• G.E Young

Is that a menstrual cup? No its a disc!

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

Its that time of the month again! Well, what have I got for you this time, surly menstrual cups and reusable sanitary pads are the only reusable options out there? NO ladies there are more options would you even believe it! Menstrual discs! Reusable menstrual discs at that.

Discs like cups are menstrual products which are inserted into the vagina and collect blood. Like the cup, this can hold blood for up to 12 hours but this will be different for each person and depends on their flow. The most exciting thing about the menstrual disc and why it has taken social media by storm recently is that the disk can 'supposedly' provide you with the period sex both you and your hormones desire but totally mess-free. If I am being honest I don't know how true this is and I am sure it doesn't work for every couple. But just the fact that it is being talked about gives me confidence that the stigmas around periods and period sex is becoming less. It also gives women confidence and a chance to feel sexy when they otherwise are feeling uncomfortable.

Menstrual discs are not just for those who want to have sex on their period. We must remember while the prospect of an embarrassment free quickie is very exciting, other people are just looking for more options for how to deal with their periods. According to Healthline "A cup sits in your vagina below your cervix and extends into your canal, depending on the type or brand you choose. A disc, on the other hand, fits back into your vaginal fornix, which is where your vaginal canal meets your cervix." (Healthline, Adrienne Santos-Longhurst, Feb 2020). Like the menstrual cup, it could help reduce period pains because of the way that a cup sits in your vagina. If you found that a cup hasn't suited you but you still want to give reusable a try this might be a better option for you. I have tried disposable menstrual discs before I knew of reusable ones and I did find that they were very comfortable and very discreet. If you found that the menstrual cup was always very noticeable and you didn't get on very well with them this might be a good one to try. Because of the way that they sit inside it makes them far less noticeable in my opinion but maybe a little more difficult to get out. As far as I am aware there aren't any scary stories about them getting stuck like some badly manufactured menstrual cups so that is a bonus to me. A leading brand in the menstrual cup industry called Felx has suggested that because of the way discs sit in your vagina that they do lesson period pain for some people.

So if you are still on the hunt for a reusable menstrual product maybe this one will be the right fit for you. Maybe you just want to get frisky and have some fun, either way, this is a good product to keep in mind and hopefully will suit you. As always I will leave a few links to some sites bellow for you if you are interested in purchasing a disc. Let me know if you decide to try one out!

1) Nixit cup £38 https://letsnixit.com/products/nixit-menstrual-cup?variant=15856471736392

2) Ziggy Cup £34.99 https://www.intimina.com/ziggy-cup?gclid=CjwKCAjwtNf6BRAwEiwAkt6UQr6mfUUieJGny_oXTDJXiNecZ4spDT7sc8WNZxfPFq87tRDpoGdsyhoCPQsQAvD_BwE

3) Lumma cup £31.67 (also buy one get one free right now) https://www.lummacups.com/

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