Heli Kurjanen, VD Lunette, har talat inför FN: s generalförsamling

Heli Kurjanen, VD Lunette, har talat inför FN: s generalförsamling ”Vårt uppdrag är att ha en ärlig och inspirerande konversation om menstruation så att vi kan motivera till positiva känslor om mens och förändra världen - en kopp i taget.” Under onsdagen så talade Heli (@HeliK_Lunette), VD för Lunette, vid FN: s generalförsamling i den viktiga diskussionen om ”The role of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Economic Empowerment of Women.” ”När kvinnor och flickor befrias från motgångar och problem, som kommer till följd av att ha mens, då kan de släppa lös sin totala frigörelse. Tyvärr finns...

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Heli Kurjanen, VD Lunette, har talat inför FN: s generalförsamling
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How often do I need to empty my menstrual cup?

This month we’re celebrating all the ways we can use 12 hours when we don’t have to worry about our period (Yaass Queeen)! But what’s the deal with the 12 hours? How often should I be emptying my menstrual cup really? Here’s all you need to know: How long can I keep the Lunette menstrual cup in for? The Lunette menstrual cup can be used for up to 12 straight hours. Of course everyone is different and those with a heavier flow may need to empty their cup more often (more on that below). Why 12 hours? The Lunette menstrual...

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How often do I need to empty my menstrual cup?
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Period Ads Are Out – Real Menstruating Humans Are In!

Tired of seeing those period commercials that show us how absorbent their tampons or pads are from a blue liquid representing our period blood? (they’re SO OFF if they think our vaginas are producing that color). Okay okay, in all seriousness, I don’t think I’ve ever been able to relate to a single one of those period commercials, have you? If I’m wearing a pad and doing yoga at the same time, there’s absolutely no way I’m going to feel fresh and comfortable, and I’m definitely not all smiles during my period week! If tampon and pad commercials were honest,...

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Period Ads Are Out – Real Menstruating Humans Are In!
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How to clean your Lunette cup in a public restroom – like a boss

Public restrooms – some are nice and clean, others…not so much. But in the unavoidable situation, when you gotta go, you gotta go! If being on your period didn’t already change your V plans for the week, dumping your menstrual fluid in a public restroom sounds just as terrifying as cleaning it. (Come on, we know you’re thinking it). What do you do when you absolutely have to empty your cup but waiting until you get home is out of the picture? Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you to run to the sink that’s on the other side...

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How to clean your Lunette cup in a public restroom – like a boss
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I went to a music festival on my period, and I survived!

This past April I attended Weekend 1 of Coachella Music and Arts Festival, and yes, it was all I could ever imagine. Except there was a teeny thing I brought with me that I probably wouldn’t have if I had a choice…my period.  Yep. I was bleeding during this fun-filled weekend where the sun has no mercy on you, dressing “casual” is frowned upon, the smell of the porta potties make you gag (and are infested with flies), and 100,000 people are exchanging sweat and tears. But hey, the music was great and the oversized art installations were totes Instagram...

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I went to a music festival on my period, and I survived!
tagged in cupwipes, menstrual cup, periods, periods and summer
Heading to the beach? Don’t forget your Lunette cup!

Okay okay, summer is one of our favorite seasons at the Lunette HQ. We get to forget about the winter scarves and coats, and bring out the trendy swimsuits and sandals – oh and eat açaí bowls all day everyday. Those endless summer nights, tan lines, hikes, and the beach – it’s truly paradise for three straight months. Whether you live 5 minutes from the beach or have to take a plane to get some sand between your toes, you’re bound to get your period on one of those beach trips! Don’t let your period stop you from getting in...

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Heading to the beach? Don’t forget your Lunette cup!
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Yeast Infection and Periods

Candidiasis is a common female ailment, which is likely to occur in every woman at least once in her life. It is caused by an overgrowth of yeast called Candida albicans that occurs naturally in us all. When the fungus in the vagina has been escalated to grow too much, it causes a vaginal yeast infection. The symptoms and the cause Candidiasis symptoms of infection are intense itching and burning, as well as chunky vaginal discharge. The vulva mucous membranes may show redness and small ulcers. Abdominal pain and fever don’t belong to the symptoms, and if they occur you...

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Yeast Infection and Periods
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Myths about menstrual cups

Menstrual cups are connected at least to so many myths as the menstruation itself. Does the blood indeed flow back into the womb when the cup is full? Is it true that only women who have already given birth can use the larger cup? We put all the facts on the table and gathered together the most common myths and truths here. MYTH: When the cup is full, the blood flows back into the uterus. TRUTH: Wrong! The blood flows into the vagina and thus into the cup through the tiny hole in the cervix. It is not possible that...

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Myths about menstrual cups
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Can a period product be a feminist choice?

Can a period product be a feminist choice? Yes it can, and we’ll tell you how. We get it. Not everyone experiences their period in the same way. For some, being on your period is not at all a positive experience. Obviously, the team members at Lunette are proud of ours periods and we are happy to celebrate our bodies ability to menstruate! (Fun fact: Not all bodies menstruate. And not all people who menstruate identify as women.) Periods are red, not blue. Period blood is red. Period. You don’t need to shame your periods. Approximately one billion people are...

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Can a period product be a feminist choice?
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8 FAQ About Menstrual Cups

Menstrual cups are hardly a new idea. In fact, the first menstrual cup was invented in 1937 by a woman named Leona Chalmers. It was met with a lot of resistance and didn’t make as big as an impact as Chalmers had hoped. Over the years, menstrual cups have become more and more popular but, still, people have a lot of questions about this seemingly-odd bell-shaped cup. Understandably! With pads and tampons being the most mainstream types of period care products, it can be hard to find solid information on menstrual cups. Fear not - we are here to answer...

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8 FAQ About Menstrual Cups
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Teens & Menstrual Cups: Tips for First Time Use

How old is old enough to use a Lunette menstrual cup? The answer is - if you are old enough to menstruate, you are old enough to use a Lunette. Girls as young as 14 have successfully used a Lunette for their period. However, sometimes a little extra time is needed to get used to the process. Lunette size 1 - Designed for younger users We designed our smaller Lunette menstrual cup (size 1) specifically for younger users. Not only is it smaller and shorter -- it is squishier in consistency for easier insertion.   If I am a virgin,...

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Teens & Menstrual Cups: Tips for First Time Use
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Top Menstrual Cup FAQs

The Lunette team really do like receiving your questions, comments and concerns - YES, even the really unique ones! We understand that menstrual cup use doesn't come easy to everyone and a few questions might arise regarding your anatomy and how the cup works. We want to help you love your Lunette menstrual cup just as much as we do! How are menstrual cups different than tampons? The Lunette menstrual cup is made of medical grade silicone…not cotton or rayon- which can dry you out. Plus, the Lunette cup’s capacity is much greater than tampon’s. The Lunette model 2 can...

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Top Menstrual Cup FAQs
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