Lunette Menstrual Cup Models
Factors to Consider when choosing a Lunette Menstrual Cup Model
Light to normal flow
All Lunette menstrual cups are soft and pliable, however, Lunette Cup Model 1 is made of softer silicone than Lunette Cup Model 2.
- The diameter is 41 mm (1.6 inches) by 47 mm (1.9 inches).
- The stem measures 25 mm (1 inch).
- The volume of the cup is 25 ml (0.85 fl oz).
- Measuring lines: 5ml (0.17 oz) and 13.5ml (0.46 oz).
Normal to heavy flow
All Lunette menstrual cups are soft and pliable, however, Lunette Cup Model 2 is made of firmer silicone than Lunette Cup Model 1.
- The diameter is 46 mm (1.8 inches) by 52 mm (2 inches).
- The stem measures 20 mm (0.8 inches).
- The volume of the cup is 30 ml (1.0 fl oz).
- Measuring lines: 7.5ml (0.25 oz) and 15ml (0.5 oz)
Lunette also recommend you choose based on;
As a general rule, the bigger cup is best for a heavier flow and the smaller cup better for a lighter flow.
Since every woman's anatomy is different, Lunette sometimes recommends the smaller cup for heavier flow and vice versa.
The smaller Lunette cup was originally designed for younger women to use as their first cup. Young women usually have tighter vaginal muscles, and inserting the smaller cup might be easier. The muscles lose elasticity with age and hormonal changes, caused by factors such as pregnancy. These changes can affect the amount of menstrual flow quite radically, making one cup more apt than the other. Many women transfer to the bigger cup at some point in their life and generally speaking, Lunette size 2 is suitable for most adult women.
Lunette recommends the smaller Lunette cup to be used before first engaging in sexual intercourse, even if you have a heavy flow. Because your muscles and hymen are most likely quite tight, it is easier to insert the smaller cup.
If you have been pregnant, Lunette recommends the Lunette cup size 2, as the shape of the vagina changes during pregnancy. Hormones change the vaginal muscles and the hip bone structure.
Location of your cervix
With a thoroughly washed finger, you can see if you can reach your cervix during menstruation. If your cervix sits very low, it is better to choose the smaller Lunette, since it is shorter and most likely fits more comfortably into your vagina.
Sports that strengthen the core muscles extensively e.g. yoga or pilates, also have an effect on pelvic floor muscles. Many women who regularly participate in these kinds of physical activities have very strong vaginal muscles also later in life. If this applies to you, consider using Lunette size 1.
If you have an extremely sensitive bladder, the softer small size 1 might be better for you. Remember that most women can’t feel the cup at all, whichever size they choose.
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