In today’s episode, I have the founder of Lunette, Heli Kurjanen on the show. We talk about what inspired Heli to start this company and go through some of the most common questions women have about menstrual cups, how to use them, and why so many women are switching over to them.
Topics discussed in today’s episode:
- What inspired Heli to create Lunette
- How is Lunette different to other menstrual cups on the market
- Why are so many women switching to menstrual cups and other reusable menstrual products
- The environmental impact of disposable menstrual products
- Why menstrual cups are actually more effective in capturing menstrual blood because of their design
- How can using menstrual cups help you connect with your body
- The many many benefits of switching to menstrual cups
- Can teenagers use menstrual cups? Is there a minimum age for use?
- The social construct of “virginity” and how it relates to menstrual products
- The cultural taboos around women touching our own bodies
- When and why do menstrual cups leak?
- What can you tell about your health by paying attention to your period blood
- How do you insert a menstrual cup? Heli gives us step-by-step instructions
- How to change your menstrual cup if you’re using a public washroom
Connect with Heli.
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In 2016 Dr. Marjorie Dixon created Anova with the goal to be the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality and humanized fertility and reproductive care. Anova Fertility has created the first next-generation IVF lab in Canada. Anova is celebrating her 1st birthday this month. If you are in the Toronto area and are interested in learning more about IVF from Anova’s medical team, we welcome you to sign-up for IVF 101 Education Session at our centre. You can visit http://fertilityfriday.com/anova/ for more information. If you live out of the country you can email [email protected] to request a medical consultation over Skype (there is a fee associated with this service).
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