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Periods. Not exactly fun or exciting, but a part of life nevertheless. As more of us try to find ways to minimise waste and live sustainably, it’s not long before the idea of using menstrual cups is raised.
While they may initially sound a little scary, not only are they more eco-friendly than sanitary towels and tampons, in the long run they’re a lot cheaper too.
We asked 47 Mumsnet testers to try out the Lunette Menstrual Cup, made from medical-grade silicone, and 91% were so impressed that they said they would recommend it to a friend – in fact, many of them already had.
What makes Lunette Menstrual Cups so special?
Lunette Menstrual Cups are designed to provide you with a safe, comfortable, odourless period for up to 12 hours.
Made from soft, medical-grade silicone, they are a zero-waste alternative to tampons and pads, and can be used for several years. They come with a storage pouch and step-by-step user guide to make adjusting to using a menstrual cup as easy as possible.
Lunette cups are made in Finland to the highest quality standards. All Lunette cups are registered with the FDA and Vegan Society, and are chemical, latex and BPA-free.
Related: Read ourcomprehensive guide to menstrual cupsto find out more about choosing, using and cleaning your menstrual cup.
Here's what Mumsnet users have to say
"I like it. It's so easy to use. I'm a complete convert!"
"I liked the little bag it comes with for storing the cup. I found the Lunette really easy to use."
"I loved the bright colour. It felt soft but fairly firm, and it was so much easier to use than I expected. The first time I used it I was sure I'd got it wrong because it was so easy!"
"Easy to use, needs changing less, more environmentally-friendly, helped to ease my cramps and my anxiety about leaking, remembering to carry extra pads and tampons has disappeared… Life-changing!"
Amazing! I'll never go back to pads or tampons
"Soft and comfortable all-day protection. It is the best cup I own. I also like the colours!"
"It's been a total game changer. My period is now two to three days shorter than before, I get a lot less pain than I did using tampons, and I have more freedom because I don't need to constantly be considering the next bathroom trip. I'm also more comfortable and have saved a fortune on expensive disposable sanitary products."
"Amazing. I'll never go back to pads or tampons as the cup is so easy to use! No leaks and no discomfort."
"The first few times I struggled to put the cup in and take it out, but with practice I became more confident and was able to easily take it in and out. Now that I’ve used it for a few months, I’m finding it very convenient, comfortable and easy to use."
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Here's what Lunette has to say
“Our founder, Heli, designed the Lunette cup 15 years ago when there were only three cups on the market. Now with over 150 brands to choose from, Lunette is the most widely distributed period cup in the world and the only one with a100% clean track record in consumer tests.
We are on a mission to change attitudes about periods: nobody should feel ashamed of them, nobody should miss a chance because of them. Since 2010 we have donated over 30,000 cups to various projects all over the world and are actively working to support women's rights movements to make a difference."
Want to try a Lunette cup for yourself?
There are two sizes and six Lunette colours to choose from. Prices start from £24.90 (free UK delivery).