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What Sex With The FLEX Menstrual Disc Feels Like

Using FLEX Menstrual Disc During Sex Blew My Mind!

Three weeks off, one-ish week on. Timing sex around your period sucks (especially if you are sleeping with a partner who has a vulva). It always has, but it doesn’t have to anymore. You don’t have to pump your system full of hormones in order to stop your period so you can have sex whenever you want. There’s a menstrual disc out there that really, really, really allows you to have sex with a person with a penis OR a person with a vulva while you are on your period: The Flex Disc. And, as it turns out, FLEX Disc Sex is great!

How FLEX Menstrual Disc is different than other cups

There are a number of menstrual cups that claim to make having hot sex possible for couples (or thruples or whatever) during their period, but the truth is, most don’t work if you are wanting penetrative sex. The problems with attempting to have sex while using most of the menstruation cups out there include that they are made out of a thick material that can take up a large portion of a woman’s vaginal canal making penetrative sex uncomfortable and awkward. Additionally, many of them have structures to help with removal that are pokey, which might not bother you, but makes a man’s experience feel something like torture should they go too deep.

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The FLEX Disc is a game-changer for women and people who have periods and who enjoy sex with people with penises (and vulvas) while on their period. And I can give you a firsthand account of my personal experience. I tested the FLEX Menstrual Disc out of desperation because…well…I wanted to get laid. So, rest assured, this review is legit, and I’ll spare no detail.

My Experience Having Sex with The Flex Disc

For years, I’ve gone without birth control and somehow managed to survive my monthly menstruation (which generally sucks). Planning my sex life around my “special time of the month” has been truly a huge pain in the ass, especially when I’ve been in relationships with women. Two menstruating women with cycles that don’t sync up, mean two women who only get to enjoy sex, two weeks out of every month. That simply doesn’t work. And sure, there are workarounds with tampons…but in 2022, we can and should be doing better!

As it turns out, we are. This brings me to FLEX Disc sex.


How the Flex Disc is Different from Other Menstrual Cups

The FLEX Disc isn’t anything like your typical period cup. It consists of a stiffer but flexible ring made from a medical-grade polymer used in surgical tools that go inside the body. It is FDA-registered, hypoallergenic, BPA, and phthalate-free, and made without natural rubber latex or silicone. Attached to the ring is what looks a little like Saran Wrap or plastic sandwich bag material. At first, the disk might look intimidating in size. But it’s actually quite easy to put inside of your vaginal canal.

Unlike most menstrual cups, the FLEX Disk doesn’t sit inside of the vaginal canal (like a tampon or a cup) but above it. Once inside of you, it warms and forms to fit your body so that it moves with you and you and doesn’t leak. The claim that you can’t feel it at all once it is in is 100% accurate.

Getting Ready for Flex Disc Sex

Inserting the FLEX Disc is actually really easy. You just pinch it in half and insert it into the vaginal canal by holding the disc pointing downwards in a vertical position and then pushing down and back. It slides in comfortably and easily. For proper placement, tuck the rim (the front edge that goes in last) above your pubic bone. Make sure it’s pushed past the pubic bone as far as it can go. You shouldn’t be able to feel it at all if it’s in the right place.

Flex disc menstrual cup

The FLEX can be worn up to 12 hours and isn’t reusable. (But there is a reusable version I’ll get too!) You’ll need to dispose of it after it’s done.

To remove the FLEX disc, slide your finger up under the front edge of the FLEX disc and pull straight down, keeping it parallel to the floor.

I’ll say this, while getting it out isn’t that difficult (practice makes perfect) it’s not super easy to remove the FLEX without making a mess. The first time I removed it, my toilet looked like something out of a horror movie slaughter scene. After some practice, I have gotten pretty damn good a keeping removal fairly clean—but expect the first and second time to be an adventure.

But, after some research, I found that I am not the only woman who has reported finding FLEX Disc sex more pleasurable. In fact, some women say they even orgasm easier while using the FLEX.

Do Men Report Feeling the Flex Disc During Sex?

“Will my boyfriend feel the flex disc?” is one of the most common questions when it comes to questions about sex with the menstrual disc. I have had great success having sex with the FLEX Disc. The material is scent-free, which makes receiving oral sex super comfortable for both parties.

In my experience, my male partner reported feeling little to no difference during sex. I—on the other hand—am super excited to report that it actually made sex more enjoyable for me…like way more. I thought this was just a fluke, or that my body was just weird. I’m a very short woman, so I thought perhaps the FLEX Disk held my cervix higher up in my body making for more comfortable sex. But, after some research, I found that I am not the only woman who has reported finding FLEX Disc sex more pleasurable. In fact, some women say they even orgasm easier while using the FLEX.

The downside is that I have to admit that I did experience slight leakage after wearing the FLEX Disk several hours before sex on a heavy flow day. It also only occurred after a very vigorous session of penetrative sex. “The mess” was very similar to light spotting, and I was the only one who noticed. I just think it’s only fair to give you ladies a heads up.

Flex Reusable Disc

$34.99

FLEX Reusable Disc

FLEX is now offering people who have periods the option of a reusable FLEX Disc. The FLEX Reusable disc is molded after the original but made with 100% medical-grade silicone that doesn’t promote the growth of toxic bacteria and won’t disrupt your natural vaginal pH. You can also purchase a special foaming wash and wipes to help keep your disc clean.

Wash & Wipes Duo

This plant-based duo is designed to keep hands, cups, and intimate parts clean no matter where you go. They are biodegradable!

All-in-all, I think the FLEX Disc is a brilliant solution to an annoying problem. It’s comfortable (even enjoyable) and keeps you feeling fresh and sexy. They can be ordered online and are sold at Target, CVS, and H-E-B stores. OR, click here to shop online and get 10% off your order!


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Annette Benedetti
Annette Benedettihttps://sheexploreslife.com
Annette is a writer, editor and photographer from Portland, OR. Her work appears in a variety of publications including Bust, Red Tricycle, Motherly and Domino. When she’s away from her desk she can be found teaching women yoga at wilderness retreats, exploring new cities across the states and hiking the trails at Mt. Rainier—one of her favorite places on earth.