It took me forever to try a tampon alternative but I’m SO glad I finally hopped on the disc train!
(1) they truly lightened the usual mental load of period maintenance. Unlike tampons, I didn’t have to worry about leaking or frequent changing. I was able to sleep without disturbances & spend time outside (ie, out and about w/ limited to no public bathroom access) without worry. That alone was so unexpectedly valuable and the biggest pro for me bc I’m often distracted/forgetful.
I foresee these being a massive game changer for me for things like outdoor concerts/festivals, traveling, nights out, etc.!
(2) I was genuinely surprised at how much more comfy than tampons (—and def pads—) these were. once I got settled in, I didn’t feel *a thing*.
(3) the learning curve was super low (which was formerly a passive but significant deterrent for me, re: discs and cups); getting the hang of using these was a breeze for me. By the second disc I felt totally familiar with the process and had no issues the rest of the week.
(4) unlike tampons, there isn’t unfriendly stuff that can throw you *~off balance~*.
CON (more like “EH”)
A minor challenge (and the only one so far) for me is the changing process bc I’m used to the convenience of a string sitch (I’ve yet to have to change while using a public restroom) but again, low learning curve product!
Also, changing isn’t as frequent as tampons/pads and the “hands-free emptying” method gave me peace of mind between changes. For…