Hannah Faith Lord for Cora
Period sex. If you are comfortable with getting it on while you’re mid-cycle or if you only shy away from it because it’s too messy, this one’s for you.
The Cora Menstrual Disc was created by thoughtful female founder, Molly Hayward, to make your menstrual cycle less of a hassle and as an alternative to tampons and pads. Designed with care, the reusable Disc can be worn for up to 12 hours of leak protection. When inserted correctly, you can’t even feel it. Comfort during your cycle? Say no more. Mess-free period sex? Count us in. Sustainable? We’re here for it. Chic period packaging? This Disc also comes with its very own vegan clutch. Talk about stepping up your flow game.
But back to how you can use it for mess-free cycle sex.
Below, Cora’s VP of Innovation, Jen Brush, answers common questions about the Disc and intercourse.
Does the Disc get pushed up during sex, making it hard to remove?
“The Disc sits higher up in your vagina than a tampon or our Menstrual Cup. At the upper end of the vagina, the area that frames the cervix is called the vaginal fornix. The Disc sits in the fornix, directly under the cervix. This leaves the vaginal canal open, which makes the Disc sex-friendly. In addition, during arousal, the cervix changes positions, making the vaginal canal longer. The Disc shouldn’t get pushed in during penetrative sex—but every body is different, so we advise that women do what works for them. Cora’s Disc was also designed with a finger-width removal tab to make removal easier.”
Will your partner feel the Disc with their fingers or penis? Will it be uncomfortable?
“This varies by person. The Disc is made from smooth, soft, medical-grade silicone—so even if your partner feels it, it shouldn’t be painful or uncomfortable. Also, it is important to add, the Disc allows for mess-free period sex but is not a substitute for contraception.”
The Disc is malleable and is easy to use. To insert, squeeze the Disc into a figure eight. The finger-width groove should be facing away from your body when placed inside either when sitting, squatting, or with one leg raised. Guide with your index finger back toward your tailbone until it feels comfortable. To remove, simply hook your finger under the rim of the Disc and slide it out. See the below illustration for a helpful visual.
Courtesy of Cora
It stays in place comfortably all day and is easy to insert and remove. It’s reusable and can be used for up to 10 years. Yes, you read that right. Its capacity holds the equivalent of five to seven tampons and is great for light and heavy flows. And as we mentioned, the flat design allows for the best perk: mess-free period sex. To clean, it’s simple. Place the Disc in boiling water for five to seven minutes before first use and between each cycle. Not to mention, using this as a replacement for tampons and pads is an environmentally conscious choice, which of course has the Poosh stamp of approval.
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