So you've been having some trouble inserting your disc? We're here to help; one insertion tip we love is what we’ve been calling the Thumb Trick! With this, you should be able to use your disc like a FLEXpert in no time! ✨
A handy thing to note is that the outer edge of your disc should meet the outer edge of your cervix: (Check out this photo for reference:)
You can feel for your cervix by inserting a clean finger into the vaginal canal and bearing down on your pelvic muscles until you feel a smooth, tiny, circle (it kind of feels like puckered lips.)
This will give you a better sense of where your disc will sit and how far back it will need to be inserted. Just make sure that you're completely seated or squatting as this will move the cervix closer to the vaginal opening.
To make this work, you’ll want to start by pinching your disc like so:
From there, insert it partway into your vaginal canal. Angle your thumb towards yourself like this:
(It looks like you're giving your vagina a thumbs down, but later, you'll be able to give yourself a thumbs up for being a dope human who can conquer anything!)
Now, use your 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 so that it sits at an angle and fully covers the cervix––it should hug the outside of your cervix like a shower cap. Then make sure the front edge (that goes in last) is tucked above your pubic bone and pushed past it as far as it can comfortably go. Down and back is key! By doing this, you’ll have more control over the direction your disc is going and you'll have more room to clear the tissue around your pubic bone to get your disc in the right place.
From your point of view, the motion should look like this:
This tip was actually recommended to us by a FLEX user so if you discover any other tips that work for your anatomy, holler at us! We'd love to hear about them!
We also have a private Facebook group called the Uterati; there you’ll find an amazing community of FLEX users who are happy to share even more tips and tricks! You can check that out here: www.facebook.com/groups/theuterati 💖