First, find a good position for your body to insert the disc. Some users stand with a leg propped up, some sit over a toilet with their feet on a stand, some squat with their bum to the floor. Laying down, on all fours--experiment with what works best for you that allows for ease of insertion and accessibility.
Next, pinch the disc and push the it down and back as if its pointed towards the floor. Once inside the body, you can use your thumb or index finger to push the disc back so it's propped up behind the pubic bone. You're all set to go!
Some users will do a kegel expercise or squats to make sure it's settled into place. We call this the "jumping to put jeans on" move for your disc. Queue Beyoncé!
Tip #1: Bathroom leakage
When you go to the bathroom, the muscles relax and this can cause the disc to shift. If it empties a little, that's totally normal and nothing to worry about. Simply push the disc back into place with a clean finger when you're done. Users with heavy flows can also use this to their advantage to empty the disc mid-wear.
- Relaxation is key! Making sure your muscles aren't tense will help with removing Flex Disc swiftly and comfortably. So take a couple of deep breaths and relax. You got this!
- Sit over the toilet and leaning forward--bear down on your pelvic floor. The sensation will sort of be like that of pooping (don't worry - you won't actually poop). This will help the disc pop out from behind the pubic bone making it easier for you to reach.
- With a clean finger, hook the disc from under black rim in "come here" motion (or "come hither" if that's more your style) and pull - be sure to keep the disc horizontal to the floor to prevent any spillage.
- Go slow. Keep the disc parallel to the ground to help minimize the mess.
- Dump the contents of the disc into the toilet and place the used disc in the wrapper and dispose.
Tip #2: Messy removal
Removing Flex Disc can be little messy but it gets easier the more you do it and there are tips you can try to minimize mess. While you get more comfortable with the disc, consider removing the disc in the shower, or using our Flex Removal Pouches to reduce the mess. You can also empty the disc prior to removal in the toilet by bearing down. This disc will slightly shift allowing blood to empty into the toilet. Bearing down will also bring the disc closer to the vaginal opening so it's easier to reach and remove.
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