Cups and Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is quite a rare, possibly lethal condition. It was described in 1978 for the first time. In more than half of the cases it occurs with women and girls during their period or shortly after it. It occurs more frequently with women younger than 30 years of age. With adolescents, more than 90 % of cases related to the use of tampons. There are many causes of TSS and this condition affects not only women, but men and children as well.
Cups and Toxic Shock Syndrome
Unlike tampons and napkins, our menstrual cup is made of a material that was designed to be implanted into the human body therefore doesn’t pose any risks and is used in medicine for more than 60 years. Because of the material used, our menstrual cup doesn’t affect the natural environment of your body. No changes in pH, no drying the membranes, no bacteria multiplication and no allergic reactions. As there is still a risk of TSS with menstrual cups, the risk is significantly lower.
If you have been diagnosed with TSS before, do not use any internal vaginal products including LUNACUP menstrual cup.

Please observe the following hygiene procedures:
  • Remove the cup and rinse it with water at least every 12 hours.
  • Sterilize your cup at the end of every period.

  • If you suffer from any kind of inflammation caused for example by injuries, kidney or urinary tract infections, gum inflammation refrain from using a cup temporarily.

  • In case of sudden fever, rash, blood pressure fall, diarrhea, vomiting, remove the cup and visit your general practitioner.

  • Do not lend the cup you use to anybody, not even for just showing, not to mention testing.

  • Keep your cup in a supplied pouch in a dry, clean place with sufficient air circulation.