Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is an infection caused by bacteria entering the bloodstream through wounds or mucous membranes. Like with any period care product, you cannot have zero risk of TSS.
A clean, properly used menstrual cup means the chances of getting TSS are very small. Take good care of personal hygiene and always choose a trusted brand. Our cups are made from the highest medical grade silicone, which is BPA free and contains no chemicals.
In order for TSS to occur, bacteria needs to enter the bloodstream. This is where tampons and menstrual cups differ. Tampons can dry out the vagina (up to 35% of the fluids they absorb are natural secretions for lubrication) and can be abrasive on the vaginal wall, causing micro-scratches. Menstrual cups do not absorb natural secretions, keeping the vagina lubricated and not causing these micro-scratches.
Menstrual cups have been a trusted period care product for decades, with Lunette Menstrual Cups being sold since 2005. To date, there are no TSS cases related to Lunette. Additionally, there have only been 2 cases of TSS reported globally in connection to other menstrual cup brands since their invention in the 1930s. It is an extremely rare, potentially fatal disease occurring in those with or without a uterus, and children.
· sudden high fever
· sore throat
· diarrhea · dizziness
· a rash resembling sunburn
· muscle aches
· fainting or blackouts
Early recognition and cure is vital, so if you have some of the symptoms mentioned above, remove the menstrual cup immediately, contact your doctor and express your concerns about the possibility of TSS.