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How to insert
your Disc

The Perfect Fit Disc and Soft Fit Disc are designed for comfortable insertion and easy removal. Beginner friendly all the way.

How to insert
your Disc

The Perfect Fit Disc and Soft Fit Disc are designed for comfortable insertion and easy removal. Beginner friendly all the way.

1. Sanitize

2. Insert

3. Tuck

4. Remove

1. Sanitize

Sanitize your disc before use by boiling it in water for 5-7 minutes. Repeat this process between each cycle.

Wash your disc and hands before
and after each use.

2. Insert

Squeeze the disc to form a figure 8. The finger-width groove indicates the front of your disc, which should be facing away from your body when it is inserted.

Sit, squat, or raise one leg. Guide the back rim of the disc into your vagina and push the disc back and down with your index finger towards your tailbone, as far as it will comfortably go.

3. Tuck

With that same index finger, tuck the front rim up and behind the pubic bone to position the disc.

If you can’t feel the disc, it is in place properly. To check the position of your disc, stand up, keeping your index finger on the rim of the disc. You can wear up to 12 hours before emptying.

4. Remove

First, relax your pelvic muscles and bear down like you are having a bowel movement. Hook your index finger under the front rim of the disc. Then, gently slide the disc out, keeping it horizontal to avoid spills.

Find your fit

Here's a breakdown of the Soft Fit Disc vs Perfect Fit Disc, so you can choose what's right for your body.

Sanitize your disc before use by boiling it in water for 5-7 minutes. Repeat this process between each cycle.

Wash your disc and hands before and after each use.

Squeeze the disc to form a figure 8. The finger-width groove indicates the front of your disc, which should be facing away from your body when it is inserted.

Sit, squat, or raise one leg. Guide the back rim of the disc into your vagina and push the disc back and down with your index finger towards your tailbone, as far as it will comfortably go.

With that same index finger, tuck the front rim up and behind the pubic bone to position the disc.

If you can’t feel the disc, it is in place properly. To check the position of your disc, stand up, keeping your index finger on the rim of the disc. You can wear up to 12 hours before emptying.

First, relax your pelvic muscles and bear down like you are having a bowel movement. Hook your index finger under the front rim of the disc. Then, gently slide the disc out, keeping it horizontal to avoid spills.

Find your fit

Here's a breakdown of the Soft Fit Disc vs Perfect Fit Disc,
so you can choose what's right for your body.

Disc tips & tricks

Auto dumping

Auto dumping, AKA “self-emptying”, happens when your pelvic floor muscles contract and the disc moves out of place momentarily, causing excess blood to empty out into the toilet.

Take a breath

Silicone-safe lubricant can help with the insertion process.

When you’re still getting the hang of your disc, try removing it while in the shower.

Easier insertion

Silicone-safe lubricant can help with the insertion process.

When you’re still getting the hang of your disc, try removing it while in the shower.

Mess-free period sex

The disc's flat fit design and placement allows you to enjoy intimacy without the mess.

Auto Dumping 101

How do I auto dump?

 

Not all users experience auto dumping but for those who do, it can be a great benefit that is unique to using a menstrual disc. Auto dumping (also known as “self-emptying”) occurs when the pelvic floor muscles contract, causing the rim of your disc to momentarily move out of place, allowing excess blood to spill into the toilet. When properly inserted, a disc sits in the fornix and stays in place due to the tucking behind the pubic bone. Since every body is different, everyone's experiences with self-emptying can vary but if you find yourself being able to self empty, then it is an added bonus to discs! Self emptying essentially occurs when the disc untucks itself from behind the pubic bone. You can self empty by bearing down while using the bathroom. What is 'bearing down' you might ask? It is essentially the same movement you do with your muscles down there when you are trying to poop. By bearing down, your disc gets pushed out a bit, causing it to untuck from the pubic bone. This untucking is what allows fluid to spill over into the toilet due to the angle.

How do I prevent self-emptying when doing rigorous activity?

 

This is a great question! When the Cora Disc is inserted correctly and tucked behind your pubic bone, it should not leak. If you are having a heavier flow day or worried about leaking, we recommend emptying your disc before exercise. For added peace of mind, you may also choose to wear period underwear or a liner as backup.

How do I get the disc back into place after auto dumping?

 

Once you have emptied some of the content, some users find that the disc pops back into place on its own or by doing 1-2 kegels. Kegels lead to the muscles pushing the disc back up on its own. However, if you are new to self-emptying or want additional peace of mind, we also recommend inserting a finger to ensure it is properly tucked back into place. If you prefer inserting a finger, we recommend taking in a Cora wipe with you to clean off any excess fluid off your hand.

Can you auto dump when you laugh or sneeze?

 

Always be sure your Cora disc is properly inserted by inserting it as far up as possible and then tucking it behind your pubic bone. You should never experience your disc leaking during the day-to-day or feel like it is slipping down your vaginal canal. Leaks are something we never want you to experience but sometimes a leak can happen here or there if you have a strong cough or sneeze which may cause you to bear down and therefore untuck your disc. Our Perfect Fit disc has a firm rim that is ideal for staying tucked into place, even during rigorous activity. We recommend using a liner or period underwear as backup for added peace of mind.

Disc tips & tricks

Auto Dumping

Auto dumping, AKA “self-emptying”, happens when your pelvic floor muscles contract and the disc moves out of place momentarily, causing excess blood to empty out into the toilet.

Take a breath

If you cannot remove your disc, don’t worry, take a break and revisit once you are more relaxed.

 

Easier insertion

Silicone-safe lubricant can help with the insertion process. When you’re still getting the hang of your disc, try removing it while in the shower.

 

Mess-free period sex

The disc's flat fit design and placement allows you to enjoy intimacy without the mess.

 

Auto Dumping 101

 

How do I auto dump?

Not all users experience auto dumping but for those who do, it can be a great benefit that is unique to using a menstrual disc. Auto dumping (also known as “self-emptying”) occurs when the pelvic floor muscles contract, causing the rim of your disc to momentarily move out of place, allowing excess blood to spill into the toilet. When properly inserted, a disc sits in the fornix and stays in place due to the tucking behind the pubic bone. Since every body is different, everyone's experiences with self-emptying can vary but if you find yourself being able to self empty, then it is an added bonus to discs! Self emptying essentially occurs when the disc untucks itself from behind the pubic bone. You can self empty by bearing down while using the bathroom. What is 'bearing down' you might ask? It is essentially the same movement you do with your muscles down there when you are trying to poop. By bearing down, your disc gets pushed out a bit, causing it to untuck from the pubic bone. This untucking is what allows fluid to spill over into the toilet due to the angle.

 

How do I prevent self-emptying when doing rigorous activity?

This is a great question! When the Cora Disc is inserted correctly and tucked behind your pubic bone, it should not leak. If you are having a heavier flow day or worried about leaking, we recommend emptying your disc before exercise. For added peace of mind, you may also choose to wear period underwear or a liner as backup.

 

How do I get the disc back into place after auto dumping?

Once you have emptied some of the content, some users find that the disc pops back into place on its own or by doing 1-2 kegels. Kegels lead to the muscles pushing the disc back up on its own. However, if you are new to self-emptying or want additional peace of mind, we also recommend inserting a finger to ensure it is properly tucked back into place. If you prefer inserting a finger, we recommend taking in a Cora wipe with you to clean off any excess fluid off your hand.

 

Can you auto dump when you laugh or sneeze?

Always be sure your Cora disc is properly inserted by inserting it as far up as possible and then tucking it behind your pubic bone. You should never experience your disc leaking during the day-to-day or feel like it is slipping down your vaginal canal. Leaks are something we never want you to experience but sometimes a leak can happen here or there if you have a strong cough or sneeze which may cause you to bear down and therefore untuck your disc. Our Perfect Fit disc has a firm rim that is ideal for staying tucked into place, even during rigorous activity. We recommend using a liner or period underwear as backup for added peace of mind.

Our Community Has Spoken:

Once I read about the disc I knew it was for me. The self-emptying (What?!?!) feature and 12–hour usage time between rinses makes my period a breeze, for the first time in my life.

AMY h.

This is my first period with the disc and already loving. It is kind of intimidating to put in at first but once it is in, you can’t feel it at all. Excited to have something sustainable and money well spent.

LAUREN C.

I have been a disc user for a few years now, but I never felt like removal went smoothly. When I saw the finger grip on this disc, I had to get it! I did need to use lube for insertion, but removal was a breeze!

BRITTANY E.

I feel like I have so much more control of my period. Especially proud that my money is also contributing to a good cause!

NIKOLY S.

I have dealt with heavy, debilitating periods for over 30 years. This product
is allowing me to live my life on even
my days of heaviest flow.

ELIZABETH H.

I am definitely not worried about leaking. I even went to the gym yesterday and it was fantastic, no leak and I didn't notice a thing. I feel free.

REENA R.

Hot Off the Press

"I was shocked at how easy the insertion process was. It took me a grand total of about two minutes to place it perfectly. I knew because I didn't feel a thing while standing, sitting, or walking around."

"I’ve raved about it to a few of my colleagues already. Tampons no longer exist to me, and my Cup is now on the back burner. I’m living large with this disc. And I truly cannot recommend it enough!"

"This is a really exciting new product innovation from Cora. They’ve taken a common complaint from disc users and addressed it. Removal is one reason many people fear switching to discs."

The Free-To-Flow Period Underwear

$30

The Cup & Disc Cleanse

$12 for 4 oz

The So Fresh & So Clean Body Cloths

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Hot Off the Press

"I was shocked at how easy the insertion process was. It took me a grand total of about two minutes to place it perfectly. I knew because I didn't feel a thing while standing, sitting, or walking around."

"I’ve raved about it to a few of my colleagues already. Tampons no longer exist to me, and my Cup is now on the back burner. I’m living large with this disc. And I truly cannot recommend it enough!"

"This is a really exciting new product innovation from Cora. They’ve taken a common complaint from disc users and addressed it. Removal is one reason many people fear switching to discs."

The Free-To-Flow Period Underwear

$30

The Cup & Disc Cleanse

$12 for 4 oz

The So Fresh & So Clean Body Cloths

$12 for 18 sachets

What Cora Customers are Saying

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We believe everyone should have access to period care—full stop. So, with each Cora purchase, we provide period products and body literacy resources to people who might otherwise go without.

Every body deserves comfort

We believe everyone should have access to period care—full stop. So, with each Cora purchase, we provide period products and body literacy resources to people who might otherwise go without.