What's the Lunette??
I loathe no-applicator tampons; what's the point? I love my Diva Cup (I recommend trimming the 'stem,' fyi!). For those who prefer pads, there are cloth pads you can buy that are washable.I've heard people who have tried the cup (gymnastics people) say they liked it but didn't want to do gymnastics in it. I have no idea why but since it's not very common among teens I guess it's hard to say. Since inserting it hard if the issue is with that part and not the feel then I guess it might not work. Tampons, try the OB kind, they are smaller, no applicator, although that could make things harder. The Playtex Sport kind are good, but I think the OB is more comfortable. If she's not allowed shorts, a dark colored leo and matching briefs.
i am assumiing she is quite young and seens as she hasnt evan started with tapons i think using a cup is a step to far to quick and thay may be cheaper but they are easier the older you are especially if you have gone through childbirth(i dont know why you think they are easier for teens). Let her try out applicator and non-aplicator as some people find one more preferable and although people say aplicators are best for starters, let her try non-aplicator
I persoally think its quite funny( not in a rude or direspectful sense) that you beleive that european speak more openly about menstation. As a european i do not feel that we talk more openly about menstartion than in america or australia ( though i dont know how openly people talk about it in arab and middle eastern and asian countries)I was a competitive gymnast in the 80's and used tampons- because of all of the stretching that gymnasts do- it did not hurt, and the only obstacle was my anxiety. I sustained an injury that prevented me from returning to gymnastics and joined my high school diving team, where my coach recommended the "moon cup" for the girls. It was as easy as tampons were, just took getting the hang of. I was lucky to have a mother in the medical field, whose knowledge, coupled with her European upbringing enabled her to talk openly about menstruation, my options, and there was never any shame or embarassment. I think, for the long run, an internal device would be the best bet. I am sure feminine hygiene sites have an animated flash instructional video. These with a mirror and a box of tampons and time alone to get familiar with herself should do the trick.