Lena Cups are among the most popular menstrual cup brands in the world. Despite being a newcomer to the scene, it has some of the best user reviews and ratings in the category over on Amazon.
Check out these 10 facts you need to know about the Lena Cup, Or, make sure to check out our full review here: Lena Menstrual Cup Review.
Fact #1: Lena Cups are Eco-Friendly
The company isn’t really clear about how often you need to replace the Lena Cup. But, most people find that top-quality menstrual cups can last for 5-10 years.
This potentially replaces hundreds of tampons, and as many as 16,000 over the course of a lifetime.
A few Lena Cups vs. thousands of tampons? That’s a huge difference for our environment and if you’re looking to go zero-waste, then you’ll need to make the switch sooner, rather than later.
Fact #2: You Can Lower your Risk of TSS
To date, there has been only 1-2 reported cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome from a menstrual cup. Compare this to the hundreds of cases each year from tampons.
Of course, there are more tampons users than menstrual cups ones so this must be accounted for. What is clear is that you can lower your risk of toxic shock syndrome by making the switch to the Lena Cup.
For more details, check out: Toxic Shock Syndrome Warning Signs.
Fact #3: You’ll Save Money, Thousands of Dollars of It
Who doesn’t like to have a bit more money in the bank at the end of the month? I know that I sure do. And I’d guess that you do too!
That’s why you should make the switch to the Lena Cup. Although it does cost a bit up-front, you’ll save thousands of dollars over the lifetime when compared to tampons.
And there’s more good news. The Lena Cup is often a few dollars cheaper than one of the older, more established brands like the Lunette Cup.
Fact #4: There are Two Sizes of Lena Cups
The Lena Cup comes in two sizes: small, and large.
The small Lena Cup is for first time cup-users with a regular flow. The large has a higher capacity and is great if you have a heavier flow.
Fact #5: Lena Menstrual Cup Materials
The Lena Cup is made from medical grade silicone in the USA. Most menstrual cups are made from this same material, although the Meluna Cup is made from Thermoplastic Elastomer, while the Keeper Cup is made from Latex.
In terms of safety, medical grade silicone has been used in numerous products for decades with excellent results. The Lena Cup is truly a product that you can feel safe putting into your body.
Fact #6: Lena Cup Capacity
The volume of the small Lena Cup is 25 ml, while the large is 30 ml. Compare this to the Diva Cup that holds 30 ml for both the small and large versions. For reference, a jumbo tampon holds around 10 ml.
If you have a light to normal flow, you’ll find that this capacity works well. However, if you have a very heavy period, then you might want to consider a high-capacity menstrual cup that holds up to 50 ml.
Fact #7: Soft, and Firm Lena Cup Models
There are two firmness options for the Lena Menstrual Cup, regular and sensitive. Most people find that the regular model works well and is very easy to insert.
However, some people may experience discomfort or cramps from a menstrual cup. If this is the case for you, you’ll want to switch to a softer menstrual cup. Definitely give the Lena Sensitive a try!
Fact #8: Can be Worn for up to 12 Hours
You’re probably used to changing your tampon every 8 hours because of the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome.
The good news is that the Lena Cup can be worn for up to 12 hours with no problems. Put it in before bed, sleep through the night, have a leisurely breakfast, and then change your Lena Cup. It’s how life should be!
Fact #9: Lena Cups are Designed to Sit Low in the Vaginal Canal
Many people who are new to menstrual cups push their cup way too far into their vaginal canal. The Lena Cup is actually designed to sit as low as possible, just so that the stem isn’t sticking out of you.
Try it out for yourself. You’ll probably have less leaking, and find it easier to insert and remove.
Fact #10: Removal of Lena Cups: Break the Seal First
A common mistake that people make when removing their Lena Cup is to not break the suction seal first. They just grab the stem and pull.
However, this isn’t ideal because it can damage your Lena Cup, and if you wear an IUD, it can dislodge it.
The best way to remove the Lena Menstrual Cup is to squeeze the base of the cup in with two fingers. Then pull it out gently.
Only pull down on the stem if you can’t grasp the base.
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