DR. JANE: "How Safe Are Menstrual Discs?"

DR. JANE: "How Safe Are Menstrual Discs?"

DR. JANE: "How Safe Are Menstrual Discs?"
Written by Dr. Jane Van Dis

I’m Dr. Jane van Dis, a board certified OB/GYN with 13 years of experience working in women’s health. I love caring for women and empowering them to learn more about their reproductive system, their anatomy and their menstrual cycle.

I joined The Flex Company because not all feminine products fit all women’s bodies or lifestyles.

Women deserve a choice when it comes to their monthly cycle, and FLEX offers women more flexibility when it comes to being on their period and exercising, traveling, or having sex with their partner.


What’s wrong with tampons or pads?

Many women experience discomfort during their periods, and I believe that menstrual products are partially to blame. When we wear a tampon or pad, we’re constantly reminded that we’re undergoing a really uncomfortable experience.

  • Tampons (including organic tampons) can be very irritating, causing vaginal inflammation or an imbalance in your pH, which can lead to frequent yeast or bacterial infections.
  • Tampons can also worsen cramps for many women because they don’t allow air to escape the body during menstruation, leading to bloating.
  • In addition, tampons leak and require changing 4-5 times per day, and pads can carry an unpleasant odor.

What are the benefits of a FLEX menstrual disc?

FLEX is an innovative product called a menstrual disc. It was designed to solve many of the problems caused by traditional menstrual products such as tampons and pads.

FLEX was designed by women and works by collecting (rather than absorbing) menstrual fluid.

It’s disposable and worn for up to 12 hours of leak-free period protection. It can also be worn during intercourse for mess-free period sex (but FLEX is not a contraceptive and will not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases).

What does usingFLEX menstrual disc feel like?

Many women find that it’s soft, flexible design helps prevent period cramps that are caused by tampons. FLEX Disc holds about 4 tampons worth of fluid and should not leak if inserted properly. It is designed to fit anyone with a periodand can be worn during all of your normal activities, such as swimming or exercise.

Is FLEX approved?

FLEX is FDA registered, hypoallergenic, and made without silicone or natural rubber latex.

 

Try FLEX Disc today

  • Your period
  • Your lifestyle
  • Your concerns

Typically, how many days is your period?

How heavy is your flow on your heaviest days?

When did your last period start?

How many weeks do you typically have between periods?

What period product do you use most frequently?

How disruptive can your period be to your life?

What bothers you most about having your period?

What is the one thing you wish you could change about your period?

  • < 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • 4 Days
  • 5 Days
  • 6 Days
  • 7 Days
  • > 8 Days
LIGHT (1-2 tampons/day)
MEDIUM (3-4 tampons/day)
HEAVY (4-5 tampons/day)
  • < 2 Weeks
  • 3 Weeks
  • 4 Weeks
  • 5 Weeks
  • 6 Weeks
  • 7 Weeks
  • > 8 Weeks
Tampon Tampons
Pad Pads
Menstrual Cup Cup
Menstrual Disc Discs
Period Panties Period Panties
Ellipses Others
Can’t get out of bed
Can’t do certain activities
I mostly feel uncomfortable
Just like any other day
I’m constantly running to the bathroom
I can’t sleep through the night
My work out routine is thrown off
I can’t have sex
I feel uncomfortable
Less cramping
Less odor
Fewer leaks
No risk of TSS
Less waste
If you’re not sure, choose MEDIUM.

All done!

What email would you like your results sent to?

By clicking "See My Results" you agree to
receive email from The Flex Company.

Here is our pick for you!
Flex Box
plan type
Light plan $6.50
4 Discs per cycle per period
frequency
8 Discs every 2 months
Light Flow Starter Kit
Includes 8 discs + our Getting Started Guide

We will automatically ship 8 discs for $12.99 every two months starting on . We’ll remind you before we process the next order. You can pause or cancel anytime, online.

Flex Box
plan type
Medium plan $12
8 Discs per cycle per period
frequency
16 Discs every 2 months
Medium Flow Starter Kit
Includes 8 discs + our Getting Started Guide

We will automatically ship 16 discs for $23.99 every one month starting on . We’ll remind you before we process the next order. You can pause or cancel anytime, online.

Flex Box
plan type
Heavy plan $14
Discs per cycle per period
frequency
24 Discs every 2 months
Heavy Flow Starter Kit
Includes 12 discs + our Getting Started Guide

We will automatically ship 24 discs for $27.99 every one month starting on . We’ll remind you before we process the next order. You can pause or cancel anytime, online.

Try FLEX with some liners at first.

Sometimes you just feel better with a little backup. FLEX plus liners would be a great combination for you while you transition to FLEX to help guard against leaks until you get the hang of positioning FLEX.

Not ready for membership? Try just one FLEX.

Here is our pick for you

Flexcup Discovery Kit
Flexcup Discovery Kit

FLEX Cup

$32.99 71+ Reviews

1 Menstrual Cup

  • + 1 Carrying Pouch
  • + 2 free Menstrual Discs

The FLEX Cup comes with 2 free FLEX Discs for you to try so that you can experience two new and innovative period products for no extra charge.

Free US Shipping

No Image