HELLO DISC™ FAQS
HELLO DISC™ GENERAL FAQS
Each Hello Disc™ is FDA-registered and made from 100% premium medical grade silicone.
The Hello Disc™ menstrual disc is the result of a dream-team collaboration. Hello Cup™ founders Robyn McLean and Mary Bond, a registered nurse, teamed up with renowned menstrual cup and disc guru, Kim Rosas of Period Nirvana to design the Hello Disc™. Kim has tried virtually every menstrual disc on the market and felt there was a need for a disc that was easier to remove. And so Hello Disc™ was born!
The Hello Disc™ menstrual disc is a handy ‘one size fits most’. The 68mm rim of the Hello Disc™ is designed to fit most users. It offers more capacity than regular tampons, sanitary pads, or menstrual cups (the Hello Disc™ holds up to 50ml).
Why one size?
The vaginal fornix (where the Hello Disc™ sits) is frequently the same size from one person to another which is why our menstrual disc is a handy ‘one size fits most’.
Also, because the Hello Disc™ sits higher (than a menstrual cup) and tucks behind the pubic bone, it’s much easier to have a ‘one size’ option with menstrual discs.
Yes, you can enjoy no-mess period sex with your Hello Disc™ in place! As your Hello Disc™ menstrual disc sits high and behind the pubic bone, it doesn’t get in the way of penetration. You shouldn’t be able to feel a thing with your Hello Disc™ in during play. No more laying down towels or period sex laundry!
**The Hello Disc™ is NOT intended to be used as contraception and will not prevent pregnancy. If you wear your Hello Disc™ during sexual intercourse and condoms are your sole method of birth control, remove your Hello Disc™ - the disc has not been tested against condom use and friction may create a micro-tear in the condom.**
Like menstrual cups, menstrual discs collect your period blood. Unlike menstrual cups, menstrual discs are held in place by being tucked behind the pubic bone rather than by suction - meaning they are a great option if you have an IUD.
Check out our comparison video, here.
Capacity - The Hello Disc™ will hold up to 50 ml (our L cups hold 29.5 ml). That’s equal to around 5 regular tampons or pads.
Material - Hello Cups are made from medical-grade TPE, Hello Disc™s are made from medical-grade silicone.
Position - Menstrual cups sit lower in the vaginal canal. The Hello Disc™ tucks behind the pubic bone.
Suction - Hello Cups suction when in position. The Hello Disc™ does not use suction - instead, it sits in place. (This makes the Hello Disc™ a great choice if you have an IUD!)
Sizes/Cervix heights - Hello Cups come in 3 cervix heights and 3 different sizes. The Hello Disc™ is great for all cervix heights (just adjust the tab as you need to) and comes in a handy ‘one size fits most’.
The Double-Loop tab means the can be worn four ways and also solves the key removal issues. It is also the first disc that allows for single finger removal and emptying in one movement. The double loops also give more control when you are removing the disc - which means less (or no) mess!
A menstrual cup sits lower in the vaginal canal and so there is less need for knowledge of your anatomy to place and remove the cup - great for a beginner!
The Hello Disc™ is definitely suitable for a beginner, but because it sits up higher (the user needs to reach up further), you will want to be comfortable with your body to use the Hello Disc™. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about whether Hello Disc™ menstrual disc is suitable for you!
The Hello Disc™ menstrual disc is designed to be easily removed with one finger and to be mess free. It is possible that you will nail this the first time you try, or it may take a little practice!
With proper care your Hello Disc™ menstrual disc will last for years. Ideally, you should look to replace your Hello Disc™ at least every 5 years. The Hello Disc™ is made from premium medical-grade silicone which is silky smooth and safe for use in the body. Follow the care instructions and keep your disc away from sharp objects.
USING A HELLO DISC™
Inserted correctly, your Hello Disc™ menstrual disc will provide leak-proof protection for hours. We recommend emptying and rinsing your Hello Disc™ every 8 hours. Go about your daily activities or sleep soundly without worry and in total comfort.
If possible, rinse your Hello Disc™ with cold water after each removal to help prevent stains setting in. Clean with a small blob of Hello.™ Wash and rinse. If you’re not near a tap, it’s fine to simply wipe out your disc with loo paper and reinsert until you can rinse it.
Sterilise your Hello Disc™ at the end of your cycle so it’s ready next time you need it. Store it in a dry place out of direct sunlight.
There are detailed cleaning instructions and a user guide in the packaging.
Tucked - The tabs tuck underneath the disc and out of the way. Best for a low or average cervix and for sex/play time.
Dropped - The length of the tab is 'free' and drops down. Best for a high cervix or those with reach/grip issues.
Flipped - The bottom loop is looped through the top loop from behind. Best for an average cervix or if you don't know your cervix height.
Trimmed - The second loop is cut off. We don’t recommend cutting your entire tab off! Best for a low cervix or people who find the tab uncomfortable.
No, you should not feel the tab during wear. If you try Hello Disc™ but can feel the looped tab, try one of the other 3 ways to wear it. The versatility of the disc’s Double-Loop tab means there is a way to wear that should suit everyone. It’s worth noting that the vagina lacks nerve endings higher in the vaginal canal.
The Hello Disc™ sits tucked comfortably behind the pubic bone, which is close to the cervix. There is a space called the ‘vaginal fornix’ which is a wider area at the top of the vaginal canal. It is a wider area than the vagina and has lots of room for the menstrual disc to sit.
Your Hello Disc™ is designed to be worn four ways. Choose the best for you from the ‘4 tab positions’ FAQ, above. In all cases, fold your Hello Disc™ longways. The tab end should be the last part of the disc to enter your body. Once you feel you can insert the disc no further, use your finger to push the rim up to tuck the disc behind the pubic bone. Don’t be afraid to push up higher, this is what positions the disc correctly and holds it in place.
Relax your pelvic muscles (a couple of slow deep breaths can help here) and hook your finger through the tab. Gently pull the tab to unhook the disc and remove carefully. Hello Disc™ is designed to be removed with one finger and for no/minimal mess! This might take a little practice to perfect though!
This happens to some menstrual disc users, but not all.
When the user sits on the toilet to remove the disc, the disc tilts and releases some of the contents into the toilet. Using the toilet can trigger this action. A good fit (when the disc rim is pushed up high to sit behind the pubic bone) will mean that your disc doesn’t leak. Some users who have a self-emptying disc find that they need to push the rim back into place, others find that the disc does this all by itself. Most users who find that their disc self empties consider this a bit of a bonus!
Yes! Wear your Hello Disc™ for up to 8 hours while swimming, exercising, sleeping… the works. Plus, it won’t dry you out - like those soggy things with strings.
Yes! You can sleep worry-free. Because Hello Disc™ is held in place by your pubic bone, many menstrual cup users who experienced night leaks (caused by the muscles relaxing that allowed blood to leak past the cup’s rim) find using a menstrual disc overnight means they wake to clean PJs.