Let’s face it, periods can be a pain (literally) that can leave you feeling out of balance both mentally and physically. At Lunette we’re all about period power and getting you back to feeling You, in ways that are good for your body (and soul). Now you can sooth those aches and revitalise your mind whilst surrounding yourself in other-worldly gorgeous scents. Say Hello to your new period companion, Lunette Moodsmooth Remedy oil. This all-natural, handy-sized bottle of loveliness helps relieve menstrual symptoms of both the mind and body...and makes you smell like a goddess too! Made in collaboration with Frantsila (a family-run...

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Lunette Moodsmooth Remedy Oil - The Natural Remedy For Menstrual Symptoms
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From soccer games to period stains, here are six first-period stories we thought you would get a chuckle from, because who doesn’t like to hear about other people's period stories?
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6 First-Period Stories You'll Most Likely Relate To
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Every year on May 28th, Menstrual Hygiene Day  is celebrated in order to break the silence and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) plays in enabling menstruating people to reach their full potential. This year, Lunette wanted to focus on the similarities of the challenges menstruators face around the world because no matter what part of the world we come from menstruation is a taboo subject everywhere - we have all faced some shame or embarrassment in one way or another. We were so thrilled to have partnered with  Fida  International, an organization focusing...

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Menstruators of the world, unite for Menstrual Hygiene Day!
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When women first begin to research menstrual cups, they assume all cups are the same. Cups may look similar in shape, but they are indeed not the same. If you are researching menstrual cups, we would like you to know about seven features that make Lunette unique.
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7 Key Features That Make Lunette Cup Unique
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We’re seeing more and more cheap (like really cheap, like “too good to be true” cheap) menstrual cups being sold, especially on popular sites such as Amazon, and you know what they say about “too good to be true”...it often is.

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Watch out for “generic” and "cheap" menstrual cups
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Ovulation is a topic most of us know about but don’t fully understand, which is why we’re here to set some facts straight. Whether or not you and your partner are deciding to conceive, it’s important to understand what your body is doing and at what times, especially if getting pregnant is not in your current plans!
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Can I Get Pregnant When I’m Ovulating?
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Globally there are over 700,000 women in prisons at this moment, with some of the highest numbers
in the US, China and Russia. Regardless of why they are there or what kind of facility they are in we would all agree that, like their other gendered counterparts, they should have access to basic health care and sanitation (treatment of women in prisons around the world is a huge important topic, but one we can only touch upon briefly in this blog post! If you’re interested in reading more check out what The Marshall Project wrote!)
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Period Power: Periods and Prisons in Australia and New Zealand
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I began my menstrual journey at age 15 with a belted pad and knowledge that a week each month my body would betray me.

I was lost where periods were concerned and embarrassed to ask for help/advice because all my friends started at 12. My periods were so heavy that I wore plastic panties and still leaked often. I remember leaking on my clothing and what I sat on at school, on the bus and at home.

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My First Period Story: How My Relationship With My Body Changed My Life
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When did you get your first period? Teens with a uterus usually start their first period around the ages of 10-15. Although some young menstruators will be educated on what to expect before and during their period, there are many young teens who won’t.

The shocking truth is that in some countries nearly half of the people getting their period for the first time don’t know what is happening to them. With 60% feeling scared, 58% feeling embarrassed and nearly half saying they didn’t feel confident enough to tell anyone about it.

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Period Power: Education and Periods In Australia and New Zealand
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Recently we’ve been shedding some light on  why periods are powerful in society, not just in developing countries but right on our front door step too. From #PeriodPoverty, to girls missing out on school and even period shaming through the media (ugh, not cool!) we’ve still got a long way to go for menstruation equality! That’s why we’re all about the #PeriodPower this year. Over the next few weeks we’ll be diving into how people are affected by attitudes towards periods in different walks of life including in schools, prisons, homelessness and beyond. Why are we talking about periods in...

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Period Power: Periods in the Workplace
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According to the University of Otago, which analysed the latest census data from 2013, more than 40,000 people, or one in 100 New Zealanders, are now homeless. This includes those living rough, in emergency housing or living in substandard garages, and does not include those living in emergency accommodation such as night shelters.
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Period Power: Homelessness and Periods In New Zealand
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