Well, that escalated quickly.
I have been writing this blog for three and a half years now, and I have never had a post blow up as much as the one last week about how best to contain the blood pouring out of your nether regions on the regular--that being the Lunette menstrual cup. Not even close.
This told me something very important: that post desperately needed to be written.
And also: I’m less interesting than periods, as a general rule.
But I’ll deal with my existential crisis later.
Ladies, it is time to take better care of our genitalia. It is time to stop accepting the “good enough” that the tampon companies feed us. It is time to stop shoving wads of unsanitary cotton wrapped in plastic that is wrapped in more plastic up ourselves...
...it is time to join the future. The future of magical silicone cups that just pop up in there and stay and don’t feel like a dildo and don’t cause insane cramps or TSS or BV or UTI's or any other scary-sounding abbreviations, and actually let you do all the running and jumping and skiing and shit that tampons supposedly let you do (according to their commercials).
It is time to try the Lunette menstrual cup.
For those of you who didn't read the last post or need a refresher, here is a quick rundown of why:
I calculated it, and I am using about 3,600 fewer tampons per year. That is a loooooot of plastic, my friends. Not to mention the environmental cost of production. Lunette is not only a greener option because of the reduced waste, they are also a green-minded company, with an environmentally-friendly factory and boxes made of recycled material. This is reason enough on its own, in my opinion, never mind all the other awesome stuff.Menstrual cups are MY favorite!
I calculated this too, and I am saving about $120 per year with the Lunette. Even if you subtract the $40.00 initial cost, you still save $80.00 the first year and it goes up to $120 after that--and this thing will last many, many years! For most women the amount saved is probably even higher (I don’t think the majority of women buy Costco 90-packs like I did).I stay in your pocket, and out of your vagina! (Unlike the Republicans!)
It is medical grade silicone, so it is non-absorbent and allows your body to shed everything it needs to. It is not made in some dubious factory that probably drops them on the ground all the time and then puts them back on the assembly line like tampons, and even if it were it wouldn't matter because it is silicone, so you can just boil it in vinegar and you know it's fucking clean. Probably cleaner than anything else you own. It's also safer--there have been zero reports of TSS from use of a menstrual cup (unlike tampons).I'm gross!
I swear to god you can't tell there's anything in there. You have to remind yourself to empty it, because you can just forget you're on your period.Don't forget about me!
It only has to be changed every 12 hours, which means I almost always get to change it in my own bathroom. There is no applicator to throw away. You will never have to touch those nasty bathroom stall wastebins again. When you're camping you don't have to pack out used tampons. The blood goes in a hole just like poop. You don't have to wrap your applicators in TP and bury them in the garbage basket at a guest's house, terrified someone will walk in and see the evidence. There is no evidence. It is all inside you. It is amazing.There is no appropriate picture for this one, so enjoy this happy clam.
You should know I’m still not getting paid for this, and I wouldn’t accept it if they offered. I have never promoted a single product I didn’t believe in 100% and I never will, and I think getting paid specifically for doing it takes away from the reader’s trust in that. But Lunette saw my last post and apparently they don’t think I’m horribly offensive, they think I’m hilarious.Me too! Nothing but quality humor up in here.
They got so excited about it that they not only didn’t ask me to cease and desist, they asked me to do a giveaway! Which, of course, is at least as exciting for me as it is for them. It’s like the giving part of Christmas except more important and awesome because it’s for a really good cause plus it’s not the kind of thing you could give someone for Christmas even if you wanted to.
So here’s the giveaway. There are a few different things you can do to earn extra entries, so be sure to look them through!
And if you want to go buy one instead of waiting for the giveaway, you can find them on Amazon:
Or the Lunette Website:Lunette Store
Good luck ladies!
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