The Me Luna Menstrual Cup is an unusual cup in that it’s made from thermoplastic elastomer instead of medical grade silicone. The other unique thing is that it comes in a massive variety of sizes, lengths, and stem options, more than any other menstrual cup on the market today.
Find out the answers to a few of the common questions about the Me Luna Menstrual Cup here. Or, just check out our Meluna Cup Review.
How Long Can the Meluna Cup Last?
The lifespan of any menstrual cup mostly depends on how well you look after it. Be sure to keep it clean, and never store it in an airtight container.
The company says that their cup should last for a minimum of 3 years. Just be sure to keep it out of the sun because the UV rays can cause it to become brittle.
How Often Should I Empty the Me Luna Menstrual Cup?
The company recommends changing your period cup every 8-12 hours. You should take it out, clean it well and then reinsert it.
There are some recent studies out which show that the bacteria levels on menstrual cups might become quite high after 12 hours for example, and they suggest changing it more often than that. You might want to do it every 6-8 hours instead.
Is it Possible to Have Sex While Using the Meluna Cup?
This is definitely not recommended! It’ll feel extremely uncomfortable for both parties involved. You’d be much better off using the Ziggy Cup, a flat, flexible disc that fits below your cervix.
Why is the Me Luna Menstrual Cup Made from TPE?
The Meluna is unusual in the menstrual cup world in that it’s made from Thermoplastic Elastomer instead of silicone. Here’s why:
- Fewer people are allergic to TPE
- TPE is very pliable and will mold to your body shape after it heats up
- Toxic Shock Syndrome is less likely with TPE Cups than ones made from silicone
How Can I Disinfect the Meluna Cup?
The company recommends sterilizing your cup before first use, and also between periods. You can do this by boiling it in a pot of water on the stove for 3-5 minutes.
Be sure to keep an eye on things. The fastest way to ruin an expensive menstrual cup is to let it stick to the sides or bottom of the pot.
How Can I Use the Me Luna in a Public Bathroom
It’s most ideal to empty a menstrual cup at home, or somewhere with a private bathroom stall and sink.
If you don’t have access to this, there is a way! Here’s what you need to do:
- Wash your hands before going into the stall.
- Take your cup out and empty the contents into the toilet.
- Wipe your cup with a baby wipe, or spray it off with some water.
- Reinsert it.
- Wash your Meluna menstrual cup extra well when you get home.
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