A period disc, also known as a menstrual disc or menstrual cup, 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.
Here is some important information about period discs:
- Design and Placement: A period disc is worn internally, as opposed to external menstrual products such as pads or tampons. It is folded up and inserted into the vagina, where it sits below the cervix and catches menstrual flow.
- No vacuum: In contrast to period cups, discs work without negative pressure, which increases comfort and can reduce pain.
- Size and Capacity: Period discs come in different sizes to accommodate different vaginal anatomies. They typically have a larger capacity than tampons or pads and can absorb more menstrual fluid without leaking. Depending on the brand, the capacity can range from 20 to 40 milliliters.
- Comfort and Flexibility: Period discs are made of soft and flexible material, making them comfortable to wear. They adapt to the shape of the vaginal canal and are usually not felt when inserted correctly.
- Period sex without problems: The discs are noticeable with little sexual activity.
- Reusability: Most period discs are reusable and can be cleaned and reused for multiple menstrual cycles, making them environmentally friendly. However, there are also disposable variants.
- Comfortable to wear without negative effects: When used correctly, period discs form a seal against the vaginal walls and prevent leakage. They collect menstrual blood rather than absorbing it, which can help maintain natural pH levels and reduce the risk of odor or discomfort.
- Use and Removal: Period discs can be worn for up to 12 hours before they need to be drained, rinsed and reinserted. To remove it, the user inserts a finger into the vagina, locates the edge of the disk and carefully pulls it out, being careful not to spill the collected fluid.
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