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What are menstrual discs?

A period disc, also known as a menstrual disc or femdisc, is a menstrual product that is inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual blood. It is a flexible, disc-shaped device made of medical-grade silicone or other soft materials.

Disks are worn internally, unlike external menstrual products such as pads or tampons. They are folded and inserted into the vagina, where they sit below the cervix and collect menstrual flow.

In contrast to period cups, discs work without negative pressure, which increases comfort and can reduce pain.

Femdiscs come in different sizes to accommodate different vaginal anatomies and can hold more menstrual fluid without leaking. The capacity can range from 20 to 40 milliliters, depending on the brand.

Period sex without problems: The discs can be opened with little sexual activity.

All our menstrual discs are reusable for around 3-5 years, which makes them environmentally friendly. However, there are also disposable versions, especially in the UK and the USA.

Menstrual discs collect your blood instead of absorbing it, so the natural pH level is not disturbed and the risk of dryness, pain and the build-up of germs or fungi is reduced. Yay!

Menstrual discs can be worn for up to 12 hours before they need to be emptied, rinsed and reinserted. To remove them, insert a finger into the vagina, find the edge of the disc and gently pull it out. In the beginning, this is often bloodier than with cups, so give yourself a few cycles until it feels good.

Have you heard of self-emptying? It's a cool trick, come over and we'll discuss it. (Or watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEdHd1ofSW8 )

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