Both are internal menstrual protection. The menstrual cup collects the blood and the tampon absorbs it. The tampon can be used only once whereas the menstrual cup can be used for many years.
The absorbing capacity of the tampon is given in grammes and the capacity of the menstrual cup in millilitres. One ml of menstrual blood is comparable with a gramme and so the capacity of tampons and menstrual cups is comparable The capacity of the Lunette menstrual cup is 25 ml (model 1) and 30 ml (model 2). The absorbing capacity of a tampon is 6-18 g.
The dividing line between normal and heavy flow is 80 ml during your periods.
Spotting. A drop or two of blood, not even requiring sanitary pad though you may prefer to use one.
Very light bleeding: Needing to change a low-absorbency tampon or pad one or two times per day, though you may prefer to change them more frequently.
Light bleeding: Needing to change a low or regular absorbency tampon or pad two or three times per day, though you may prefer to change more frequently.
Moderate bleeding: Changing normal absorbency pad or tampon every three to four hours.
Heavy bleeding: Needing to change a high-absorbency tampon or pad every three to four hours, though you may prefer to change more frequently.
Very heavy bleeding or Gushing: Protection hardly works at all. You would need to change the highest absorbency tampon or pad every hour or two.
Of course. If you do use an IUD, consult with your doctor about cutting the strings as short as possible and monitor their length regularly during periods. If the strings seem longer than normal, it might be a sign that your IUD has moved.
Yes! We’re not trying to prevent you from using your preferred form of birth control. If you are using Lunette together with a contraceptive ring, insert the contraceptive ring before you insert your Lunette Cup. If you’re struggling to take the cup out because the ring is slipping out, don’t panic – it’s a-okay to pop it back in right away.
No. You can normally go to the toilet when you’re wearing your Lunette. After a bowel movement, you might want to check that the menstrual cup is still sitting properly. Please do not forget your hand hygiene here!
Technically yes, but you don’t have to worry about leakage. Unless you like, absolutely forgot you had the cup inside you because it’s just that comfortable. Your blood might overflow and only then would leakage be a problem.
For sure you can! Cup is really easy when swimming since there are no string attached.
The cervix is the entrance of the uterus through which menstrual blood flows through a pin-sized hole into the vaginal canal.
The cervix usually sits high in the vagina keeping it above the menstrual cup which is placed low down.
If you’re a woman whose cervix moves to a lower position during menstruation or if the cup is inserted too high, then the two can touch and cause leaks or discomfort.
Don’t worry, you’re not getting anything stuck in there.
Removing your menstrual cup can be strange at first but relax. Take a deep breath. Now relax your muscles and slowly try to grasp the bottom of the cup with your fingers before gently easing it out.
You can also try a little rocking back and forth or squatting.
A popular position is while sitting on the toilet with your knees (and vagina) wide open and legs relaxed.
The usage limit of 12 hours is a recommendation, but longer use will not necessarily cause problems. We recommend changing it 3-4 times a day to avoid any risk of infections.
It's normal since blood is quite strong but with good cleaning you can minimize the discoloring.
We recommend replacing the Lunette cup every few years depending on how well you take care of it. We have users who have used their Lunette cup for ten years but some prefer to change it yearly.