Saalt Menstrual Disc
Saalt Menstrual Disc
Saalt Menstrual Disc
Saalt Menstrual Disc
Saalt Menstrual Disc
Saalt Menstrual Disc

Saalt Menstrual Disc

(10 Reviews)
£29.99
Brand
Saalt
Product Detail

Saalt Menstrual Disc Overview

Saalt Menstural Disc has a similar concept to the Saalt menstrual cup. Both can be worn internally, they collect blood, can be worn for up to 8 hours. A menstrual disc however allows for sexual penetration while it's being worn (more on this later.)

Sallt disc has a unique ridge or "removal notch" to place your finger that can help with removal of a menstrual disc. The Saalt Disc is a great option if you have a high cervix, bladder sensitivities or a week pelvic floor. If you have a IUD then you can also use a disc because it doesn't use suction to keep it in place

A Menstrual Disc, however, doesn't stay in place using suction. It is held in place by your pubic bone. This means that if you have found a menstrual cup uncomfortable, then this could work for you. Menstrual discs, typically, have a higher capacity to so it is a great option of you have heavier periods.

Read our guide "Can I use a menstrual cup if tampons don't work for me." if you're worried that cups and discs aren't for  you

Sizing

The Saalt Disc comes in two sizes.

The Regular Saalt Disc is suitable for those with a high cervix or heavy periods. If you've had trouble with previous cups then we would recommend this one.

The Small Disc is suitable for those with lower cervix and light-regular periods. Its suitable for teens or young adults.

 

Capacity

Regular - Normal to heavy flow.
Diameter 66mm
Volume 50ml

Small - Light to normal flow.
Diameter 56mm
Volume 30ml

How do I use it?


 

 

Menstrual Disc Material

The Saalt Disc is made of 100% Medical grade silicone and free from BPA and latex.


 

Contents

These Saalt Disc packs Includes one cup + one carry bag.


Mess Free Period Sex

So how does the Saalt disc UK make “period sex” possible?

Unlike tampons, pads and cups, the Saalt disk doesn't stay in the middle of the vagina canal instead they fit above the vaginal canal, right below the cervix. This higher position keeps the canal free for penetrative sex. As you can imagine, that makes all the difference. Your partner won’t even notice the disc is there. No more worrying about “that time of the month” getting in the way of romance. Wave goodbye to the old days, and say hello to a better sex life and a leak free period. Period bliss.
 

 

Saalt Wear Back Up

If you like to have back up protection for a Saalt cup, menstrual cup and menstrual discs look at Saalt Wear Period Pants. Saalt makes period pants sexy!

The Saalt Cup Story

The Saalt story begins with Cherie,  the CEO and co-founder. She has a period and 5 daughters. You could say, she gets period care.

Saalt started with a phone call Cherie made to an aunt in Venezuela, where pads and tampons had not been available in stores for years. She immediately thought of her daughters and what she would do if she found herself in the same situation. The dependence she and others had on disposables kept her up at night.

Three months later, Cherie was sourcing reusable menstrual pads for hundreds of friends. (These kinds of things are Cherie’s idea of a hobby. Not joking.) When she went to source a bulk order of menstrual cups, she couldn’t find one that met her ideal criteria. So she started custom designing her idea of the perfect cup.

Hand sketched drawings turned into fourteen design iterations, and in February of 2018, Saalt launched with the Saalt Cup and the vision of making cleaner, more sustainable period care accessible to everyone.

Why is the company called Saalt? The name Saalt represents something that is natural and essential for our bodies. We believe the best approach to period care should be just as natural, distinct, simple, and elemental.  


 

Discs FAQ's

What is a menstrual disc?

A menstrual disc works similarly to a menstrual cup in that it sits in the vaginal canal and collects menstrual blood.  A menstrual disc works differently because they don't suction into place in the vaginal canal. It sits length ways under the cervix and tucks under the public bone.
A menstrual disc can be a great alternative for those with higher cervix or those who are more sensitive and struggled with more traditional cups.

How does a menstrual discs work?

Menstrual disks are worn internally as a tampon but they do not absorb period flow. The disc body is very soft but the rim is firmer to ensure the disc holds it's shape. It is held in place behind the public bone and allows you to go about your day as normal.

You can go walking, swimming or even have penetrative sex.

Discs are usually safe for wear for 8-12 hours and will collect menstrual blood during that time. You must ensure you empty and clean your disc within this time frame to minimise the risk of toxic shock syndrome. When you practice good hygiene there is very low risk of infection and the disc or cup can be safely worn for every period.

Can my menstrual disc get lost in me?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!  Your cervix (opening to your uterus) blocks the way for anything to get past (apart from sperm). 

Is it uncomfortable to use a menstrual disc?

You shouldn't be able to feel the disc at all once it's in place.

Do I have to remove the menstrual disc when I go to the toilet?

No. You can go to the toilet as normal when wearing a menstrual disc. Some people prefer to remove their menstrual disc for a bowel movement but the choice is yours.

Does a period disc smell?

Absolutely NOT. Blood doesn't smell until it comes into contact with oxygen so unlike pads there won't be a smell as it's worn internally.  If you leave your disc in longer than 12 hours when it's removed there might be a slight smell but this will go with the blood being tipped away.

How often do you need to empty your menstrual disc?

This varies on your flow but on average 8-12 hours wear time is normal. Day 1 is more likely to be changed more frequently than the rest of your cycle.  If you have a very heavy cycle you may need to change more frequently. Remember menstural discs hold MORE than a tampon. 

Discs come in different sizes so change frequency is also influenced by the capacity of the disc.  Read our full article "How Often To Empty Your Menstrual Cup."

Can I put a menstrual discp in before my period starts?

YES!  This is one of the things I most love about my cup.  I've always had an irregular menstrual cycle varying from 5 weeks to 12 weeks (although much improved years ago having taken Agnus Castus).  I now use a period tracker so I get an estimated date from the app so when it's getting close I start using a menstrual cup and pop it in the morning just in case.  At the end of the day I check and I'm either still fine or surprise it's started!  No being unexpectedly caught out or stained underwear.  Using the cup was a real game changer for me with my irregular cycle. Full Details are found in our article "Can I Put My Menstrual Cup In Before My Period Starts."

Can you have sex with a menstrual disc in?

YES! The menstrual discs sit on the upper end of our vagina, under the cervix. Mess free sex is one of the main reasons people use a disc.

Many people who feel uncomfortable with period sex find they are happy to partake as the menstrual disc leaves them feeling cleaner and more confident.

Please be aware that even if menstrual discs lie below the cervix like diaphragms they can not be considered as birth control.

It is important to note that you can ONLY have sex with a menstrual disc and not a menstrual cup. The menstrual disc sits much higher than a cup so it is out of the way. A menstrual cut sits lower, is firmer and blocks the vaginal canal.  See our Separate article on "Sex and Menstrual Cups."

Can you use menstrual discs with an IUD?

Yes you can use most menstrual discs however be careful when removing so that you don't pull on the strings.


 
Customer Reviews (10)
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I forget Iím on my period
Rating:
02 November 2023  | 

Buy it. Just go for it. I know itís a lot of money, but this disc has changed my life, I forget Iím on my period!!! This disc is such an incredible product. I have a super high cervix and was worried at first that it wouldnít work for me, I had to learn how to get it into the correct position, but the period lady was SUPER helpful and kind when I contacted her post purchase for support. Iím a runner and no leaks. I cannot feel it inside me AT ALL. Four periods in and Iíve really got the hang of it, itís not messy when I take it out now. I too can wear for 12 hours so I donít have to empty it while out/at work. I think the government should give everyone who wants one a voucher towards the cost, the impact on the environment would we massive - I will never use a tampon again!!!!

 
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Amazing for heavy periods
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30 August 2023  | 

This is amazing!
Iíve had the Saalt soft cup before (regular) but kept leaking as I would fill the cup every 2-3 hours. I also didnít love the suction as certain movements would break it and cause leaking.
I found the disc on the Saalt website and saw it held more ml so wanted to try. (Mid-high cervix)

The auto dump means I can go all day without removing it because I can empty in a public toilet. This is probably the best part for someone with a heavy flow!!

The disc looks big at first but I found it really easy to insert! Just need to make sure you are pushing the folded disc down to the tailbone so it scoops under the cervix - I normally feel under the bottom to see if my cervix is covered by it or not (paranoid of leaking).
The notch doesnít work for me, but I just hook a finger round the rim to untuck initially, then use the notch to pull the rest out (bit messy but not an issue with a sink near)
The auto dump means I can go all day without removing it because I can empty in a public toilet. This is probably the best part for someone with a heavy flow!!

 
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I am a convert! So easy!
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13 June 2023  | 

I've used a cup for about 6/7 years, but since my second child, I just didn't find it so comfortable. I swapped to a Saalt cup, which fitted much better - but I found the suction quite painful/it took a lot of fiddling to get sitting right.
I was a bit reluctant to try another product as I wasn't sure if it would be much better... but I had a council voucher so decided to go for it. I love the Saalt brand, so that was an easy choice. I was a bit anxious about fitting the disc, but actually, it's so easy. Easier than a cup I would say - It just slides in and I push it back/up past the pubic bone.
Another concern was how messy it would be to remove, but actually, the little hook makes it quite easy to slide out and mess was fairly well contained.
But the huuuuge pro for me was that I literally had no idea I was wearing it. It was so comfortable I could have forgotten it was in. It didn't move once. And no leaks.
I don't think I'll be going back to my cups in a hurry!

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