Everything you need to know about the Z disc
by Protyusha on Jul 03, 2021
Clean. Comfortable. Confident. Unlike tampons and menstrual cups, Z Disc sits just past the vaginal canal in the same place as a diaphragm and can't be felt at all once in place. The Z disc is inserted into the vagina and collects blood, much like a menstrual cup.
So, how does a menstrual disc work? =^∇^*=
The Z disc is circular yet flat, made with a medical-grade silicone rim and a thin petal pouch for catching menstrual blood.
How to insert the menstrual disc, you ask? (*´▽`*)
Well, inserting the Z disc may feel a bit weird. The process may feel a bit uncomfortable at first, but a period disc can feel more comfortable once inserted.
Start by washing your hands.
Assume the position of squatting over the toilet or prop up your leg. Get into the position so that you can access your vagina easily.
Pinch the side of the Z disc together to make it more narrow. Then, insert the pinched disc past your vaginal canal so that it completely covers the cervix. Tuck the rim of the Z disc above your pubic bone to avoid leaks. Whether doing burpees or dancing in the rain, relax and do not worry about changing your disc for up to 12 hours.
How do you remove the Z disc? (≧◡≦)
Unlike that string that hangs down from a tampon, a period disc won't string you along. DO NOT stress that you're going to get the Z disc stuck inside you. All you need to remove the Z Disc is a steady hand. Just breathe.
Start by washing your hands again. Find a comfortable position; bear down on your pelvic muscles like you would when you're going to poop. This helps the Z disc move closer to the vaginal opening. Hook your index finger under the Z disc's rim and pull it out parallelly to the floor. Easy peasy!
Does a period disc provide 12 hours of leak-free coverage? ヽ(o＾▽＾o)ノ
Yes...depending on your flow. The Z disc can hold up to 5 or 6 teaspoons of period blood. As long as you don't plan on spending more than 12 hours sleep, a period disc can comfortably be worn overnight.
Is a heavy flow a no-go for the Z disc? (◔ д◔)
No, in fact, it's the opposite. The discs can handle back-to-back surfing of the Red Wave.
Can you get down and under with a period disc? (｡♥‿♥｡)
Hormones tend to fluctuate during your menstrual cycle; you may notice an increase in your libido when the "red tide" rolls in. One of the Z disc's highlights is that you can have period sex.
Whether you wanna go solo or engage in sex with a partner, the Z disc is an excellent alternative to destroying towels.
With the Z disc inserted past the vagina canal, penetrative period sex is possible while wearing it, although it does depend on how deep you choose to go.
The best way to know for sure is to give the disc a sexy-time spin. Just be aware that getting railed super hard might cause things to shift, and leaks can happen.
Does a period disc work for working out? (￣ω￣)
While some may argue sex is the most impressive physical activity to accomplish with a period disc, what about other movements like swimming or running. The Z disc is an excellent option for any physical activity. You can do yoga, go for a run, and even complete a 4-hour hike up a mountain.
The Z disc is nature's bae. ＼(￣▽￣)／
Yes, unlike other period products, the Z disc is a reusable menstrual disc. All you need to do is boil it to sterilized after your period and store it safely in the silicone case that comes with the Z disc.
Will it increase cramps? (ಥ﹏ಥ)
It reduces cramping, isn't that the best part!
Will it tangle with my IUD? (’益’)
IUD strings sit in your cervix; when the Z disc is inserted and removed as instructed, it has little chance to tangle with your IUD is pretty minimal.
Ready to give period discs a spin? (*^_^*)
Wanna know if a period disc is for you? Well, try it out.