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HOW TO USE FLEX DISC

From features and insertion to mid-wear tips and removal, get the lowdown on Flex Disc

SHOP FLEX DISC

Period freedom is here. Flex Disc collects your blood rather than absorbing it, which means ultimate comfort for up to 12 hours at a time.

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Meet Flex Disc

Flex Disc is a disposable period product that sits in a different part of the vagina than a tampon or menstrual cup: the vaginal fornix. It’s the widest part of the vaginal canal, all the way at the back and just beneath the cervix.

Flex Disc is held in place by your pubic bone—check out the diagram below to locate it—and leaves your vaginal canal totally unobstructed. This means you can enjoy all the mess-free period sex™ your heart desires. 😉

Insertion, mid-wear, and removal

FLEX DISC INSERTION

STEP 1: PINCH YOUR FLEX DISC

Pinch the disc in half (it may look big, but once pinched it’s the same width as a tampon).

STEP 2: GET READY TO INSERT

Take a breath and relax! Get into a comfortable position—you can try sitting on the toilet, squatting with your legs spread, or standing with one leg up.

STEP 3: INSERT THE DISC

Insert the pinched disc into the vagina, angling it down and back towards your tailbone. Use your thumb or forefinger to push it as far back as it will comfortably go. Then, tuck the front rim of the disc up behind your pubic bone.

STEP 4: 12-HOUR WEAR

All-day wear means you can do whatever you want—even sleep in. Made with high-tech, medical-grade polymers that warm and form to your body, Flex Disc has got your back (AKA, your vagina) all day long.

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MID-WEAR EXPERIENCE:

If Flex Disc“leaks” when you go to the bathroom, that’s okay! It’s actually one of our favorite features of the disc—also known as hands-free emptying.

When you bear down on your pelvic floor to use the bathroom, the front rim of the disc will get pushed slightly out of place, breaking the seal. This will allow some blood out into the toilet.

Once done, stand up and use a clean finger (or the thumb trick) to push the disc back up behind your pubic bone again. This will secure the disc back into place before leaving the bathroom.

FLEX DISC REMOVAL

STEP 5: READY TO REMOVE YOUR MENSTRUAL DISC?

First, wash your hands. Take a deep breath (it’ll help your pelvic floor muscles relax). Then, take a seat, squat, or stand with a leg up.

Slide your finger into your vagina until you feel the front edge of the disc. Hook your finger under the rim and slowly pull the disc out, keeping it parallel to the floor as you remove it.

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Flexpert Pro Tip: Removing the disc in the shower is a game-changer. It’s super easy and washes any messiness away (along with your worries).

STEP 6: DISPOSING THE FLEX DISC

Empty the contents of the disc into the toilet. Place your used disc back in its wrapper, if you’ve held onto it, use a Flex Eco Disposal Pouch, or just wrap it in some TP. Then, simply toss it in the trash. Ta-da! You’re done.

View the official Flex Disc Instructions for Use.

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Flex Disc pro-tips

The thumb trick

The thumb trick. Once you've inserted the disc into the vaginal canal and you can no longer keep the disc pinched, place your thumb on the rim and push it back and down until it's just behind the pubic bone. You can then use your index finger to prop the rim up behind the pubic bone to keep the disc in place.

Bear down for easier removal

Bear down for easier removal. To pop the rim of your Flex Disc out from behind your pubic bone, it can be helpful to engage your pelvic floor muscles. To do so, just bear down as if you were trying to poop. You don’t have to push crazy hard, just a little bit—and try to do so while you have a finger inserted so you can get ready to hook your disc and pull it out.

Explore different positions

Explore different positions. Because every body is different, it's important to find the position that feels best for you when inserting and removing Flex Disc. Some options include sitting on the toilet, standing with a leg propped up, squatting toward the floor, laying on your side, or even getting into tabletop pose.

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FAQs

How do I know if my Flex Disc is
insert correctly?


You’ll know your Flex Disc is inserted correctly when you don’t feel it internally. In other words, if you can go about your day without feeling Flex Disc, you’re good to go! However, if the disc is uncomfortable or if you’re experiencing lots of leakage, it might not be inserted far enough back. It’s also possible that the front rim might not be tucked behind your pubic bone. Use a clean finger to try to push it further down and back (angled towards the floor). Still having trouble? Get in touch with our Flexperts for personalized help!


Can I reuse Flex Disc?


Flex Disc is not reusable. Flex Disc is a single-use, disposable menstrual product that has been tested and approved for up to 12 hours of wear. After 12 hours, you must remove Flex Disc and throw it away. Flex Disc cannot be washed and reinserted. If you are looking for a reusable period product, check out Flex Reusable Disc and Flex Cup!


Does Flex Disc really work during sex?


Yep! Because Flex Disc sits the vaginal fornix, it leaves the vaginal canal unobstructed—which means sex is on the table all month long. As long as the disc is inserted properly, neither you nor your partner should be able to feel it. However, if your partner (or toy!) is particularly large, there may be some contact with the disc. This shouldn't cause any discomfort and the disc should stay in place.


Is Flex Disc suitable for a heavy flow?


Flex Disc is a great choice for those with a heavy flow. In fact, we’ve heard from plenty of customers with endometriosis and PCOS—which can cause heavier-than-normal bleeding—who swear by Flex Disc. Flex Disc holds up to 6 teaspoons of fluid (the equivalent of three super tampons). The average menstruating human bleeds about 3 teaspoons in 24 hours.


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