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How To Insert Bodyotics Reusable Menstrual Discs - A  Comprehensive Guide

How To Insert Bodyotics Reusable Menstrual Discs - A Comprehensive Guide

Whether you’re new to menstrual discs or looking for some tips to perfect your technique, we’ve got you covered. Bodyotics menstrual discs come in two sizes—one for heavier flows and one for lighter flows—and feature a unique removable pull ring for effortless removal. 

What is a Menstrual Disc?

A menstrual disc is a flexible, flat disc designed to sit at the base of your cervix, collecting menstrual fluid. Unlike traditional menstrual cups, which sit in the vaginal canal, discs rest in the vaginal fornix, offering a more comfortable fit for some users. Bodyotics period discs can also be used during intimate moments due to soft medical grade silicone unlike menstrual cups.

How to Insert a Menstrual Disc

Inserting a menstrual disc may seem intimidating at first due to its size, but don't worry—it folds down to the size of a tampon and expands once it's inside.


Follow these steps to insert your reusable period disc with ease:

Wash Your Hands:
Hygiene is crucial when handling menstrual products. Start by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

Get Comfortable:
Find a comfortable position for insertion. You can squat, sit on the toilet, or stand with one leg raised. Choose the position that feels most natural to you.

Fold the Disc
Pinch the disc in the center to fold it into a figure-eight shape. This makes it easier to insert.

Insert the Disc:
Gently insert the folded disc into your vagina, aiming towards your tailbone. Once the disc is fully inside, use your index finger to push it down and back, positioning it behind your pubic bone. This ensures that it sits correctly at the base of your cervix.


Check the Fit:
Once inserted, you shouldn’t feel the disc. If it’s uncomfortable or you can feel it slipping, try repositioning it by pushing it further back or adjusting the fold. 

How to Remove A Menstrual Disc With Pull-Off Ring

Wash Your Hands:
Always start by washing your hands.

Find the Pull Ring:
Insert a finger into your vagina and hook it around the pull ring. If you’re not using the pull ring, simply hook your finger under the rim of the disc.

Gently Pull:
Slowly pull the disc out, keeping it horizontal to avoid spills. Dispose of the menstrual fluid in the toilet.

Clean and Reinsert:
Rinse the disc with water and mild soap before reinserting or storing it in the silicone carrying case. 

How To Use A Period Disc Video Instructions:

Insertion and removal of bodyotics reusable period discs by Dr.  Alyssa Vankeulen 

Menstrual Disc vs. Menstrual Cup: Key Differences

It's essential to find what suits you best, so explore different options to see what works for you!

While both menstrual discs and cups are reusable alternatives to tampons and pads, there are a few key differences:

Menstrual discs sit in the vaginal fornix, while menstrual cups sit in the vaginal canal. This difference can affect comfort and suitability depending on your anatomy and activity level.

Menstrual discs generally hold more fluid than cups, making them a good option for heavy flows.

The removable pull ring on the Bodyotics menstrual disc makes removal easier compared to some menstrual cups, which can require a bit of maneuvering to break the suction seal.

Mess-Free Period Sex:
Because menstrual discs sit higher in the vagina, they can be worn during intercourse without interference, unlike menstrual cups.

If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to our customer service at We are here to help you to live a life without limits! 

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