Period sex isn’t for everybody, but if you’ve forged ahead despite the bloody mess or would like to actually satisfy those increased sexual urges you experience during that time of the month, the Flex Menstrual Disc might just be for you.
Worn at the base of the cervix, Flex promises 12 hours of leak-free period protection but, unlike tampons or a menstrual cup, it leaves your vaginal canal free for other things — like your man’s penis.
Flex may also be a safer alternative than other sanitary products as it’s hypoallergenic, BPA and phthalate free, made without silicone or natural rubber latex, doesn’t disrupt the vaginal pH, doesn’t promote bacterial or yeast infections, and isn’t linked to toxic shock syndrome like tampons. It can also help alleviate menstrual cramps caused by those pesky tampons as well. And it’s reportedly easier to insert and remove than a menstrual cup. Instructions can be found here.
According to a press release, the most common customer feedback is, “It’s so comfortable, I forgot I was on my period when wearing it.” That response alone may be reason enough to make the switch, as there’s never been a month in the past 19 years that I’ve forgotten I was on my period. But I imagine being able to get it in without laying down more towels than the home goods section at Macy’s might have something to do with that as well. Try the free trial and see for yourself.