We know that the menstrual period cycle brings about a series of hormonal and physical changes in our bodies, impacting reproductive health and overall well-being. Despite its importance, many of us face physical and emotional challenges related to the menstrual cycle. Menstrual period cramps, irregularities in the cycle, mood changes, and discomfort are just some of the common issues that can affect the quality of life for all of us during the menstrual period.

The design of a menstrual disc allows it to sit at the base of the cervix, applying less pressure to the vaginal canal compared to tampons. This reduced pressure can potentially decrease the intensity of cramps for many users.

The Menstrual Cycle: A Cyclical Journey

To understand where this comes from internally, it's a very intricate and complex process, where the lining of the uterus is shed, an ovarian follicle matures and prepares an egg for ovulation, prepares for a possible pregnancy, and if that doesn't occur, the cycle ends, and menstruation begins again. These various menstrual period stages are controlled by a complex interaction of hormones that trigger the necessary changes in the body to facilitate fertilization and pregnancy.

With all this, the menstrual cycle ends up requiring the frequent use of products that facilitate and resolve the challenges we face. Over the years, the initial solutions that helped us so much actually caused an environmental problem associated with the disposal of menstrual products, such as pads and tampons. Millions of tons of menstrual product waste end up in landfills each year, contributing to environmental pollution and posing a risk to ecosystems.

Menstrual Cups: A Sustainable Alternative that Promotes Our Well-Being

So, in 2018, Lumma developed its menstrual disc and started operations in 2020 as a popular and sustainable alternative to traditional disposable menstrual products. Made of medical-grade silicone, reusable, durable, and environmentally friendly. They also offer a range of benefits for us all, including reducing the incidence of vaginal infections, as they do not interfere with the natural vaginal flora like tampons can do.

In addition to their practical benefits, menstrual discs can also promote a greater connection to and understanding of the menstrual cycle. By monitoring menstrual flow and observing changes in our bodies throughout the cycle, we can develop greater awareness of our reproductive health and well-being.

It's time to embrace the menstrual cycle as part of who we are and celebrate its beauty and complexity.