We have a lot of customers with heavy periods who have great success using FLEX Disc!
FLEX menstrual discs can hold up to 6 teaspoons of period blood (or the equivalent of three super tampons). The average person menstruates about 3 teaspoons in 24 hours (tampons absorb natural lubrication as well as period blood). FLEX Disc must be changed every 12 hours, so the average person will have only 1.5 teaspoons of period blood inside. You may be surprised how much it can hold!
We have plenty of tips and tricks to ensure it doesn’t leak no matter how heavy your flow is. We have a hands-free emptying article to show you how to get the most out of each disc.
If you’re trying your disc for the first time and are concerned about it getting too full, we recommend trying FLEX on a lighter day while in the comfort of your own home so you can get a sense of how much is in it after 12 hours. From there, you can adjust how frequently you need to change it based on your own flow. We also suggest wearing a pad or liner during your first cycle with FLEX should you have any issues with insertion.
You can also always check our other articles for insertion herp or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional help.