Here at Lunette, we believe that knowing your anatomy gives you power. Why, you ask? Great question! If you have a vagina, you've probably worried about: it tasting or smelling bad it not being "normal" (uh, what does normal even mean?) it changing a lot after having a baby what your sexual partners think about it what having an STI might look like  You also may have been led to believe (by media, health classes, friends, or family) that: they are weird or dirty that your vulva is called your vagina  that there is one way to have a perfect pussy (thanks...

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It's Time to Get to Know Your Vulva and Vagina Better
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I am menstruating today. There is such radical possibilities for these four little words. When uttered by a menstruator in a public space - they cultivate such disgust, fear, detestation and panic. These four little words got me into the world of menstrual activism, and get me caught up in daily conversations with strangers about the importance of reproductive justice and menstrual health. Four little words that generated a crowd of 200 people from 27 countries and 6 continents at the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research conference to cheer. This group of activists, academics, artists, scholars & researchers is the...

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I am Menstruating Today
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The Lunette team really do like receiving your questions, comments and concerns - YES, even the really unique ones! We understand that menstrual cup use doesn't come easy to everyone and a few questions might arise regarding your anatomy and how the cup works. We want to help you love your Lunette menstrual cup just as much as we do! How are menstrual cups different than tampons? The Lunette menstrual cup is made of medical grade silicone…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...

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Top Menstrual Cup FAQs
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At Lunette, we celebrate and welcome diversity. We are an International company with headquarters all over the world. We don’t just publicize that we’re part of many communities, we live it. Recently, The LGBTQ center at New York University and Lunette connected. We both have a common goal. To support access to affordable and easy to use menstrual care products and provide education and support. At the NYU LGBTQ Student Center (A Student Center for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Ally Community), our top priority is making resources available to our students. We offer tangible resources: our student...

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Celebrating all the different kinds of queer bodies that have periods!
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When women first begin to research menstrual cups, they assume all cups are the same. Cups may look similar in shape, but they are indeed not the same. If you are researching menstrual cups, we would like you to know about seven features that make Lunette unique. 7 features that make Lunette cup unique Dimensions: Lunette’s dimensions are different. Lunette is slightly shorter in length than some other brands, yet designed to maximize capacity. A shorter length allows for more comfortable wear. If a cup is too long, it may protrude - not comfy. If a menstrual cup is not...

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7 Key Features That Make Lunette Cup Unique
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PMS symptoms, in other words, premenstrual symptoms bother, as the name indicates, just before menstruation, in the menstrual final stage. However, symptoms may occur even after ovulation, and they can be both psychological, and physical. Up to 80% of women have some degree of symptoms, such as depression, irritability, bloating, and different kinds of pain. The cause of PMS symptoms is not exactly known. The symptoms are usually at their worst with 35-45 years old women. PMS symptoms are normal, and only 5-10% suffer from premenstrual syndromes which affect everyday life and consequently demand medication. The symptoms may also effectively...

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How to ease PMS with nutrition?
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As long as menstruation has been around (i.e. forever) it’s been classified as something uniquely feminine. Throughout centuries of civilization, individual cultures have identified periods as either a sacred and powerful time or a dangerous and unclean one. But regardless of how societies feel about the process of menstruation itself, it has been clearly labeled as something that embodies femininity in its most untouched state. Seemingly an ancient thought process to those of us who understand the need for inclusivity, the words feminine and period still go hand in hand today. You see it used on the packaging of period...

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Gender and Period Care Products
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“I feel great!”, said literally no one who was bleeding out of their vagina, ever in the history of periods. Despite what most traditional period product commercials would have you believe, we don’t bleed blue liquid and play tennis in white skirts when we’re on our periods. But you know that. Periods bring some really unpleasant side effects along with them. Some are worse than others (looking at you, cramps!) but, in general, they aren’t feelings that we’d wish on anyone - even that one ex who ghosted us and then posted on Instagram. Because, real talk, premenstrual symptoms can...

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Foods to Help Ease PMS
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We often receive emails from women who sing praises about Lunette and wish they could have known about menstrual cups before. We feel the same and that's the driving force behind our hard work to spread the word. One thing might shock you - did you know that menstrual cups are actually an old invention? In the USA, the first prototypes of menstrual cups, also known as catamenial sacks, were patented in 1860's and 1870's. The designs were really inventive but most of them never made it to market. Picture on the right hand shows catamenial sack which was inserted into vagina...

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Short History of Menstrual Cups
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Lunette is proud to announce that the Lunette menstrual cup is registered with the Vegan Society!  The Vegan Society is the oldest vegan organization in the world and was founded in 1944. The society states that, "veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose." When choosing a menstrual cup that lives with you, and in you every month, you need to make sure that it's 100% safe and compatible with your body and lifestyle. Team Lunette...

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Lunette menstrual cup is registered with the Vegan Society!
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Getting your first period can be really exciting - and also a little scary. Not to worry, though. I’ve been there, done that, and have some information that will help your first period experience flow smoothly. Girls usually get their first period anywhere between age 11 and 15, but for some it does happen a few years earlier or later. This is normal - your body is just as unique as you are and it knows when the time is right. Knowing the answer to some common questions that girls have when they first start menstruating (which is another way...

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What to Expect When You Get Your First Period
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