to informed choices, sharing big ideas...

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Lunette Moodsmooth Remedy oil - The natural remedy for menstrual symptoms

Let’s face it, periods can be a pain (literally) that can leave you feeling out of balance both mentally and physically. At Lunette we’re all about period power and getting you back to feeling You, in ways that are good for your body (and soul). Now you can sooth those aches and revitalise your mind whilst surrounding yourself in other-worldly gorgeous scents. Say Hello to your new period companion, Lunette Moodsmooth Remedy oil. This all-natural, handy-sized bottle of loveliness helps relieve menstrual symptoms of both the mind and body...and makes you smell like a goddess too! Made in collaboration with...

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Lunette Moodsmooth Remedy oil - The natural remedy for menstrual symptoms
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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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Period ads are out, REAL MENSTRUATING HUMANS are in

Tired of seeing those period commercials that show us how absorbent their tampons or pads are from a blue liquid representing our period blood? (they’re SO OFF if they think our vaginas are producing that color). Okay okay, in all seriousness, I don’t think I’ve ever been able to relate to a single one of those period commercials, have you? If I’m wearing a pad and doing yoga at the same time, there’s absolutely no way I’m going to feel fresh and comfortable, and I’m definitely not all smiles during my period week! If tampon and pad commercials were honest,...

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Period ads are out, REAL MENSTRUATING HUMANS are in
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Sustainable Strength in Business

When it comes to business, sustainability and responsibility are uber important. Would you choose to support or run a company that dumps ridiculous amounts of waste into landfills, or creates harsh work environments for employees? Hell to the no. And we wouldn’t either! How does sustainability and responsibility in business affect the world? Counteracts environmental issues: we only have ONE planet earth after all. Enhances workplace conditions: equating in happier peeps. Addresses human rights issues: as people, we are all entitled to our rights! Creating Jobs A benefit of running responsibility driven business is providing jobs for people in the...

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Sustainable Strength in Business
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A Period Product that Makes Education Possible

Can you imagine being discriminated against, even experiencing violence, simply because you're on your period? Sadly, this is still happening in many different parts of the world: women and girls faced with adversity related to their menstrual hygiene. Picture yourself having to deal with this: - Missing school or work each month because you're on your period. Even being forced to sit still at home and bleed! - Stressing out about over-using pads or not having enough underwear. - Having to use unsanitary materials like cloth, tissue, OR pieces of mattresses because you have zero access to personal care products....

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A Period Product that Makes Education Possible
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Providing Aide to Menstruating Girls In Need

It feels great to give back, right? As a savvy woman, with the world at her fingertips, it’s important to stay up to speed on what’s happening to girls across the globe who may not have it so easy. We’ve got to ban together for change! Since the beginning of Lunette, our founder Heli has made charity work a big focus of our mission. Some of our first projects were with World Vision (2010) and Kate Brooks (2012), where we donated Lunette cups to local women in Kenya and educated them on health issues. Why is this important? The most...

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Providing Aide to Menstruating Girls In Need
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Period Poverty: What is it and what can we do?

In a nutshell, ‘Period poverty’ refers to having a lack of access to sanitary products due to financial constraints. Something that many of us are lucky enough to probably take for granted. Charities such as Freedom4Girls have been doing amazing work in countries such as Kenya where this is a known issue, especially for young girls who end up missing large amounts of their education because of it. However, this isn’t just an issue in countries as far away as Kenya. This is happening on our doorstep and is having a serious affect on the education, health and general quality...

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Period Poverty: What is it and what can we do?
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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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