Menstrual Cups V Menstrual Discs
Friday, 26 February 2021
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Menstrual Cups V Menstrual Discs which one is for you. Compare your two options below.
- Both collect menstrual blood
- Both sit in the vaginal canal
- Both can be worn for up to 8 hours
- You can insert them before your period starts
- Both are made from medical grade materials
- The main difference between cups and discs and is how they fit in the vagina. A cup sits in the vaginal canal below the cervix. A disc fits back into the vaginal fornix behind the cervix.
- The size, shape and removal are very difference. You may find a disc more difficult if you have a very low cervix.
- Cups can be folded in many different ways, a disc is folded by pinching the rim together and inserting lengthways.
- Cups are more structured where are discs have a more flexible body with a firmer rim.
- Cups are easier for mess free emptying, discs are a bit more fiddly and therefore potentially messy
- Cups are not suitable to be worn during sex
- Discs are well known for their mess free period sex (but it's advised to empty it first)
- Discs don't create a suction