“The first thing I thought when I saw the cup was “that is huge”. It resembles a little bucket…. but I was ready to give it a go. It came in a lovely shade of pink.” Emma, SH:24 nurse
Continuing our team’s review of eco-friendly sanitary products, Emma, a sexual health nurse here at SH:24, gives her verdict on the Lunette menstrual cup.
“I have been meaning to try the menstrual cup for ages, but just hadn’t gotten around to ordering one. My main reason for wanting to use a cup is the impact that sanitary products have on the environment. So, I picked the Lunette cup. It came in a lovely shade of pink.
“I have to say, the first thing I thought when I saw the cup was “that is huge”. It resembles a little bucket…. but I was ready to give it a go. So, I wake up in the morning and know I’m about to start my period. I reach for the Lunette and don’t look back.
”It initially felt a little clunky putting it in, but once you get it in, it slips in to a comfortable position. Within 2 hours of using it, I had informed my best friends on our WhatsApp group that I was now an official user of the menstrual cup and converted…. They called me a hippy and said that they weren’t surprised that out of all of us, I was the first to try.
"When the cup was in place, I managed to get on with my day as usual, I even completed my 20 mins Bodycoach HIIT session and slept in it overnight. The Lunette can stay in place for up to 12 hours, but I didn’t leave it that long. I cautiously changed it more frequently, but I think I could have left it longer.
“I guess the only thing that would be difficult is changing it in public toilets, this is where it would be a good idea to have a spare one with you. I’m not sure how comfortable I would feel about washing my bloody menstrual cup in a public toilet sink!”
”I can happily say that I love my Lunette and will continue to spread the Lunette love.”
Emma ordered her Lunette from Babipur, although they are widely available to purchase elsewhere online.
(Lead image for article by Phil Hearing via Unsplash)