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Menstrual Discs

Should I be able to feel a menstrual disc when it's inserted?

When inserted properly, you shouldn't be able to feel a menstrual disc at all (with your vagina). Over 97% of users surveyed did not feel Flex Disc while using it. 

In other words, once you’re going about your day, you shouldn’t be able to feel the disc inside of you. This includes Flex Disc, Flex Plant+ Disc, and Flex Reusable Disc

If you’re experiencing any sensation or discomfort, it’s likely caused by the disc not being inserted quite right.

The first thing we suggest is removing your disc and taking a moment to locate your cervix. You can try to feel your cervix by inserting a clean finger into the vaginal canal and feeling around until you notice a firm spot that feels like a tiny donut (about the firmness of the tip of your nose). It may also feel like puckered lips. 😗​ If you can’t reach your cervix—this is normal!—bear down gently with your pelvic floor to bring it closer to you. 

Once you’ve located your cervix, you’ll have a better idea of where your disc needs to sit and how far back it will need to be inserted. 

To make insertion easier, try doing so from a seated or squatting position to move your cervix closer to the vaginal opening. Remember: You want to aim the rim of the disc that enters your body first down and back, towards your tailbone. Aim for under your cervix! Then, you’ll use your finger to pull the front rim (the side that enters your body last) straight up towards your belly button, tucking it securely behind your pubic bone. Don’t be afraid to get in there!

You can even use your pelvic floor muscles during insertion to “pull” the disc into place once you’ve pushed it down and back as far as it will go by doing a kegel. This is basically just an inward pulling motion with your pelvic floor—the opposite of bearing down. 

When you’re done inserting, the disc should be sitting at an angle and completely surrounding your cervix. Think back rim down towards the floor, front rim up towards your belly button. 

Everyone's anatomy is different, so don’t be surprised if it takes you a couple of cycles to get the hang of using a disc! Read our tips for users who have a high or low cervix or a tilted cervix or uterus.

If you still need help, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Call/text the Flexperts at 800-931-0882 or email us anytime: hello@flexfits.com

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