There are a few things that make me cringe about being a Mummie (or a woman for that matter.) Shaving is pretty high on my list. It is really NOT my favorite task and one I try to avoid for as long as possible. But there is one woman-ey experience that makes me cringe above all others! It goes by many names... Aunt Flow, Cousin Red, the curse, red tide...... You guessed it... the MONTHLY MENSTRUAL CYCLE! Ohhhh I remember a time I would BEG for my body to reach that gate of woman hood. To be like all of my friends (I was a late bloomer.) But NOW?! I find myself literally saying profanities when I see the beginnings of Aunt Flow's visit. I will even inspect the toilet paper for ANY trace of pink, like CSI style inspect! Turn the paper this way and that way, under this light- under that light. I mean really.... our local CSI department should hire me. I am THAT good.
I know that having our monthly cycle really is not a curse... but a blessing. If not for our cycles, we could not have the miracle of children. I know it is Nature's way of "cleaning out our insides"..... but perhaps Nature could have come up with a different way that was... oh I don't know.... less painful and less messy?! (Just a thought.)
But think about it... if it wasn't for the mess (that can seem SUPER gory), the strict way you have to sleep to prevent any leakage at night and the pain (Think a giant's hand reaching up into my uterus, snatching hold of my insides and trying to YANK them out the way it went in!) Aunt Flow would not be so bad. If one could fix one of those... it would be a bit easier to deal with.....
BUT WAIT.... there IS someone doing something about one of those! Please allow me to introduce our next December Bash Elf, Lunette!
Now, I have been using a different menstrual cup for 2 years, and although I prefer it over pads (never liked Tampons) I was still having some issues with it. I would struggle to get it in just right (to prevent leaking) and at times I would give up trying to put it in. If it hurts then it is in wrong and after the tenth time of trying to insert it... I would give up and resort to pads. The cup I was using has a "one year life span" and seeing how I was at my two year mark.... I decided I should look for something else.
But I came across another company and thought I would give them a try. I am so glad I did.
At Lunette, they say "for nicer periods" and they could not have been any more correct. Their customer service is AMAZING and they answered all of my questions without hesitation.
The Lunette Cup comes in two sizes, model 1 and model 2. Model 1 is smaller and for women who have lighter to moderate menstrual flow, while model 2 is bigger for normal to heavier flow. I LOVE Lunette's sizing guide. Not only is it full of great information but they also suggest you contact them if you have not sure which size you should get. Well... I was not sure which size to get! According to their sizing guide I could use both models. So I contacted my lovely United States Lunette Representative, Caron, and she helped me out. She decided to send me BOTH sizes (for the review) so I could find my perfect fit.
Here is a unique selling plus... Lunette Cups come in different COLORS!!! Oh my gosh! COLORS! Because our insides deserve to feel pretty too!
So here are my Lunette Cups:
Please meet Cynthia (Model 1) and Selene (Model 2)
This way you can see the size difference between model 1 and model 2.
Here is what I have done (I have used Cynthia for two months now and have made some personal adjustments.)
I decided to try Cynthia first because it is smaller. The other cup I have been using was a size 2 (the bigger size) and was wondering if that has been my problem.
I found I had to trim Cynthia's stem a few times before I no longer felt it (As seen in photo.) What I LOVE about the Lunette Cup's stem is it is SOLID silicone. For some reason I prefer that to the hollow stem of my previous menstrual cup. In comparison, Lunette's stem feels softer and is easier to clean too.
The size of Cynthia made the WORLD of difference for me! Not only is it smaller (and PURPLE!!) but the silicone is also softer... which works out so much better for my insides. I have not had any issues with folding and inserting, or even rotating it to fit. With my previous cup, I would struggle with having it "unfold" itself after I inserted it. Which caused MANY attempts to get it right. But With Lunette Cup (model 1) this has not been a problem. Keeping it clean is also a bit easier. I would struggle to get the teeny holes kept free of "debris" with my previous cup... but not so hard with Lunette Cup. The silicone seems to be soft enough to make cleaning that much more easier.
All in all I LOVE my Cynthia. She is now a great friend of mine... and even though I still curse at the first sight of Aunt Flow... my next phrase is "Where is Cynthia!?!!!!"
(I want to be honest with you... I know where Cynthia is right now... she is helping keeping em CLEAN as I type this giveaway! HURRAY FOR LUNETTE!!!!)
Lunette is ready to bring the BASH to this December! They are giving away ONE Lunette Cup (of the winner's choice) to one of our Mummies! WOOT WOOT!!! So what do you say.... give it a try! Not only will you be happy and cleaner but your insides will be a bit more colorful too!
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(OPEN TO CANADA, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO!!!!)
Mummie only puts her seal of approval on special items. Lunette gets a Mummie Approved stamp! The words and opinions above are mine and mine alone. Lunette sent me a set of Lunette Cups at no cost to me in exchange for a review.