How to use Flex Disc: Insertion 101

If this is your first time using the Flex menstrual disc, welcome. If this isn’t your first rodeo but you need a quick refresher, welcome back!

We make Flex Disc™, which we believe is exceptionally comfortable and provides benefits unlike any other period products on the market. Our menstrual disc holds about five regular tampons worth of fluid and collects – rather than absorbs – your period blood so it won’t disrupt your body’s natural pH balance. 

Wear it for up to 12 hours at a time (and even during sex!) for total comfort, confidence, and leak protection. 

Ready to get started? Here’s how to use the Flex menstrual disc:

Step 1: Get in position

Positioning is key: sit over the toilet, stand with a leg up, or get into a squat. All of these positions work well when inserting the disc into your vagina.

Step 2: 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 3: Get ready to insert

Point the disc downwards and push the edge that goes in first towards the floor. You want the disc to sit at a vertical angle so it fully covers your cervix. 

Flexpert Pro Tip: Try the thumb trick. Insert the pinched disc partway into your vaginal canal. Angle your thumb towards yourself pointing to the floor (think thumbs down). Now, use your index finger or thumb to push the tip of the rim the rest of the way in making sure you are pushing the edge that goes in first down toward the floor. Down and back is key! By doing this, you’ll have more control over the direction your disc is going.

Step 4: Place Flex® for comfort

Make sure the rim of your Flex Disc is tucked above your pubic bone. When it’s in the right place, you shouldn’t be able to feel it.

Flexpert Pro Tip: If Flex “leaks” when you go to the bathroom, that’s OK! It’s normal for the disc to get emptied during a biobreak. Flex will push apart when you relax your pelvic floor, but should pop into place when you stand back up. If you want to be extra safe, make sure to tuck the disc back up behind your pubic bone and do a kegel to make sure it’s all set.

Step 5: Wear, sleep, eat, repeat

12-hour wear means you can do whatever you want – even sleep in. We’ve got your back (a.k.a., your vagina).

Step 6: Ready to remove your menstrual disc?

Wash your hands first. Take a seat or stand with a leg up. Slide your finger under the front edge and pull down, keeping the disc parallel to the floor as you remove it. 

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 7: Disposing Flex Disc

Once you’re done, turn the disc upside down in the toilet to empty. Place your used disc back in its wrapper, if you’ve held onto it, and then toss it in the trash. Ta-da! You’re done.

Have questions or not quite sure if you’ve got Flex in right? No worries! Click here to contact our team or give us a call at (800) 931-0882.

This article is informational only and is not offered as medical advice, nor does it substitute for a consultation with your physician. If you have any gynecological/medical concerns or conditions, please consult your physician. 

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