What on earth is the LUÜNA Period Cup?!
The LUÜNA Period Cup is a small, silicone cup which can be folded and inserted in your vaginal canal during your period (similar to a tampon!)
Unlike a tampon though, it doesn’t absorb the blood but rather collects it.
When it’s full, you can take it out, empty it, give it a quick wash and pop it back in!
Is it safe?
Simple answer: YES!
Our cup is made from 100% medical grade silicone.
This means 0 nasty chemicals & 0 fibers deposited in your vagina like conventional big brand tampons (though our organic cotton ones don’t leave these behind, FYI). Hurray!
We don't cut corners when it comes to our products, so you can be sure that the
highest safety and hygiene standards have been adhered to in the production process.
The women on our team use them, so you can feel safe to do so too!
What are the benefits?
Comfort & Convenience
Trust us, our cup is known to be one of the softest and smoothest out there, so when you insert it
correctly, you should not feel a thing.
For most women, you can insert it in the morning and don’t have to change again till bedtime (though you may have to change it more on your heaviest days if you have a heavy flow!)
Better for the Planet
97% of women in Asia use big brand sanitary pads made with non-degradable materials and the
average woman uses 11,000 single-use period care products in her lifetime. This combination has huge consequences for the future of our planet.
The LUÜNA Period Cup allows you to ditch plastic period products for good which is a big TICK in our books.
Better for your Wallet
Because you can use the cup for up to 5 years, you save money every month! Cups are 10 times
cheaper than single-use period care options!
Better for Girls in Asia
We work with the amazing Zoe Chan, founder of FreePeriodsHK, for our BUY-A-CUP, GIVE-A-CUP
For every cup we sell, Zoe gives one to a girl in need along with the education necessary to use it safely.
So by choosing the cup, you’re helping us fight period poverty in Asia!
Read more about the amazing work Zoe is doing & how LUÜNA is supporting her here!
How does it work?
1. Boil your cup: keeping it clean is super important!
2. Fold your cup - practice to find what fold works for your body! *
3. Squat down and slowly insert the cup into your vaginal opening
4. Feel to check if the bottom of the cup is round and gently pull on the stem to check it is secured
5. Enjoy your day!!
6. Remove your cup and rinse it out with some clean water!
*Check out some of the most popular folding methods:
The LUÜNA Period Cup is made from 100% medical-grade silicone, it combines a silky-smooth feel with superior flexy-fit technology that intuitively fits to your body shape.
Due to its super soft form-fitting material and ridged stem, it's simple to insert, comfortable to wear and easy to remove - the women on our team can attest to that first-hand!
And because our bodies are all different, we've developed two cup sizes designed to fit different cervix shapes (see more about how to choose your size below).
How to measure your cervix
Insert a (clean) finger into your vagina.
Keep moving until the tip of your finger is touching your cervix.
You’ll be able to distinguish your cervix from the rest of your vagina, as the tissue is a little bit firmer than your vaginal walls.
It feels a little like the tip of your nose. If you can only get one joint of your finger in then you have a very low cervix.
Two joints? You have an average cervix height.
If you can fit your entire finger into your vagina before you touch your cervix then you have a high cervix.
Your questions (answered by us!)
Where are your cups made?
Our brand was born in China and so are all our new products – including our cups!
We are determined to bring production of all our future innovations back to Asia in order to reduce our carbon footprint. The women on our team proudly use our products and we promise, our top quality production partners always adhere to our strict ethical and hygiene standards.
What are your cups made of?
Our cups are made from silky-smooth 100% medical grade
silicone. This silicone contains 0 nasty chemicals and can be safely worn inside the body. Its unique flexy-fit technology means that it is soft enough to be comfortably inserted into our bodies and intuitively fits to your shape once inside. We know this because we use them too :)
How does the cup work?
The cup, unlike pads and tampons, collects rather than absorbs your menstrual blood. It sits lower in the vaginal canal than a tampon and creates a vacuum or seal against the walls of the vagina which means it will stay in place and prevent any leaks.
How long can I use the cup for?
Your cup is totally safe to use for up to 5 years!
How often should I change the cup?
You should change your cup every 4-12 hours, but it depends slightly on your flow. A heavier flow you may need to change more frequently.
What size cup should I buy?
There are two sizes of cup, Small and Large. If you are over 30 OR have experienced a vaginal birth OR do a lot of regular physical exercise you may need to use the large cup. If more than one of these apply we definitely recommend the large cup.
What are the risks of using a cup?
Similar to tampons, Toxic Shock Syndrome or TSS is a risk of using the cup. Cups carry a very small risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome or TSS.
TSS is a rare, serious and occasionally fatal disease caused by fast breeding bacteria. TSS can occur in men or women but by using a cup, and leaving it in too long, women can experience a slightly higher risk of contracting TSS.
The likelihood of developing TSS are extremely low, a study by the University of Utah suggested around 1 in 100,000. The
symptoms of TSS are similar to flu- elevated temperature,
dizziness and vomiting. If you are using a cup and experience any of these symptoms remove your cup immediately and seek
Can I use the cup if I'm a virgin?
Yes you can. Using a cup will not affect your virginity- only having sex will do that. But using a cup can cause your hymen to stretch or even, in some cases, tear- this does not affect your virginity though- as some women do not have hymens or indeed they break some time before losing their virginity.
Are they designed for Asian women?
Anatomically Asian womens’ vaginal canals are no different to women from other nationalities – yet another myth about women’s bodies we’re here to bust! Cups can be used by all women safely and comfortably.