Just fold, insert like a tampon and it collects blood rather than absorbs it. You empty it rather than change it — a little bit different. By the way, every Lunette comes with its own satin storage pouch.
Using the Lunette menstrual cup
The Quick Guide How To Use a Menstrual Cup
Before first use, check that the air holes at the top of your cup are open. Wash your hands and clean the Lunette cup by washing with water and a mild soap. Then boil it in a large amount of water for 20 minutes before first use. Make sure that there is enough water so that the cup does not burn on the bottom.
TIP: Place the cup in a wire whisk to prevent contact with the bottom of the pan during boiling.
First, wash your hands with a mild, un-perfumed soap and water. When using the cup for the first time, you can lubricate it with water or a water-based lubricant to aid insertion.
Fold the Lunette menstrual cup in on itself as shown in the picture. To do this squeeze the cup flat then fold it in half so that the rim makes a "C" shape as illustrated to the right. Two other fold options are also illustrated below: the "punch down" and "triangle" fold.
Hold the menstrual cup firmly in its folded position and guide it rim-first into the vagina.
You can insert the Lunette menstrual cup while sitting, standing or squatting; spreading your legs will facilitate insertion. You will find the correct position in the vagina by practicing and getting to know your own anatomy. Unlike a tampon, the cup is positioned in the lower part of vagina, but beyond the pelvic bone. In order to avoid leaks, make sure that the cup has opened properly by rotating the cup after insertion.
To remove the Lunette menstrual cup, first wash your hands in clean water and relax your muscles. Break the seal by squeezing the bottom part of the cup until you feel or hear the suction release. Now gently rock the cup from side to side while pulling down. Be sure not to pull it out by the tab alone – this will cause the contents to spill and may hurt as well. Always pull the cup out while pinching the ridged bottom of the cup. Be careful not to damage the tab or cup with your nails. Tip the contents into the lavatory.
Rinse and re-use
Wash the Lunette menstrual cup carefully in warm water and soap to clean it sufficiently before reinsertion. Use mild and perfume-free soap for washing. The cup should first be rinsed in cold water, so that menstrual blood does not stain the cup or make it develop an odor. When water is not available or it is not convenient to boil the cup for 5 minutes, it is okay to wipe the cup with toilet paper and/or a Lunette Disinfecting wipe. You can give it a wash the next time.
Care of the Lunette menstrual cup
After its last use of your period, wash the Lunette menstrual cup carefully and store it in its own satin bag for proper ventilation. Do not store the menstrual cup in a hermetic container or plastic bag. The Lunette should be cleaned before and after your cycle and after emptying. To clean the cup between periods, wash with water and a mild perfume-free soap, then place in a pan of boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. If this is not available, use the disinfecting wipes until clean boiling water is accessible.
Should any problems occur, please contact your own distributor by phone or email, or the manufacturer by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877.LUVCUPS (877.588.2877)
- Replace the Lunette menstrual cup when any signs of damage are observed
- The device should sit in the lower vagina as a receptacle for blood and cellular debris that is extruded from the uterus via the cervix during menstruation. If the cervix is obstructed, you could experience severe cramping
- The Lunette menstrual cup is not a contraceptive device nor can it be used during sexual intercourse
- The Lunette menstrual cup does not protect its user from sexually transmitted diseases
- Remember to wash your hands carefully when handling the Lunette menstrual cup
- Do not use the Lunette menstrual cup for more than 12 hours at a time without washing it properly
- Remove the Lunette and contact a physician if you experience symptoms such as general pain, burning, irritation, inflammation in the genital area, or discomfort during urination
- Keep the Lunette menstrual cup away from children and pets, especially rodents