What is the difference between a menstrual cup and disc?

What is the difference between a menstrual cup and disc?

A menstrual cup and a menstrual disc are two popular alternatives to traditional sanitary pads and tampons.  

While both options serve the purpose of collecting menstrual fluid, there are distinct differences between them.  

A menstrual cup is a bell-shaped, reusable device made of medical-grade silicone that is inserted into the vagina to catch and collect menstrual blood. It forms a seal against the vaginal walls, preventing leaks and allowing for long-lasting protection.  

A menstrual disc is a disc-shaped, reusable product typically made of a very soft and flexible silicone. It is inserted into the vaginal fornix, which is located at the back of the vagina, closer to your cervix, and works by collecting fluid in a bowl-like compartment. Unlike a cup, a disc can be worn during intercourse and offers mess-free period sex.  

While both options have their unique benefits, personal preferences, comfort, and individual anatomy play crucial roles in determining which product works best for each person. 

Here at MyCup, we supply both options for you. With our own brand of menstrual cups, to a selection of international brands including the Ziggy Cup menstrual disc, we will have an option suitable for you! 

Disc or Cup? The option is yours!  


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