I have used two other discs before, but figured out I wanted something with a sure fire way to get it out. I didn't feel any irritation with the tab hanging down or any weird pressure like how my journey with menstrual cups ended. (thus why I started looking into discs). I like the safety knowing that I can get the disc out easily. I'm still figuring out how to balance emptying when necessary. I'd recommend :) As well as fast shipping and it arrived just in time for the period I used it.
Not to sound dramatic, but this thing has been literally life-changing for me. I have heavy enough periods that tampons are useless since I need a new one every hour. And I’ve always hated pads and thought they were super uncomfortable. Cups sounded amazing, but I have to dump them every 3-4 hours and I never got the hang of them. But this disc is PERFECT. I was worried about discs being hard to remove with my small hands + high cervix combo, but the tab makes it so easy to deal with. I still have to empty it every 4-5 hours, but it’s easy enough that it’s not too different from a tampon. And having 4-5 hours of freedom is amazing. I feel like I have so much of my life back now.
The rim of the disc is pretty stiff like others have mentioned, but that hasn’t bothered me and might actually be making it easier for me to insert. And I’ve definitely noticed some staining, doesn’t bother me but I would love a darker color if one was available. Not a real problem though, just a visual thing. I’m planning to buy another one just in case something happens to the one I’ve got.
I’m not one to write reviews but I’m genuinely impressed. I used to use a menstrual cup which I loved but after getting a copper IUD, my flow was far too heavy to continue use. I trusted other reviews, and all I can say is wow. Even on my heaviest days this little thing works wonders. Big win in my books!
This is the first reusable period product I've used. I got the disk in and out smoothly after using it for two and a half period days. The learning curve was a little steep, and there was a fair amount of soreness as I figured out what angles NOT to insert it at. I might look into getting the lube. I'm still figuring out how to work this, so dry insertion can be pretty unpleasant.
I found this hard to imagine, going from tampons to a palm-sized disk, but when it's in right you really don't feel it at all. I no longer have to worry about leaking or waking up early to change a tampon. No more pee-string or layering pads while I pray I don't wake up to bloody sheets! I'm also excited for trips now that I won't have to worry that I didn't pack enough tampons.
I highly recommend this even for the girlies who've never tried cups or disks before. It's well worth the investment :)
I have tried the Diva Cup, the Luna, and the Cora Cup, Cup...THE Hello Disc has changed my life!
I love the concept of menstrual cups but was feeling frustrated and defeated. I would always end up leaking and felt I could never get the suction right.
Upon the first time using my Hello Disc I had zero leaks- goodbye worries and stained underwear! Hello comfort and confidence! xx
Finally! No leaks, comfortable all day, and capacity for my heavy flow. I really didn't think it would ever happen. I've been through 4 different cups and 1 other disc and always had something go wrong. Thank you Hello for this product. I was totally intimidated by discs and I'm pleasantly surprised by how much easier they are than cups. The only challenge with this cup is the mess of emptying in a public bathroom. With that said, that challenge exists with any reusable product and I'm considering getting a second disc to make those moments easier. Now that I found a product that works, the investment (and waste) seems worth it.
I had purchased the disc after watching your fabulous videos and reviews. I actually made a purchase of another disc before seeing your videos as I was getting constant leakage from my menstrual cups, which I have been using close to 10 years. Already tried several brands and shapes, I decided to give it a try to the disc. Unfortunately it was not as easy to start, as the brand I purchase is really not as easy to use as hello disc. This is my first period using it, but I can feel the difference. Easier to insert and remove. Glides easily. Still working on the position as I tend to start my periods with a very low cervix and it can be a little challenging; I might not be using the correct insertion angle but with practice it will improve. So far I'm very happy with the purchase and no leakage nor hard time inserting. Thank you.
Have used a cup for years. Was going to just grab the salt soft cup because I felt like my cup could be more comfortable if it were less stiff. While on the hunt discovered the hello disc and decided to give it a try. I was specifically avoiding discs due to some of the reviews I've read mention difficulties removing. This disc has a tab to remove which seemed ideal. I set my anxieties aside and went for it. I found this disc to be unbelievably comfortable. I wore it for seven plus hours. Didn't leak, didn't actually feel it. I wish I had this year's ago! I can always kind of feel my cup. I have never had a cup I can't feel. I hope to master the "self emptying". Will have to watch some videos hahaha.
I bought both the Hello.disc and the Merula XL fox. The Hello disc went in easily on the first attempt with no leaks and I couldn't feel it at all. Even wore it overnight.
The second time I removed it was very messy, but maybe I just waited to long to empty it. I could not get it to self empty when I was going to the bathroom. Might just be a me thing.
To be perfectly honest, the Hello Disc was not the first reusable disc I tried. I acknowledged the benefits of switching to reusable, but when I tried my first one, I couldn’t get comfortable and it just wasn’t working for me. Cups weren’t working for me personally either. But I’m so glad I gave the Hello Disc a try as my Hail Mary before switching back to what had been my routine for years. It took a minute to get comfortable with the insertion, and even though I could feel it was behind my pubic bone, I wondered if it was in place correctly, but once it was in, I couldn’t feel a thing. Because I’d rather be safe than sorry, I doubled up with period underwear just in case. Even with being a first time user with a reasonably heavy period, the underwear did nothing beyond giving me peace of mind. Even with a full twelve hours and a heavy flow day 1, I had no leaks. I will say auto-dumping is a little strange, but everything went back into place afterwards even without my help, and probably contributed to my being able to wear it for the full twelve hours on a heavy day. Hello Disc is definitely my default moving forward, and barring any issues during my next few cycles, I am a happy convert.
I really like this disc! I was having trouble with a different cup suctioning to my low cervix. This is a much more comfortable solution and I've never had a leak with it in! It is so easy to remove without spilling thanks to the pull tab. I think this is the only period product I'll need from now on (what?! amazing!!).
Solved my *it gets lost in there and i cant get it out* problem for sure! The tab is amazing. I either flip it forward or wear it down. I will note that my boyfriend CAN feel this cup due to the tab and has caused discomfort. In all orientations of how the tab is situated, and especially flupped forward.
High capacity that doesn't auto tip as easily as others I have experienced
Function gets a 9.5 out of 10 [sometimes I have had to pull too hard, and it springs out of me and has dropped in the bowl], but I like KNOWING I can get it out simply.
The only thing that truly bothers me is how stained it gets for normal usage even with proper cleaning throughout my period. This is after scrubbing and boiling at the end of my cycle.
I've been using a cup for a few years now and recently it's been more difficult due to cataplexy. I saw on Period Nirvana how easy it seems to insert and remove a disc, no suction, sounded great !
I watchhed so muchh content on the YouTube channel about how to use a disc and finally decided to take the plunge. I had been pretty set on the Hello Disc from the start since the pull tab was very appealing for my weak grip. I was even more sure after I was paired withh it from the quiz.
This has been, by far, the most stress free period ever. Never had a leak, never felt uncomfortable or nervous about placement, and it was so easy to insert and remove. Also was an absolute dream overnighht.
I literally cannot recommend this enoughh. I've been telling all of my menstruating friends it is a MUST ! And as a first time disc user, at that. The Hello Disc is honestly suchh a quality of life improvement, I'm so SO happy !
I am glad I bought this product. The hello disc is easy to insert. I did not leak AT ALL. Even on my heaviest days. It was easy to take out and comfortable the entire time. I bought this product because of the pull tab disc design. I have a high cervix and getting other discs out had been tricky. There is a learning curve with taking it out and not making a mess but I mastered it by the end. I felt comfortable enough to sleep without any backup reusable liner or panty after the first day. I would highly recommend this product to any menstruating individual.
I was a bit nervous as a first time user of a disc. Kim’s posts on PeriodNirvana on Instagram were extremely helpful in teaching me how to insert. It took a few attempts but I got the hang of it by the 2nd day! Emptying it in the shower is much easier, so I don’t have to worry about making a mess. The ring makes it super easy to remove and the size of the disc is perfect for my heavy flow. It’s comfortable and I don’t feel anything when it’s in place correctly. No staining on disc, so far, as others have mentioned in other reviews. I wish I had tried this sooner! No more tampons for me!
I'm shocked at how well this product works. I'm 37 and new to reusable period products. My first attempt was with Saalt's small cup - terrible experience with leaking, discomfort and blood everywhere during removal. After the quiz, I realized I have a very high cervix height so it was my fault I had the wrong product all along. This is my first week trying the hello disc and it's comfortable, completely leak free and easy to remove with the tab ... and literally zero mess during removal!! Game changer. Thank goodness I didn't give up after that first fail with the wrong disc for me. This is a winner. And works for almost everyone, even ultra high cervixes you can barely reach.
I really love the disc! For me it is so much easier to insert and remove than the cup! I also love the way it can self empty! Amazing!
Um...excuse me. This product did not have my permission to be this good! I went through so many cups/discs to get here. I have a (comically) high cervix so the plight of having to find one that won't get "lost" has been difficult. I'm so pleased with the Hello Disc and it's ability to stay put and be comfortable. Will definitely re-buy/replace as needed in the future.
First time disc user and I was amazed. I received it just in time for my cycle. It was easy to use, comfortable and leak free. I don’t think I’ll be reaching for my cup anymore.
This was my first time trying a disc. I have a cup but it’s difficult for me to remove as I have a high cervix and short fingers. My cup also gave me bad cramps. The Hello disc is so much easier to remove and doesn’t give me as bad cramps. It definitely requires a bit of an adjustment period to get used to, I find it harder to put in than the cup and it feels kinda funky at first. Also taking it out the first time can be messy, make sure to pull it out horizontally! Overall a good product though. Fast shipping too.
Amazing! I’ve never had a period product that didn’t leak. I’m brand new to discs. I discovered cups a few years ago and haven’t touched pads/tampons since. However, cups worked 90% for me. Always some leaks, so I’d always pair my cup with a panty liner just in case. I also have heavy periods.
Decided to give the hello disc a chance after many positive reviews and YouTube videos. This didn’t disappoint. As a first time disc user, it was easy to insert. I wasn’t even sure it was working at first because I had no stains on my liner. When I took it out I saw that it was definitely working! The no leaks is the highlight of this product for me. I’ve never experienced that before. I always had to be cautious with tampons, pads and cups on my heavy days. I can stop buying liners all together now. How huge is that!!! It also has very minimal mess. Only on the tips of my fingers. I highly recommend this product. A great deal of thought was put in to create a period product that just works.
This was my first time using any type of reusable menstrual product. I love the Hello disc, and will never go back to using pads or tampons. I didn't experience any issues (i.e. leaks, trouble placing it, issues with my removal.) I loved how long I was able to wear it without needing to empty it & replace it. I would recommend this product to anyone!
The Hello disc was lovely. I will admit the tab positioning was a bit finicky on fist insertion but a bit more looking and it tucked/flipped nicely. Cleanup was an absolute breeze and no leaks in use. I'm not quite sure I know how to auto-dump but it's not critical for me.
hello cup was a lifesaver. I've tried cups in the past which made my cramps worse and felt really uncomfortable. I switched to another brand of discs and was terrified when neither I nor my partner could retrieve it after sex. I knew I needed the hello cup because of the adjustable loop. Super happy with my purchase.
I have used cups before and they were ok but the hello disc is a game changer is it so easy to put in an I only think about it twice a day. I have a heavy flow and had no leaks. It makes have a period so much easier. I am trying to get all my friends to make the switch because I know it would make their monthly less stressful.
I plan on recommending this to every woman in my life because my life has been changed and I will never go back to anything else.
It arrived 2 weeks before my period and I practiced insertion a few times. It took me a few tries to get it in just the right spot, but now whenever I put it in it's ridiculously easy. I started my period yesterday and put it in immediately. I wore some underwear I didn't care about just in case, but turns out that wasn't necessary at all because there was NO leakage whatsoever. I have a high cervix so assumed I would be wearing the tab dropped, but I've found flipped is the best for me. I don't feel it at all. My only complaint is that pulling it out can be quite messy, but I think that's just user error. I know from the period nirvana videos that a mess free removal is possible, so I probably just need more practice at it. I think her recommendation to remove it in the shower for the first few times is really wise. Thank you period nirvana for this amazing product! I'm so excited to never buy pads again.
I have used a cup before and liked it but was having some issues with getting it to open. So I decided to try the Hello Disk after watching the Period Nirvana YouTube channel and I am so glad I did! I absolutely love this product and so glad that it made my period so much easier.
I have very painful cramps the first couple days of my period so it wasn't super comfortable this first time around but the rest of the week went wonderful! No leaks and could hardly tell it was there. Great for period sex, although it wasn't the most comfortable for my partner to have the tab on it so I might get one without just for that and keep one with a tab for the rest of my period. I've tried menstrual cups before but the suction really seemed to bother my cervix so this was a great swap and I love the feeling of being clean + no bloody mess in my underwear!
- So comfortable I forget I have it in
- Does not make my cramps worse
- No leaks!
- Easy to rinse/wash off after emptying
- I can only insert when one leg is hiked up on the counter or tub
- Would not feel comfortable/sanitary removing and reinserting in public bathrooms
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I used a Lily Cup for a year or so before realizing either the suction, firmness, or position in my huha made my period cramps worse. Before that, I used disposable pads bc tampons always leaked (blood clots would wrap around the tampon and let the rest of the blood flow around it). Then I switched to period underwear which were cool but got annoying to change out of at least twice a day. Also it sometimes felt like I was getting a rash on my heavier days.
So I gave this a shot bc my biggest fear with discs was having to shove my whole hand up there to find it and get it out, and the loop seemed like a great way to prevent that. It is
I use the flip method and all I have to do is sit back on the toilet seat or hike a leg up on the tub if I’m in the shower, use one finger to find the loop, and pull it out. The loop never moved around after going about my day or waking up in the morning, so I never had to search for it.
My only real issue is that I have to hike my leg up to put it back in comfortably and without feeling like I’m going to drop it. Also mine does get messy at the sides and bottom so I feel the need to wash it and my hands before reinserting. So those two together means I probably won’t try removing in a public bathroom. But I think I can definitely leave it in with no problems for 12 hours even on my heavy days so that shouldn’t be a problem.
Also also, turns out I can auto-dump when I poop. Shout out to all the double dumpers
I've used cups before, but only for the brief time between going off birth control and getting pregnant with my soon-to-be five-year-old. After having him, I went back on birth control and didn't think about periods or period products again. At least, not until I decided to sterilize myself and go BC-free this January. For my first period, I tried a Yuuki cup. I loved its rainbow coloring, but it was just. so. uncomfortable. I thought that maybe after having a baby, internal menstruation products just weren't in the cards for me.
Before giving up entirely, I took the Period Nirvana quiz. I'm so glad I did, too! It recommended the Hello disc. I waffled back and forth, thinking I'd just try my cup again, but eventually decided to save myself another agonizingly painful cycle and buy the disc.
When the Hello disc came, my wife and I laughed about how it looks like the top of a coke can (it really does, especially with the pull tabs!!). After cleaning, in it went. Well, in it *tried*. For the first few days, inserting the Hello disc felt almost exactly like trying to insert a flaccid penis. It just curled up on itself and popped right back out! I guess that's the trade-off for having a softer, more comfortable silicone, but the disc has definitely got a bit of a learning curve to it (if you're near a faucet, run the disc under cold water to stiffen it up a bit, then support it with a finger during insertion). Once in place, though, the Hello disc is SO COMFORTABLE. Most of the time, I don't even notice it's there, which is really all I could ever ask for. As for leaks, I have yet to experience any. In fact, on days when I'd bleed through my underwear and pants with the Yuuki cup, I was able to confidently go commando with the Hello disc. Clean removal, even with the tabs, is tricky, especially in public bathrooms. Where cups are easy to remove, dump out, and reinsert with minimal mess, discs will get blood all over your hands during the same process. If you don't want to walk out to the sink looking like you're leaving a crime scene, I recommend keeping some hand sanitizer with you. On the bright side, auto dumping is the bee's knees. Hopefully, after a few cycles, I'll be able to control that a little better so I won't have to deal with the mess in a public bathroom.
Tl,Dr: the Hello disc is way more comfortable and reliably leak free than some cups, but can be messy and hard to insert when you're getting used to it. All in all, it's pretty rad, and has earned its place as my main period product.
I had previously bought a Diva Cup without much research done as to the height of my cervix or anything else - just to save myself some money in the long run and trying to help the earth and whatnot. However, my cup would always get lost inside me and I would be unable to easily remove it or if it stayed, there was always leakage. Basically, it didn't work for me. Then I found Period Nirvana's IG and through the Period Nirvana quiz I matched with Hello Disc and after using it for my period the first time, I love it. I didn't deal with the discomfort that the cup would make me feel, it was easy to insert and remove, and did not give me any leakage for the entire day. I am extremely satisfied and have begun to recommend to others. Thank you!
AMAZING, I could cry. I was tired of dealing with the frustration, leaks and discomfort of my bloody buddy cup, I threw it out during my previous menstrual cycle and went back to tampons. I ordered this period disc as a last ditch effort and my periods are forever changed. Your clothes will thank you, goodbye tide pen.
I have used a cup before but the disk was new to me. I really struggle with the insert. I am hoping that just come with practice but and loving that the disk stays in place, I have no leaking and removal is mess free!
I only gave it four stars due to the fact the disc is too firm for me, I love the concept and the pull tab. I had no leaking issues or popping it in place where the pubic bone sat. I just wish there was a softer version for the Hello disc. If you ever decided to make a softer version I would defiantly buy it :)
I've been a cup girlie for a little over a year now and I started out with a June cup because it was cheap and low risk if I didn't like it, but after some practice I really did love it. I decided that I should try to get a better cup, and also try a disk after watching period nirvana on Yt. The cup I ordered was meh, I actually preferred my other one, but the hello disc was far better than I expected and I liked it a lot. It is much easier to insert and remove than the cup and it did exactly what I needed it to do. I might be a disk girlie now.
Been using a menstrual cup for years but after watching your videos I wanted to try the hello disc. First period done and it was brilliant. It is messier than a cup but with practice that should get better. Brilliant product!
I found the disc to be easier to use than the cup. Not difficult to insert or remove. Pretty easy to clean. It is self emptying you just have to readjust afterwards. I am very happy with the Hello version. I had a Diva cup before and it was very difficult to remove, and have thrown it out. Before buying a product make sure you know if your cervix is high or low, this helps a lot. I wished I had known about discs earlier in my life.
The two months I've had the Hello Disc have featured the two most stress-free periods of my life! I had attempted cups a couple of times, but they were always uncomfortable and I abandoned them quickly. I don't even feel the disc in, and I feel like I got the hang of it much quicker. I love that I don't have to worry about anything for 12 hours at a time (with enough wiggle room to play with), and the disc also holds more flow than even my "heavy day" period panties, which constantly leaked on me. The closest I get to "leakage" is the tiny leftovers from a "self-empty" on my heaviest days, which is totally manageable. I'm absolutely a convert!
Best thing ever invented. I was going on vacation and needed to think of something quick. I asked my friend and she told me to search for a period disc, I can't thank her enough.
This is a personal period revolution! I've been experimenting with reusable methods for over a decade with mixed results. I wanted to love menstrual cups but they just didn't work for me. I thought disks were going to be more of the same, but after some research, I gave it a try; this is what I have been searching for!
It was actually much easier to use than I expected. The Hello cup has a convenient pull tab that made removal a cinch and it wasn't messy at all for me! The next time I make a purchase, I might try to find something a little bit smaller, but literally everything else about the Hello disk was spot on (while being spot free!)
First time I’ve ever tried a disc or cup and I think I’ve found the one! I I’ve used the Hello Disc for one cycle so far and it was easy to learn to use and comfortable to wear. I have an IUD and have been looking for a more sustainable option for managing my periods. I have been a pad/panty liner user for most of my menstrual life. Tampons always seem to give me headaches and I have an extreme dislike for them. The Hello Disc is much more convenient than constantly changing pads/liners and I feel much cleaner throughout the day. I only had one small leak on my heaviest day when I accidentally overfilled the disc after 6 hours of wear. I’m still figuring out what works for a mess free removal but it is safe to say I’m a fan!
Hello! Lol. I started with the Flex throw away, then noticed they had a reusable. Then I discovered Period Nirvana. I just had to try the Hello disc. I like the firmness and notch of the flex disc for easy insertion. But now I realize the flex disc was too big and would pop out of place. The Hello disc fits better and I love the loop for ease of removal. I feel more confident that the Hello disc will stay in place. I ended up cutting off one of the loops. The single loop works perfectly for me! I would like if it were a bit firmer. I find I need a bit of lube early and late during my period for inserting. Someone else’s review said the same, so thank you!
I like the loops that it had. It was easy to dump. Insertion was a little difficult because of firmness. It was still a good purchase.
As someone who has never put anything other than tampons inside of me, I was worried about the large size of the disc. But after only few times using it, it was incredibly easy and intuitive to use. It reduced my cramping drastically and made my period much more manageable and convenient for my busy life.
It's a learning experience. This is the 3rd type of reusable period product I've tried and it's for sure my favorite. Alot less messy and easy to remove and clean. It takes a minute to get it in the first time and make sure it's right but don't give up it's worth it!
I decided to make the leap from cup to disc. And it was so worth it!! Much easier insertion and removal. Personally I had some slight discomfort wearing, but nothing unbearable. Worked very well for a heavy flow and no leaks! Totally recommend :)
I’m totally in love. I’ve never tried any kind of reusable menstrual product but have always wanted to try. I was matched with the hello disc from the quiz and purchased that (I have an iud). I was kind of nervous to try it but I did my research from the Period Nirvana videos and felt confident. I’ve never been much of a tampon person, so I was worried how this would go but I was so pleasantly surprised with the hello disc. I’ve been wearing it in the flipped position which is perfect for my high cervix and easy removal. Removal has been basically mess free, although it needs some practice. But I’m so excited to keep using it and I’ve already been recommending it to friends.
The Hello disc is amazing. I was nervous at first but I think I found the one. After trying a couple different cups I think this disc will be it for me. no leaks. Easy removal and mess free after I got the hang of it.
Made it through my first period using the hello disc and it was quite an experience. I read a lot of reviews, watched a lot of videos and chose this product because it seemed like a solid option. People often used the phrase "learning curve" to describe how to use it, but I'd say it was not as much that as it was body exploration. I tried 5 times on the first day of my period to get the thing in and couldn't. I'd added lube, folded it just right, was angling it towards my tailbone, relaxing and breathing, and when trying to slide it in it was terribly painful and wasn't even going halfway in. While my first reaction was to freak out that my vagina had somehow closed up, I tried yet again. I had to first stick my finger into my body (I was making sure it hadn't closed up, lol) and then followed the folded disc in and it slid right into place and tucked behind my pubic bone super easily. (Only once during my period was I able to just slide it in without putting in a finger first, but I think over the next few months it'll get easier.) The first time I wore it tucked and it took a solid 7 minutes to get it out. I could feel the loop but seriously couldn't get it on my finger(s). When I wore the loops down that worked a little better but was slightly uncomfortable, so flipped was definitely the best. Up to this point I'd only ever used tampons/pads, so this was an incredibly different experience, but I would HIGHLY recommend.
I decided to try a disc after seeing Period Nirvana YT Shorts about the higher capacity than cups/tampons and mess-free period sexy times. My hello disc did deliver perfectly on both of those fronts. My only gripe is the much messier removal than I'm used to with cups or tampons, which wasn't a big deal on my lighter flow days when I could remove, clean and reinsert in the shower. Overall, I'm very happy with my disc, and I would recommend if the advantages outweigh having to deal with a bit of a mess on heavier days when you remove to empty/clean it.
It is messy upon removal and leaks if you are heavy and after 2 1/2 hours after inserted. If I ever had a bowel movement, the cup moved out of place causing horrible leaks. It is a bit uncomfortable to wear. This is my first time using it, so I may have inserted incorrectly. On day 2 and 3 when my period wasn’t as heavy, I could wear the cup longer without experiencing leaks.
As a 35 year old woman, going from traditional products to this was scary. But I have actually fallen in love with this. After having to get used to inserting, I find it very comfortable and leak proof. Now 17 yo daughter wants one. Thanks
First cycle using Hello disc- loving it. No leaks yet and I’ve been bleeding pretty heavily…. I would say insertion takes a few times before you figure it out but practice makes perfect. The pull tab is a game changer for me because I’m plus size and always had trouble retrieving other discs. Would definitely recommend.
I like this disc, I’m a long nail type of girl and I currently have long stiletto shaped nails. I recently started using disc, I have the small and regular Saalt. This disc made removal much easier, even with my long nails. Inserting was a little difficult but that’s because I was nervous I’d poke a hole into the disc. The disc survived my nails and I didn’t really poke myself too much. I just suggest that if you do have long nails, to wash under your nails throughly before and after, and take your time so that you avoid poking yourself.
I think the disc is great, but when i put it on, no matter how much i push it to go further it still feels like it pushes on my vagina walls and it is uncomfortable. Am i doing something wrong? Or is it maybe that the disc is a little big for me?
Please help me
I was VERY nervous to try the hello disc. I was convinced I would never be able to get it out lol. I’m a plus sized gal, so i was skeptical. When I first tried the disc, I had some trouble inserting it (hot tip: use lube!) Be warned, there is a learning curve BUT, once you get the hang of it, it’s quite simple. This disc holds a lot! I had just a few minimal leaks while I was getting the hang of things but that was to be expected. Removal is the easiest part, to my surprise!! The loops allow for you to decide which length works best for you. Auto dumping is a game changer and makes emptying way less messy. Overall, I’m very pleased with the hello disc and am glad I took the plunge to try it!
I didn’t buy the disc from this website but felt I needed to leave a review here as well!
I have used cups for 5+ years and I’ve had leaks, trouble getting it in and out but lived with it because it’s loads better than any other product
The disc is amazing, so easy and 8 hours and no leaks!! (Definitely can wear it longer but I prefer 8 hours)
My period was a breeze and enjoyed it in a way ( as much as you can )
Totally comfortable and easy to put in and take out. I like that it can stay in for 12 hours with no leaks and just makes that time of the month a little easier to deal with!
I moved to cups during the pandemic (Saalt) and thought I could never go back to tampons. Where were cups all my life? This past Christmas, this disc was my first attempt at trying discs, and now I can’t go back to cups lol! Some of the issues I had with cups like feeling the pressure and leaks with the cup not always opening properly are all solved with this disc. I wouldn’t have wanted to try any other disc, but the design of the hello disc with the removal tab was what prompted me to even try and let me tell you, it is absolutely fantastic. I have been three cycles in and no issues with leaks (I do experience auto dumping in the toilet on my heaviest days), but I am still learning how to get the disc in one go without it flipping open first lol. Kim’s instructional videos were a huge help for a first timer and the trick to use some lubricant is actually a lifesaver. I find the disc to be even better than my favorite menstrual cups.
Easy to use! Soooo comfortable! My cramps actually subside when I'm using the disc! I love it!
While I want to like this product, insertion is just so difficult! I'm an experienced cup user, so maybe there is just some trick to inserting discs that I am not aware of. Every time I go to insert it, it doesn't remain folded (resulting in me having to mash the disc up in there). Once it's in place, it's great. While it is leak free when in place, both the emptying process and insertion are quite messy, which requires a lot of cleanup. I'm not sure how I would empty it if I wore the disc in public, as I don't want to spend 15 minutes in a bathroom stall trying to insert it.
Incredibly difficult to insert- the disc wants to pop open so bad that you’re just fighting it the whole time during insertion. Total disappointment. Easiest removal ever for sure, but not worth it.
I am so disappointed that I spent so much money on this disc. I loved flex discs and wanted to try something more reusable. First, when you go to insert, the disc collapses on itself when you push on it making this a long and complicated process. Then, once in, it is uncomfortable. I couldn't feel the flex disc but the Hello puts pressure on all the wrong places and so I'm miserable when wearing it. Last, I can't auto-dump it like I could the flex. This means I actually have to remove it, dump it, clean it up the best I can and then start from square one with the tricky insertion with a bloody disc in a public bathroom. Not fun. For the price, I wanted to love it. The saving grace is that it doesn't leak and SOMETIMES if I'm in just the right position, I can pretend it's not there...
Finishing my first cycle with Hello disc. Super comfortable and worked for me pretty much exactly how it’s supposed to. Did not leak even after 12 hours at a pretty active job. It’s true there’s a learning curve, to insertion&removal, and also to getting used to how it feels in your body. I use a little lube every time I insert it, I find that helps a lot. I haven’t mastered the mess-free removal, but I’m down to only a 1 or 2 finger mess so I consider it a win. Overall I can recommend Hello and even considering the awkwardness when starting with a new product like this, it was maybe the most comfortable period I’ve ever had.
This is the best thing ever! I have a heavy heavy heavy flow and now I can go all day with a disc and ONE backup pad. I used to wear overnight pads and have to change them every hour or two, but now I just empty the disc on the toilet without the huge mess of changing a tampon. It used to look like I had shoved my hand in someone's chest and grabbed their heart. Now it's a clean, quick, pelvic-adjusting empty until the end of the day - yes removing it there is still blood EVERYWHERE, but that's just twice a day. Thank YOU for making this product!!!
I have really enjoyed the HELLO disc so far. I’ve used it for 2 cycles and it’s really improved my life while menstruating. I don’t get leaks and it’s very comfortable to insert and wear. My periods tend to be heavy due to the copper iud but the hello disc keeps up with me. I do recommend rinsing in cold water to avoid a smell!
This disc is a game changer! My favorite things:
1. It's like a crockpot--set it and forget it (up to 12 hours).
2. So comfortable that you forget you are on your period.
3. No leaks (yet...I've had it for 6 cycles).
4. I never have to buy tampons or pads again--save the environment AND my wallet!
5. The pull tab man. Especially if you have a high cervix like I do, having both the loops always there to easily find is just such a lifesaver.
At first, I was nervous to try any cups or discs. I had just gotten used to tampons, but hated how they always leaked (clots went past them), and how it felt pulling them out. I found Period Narvana on YouTube and went down a rabbit hole of Kim's videos. The biggest concern I had with the disc, however, was not being able to get them out. The Hello disc is wonderful because of the adjustable pull tab. The trick is in putting the disc in--But I followed Kim's instruction and was able to get it on the second try. It really is all about pinching it closed with one hand and pushing with the other. After a couple rounds, it really becomes second nature, and soon I could do it in about 30 seconds. I really could go on and on about how life changing this disc is!
Amazing! I’ve used cups before and had trouble with them leaking and not staying in place. After a lot of research, I decided on the Hello Disc. This is my first disc and I was nervous about the learning curve. However I found it SUPER easy to put in, take out, and had zero issues with leaks. I LOVE it! I am SO glad I found this product and plan to stick to this going forward. I’ll also be telling my friends about it.
I’ve been using discs for over a year now.
Hello Disc is my choice thus far, but I have one or two more I’d like to try.
- I hardly leak even on heavy flow days. I’ll say that the little leaks I do have could be prevented with an auto emptying, mid day. Compared to prior discs that would leak more even with “auto emptying”; the hello disc does far better.
-I have a weak pelvic floor, and tampons would make my pain worse— the disc doesn’t ache near as bad.
-I work in an ER so peeing on those days is a rare occurrence— the disc is wonderful compared to tampons/maintenance.
-More cost effective.
-I like the different ways the tab can be used.
- It is a little trickier to fold up and insert than other discs I’ve tried. It seems to have a little more firmness, which could be why I don’t leak like I do with others. So this isn’t that big of a deal to me.
-The silicone stains. I didn’t have this problem with my other discs but the Hello disc got discolored very quickly. It doesn’t affect anything, but none the less.
Overall, I continue to use hello disc, and will try out a couple more simply out of curiosity.
Will definitely not be going back to tampons.
I tried this because I wanted to switch from tampons to something more eco friendly. I'm not sure if I love it though. It was easy enough to insert after watching a couple YouTube videos and I didn't have any leakage by the second time I put it in. I've never used any other cup or disc so I had no idea what to expect but it's much messier than I'd hoped for when taking it out. And I'm not entirely sure how I'd use it if I wasn't at home with an easily accessible sink to rinse. I've only used it for one cycle and might give it one more try but I have a feeling it's gonna be tampons for me.
I have arms and fingers just short enough to struggle with menstrual cups. Even so, internal period products work best for me; dried pubic blood flakes is not something I want to go back to. Pull tab is a godsend but it can be felt from time to time. Pulling this baby out is easy as pie. I took one star off because it kinda feels like.. there’s a ever present pressure from the disc diameter being slightly too big for me.
Very happy with the disc, I have used it for one cycle and no leaks. Very easy to remove, but it loses a star for me because I found it a bit harder to insert than the other disc I have used. The rim on this disc is softer and is a bit squishier when inserting. But so.much.easier. to remove. So probably going to stick with it
I've used cups for years at this point but this was my first time trying a disc. My reason for switching is that I have an average to high cervix and very short fingers, so removal was an issue on more than one occasion. The Hello Disc seemed like the perfect option for this reason, with the easy removal tab and placement being so different. I did a trial insertion before my period and found it pretty easy to use, although the shape being so much bigger than a cup did give me pause at first. The first time using it on my period I felt like I was leaking a few times, but never did have any leaks at all. After the initial 6 hours or so that went away and I felt very secure with it.
The reason I gave this product 4 stars instead of 5 is because I noticed a lot of cramping that seemed related to the disc. I normally only have cramps for the day before my period and then the first day, but I had cramps throughout the four and a half days I wore this disc, which went away when I switched to liners. I will definitely be giving it another go and I hope that the cramps were unrelated, because I otherwise really liked this experience. Removal (using the tab flipped) was always a breeze, I never experienced any autodumping, and it was not messy at all! I think if this product continues to give me cramps I will probably try the flex cup next.
It was ok. Everything is better than tampons or pads... I have used a cup for the past 2 years and wanted to try something different. I actually find the disc easier to put in (two-handed though), the way it pops open once it's in is really nice feature. I like that it also holds more and I don't worry about it leaking. I have a super heavy period and found an extra large cup that would still spill on my 2nd day. I'm hopeful for the disc. The tab is good, except the whole process is still messy. I don't love that. Also, I fold the pull tab, but I may just cut it, it's very long. I want to try period sex though, stoked for that, but have not yet.
Hello Disc is the very first and last reusable menstrual product I have used.
I have always had very painful heavy and random periods due to PCOS. In my experience tampons made my cramps significantly worse. The Hello disc is such a game changer. My cramps are still there but not as bad and that's a win for me. It was an experience to figure out what worked for me and I almost gave up but I'm so glad I didn't. I now have 2 Hello disc's and I will never go back to tampons again.
This was the best period I've ever had, not a single leak!
And it may be anecdotal evidence but I also suffered zero cramps ♀️
Thank you period nirvana!!
It’s ok. It causes some pretty bad back cramps and the front where the tab is tends to slip down and leak a little. So I’m not super excited.
I will say as convenient as it was made out to be it really is not. I find it super hard to insert because the rim is so soft and unfolds so easy. It sucks because if I try to put it in after a shower I find myself having to spend 30 minutes just to insert it even with 2 hands. I'm very used to the firmness of a flex disc and how it didn't unfold so easy. The only thing I wish this had was an option for firmness of the rim because the tab and loop situation helps me alot especially having a high cervix. I'll just end up using this in emergency situations only....when I run out of flex disc.
Love the disc!! Was a long time cup user and recently decided the suction was getting on my last nerves. Easy to insert and even easier to remove!! I think first time disc or cup users will really like this — definitely beginner friendly! Just watch some how to tutorials that period nirvana has on her Instagram and you’re set! Excited to continue using it!
life changed!!! just love it, super easy to use.
Absolutely amazing! I love that I can just find the loop with ease and pull it out no problems.
My menstrual cup I like it, it's just a workout to get a good grip, and squeeze to release the suction to remove it vs the ease of finding the loop and pulling right out.
It was a great it was the best experience I have had with any reusable product during my cycles
Threw away all of my Thinx (toxic chems, gross?!) and was so worried I wouldn't find something else that works. I had used cups in the past but since being pregnant/birthing a kid they just didn't fit/feel/sit right - straight up uncomfortable.
To my surprise and - cannot believe I am saying this word in regards to my period - DELIGHT, the hello disc is perfection. Easy to put in (easier than a cup IMO), a little bit surprise messy taking out the first couple of times but now I know what to expect and have it down. I don't feel it at all, unless it's come a bit out of place after using the bathroom, in which case it's super easy to tuck back in under my pelvic bone. It honestly feels intuitive, which really surprised me. Sleep in it with no leaks - and my flow is HEAVY. Love the long tab option for getting started, and after just 1 day of use, I started doing the flipped tab position since I felt more comfy with removal.
Thank you, people who designed something that actually makes sense and is functional in all the ways, with such lovely attention to detail!
The Hello Disc was a perfect fit for me. I used the Flex reusable disc previously and it worked great (no leaks and stayed put) but I wanted something with a removal aid. The Hello disc is amazing. Fits snugly, doesn’t leak, and I was able to remove without making a mess. I didn’t have any auto dumping (which is a positive for me). My only down side is it’s a tad difficult to get inserted. It required two hands. I feel like the end doesn’t get as narrow as I would love it to be. But, all in all it’s a great product and will now be my go to period product.
I love this disc so much. I was so afraid of it leaking and it never did.
It was easy to use and worked great from the start. No leaking no issues!
This disc is amazing! I spent a lot of time over the last few years contemplating trying a cup. When I found period nirvana on YouTube I watched every video and finally got up the courage to try it out. I took the quiz on period.shop and am so happy I did. I will never go back to disposable period products.
I bought the Hello. Disc back in November or December. My cycle is irregular and I have to take meds to get it going, so my cycle just started this last week. This disc does what it says it will do. I haven't had any leaks and the pull tab is a life saver!
That being said, it is uncomfortable. I know how to insert a disc. I use the Flex disposable discs in the past and LOVED them. The Hello. Disc is hard to keep closed when inserting it. It fights to come open and sometimes feels like it is trying to flip. I also have used lube to help. I have to stand feet flat and squat all the way to the ground for it to insert somewhat easily. I have a medium to high cervix. I've tried the two different tab options without cutting it, and I can feel them both throughout the day. It also feels like it's pinching me at times.
Also, I'm noticing more cramping than normal, so I am assuming it's the disc.
I wanted this to be my last disc purchase for awhile, but I will be purchasing the Flex reusable disc once I save a bit for another purchase. I never felt the reusable ones when using those.
Love the hello disc! I’ve been using it for a few months now and it is by far the easiest and least messy disc I’ve used. I’m an experienced cup and disc user and while I liked my cups and others discs way more than tampons, none of them match the hello disc! I will use it for the rest of my menstruating days!
I first tried cup and after spending a couple of days contorting myself to get it out of me, I decided it wasn't the right choice for my anatomy. I then bought a Hello Disc on the recommendation of the Period Nirvana instagram account and it's been MUCH better. I'm still deciding if I want to cut off the second ring because it can be irritating if it rotates slightly and rubs. But overall, I'm happy to report that insertion and removal are super easy and comfortable and I haven't experienced any leakage while using this product. Yay!
I used a cup for a year and finally made the switch to a disc. Hello Disc is amazing! Incredibly comfortable and so easy to use. I was scared to try a disc, I really was, but I am so glad I finally did.
I love this disc, and the removal is definitely the easiest of any disc I've used. That said, this stains really, really easily for me, and they're tough to remove even following the Hello instructions, soaking, sunbathing, rubbing with a tightly-knit cloth, etc. I wish they'd make a black version, then it would be perfect.
I am AMAZED. I had tried one cup before a few times and loved the experience but only once I got it in correctly. I found it very difficult to open and tricky to get the placement right. I also tried a flex disposable disc and thought it was easy to get in, loved wearing it, but it took me an HOUR to get it out. This thing on the other hand is amazing!! very easy to insert and place, so comfortable to wear, and SO easy to remove. I am never going back!
This is the best disc I’ve tried yet! The tab makes it so simple to get out. You can tell it’s made of high quality ingredients as well. Highly recommend.
I love the Hello disc.
I have very heavy periods due to a fibroid, so was eager to try menstrual discs after a bad leak on the couch while wearing super absorbent pads.
It took me a while to get the hang of using menstrual discs. I tried the Cora disc, but I had a traumatic experience during removal because I had trouble actually reaching it because I have weak hand strength and limited dexterity. So I decided to try the Hello disc with the pull tab.
I had a hard time getting menstrual discs to work for me. I have a retroflexed uterus and my cervix is not positioned in a way that I can easily get the disc basin underneath it. I was getting leaks and the flow was always on the outside instead of inside the disc.
After about 3 cycles, I was ready to give up on discs because of my retroflexed uterus, which made me really sad, because my heavy periods make it hard to leave my home. BUT then I read a posting on the Period Nirvana Facebook community for troubleshooting. The moderator (Christine? I think) wrote the following:
"[A leak in] less than an hour even on a heavy day seems like the disc isn't situated correctly. Like the disc is acting like a dam and not like a bowl. Be sure to be inserting down, aiming towards the floor, then pushing back as far as you can (thumb trick is helpful here) and then tuck up."
I decided to give it one more try using the "aim towards the floor" and "thumb trick" tips. I was surprised when over the next several hours, there were zero leaks despite being being a heavy day. I didn't even see auto-dumping when I used the bathroom. I started to wonder if my period was lighter that cycle, or maybe I was already going into menopause. Then 8 hours later, I pulled the disc out and A LOT of flow came out. Some of the flow was in the basin and most of it was on the outside.
For me, menstrual discs act more like a dam than a bowl due to my retroflexed uterus, but they are so effective at being a dam that I am very happy with it.
The pull tab allows me to confidently insert the disc to the correct height, knowing that I can safely retrieve it.
The disc has improved my quality of life during my heavy days, and I'm so glad I was able to finally get it to work. Now I can go out for lunch and run errands, even on my heaviest days.
I’ve been a longtime satisfied cup user. I’ve been wanting to try disks and tried lots of recommended ones; nixit, lumma. I couldn’t get them to work for me. I tried hello disk and the insertion was so easy! The other disks were a little too flexible for me but this material was so easy to use. I actually think the pull tab helps me make sure I have it inserted correctly. It’s so comfortable once it’s in and I don’t feel bladder pressure like I did with cups. So happy I tried hello cup!!
I have used the hello disc for two months now. I have used menstrual cups since 2019 but made the shift to discs Dec 2022 after an IUD insertion. I find the Hello Disc to be easy to use for those who are making the transition from cups to discs. The pull tab is an ingenious idea, I've used it in multiple different forms and I haven't had any issues with it! I have had no issues with leaking or accidental auto-dumping, which is something I used to be worried about and why I didn't try discs sooner.
There are some things I'm not the biggest fan of. One thing is the color: I've used it twice and staining is already occurring. I think a darker color like the Diva Disc or Cora Disc use would be a better idea.
The other thing might just be an anatomical/personal issue but I've noticed it puts a little bit of pressure on my bladder. This can make me go to the bathroom more frequently or cause general discomfort in my urinary system. This might just be user error of placing it incorrectly, or an anatomical issue with my own body!
I have been using two cups in the past year. I didn't like the suction of the cups so I decided to make the switch to the Hello disk. I love the pull tab as someone with a high cervix. As a cup user, the learning curve for a disk was easier and much quicker. I hardly leak anymore with the Hello disk compared to when I used cups. Glad I made the switch.
This is my 10 month review. I received this in March-April 2021 and I haven’t used any other menstrual product since. This product has never failed me, never leaked, and it’s provided complete comfort every month. It’s an amazing disc and it’s allowed me to do everything I want in my day without needing to worry. I talk about this disc to every bleeder I know lol
This is my first time using a disc after trying a couple of different cups and I will not be going back to the cups! The disc was very easy to insert after I read the instructions and removing it is easy as well with the tab being very accessible. I am usually able to remove it without getting any blood on me, though one time I did end up with blood all over my hand. I cannot feel the disc inside of me at all which is the biggest difference from the menstrual cups I'd used. I had zero issues with leaking and I probably would have forgotten all about my period if it weren't for the obnoxious cramps that accompany it. I emptied the disc twice daily, and it was able to accommodate all of my blood even on my heaviest days. I have only used it for one cycle so far, but there has not been any staining to the cup so far (not a big issue for me anyhow though). Overall, this is a much more comfortable product and I really appreciate the design that makes it user friendly.