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7 Ways My Menstrual Cup Changed My Life

I hinted in my giveaway post for a Lunette Cup how this product changed my life. You may have thought I was joking a bit, but I’m totally not. It has literally changed my life and I finally found freedom from my period.

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If you haven’t been able to tell yet, this post might be a little sensitive to male ears, so there’s your warning.

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First, this isn’t my first experience with a menstrual cup. I used the my first menstrual cup for a few months and blogged about it. Honestly, I really liked it but hadn’t been using it long enough to really feel comfortable. 

It took 3-4 cycles for me to fully learn how to use the cup and how it best worked for me.

So, when the Lunette came I was excited to see what the differences were. We’ll cover those, then I’ll give you the 7 ways it’s changed my life.

My other cup stained rather easily. There was actually a question on the post about staining and now I see why. That’s why I chose the Cynthia Lunette Cup – it’s a pretty shade of purple that I thought wouldn’t be as easily stained, or if it did, wouldn’t look as much so.

The next thing I noticed, after the color, was the stiffness of the Lunette. When I say stiff, I don’t mean un-bendable…

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I simply mean it’s stiffer than my other cup. I’ve come to absolutely prefer this. 

I sometimes had leaking with the other because I couldn’t get a good seal {tmi? Nah, we’re talking about periods here, it’s already tmi!}. 

With the Lunette it literally seems to pop into the right place. It makes removing a little bit different, but I’m sure I’ll get used to that, as I’ve only been through 2 cycles with the Lunette so far.

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Are you ready to change your life by switching to a menstrual cup? Let me share with you how it changed mine and why you’ll never use a disposable tampon again {once you try it yourself!}.

I never have to worry about running out of disposable products. Never again.

Do you know how liberating that is?! And if you’re worried about starting your period when your cup isn’t around, buy a back-up to keep in your purse or just take yours along when you think it’s near that time.

And if you’re worried about clean up with the menstrual cup, don’t be. At home, you rinse it with cold water and use a mild soap. If you’re in public and can’t rinse, you can simply wipe it out with toilet paper {or Lunette Disinfecting Wipes} until you can wash at home.

Not messy like cloth pads can be.

Sure, things can get a little messy when you’re learning, but you’ll be a pro in no time. 

I used Mama Cloth postpartum {and it was great for that} and a few cycles after Moreaya, but it was just so messy for me. I have preferred tampons as an adult and the cup is a better reusable alternative for people who prefer tampons to pads.

Some women experience no cramping.

Ok, I’m still waiting on this for me, but some say they experience no cramping when using reusable products.

Menstrual Cups are GREEN!

Less disposable sanitary products in my trash and the landfill.

I have no worries about TSS or any other issues of putting chemicals in sensitive areas.

I can Swim, Sleep, Ride a Bike, Go Skydiving… {ok, you get it} with no worries about leaking, shifting, or replacing.

The Lunette Cup can be worn up to 12 hours and stays in place.

Cost.

Yes, there’s a bit of a start-up cost with a menstrual cup, just like with most reusable products {like cloth diapers}. But the benefits and initial cost far outweigh buying disposable products for years and years and years… 

The Lunette Cup retails for $39.99 and the FDA recommends that these cups be replaced every 2 to 3 years.

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Menstrual cup

Tuesday 22nd of December 2015

I LOVE how great menstrual cups are for the environment. They're truly a product that I feel good about using.

Amber Ludwig

Monday 14th of December 2015

Omgosh I can't wait to try one!! Im so over running out of disposeable items and the issues they come with!! Plus they are SO expensive!!

The Menstrual Cup

Monday 19th of October 2015

I can't really say that menstrual cups changed my life, but i do love mine! It's so much better for my body as well as wallet than pads or tampons. It's great that you're getting the word out there.

diva

Monday 19th of October 2015

i have a doubt. do you think using the same cup for years will not cause any vaginal issues?

Lindsey G.

Monday 19th of October 2015

This is definitely a great concern. Most companies, I believe, recommend replacing your cup every 10 years. Of course, that is with proper cleaning while you're wearing and between menstrual periods. You could always replace more often if you're concerned.

Menstrual Cups

Monday 12th of October 2015

My only serious regret is not learning about menstrual cups way sooner in my life. Anyway, better late than never!