Like a cup, but better.
- Lasts up to 12h
- Without vacuum
- Equivalent to up to 6 tampons
- Leak-proof double rim
- Emptying without taking out
- 100% medical grade silicone
When it's your first choice
For heavy flows
Do you know what it's like to leak and have to change your tampons almost every hour on the first day of your period? Then the menstrual disc is just the thing for you. It can hold up to 6 tampons, even more than traditional cups. No more sleepless nights or surprises in the morning.
For abdominal cramps
Many women report that conventional tampons make their abdominal pain worse during their period. Tampons and conventional cups often feel hard and uncomfortable, and the vagina can additionally cramp up. Menstrual discs are different: they are soft, easy to shape, hold without vacuum and fit your vagina perfectly.
For vaginal dryness
Conventional tampons not only absorb blood, but also the natural moisture and thus dry out your vagina. The menstrual disc, on the other hand, is made of 100% medical grade silicone, is hypoallergenic, does not absorb any fluid and leaves your vaginal flora in balance.
On weaker days
Removing a tampon that is still half dry is not a great feeling at all. If your period gets weaker towards the end, the menstrual disc is the best choice to keep your vagina from drying out.
During sport & bathing
Conventional tampons sometimes get in the way during sports or bathing. The movement makes your tampon noticeable in between and the retraction thread is often too long. In addition, tampons can become soaked up with water when swimming and are therefore no longer leak-proof. The menstrual disc, on the other hand, fits so well that you completely forget you're wearing it at all. In addition, it stays completely tight even during the most athletic movements and in the water.
Sex during your period is now also possible with a disc. The menstrual disc is so flexible that you and your partner won't feel a thing. It sits comfortably in the vaginal vault, the widest part of your vagina, even during penetration. So you don't have to worry about blood stains on the fresh bed linen.
For pain patients
Pain patients (e.g. endometriosis) are often unable to use normal tampons or cups with vacuum because of the severe pain. The smooth menstrual disc provides a remedy here and offers greater wearing comfort.
For cup intolerance
Does the vacuum of conventional menstrual cups bother you? Does it make your period pain worse? Or do you find it difficult to remove? Then the menstrual disc is your solution! It works without any vacuum, yet it stays tight for up to 12 hours and is so soft that you never feel it. In addition, with a little practice, emptying and removal is much easier than with a vacuum cup.
On a tight budget
On average, a woman spends CHF 200-300 a year on disposable menstrual products like tampons and pads. A menstrual disc, on the other hand, you buy only once and it lasts up to five years. So you save over CHF 1000 during this time, you don't produce any waste and you don't always have to remember to stock up on tampons.
- for light to medium flow
- holds up to 4 normal tampons
- for deep cervix
- also for teenagers
- width: 65 mm, depth: 33 mm
- for light to heavy flow
- holds up to 6 normal tampons
- for high cervix
- width: 70 mm, depth: 37 mm
How to get it in?
1. Boil the disc for 5 minutes. The easiest way to do this is to put the disc in a cup, pour boiling water over it and leave it like this for about 5 minutes.
2. Wash your hands.
3. Hold the disc between your thumb and forefinger and squeeze it at the double rim.
4. Insert it towards your cervix.
5. Push the front rim up behind the pubic bone so that the disc is secure.
How to get it out?
1. To empty the disc during the day, detach the front rim from the pubic bone with your index finger (the best way is from above), pull the disc out of your vagina a little and let it drain without taking it out completely.
2. Every 12 hours, take the disc out completely by pulling it out with your index finger (from above) at the double rim. Empty it and wash it briefly with water.
3. Boil the disc again for 5 minutes at the end of your period.
For some women, the disc empties itself when they go to the toilet. This is a great feature of the menstrual disc!
This happens because the pelvic floor muscles you use when going to the toilet also press on the rim of the menstrual disc so that it empties.
Maybe this happens automatically, or maybe you have to consciously push or tense your pelvic floor muscles.
But don't worry, the menstrual disc does not suddenly empty automatically while you are doing yoga, swimming or squatting. This really only happens in the toilet position with a tense pelvic floor.
How long can I use the menstrual disc?
Wear the disc for a maximum of 12 hours. Every 12 hours you should pull the disc out completely, empty it completely and rinse it briefly with water. In between, when you go to the toilet, you can also empty the disc without taking it out completely.
About every five years, you should treat yourself to a new disc for hygienic reasons. You should replace your disc before then if it has cracks or holes or is generally no longer in good condition.
How do I empty the disc?
When you go to the toilet, you can empty the menstrual disc in between. You don't have to take the disc out completely: Hook your index finger on the front rim (the best way is from above), pull the disc out of your vagina a little so that it can empty itself. It helps to alternately tense and release the pelvic floor. This will empty the disc completely. Then don't forget to push the double rim back up behind the pubic bone.
Every 12 hours, pull the disc out completely, empty it into the toilet and rinse it briefly with water in the sink. If the disc slips deeper into the vagina, for example after sex, you can squat down with your legs apart and relax to make it easier to remove. The menstrual disc cannot disappear into your vagina, so you will always be able to get it out again. If you still can't get it out yourself, please see your gynaecologist.
Why does the auto-dumping or self-emptying not work for me?
Maybe you are one of those women whose disc fits exactly and very tightly between the pubic bone and the cervix, so that automatic emptying is not possible.
No problem, you can still simply empty the disc without taking it out completely: To do this, loosen the front rim of the disc of the pubic bone with your finger (preferably from above) and pull it out just a little.
How do I clean the menstrual disc?
Empty the disc and rinse it under warm water. You can also use some hand soap to wash off any blood residue.
At the end of your period, boil the disc for 5 minutes. The easiest way to do this is to put it in a cup, pour boiling water over it and leave it like this for about 5 minutes.
I like to use an old toothbrush to clean the double rim of the disc thoroughly before boiling.
What is the disc made of?
The menstrual disc is hypoallergenic and made of 100% medical grade silicone from Germany. It is free from BPA, softeners, phthalates and other chemicals and is ISO-certified as a medical product. This means that it does not negatively affect your vaginal flora and its pH value.
Where is the menstrual disc produced?
Our menstrual discs are made of 100% medical grade silicone from Germany and produced by our socially responsible partner in China. For two years we were in contact with various producers in and outside Europe and tested different disc models and materials. We found by far the best disc quality (as thin as possible) with our current production partner in China. For the material, we chose a German silicone manufacturer of the highest medical quality. In this way we have managed to combine the best material and the best manufacturing process. We package the discs in our own factory and design all the packaging ourselves.
The best thing would be to produce everything in Switzerland. At the moment, however, this is still so expensive that we could only offer the disc at a considerably higher price. With PERIOD, we would like to work towards making innovative menstrual products accessible to as many women as possible, which is why the production price plays a co-decisive role.
What is the best way to store the menstrual disc?
When the disc is completely dry, store it in the original packaging or another bag in a place protected from light and out of the reach of children.
What are the advantages over a menstrual cup?
Unlike a cup, the menstrual disc works without a vacuum. This makes it easier to wear and empty. It can also reduce period pain.
The disc in size M-L also has an even larger capacity than most cups. This also makes it the perfect solution for women who experience a heavy flow.
The menstrual disc can be emptied automatically on the toilet with a little practice. And even without this 'auto-dumping', emptying is easier than with a cup with vacuum, because the disc does not have to be completely removed every time.
Does the disc have a contraceptive effect?
No, the menstrual disc has no contraceptive effect and does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases.
What is TSS?
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a very rare but dangerous to life-threatening condition that can occur with the use of tampons and other period products. Symptoms can start suddenly and resemble those of the flu: fever of 39°C and higher, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness, fainting and/or sunburn-like rash. If you experience any of the above symptoms, remove the menstrual disc immediately and seek medical attention. Be sure to tell them that you are having your period and have used a menstrual disc. TSS can be life-threatening and needs to be diagnosed and treated early.