Saalt Menstrual Disc Overview
Saalt Menstural Disc has a similar concept to the Saalt menstrual cups. Both can be worn internally, they collect blood and period flow, 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.)
Saalt disc has a unique ridge to place your finger that can help with removal of a menstrual disc The custom finger notch makes removal a breeze and makes the Saalt menstrual disc possibly the easiest reusable disc to insert and remove. 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 menstrual cups uncomfortable, then this could work for you.
Menstrual discs are ideal if you have a weak pelvic floor, those with bladder sensitivities, or a low or high cervix. Menstrual discs, typically, have a higher capacity to so it is a great option of you have heavier periods.
Saalt Duo Pack is great if you find you need different size cups for different part of your cycle.
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 Saalt Menstrual Disc is suitable for those with lower cervix and light-regular periods. Its suitable for teens or young adults.
| ||Diameter ||Volume |
|Saalt Disc Regular ||66mm ||50ml |
|Saalt Disc Small ||56mm ||30ml |
How do I use Saalt Discs?
Menstrual Disc Materials
The Saalt Disc is made of 100% Medical grade silicone and free from BPA and latex.
These Saalt Disc packs Includes Two discs + one carry bag.
Mess Free Period Sex
So how does the Saalt disc UK make “period sex” possible?
Unlike tampons, pads and menstrual 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.
Saalt Wear Back Up
If you like to have back up protection for your menstrual cups 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.
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.