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Menstrual Discs

What’s the difference between Flex Disc, Plant+ Disc, and Flex Reusable Disc?

Flex Disc, Flex Plant+ Disc,  and Flex Reusable Disc all fall into the ‘menstrual disc’ category of period products: Like a cup, they collect (rather than absorb) your period blood, but they’re worn in a different part of the vagina: the vaginal fornix. The vaginal fornix is your vagina’s ‘rear wall’—it’s the widest part of the vaginal canal, just beneath your cervix. 

Menstrual discs have many benefits that set them apart from traditional period products: They offer ultra-comfortable, 12-hour wear, can be worn during mess-free period sex™, and they’re easy to use for beginners and pros alike. 

Menstrual discs are held in place by the pubic bone. They have a wider diameter than a standard (bell-shaped) menstrual cup, which is worn lower down in the vaginal canal. 

Flex Plant+ Disc and Flex Disc are single-use products and cannot be washed and reworn. Plant+ and Flex Disc are both made with medical-grade polymers—however, Plant+ Disc’s polymer is 40% plant-based and derived from sugarcane. 

Flex Reusable Disc, on the other hand, is a 100% reusable product made with medical-grade silicone. Flex Reusable Disc was designed to be washed and reworn (just like Flex Cup) and has a lifespan of 2+ years.  Between cycles, simply wash with a mild soap or cleanser and store in its carrying pouch. 

All Flex period products (including Flex Disc, Plant+ Disc, Flex Reusable Disc, and Flex Cup)  are made with medical-grade, hypoallergenic materials that won’t host toxic bacteria or alter your vaginal pH. They feature a higher capacity than traditional period products, like tampons or pads. 

Want to know the difference between a menstrual cup, like Flex Cup, and a menstrual disc? Read our disc vs. cup FAQ here

Have any other questions? We've got answers! Reach out to us at hello@flexfits.com —we're happy to help! 

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