Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Day I Learned To Tolerate My Period - My First Lunette Menstrual Cup - Review & GIVEAWAY

Periods bite.....period!   They are no fun at all.  They're gross, uncomfortable and well......gross.  BUT.....I have a new found tolerance for my period.  It was a long process to be honest, but it was a process I'm so glad I went through.  This is the story of my very first menstrual cup and why I'll never ever look back!

This is my Lunette Cup.  A menstrual cup! Not familiar?  Well hopefully this will lead you in a path of curiosity that may one day inspire you to give this a shot. I've been using a Lunette Cup for my last few cycles now and it has been seriously life changing! 

Here's how the Lunette Cup works.  Its a cup made of medical-grade silicone that is inserted into the vagina during your cycle that collects fluid.  Its washable and reusable!  So its a great, healthy and ecofriendly alternative to disposable feminine products. I love mine!  When I first kicked disposable products to the curb, I started using cloth pads.  I loved them!  And still do!  Some days I still just go with my cloth pads when my flow is light but for the heavier days, I use my Lunette Cup.

I don't have to worry about leaks with my cup so no mess and no staining.  The cup is easy to insert and it may sound surprising, but when its in, I don't even know it.  I cant feel it!  Its not uncomfortable or noticeable at all.  And you only have to empty the cup a few times a day.  And you can use it overnight.  That's the really awesome part.  Nighttime use!  No leaks in the morning!

They come in colors too which is fun!  One awesome little can wear a Lunette Cup while waiting for your cycle to start.  Yep, so if you know today's the day but you've got a busy schedule and can't rush to the bathroom, you can just put in your cup and you're ready for it.  With tampons, you run the risk of TSS and dryness by using them in anticipation of your period.  No risk with the Lunette Cup!

And there are 2 sizes.  Model One for women who have not had children, and Model 2 for women who have.  Lunette also has products to clean your cup.   And like I said, its easy to insert.  Just fold in half, then fold into a C and insert.  Its easy to remove as well.  Just pull the tip.  It comes with a nice little draw string bag to keep it in when you're not using it.   For me, it wasn't painful or uncomfortable to insert or to remove either. 

The cup is worry free.  Its such a relief because its like I really don't have to deal with my period the way I used to.  I don't really have to think about it.  And its much healthier for me than disposable products and I'm not throwing disposable products into a landfill.  Its reusable long term too!  You don't have to replace it yearly.  The FDA recommends you replace your cup every 2 to 3 years.   Imagine the money you'll save by purchasing one cup every 2 to 3 years as apposed to buying disposable products on a monthly basis!  Its crazy how much money, stress, mess and time this will save you!  For me, its just a no brainer.  I wish I had started using one a long time ago but glad I do now.  Better late than never!

Think you might want to give it a try?  Check out the Lunette website to see more and read up on why these are so life-changing.  You can also order your Lunette Cup on their website.  And be sure to connect with Lunette on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

And one lucky The Bee Hive Buzz reader will WIN 
a Lunette Cup in their choice of size!

I was provided with a sample product free of charge to facilitate this review.  I was not compensated for this review or for hosting this giveaway.  All opinions expressed are my true and honest opinions.

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