1. Why switch to the cup?

It's time to put yourself and your body first. Lani is made from the highest quality medical grade silicone, made in California in FDA registered facilities. They are free of latex, BPA, perfumes, bleach, and all other chemicals that are harmful to the body.
We guarantee that it will make having your period much more enjoyable. Unlike tampons that absorb natural moisture from your vagina, Lani will not dry out, irritate, and alter the natural pH of your body.
Also, since you can reuse your Lani for years, you won't have to worry about having towels or tampons available when your period appears unexpectedly. Look no further in your bag for a tampon only to find that it is popped through its wrapper. No more padding under the sleeve at work to hide the fact that you go to the bathroom to change your tampon. 
Lani has three times the capacity of tampons, making heavier days much easier and making fewer trips to the bathroom.
Did we mention that you will also save some money along the way? Yes, about $ 20,000 throughout your menstrual life

2. Is it easy to use?

YES! While some women learn right away, it may take some practice for others, just like tampons take a little practice the first time.
Once you have familiarized yourself, you will find that your Lani is very easy to use! Sometimes, novice users prefer to try inserting it in the shower. Water helps with lubrication and you don't have to worry about the mess. New users can also use water-based lubricants if they think they need it.
The main thing is to make sure your cup opens properly once inserted and creates a vacuum seal. While you're getting used to it, don't be afraid to move your finger around the base of the cup to make sure it's fully open. If you notice any bending, we recommend gently pulling and pushing on the stem until it fits.

3. Are menstrual cups safe?

Using them correctly, menstrual cups can be even safer and cause fewer infections than sanitary pads and tampons. Read our review summary of The Lancet on our blog

4. Do cups cause infections?

No. However, if you have a vaginal infection before or during your menstrual cycle, do not use your menstrual cup as this can cause additional irritation and interrupt treatment. If you notice you have a yeast infection while using your menstrual cup, remove it until the infection is gone and boil the cup in water to make sure it is disinfected before the next cycle.

5. Can Lani increase my menstrual cramps?

If Lani is misplaced, it may put pressure on your cervix, bladder, or urinary tract. As it feels in the pelvic area you may think that they are menstrual cramps, but this is not the case. Try to identify where the pressure is being generated to move the cup away from that area, remove it and reinsert it. A well-placed cup should not be felt at all or cause pain or discomfort.

6. Can I get Toxic Shock Syndrome using Lani?

The risk of contracting TSS (toxic shock syndrome) while using a menstrual cup is extremely low. TSS is a rare but serious condition caused by toxins released by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Symptoms include fever, chills, dizziness, fatigue, muscle aches, or a skin rash. If you experience any of these symptoms, remove your Lani and consult a doctor. To stay safe, make sure you don't use your cup for more than 12 hours. TSS can only occur if the toxin enters the bloodstream. This can happen if you have an injury, which can be caused by sex, nails, tampons, or cups that are inserted without sufficient vaginal lubrication. If you are aware that you have an injury, avoid using your cup until you are healed. Wash your hands before and after changing your cup. If you have access to a sink, wash your cup after each use with mild soap and water. If you're in a bathroom without a sink, it's okay to just empty the cup and put it back in. It is important to properly clean the cup at the end of your cycle. If you have two cups, you can alternate and clean them after each use. To sterilize your cup, boil it for three minutes. If you have any questions send us an email: hola@lani.mx
7. Isn't it gross?
Not at all. You have to be comfortable with your body, and your menstrual flow, since you will be in touch with it. Once Lani is inserted correctly, it forms a seal. The cup collects menstrual flow. When you remove it, simply squeeze the base of the cup to release the suction, then gently pull down and empty the contents into the toilet or sink.
<h4> <span> 8. How often do I have to remove it? </span> </h4>
<p> Much less than what you would have to do with sanitary napkins or tampons, but the flow of each person is different. </p>
<p> On heavy days, you may need to empty your Lani up to four times a day (24 hrs), but later on you will probably only need to remove it two or three times every 24 hrs. It is not recommended that you leave your Lani inside your body for more than 12 straight hours; ideally, empty it every 8-12 hours. </p>
<h4> 9. Am I going to leak? </h4>
<p> <span> As long as Lani is properly inserted and emptied when necessary, it should not leak. However, leaks can occur from time to time, especially if your cup has not been opened properly. To check if Lani is open, run your finger across the base of the glass. It should be felt even around the corner. If you feel a bend, try twisting the cup a few times. It's also worth giving the stem a couple of gentle tugs after inserting your Lani to make sure a suction has formed. We recommend that the first time you use Lani, you use backup such as a panty liner just in case, but most women find that cups are much more reliable than tampons. Once you adapt you will not have any spill </span> </p>
<h4> <span> 10. Are there different sizes? </span> </h4>
<p> <span> At the moment, no. This Lani model was designed to fit the widest audience and is ideal for novice and cup experts alike. However, we want to hear your opinions. If you need a bigger or smaller cup, let us know in our email <a href="mailto:hola@lani.mx"> hola@lani.mx </a> and we will do our best to develop a cup that best suits you to your body. </span> </p>
<h4> 11. Does it smell? </h4>
<p> Unlike tampons and sanitary pads, blood does not mix with air. It is this combination that produces that unpleasant smell. The cups are practically odorless. If you see that your cup has a very strong odor, try changing it more often. Here are some other tips to combat odor: </p>
<li> Dry your cup in indirect sunlight for a few hours </li>
<li> Boil your cup for three minutes and add a little bit of baking soda </li>
<li> Check that you don't have a vaginal infection, the strong smell can be a sign of an infection. </li>
<h4> 12. How do I clean it? </h4>
<p> It is easy to care for and clean your Lani. Remember to wash your hands before inserting or removing your Lani. After removing it, empty and wash it, you can use tap water and mild soap (just make sure all soap residue is rinsed off). If you're not near a sink, it's okay to just empty it and reinsert it. Although you can wear your cup for up to 12 hours, we recommend changing it more often, if you can. </p>
<p> At the end of your period, properly clean your cup before putting it away.</p>
<h4> 13. Can Lani get lost or stuck inside my body? </h4>
<p> <span> No. Basically, your vagina is a dead end, Lani will not be able to get past the cervix. If your Lani has moved up and you can't feel the stem, don't panic! Bending over or squatting on the toilet and bearing down will help Lani to move down and you can grab the stem. </span> </p>
<h4> <span> 14. At what age can you start using Lani? </span> </h4>
<p> <span> There is no reason that teenage girls cannot wear cups. In fact, we have many teenage girls who wear Lani and love it. Lani is very soft and an excellent starting point for younger first time users. Some websites suggest that menstrual cups can interfere with the hymen. Essentially, inserting a cup is no different than inserting a tampon. The hymen stretches and / or breaks as the girl matures. Some women prefer not to wear cups or tampons for personal or cultural reasons, and that's fine. </span> </p>
<h4> <span> 15. Is it possible to travel with Lani? </span> </h4>
<p> <span> Lani is the perfect travel companion! Not only will you have more money to spend, but you will have more space in your suitcases and you will be more comfortable during your tourist days, no matter where you are in the world. If you think that while you are traveling you will not have a place to sterilize it, do not worry. Sterilize it beforehand and store it in its original bag and before inserting it on your trip, wash it well with soap and water. </span> </p>
<h4> <span> 16. Will the cup leak if I lie down or exercise? </span> </h4>
<p> No, if the cup is inserted correctly, a seal will have formed and this will prevent the cup from leaking. Because it has more capacity than tampons, your Lani is perfect to wear overnight </p>
<p> It is also ideal for extreme sports, yoga, swimming, cycling, gymnastics, etc., since it is comfortable, you will not feel it at all and you will not have leaks while doing what you most enjoy</p>
<h4> 17. Help! I don't feel my cup, I can't remove it, what do I do? </h4>
<p> <span> Take a deep breath and relax! Your Lani is still there, it has probably gone up a bit more than usual. Over the course of a day, your cervix can move up and down and your cup can move up and down with it. If you can't feel the stem of your Lani, the best thing to do is sit on the toilet or squat down and press and press with your pelvic floor muscles, a bit like pushing to go to the bathroom. This will help your cup move down and you should now be able to reach it. Do not try to use any instrument to remove it as you can damage the cup and your body. Nor is it necessary to go to a health professional to remove it. If you still have problems, write to us: </span> <a href="mailto:hola@lani.mx"> hello@lani.mx </a> </p>
<h4> 18. Can I use Lani with IUD or NuvaRing? </h4>
<p> Of course! Care should be taken with the IUD to ensure that your cup does not touch the strings of the IUD. We recommend talking to your doctor about using your cup with an IUD. They may want to shorten the strings to make sure they don't interfere with the cup. </p>
<p> Nuvaring vaginal ring is less complicated. Just make sure that when removing your Lani, you don't accidentally remove the ring. Also be careful that the ring does not interfere with the seal and the cup can open properly. </p>
<h4> 19. Information about shipments </h4>
<p> We have shipments throughout Mexico. At the moment we only ship within the Mexican Republic, but soon we will have international shippings. Stay tuned to our social networks or send us an email to <a href="mailto:hola@lani.mx"> hola@lani.mx </a> </p>
<p> From the moment we receive your order with your payment, you can expect for your Lani to arrive at your doorstep within 2-5 business days </p>
<h4> 20. When do I have to replace Lani? </h4>
<p> The material Lani is made from is very durable and can last up to 10 years. However, there are different individual factors that may require you to change your cup early. If you find signs of deterioration or wear on your cup it is time to change it. Similarly, if you had a vaginal infection while using Lani, you should change it. </p>
<h4> 21. What material is Lani made of? </h4>
<p> Lani cups are made of the highest quality medical grade silicone. They do not contain rubber, latex, BPA, heavy metals or other harmful chemicals for your body. </p>
<p> Lani cups are fully recyclable and are manufactured in California, USA in facilities and with FDA registered materials </p>