10 lucky MoM members will WIN a Lunette Menstrual Cup to help tackle that time of the month with ease.
About Menstrual cups
They are for the trendy minimalist or those who agree periods should be straightforward and fuss-free. Keep a clear head (and clean sheets) so you can focus on the important distractions in life.
All Lunette menstrual cups give you a comfortable, safe, odorless and eco-friendly period for up to 12 hours a day.
Easy to keep clean and lasting for several years, this product basically pays for itself after just 3 months!
Made with soft, medical grade silicon which is BPA and chemical free. It’s produced with the highest standards, testing and love.
Each Lunette menstrual cup comes with a matching pouch (so you can keep it with you for whenever you need) and a handy guide.
Tampons vs Menstrual cups
Ever feel you want to convert the world to menstrual cups but don’t have all the facts at your fingertips? Lunette have made it super easy for you with this straightforward “compare and contrast” list.
Benefits of using a menstrual cup
- They only needs to be emptied 2-3 times a day during normal flow. Most people empty the cup only in the morning and in the evening and you can sleep with the cup in which is a huge advantage over tampons (8 hours vs 12 hours).
- Menstrual cups contain the menstrual fluid. They’re non-drying and non-irritating to the vaginal tissue.
- Period cups save the planet, AND save money! No applicators. No wrappers. NO TRASH!
- No strings attached; no one can see that you are on your periods and you don’t need to have that “pee string”
- Menstrual cups are a one-time cost so the longer you use them, the more money you save.
- Medical grade silicone is safer than rayon or bleached cotton that are used in tampons.
- Some period cup users say they have less cramps with cups than with tampons. This might be due the fact that tampons absorb moisture, making the vagina dry, and also because they touch the cervix which is very sensitive for most. (Tampons are placed next to the cervix whereas cups sit lower in the vagina. So, people with sensitive cervixes tend to prefer menstrual cups).
Disadvantages of tampons
- Tampons need to be changed every 4-8 hours. (By the way, you should never wait more than 8 hours to change a tampon.)
- They absorb fluid, including lubricating vaginal fluids. Ouch!
- Excessive menstrual hygiene waste is harsh on the environment! Plastic applicators, wrappers, trash. Plus, if they’re not disposed of correctly, tampons can easily block drains.
- The average menstruating person will spend $84 per year on disposable menstrual protection.
- Organic tampons are better than normal ones but they still can leave fibers behind. These fibers can cause irritation and stay inside when the tampon is removed. In fact, in 2018, Kimberly-Clark announced a voluntary product recall after it had received reports from consumers aboutits U by Kotex tampons unraveling and/or coming apart upon removal, and in some cases causing users to seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body.
- If the tampon is too absorbent, it can cause micro cuts in the vaginal tissue, creating an environment for TSS bacteria to enter to bloodstream.
Lunette Menstrual Cups come in: Orange, violet, yellow, pink, blue, clear.
Please note this competition is open from 26th August 2020 until 28th September 2020 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.