MeLuna consists of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer). However, this is not just any TPE - our TPE is specifically manufactured for the medical device industry. The production is very closely monitored.
The material is manufactured by Kraiburg GmbH in Germany. It was developed especially for such highly sensitive applications and has passed the mucosal irritation test with flying colors. You may have encountered this material before in items such as pacifiers. Due to the high standards that apply to baby products in Germany, you can be sure that it is top quality. The TPE used in MeLuna cups is BfR, FDA, 2002/72/EC and ISO 10993-10 certified.
Some of the reasons why we prefer TPE over Silicone are based on improved manufacturing practices that are possible with TPE.
Moreover, TPE feels smooth, dry and not sticky - its tactile properties are so different from silicone. Many products that have been made previously out of rubber or silicone, are now made out of TPE.
TPE has a lower incidence of causing an allergic reaction than silicone.
TPE is also a very pliable material that readily conforms to its surroundings for an even more custom feel for the wearer. You may find that over time your TPE cup becomes a bit more oval in shape after adjusting to its wearer’s shape. This is nothing to worry about. The cup will again conform to your shape the next time you wear it. If you ever would like to return the cup to its original completely round shape, simply boil the cup in hot water.
MeLuna is manufactured in Gunzenhausen, Germany.
The high quality, pure plastic granules are placed in a special molding machine to be melted and are then injected under high pressure into the MeLuna molds. The machinery is dedicated for use in the production of menstrual cups only. No other materials come in contact with it. The finished cups are then removed after cooling and all cups are immediately checked one by one. This means they will be assessed from all sides, it is also verified that no tiny air bubbles exist. If any errors are present, the item is not released for sale.
Depending on appropriate use and maintenance, MeLuna have shown in a wear test that they can withstand a minimum of 3 years of wear. Excessive exposure to UV rays will cause MeLuna to get brittle, which is why it should be kept out of the sun.
MeLuna can stay inside the body for up to 8 - 12 hours.
In principle, yes. However if the string has not been cut short, be careful whenever you use MeLuna to prevent from removing the IUD from your uterus. The string should not be allowed to get stuck between the MeLuna and your vaginal wall. It should remain inside the MeLuna cup. If you want to use MeLuna and an IUD, shortening of the string is recommended. As always please consult your gynecologist for further input.
Yes, you can. But please keep in mind that your hymen will probably tear.
No, absolutely not! MeLuna is not an effective contraceptive device
No, absolutely not! Wearing the MeLuna during sex can lead to internal injuries.
Yes, you can. MeLuna is not made from latex, but from TPE.
The raw material of MeLuna, TPE, does not contain any proteins, PVC, latex or silicone. Thus, an allergic reaction is highly unlikely.
This depends on several factors. We have compiled information about the size for you. Please click here for the size guide.
Yes, of course. Only patience and practice are required. After one or two menstrual cycles you will have mastered the handling of your MeLuna.
Comprehensive information on the use of the menstrual cup can be found by clicking here
Are you using the right size? The largest diameter has to seal the vagina to prevent leaking. If the cup is too small, it will not sit tight enough. Does the cup unfold inside the vagina? If not, your MeLuna is probably too large for you.
Applying a menstrual cup is very unfamiliar for many women. Some women have problems, to remove the cup during the first attempts. Please take enough time and keep calm. Our pelvic muscles react unfortunately quite sensitive to mental stress. That does not make things easier. Go into a squatting/sitting position. Try to press the menstrual cup outward gently by using your pelvic floor muscles. If you utilize the power of the pelvic floor muscles, it is mostly quite simple. After several attempts, removal will be as easy as the insertion.
Lubricants can be used to simplify insertion. Since MeLuna is not made from silicone, it will not be affected by silicone-based lubricants or fats and oils unlike like other menstrual cups made from silicone or latex for which oil based or silicone based lubricants are not recommended.
Unpleasant odors can be prevented. MeLuna should be removed every 8 to 12 hours. Some women have reported temporary changes of smell, which are likely due to various proteins in the blood. A menstrual cup may suddenly assume a different smell, although it has been cleaned as usual. Usually odors disappear when you place your disinfected MeLuna in a dry, well-ventilated place for several days.
Yes, of course you can also use your menstrual cup when exercising. Because of its flexible material, MeLuna will fit your vagina perfectly and will not affect your movement. For women participating in sports that particularly involve the core muscles we recommend the MeLuna Sport cup.
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