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Flex Disc Review

About Flex Disc

Flex Discs Review

Periods. It’s a love/hate relationship. Period care products? Even worse. Associated with leaks, discomfort, and Toxic Shock Syndrome, tampons and pads just don’t cut it for the modern woman who’s not afraid to ask for better.

Flex Disc are the answer to women’s calls for change in the period care market following the ever-popular menstrual cup. The discs, created by menstrual care brand The Flex Company, promise 12 hours of protection, fewer cramps, and 60% less waste.

Though on the market for about 6 years now, of late, the brand has been featured in buzz-worthy publications like PopSugar, USA Today, and Hello Giggles for its recently launched reusable disc. Merging sustainability with feminine care, Flex Disc have only strengthened the connection between us and Mother Nature.

Coming up in this Flex Disc review, you’ll find all the gushing (sorry, we had to!) details about the brand and its body-friendly products, alongside a variety of feedback, answers to critical FAQs, and more. Get ready to throw away your Tampax—there’s some pretty mind-blowing stuff up ahead.

Overview of Flex Disc

Flex Discs Review

We’re in love with modern brands like The Flex Company because frankly, they have some of the most genius products out there. Solving problems we’ve been struggling with for decades, it’s companies like this one that make us question why something so obviously helpful wasn’t invented sooner.

The brand’s CEO and founder, Lauren Wang, tells women, “don’t blame your body.” Painful cramps and discomfort are your body’s way of saying something isn’t quite right. Bleach-dyed cotton tampons (what we’ve accepted as the norm) aren’t normal for our vaginas and can actually cause additional unnecessary pain—seriously.

Though tampons have been used for centuries, it wasn’t until recent years that big brands started adding chemicals to the cotton. It was even more recently that scientists started looking into what exactly those chemicals did.

According to Time Magazine, the very things used to bleach tampons are considered endocrine disruptors. If you’re new to the term, these are chemicals that can cause reproductive issues, cancer, and even brain disorders. In other words, they’re chemicals that have no business near your vagina.

And the word “vagina” is something you’ll find a lot on the brand’s website. You’ll also see several images of (what we assume to be) blood—something traditional period-related companies stay away from, instead opting for images of giant smiles and Olympian-level sports. Apparently, that’s what said companies’ products help women do.

Based in California, The Flex Company was founded in 2016 as a startup, introducing the world to its smart, user-friendly disc. In a few scrolls, this Flex Disc review will get into the brand’s selection of shark week-approved products, but for now, take a look at its highlights to get a feel for what’s in store.

Highlights:

  • Offers cups, discs, and personal-care products
  • Made from medical-grade materials
  • No latex, BPA, or phthalates 
  • Flex Cup produces no waste
  • Flex Disc reduces waste by 60% & offers a reusable option
  • Affordable & accessible in stores across the US
  • Ships internationally so all can access happy periods
  • Free US shipping for subscriptions & orders over $15
Flex Discs Review

Browsing through the brand’s website, we came across its signature products, the Flex Disc, as well as the Flex Cup and everything else you might need to handle your period—like wipes, disposable bags, and cup wash.

Though this is technically a Flex Disc review, we’ll walk you through a wide selection of the brand’s period care products and all the details that flow along with them.

Flex Disc Subscription Review

Think of the Flex Disc like your new circular tampon, except, it’s virtually undetectable, doesn’t absorb fluid, and reduces—not causes—cramps. Coming up, this Flex Disc review will introduce you to the brand’s top-selling discs all available as part of a bi-monthly subscription plan.

This plan delivers your preferred amount (Light, Medium, or Heavy) of Discs to your door as part of an auto-renewing plan. Made from 100% medical-grade polymers that keep your vaginal flora and pH at its beautifully natural levels, it has absolutely no BPA, rubber latex, or phthalates.

Now that you know a little more about what Flex Disc are made from, we’ll get into the brand’s three different plans. Each one comes with a free set of eco disposable pouches.

Flex Light Flow Review

Providing 12 hours of protection, the Flex Light Flow plan will deliver 8 discs to your door every 2 months. Choosing this plan means that your period only lasts about 4 days, or that you will only need to use them for that time each month.

Right now, this plan is offered for $10—that’s $10 for 8 discs—normally, $15.

Flex Medium Flow Review

The Flex Company tells us that 60% of disc users say that they experience fewer cramps while using them. This may be because the disc sits in the vaginal fornix instead of the canal, which also means they’re great for sex while on your period.

The Flex Medium Flow plan ships 16 discs every two months, providing you with 8 discs to use over your period week. Sign up for this plan for just $10, on sale from $15.

Flex Heavy Review

If like Miley, your period can’t stop, won’t stop, the Flex Heavy plan is the way to go. Delivering 24 discs for two months of periods, you’ll be stocked up for constant changes whenever you need them.

Another cool thing we love about Flex Disc is that they’re made with ComfortSeal technology. It kind of sounds like something used to make sleeping bags, but actually warms the disc up and helps it form to your vagina’s unique shape.

Having this means that you may barely, if at all, feel it no matter what activity you’re doing. Get on the Heavy plan for $14, normally $17.

Flex Cups Review

We all have different bodies, different preferences, and different needs. Some days may call for a disc, others a cup. The Flex Company offers both so you can choose what you need when you need it.

Flex Cups are made in Slim Fit and Full Fit varieties so that your unique vagina can feel comfortable all day long. Ahead, this Flex Disc review will showcase the brand’s best-selling cup in both varieties so you can get to know what sets them apart from the crowd.

Flex Cup Slim Fit Review

Whether you choose the Flex Cup Slim Fit or Full Fit Cup, you’re getting 12 hours of protection. They’re designed for those who are new to the cup concept, as well as the disabled, including a pull-tab that bypasses the panic attack that comes with the struggle to pop it out.

Accompanied by a carrying pouch, you can keep your cup clean and stash it in your purse for those times when your period seems to sneak up on you from nowhere.

Reusable for years, the cup is comfortable and safe for your body, made from 100% medical-grade silicone. Save the earth and your body with this Flex Slim Fit Cup for $35.

Flex Cup Full Fit Review

The Flex Cup Full Fit, to quote that famous line from Mean Girls, is ideal for those with a “heavy flow and a wide set vagina.” All jokes aside, the cup fits snugly inside and gives you up to 12 hours of leak-free protection, and works for a range of women.

A silky-soft medical-grade silicone, this flexible cup is simple to insert, remove, and clean, and with proper care, you can get up to 3 years of use or more from it. Equipped with a pull-tab, remove the cup as you would a tampon—no digging around required. Experience your period differently with the Full Fit cup for $35.

Flex Bundles Review

When your period comes, it can come swinging. You probably have at least a drawer full of your preferred time-of-the-month supplies, but the funny thing is, if you had a choice, you probably wouldn’t use any of the chemical-laden products in that designated drawer.

The company offers bundles so you can go ahead and ditch those dangerous supplies and instead, fill your drawer with something you feel good about using. Just below, we’ll feature the two best-selling Flex Bundles that combine a few different items to keep you feeling fresh, clean, and ready for action.

Flex Wash & Wipes Duo Review

We’ll be honest here, using a reusable cup or disc requires a little more hand-in-vagina contact. If you weren’t washing your hands before using a tampon or pad before, you’re definitely going to need to do that now.

Reusable cups and discs require a little extra care too, but in the end, if they make you feel better and don’t cause reproductive issues, isn’t that kind of better?

The Flex Wash & Wipes Duo includes Foaming Cup Wash and 3 packs of Flex Biodegradable Wipes. Plant-based and pH-balanced, these items are recommended by OB/GYNs and certified safe for your sensitive bits.

They’re both actually TSA-approved as well, meaning traveling with your period doesn’t have to mean swapping to a tampon for the sake of convenience. What we perhaps love most about this set, is that the wipes are totally flushable—you don’t get that often with wipes which is a real head-scratcher.

Pick up this helpful, travel-friendly bundle for $20.

Flex Cup Starter Bundle Review

New to the whole world of alternative period care? The Flex Cup Starter Bundle is a great place to begin. Packed with everything you need to do you period differently, your kit will come stocked with:

  • Flex Cup
  • Flex Disc (2)
  • Foaming Cup Wash
  • Biodegradable Wipes (2 packs)

Take this pack with you wherever you’re headed for a stress and mess-free period no matter the situation—sports, sex, heavy days, you name it—for $53.

Who Is Flex Disc For?

Flex Discs Review

Flex Disc are designed for vaginas, first and foremost. Said to fit 99% of them, this brand is a great choice for anyone who’s sick and tired of tampons, pads, and all the discomfort and pain they can bring.

Specifically made to prevent leaks and up comfort levels, these discs are perfect for daily use and give you 12 hours of wear. The Flex Company offers disposable and reusable versions too, so they’re good for both types of people who want to cut down on waste or those who prefer to avoid the disc cleaning step.

Flex Disc are suited for all ages of menstruating women—from teens to pre-menopause—but just keep in mind there may be a bit of a learning curve for insertion. Once you get your preferred technique down, it’s all good from there, but like tampons, it may take a few tries to get the hang of it.

Flex Discs Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

Flex Discs Review

If you’re reading this Flex Disc review, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of or even tried out menstrual cups. The whole disc concept is totally new to us, and so if you’re in the same boat, hearing from those who have tried it just makes sense.

In this section, we’ll show the results after a thorough web search for only the most helpful feedback, starting with a few ratings from FlexFits.com.

  • Flex Disc: 4.5/5 stars from 1,717 reviews
  • Flex Cup: 4.8/5 stars from 339 reviews

Since this is a Flex Disc review, we’ll be focusing on feedback for the discs. And on the brand’s website, we found that users raved about it.

Reporting easy insertion, absolutely no feeling once in place, and a reduction in cramps, we were immediately hooked on reading everything that shoppers had to say. One Flex Disc review we found particularly helpful read:

I was SHOCKED when I couldn’t feel it at all. Hands down, it was the best period of my life…No leaking, no cramping, no painful pull on a dry tampon…no wet tampon string every time you pee. It was like I wasn’t even on my period.

Ok. This testimonial is everything. It brings up so many great points about why we think Flex Disc are going to take over the world. Periods can suck—they can. It’s a privilege to have them, but why do they have to be so messy/painful/uncomfortable?

The Flex Disc is making us realize that it’s not our periods that are the problems—it’s what we’re using to (for lack of better words) soak them up.

For our next spot of feedback, we turned to Amazon. The Flex Disc have an overall 4.2/5 star rating from 8,750 shoppers that breaks down like this:

  • 5 stars: 63%
  • 4 stars: 13%
  • 3 stars: 11%
  • 2 stars: 5%
  • 1 star: 8%

The comments section is filled with stories about how life-changing the discs are, one emotional customer in their Flex Disc review said:

I have endometriosis so my cramps are so bad since I was 14, sometimes that I have had to go to the hospital…My friend and I almost as a joke tried [the Flex Disc] out…I barely now have cramps or pains! If I do have them, it’s very mild! I write this tearing up because it has literally been a gift from God!

Periods are different for everyone, but for some, they’re debilitating. It’s kind of crazy to see how the right product can make all the difference. It’s reviews like this that make us thankful these little discs were invented.

For our final dose of feedback, we checked out a Flex Disc review on LilacandRose.com. We know how the discs help with pain, so here, we wanted to read more about what these 70mm circles are like to insert and how much blood they really can hold.

The review revealed that “This menstrual disc is actually very painless to insert or remove. I had a hard time with a menstrual cup being so bulky that it was somewhat painful to insert. The Flex Disc was easy to pinch in half and fold up to insert into place. No pain at all.” 

It may be a matter of preference as to which you prefer, disc or cup, but The Flex Company has both if you’d like to give either a try to see if one is better suited to your body.

A bit further down in the Flex Disc review by Lilac and Rose, we saw mention that the disc holds about “3-5 tampons” worth of fluid, but that it probably “could hold more than I expected from inspecting it before inserting it.

We were really impressed with everything we found out from customers. The discs sound incredibly easy to use and like they feel like nothing when inserted, which really, is what all period care items should be. 

Giving women their lives back and eliminating pain and discomfort, we believe these revolutionary discs are going to dominate the market.

Is Flex Disc Worth It?

Flex Discs Review

We’re super stoked about this company. Do you know why? Because periods are rough. And anything that’s going to make them a little better is a home run in our books.

Feedback about the Flex Disc is even better than the Flex Cups, which means these convenient discs are probably going to perform better and be more comfortable than other menstrual cups on the market. But whether your cup or a disk girl, Flex Fits has both, and we appreciate the variety as bodies and preferences differ.

With reusable and disposable products, Flex Fits provides a girl with what she deserves: options. And they offer them for affordable prices, too. With all that considered, we wholeheartedly recommend this revolutionary brand and believe they’re worth the buy.

Flex Disc Promotions & Discounts

Flex Discs Review

There are a few things period care products should be, and one of them is affordable. During this Flex Disc review, we found that not only will you save money in the long run with their discs and cups, but you’ll save time too.

We also discovered that the brand offers a few other ways to lighten your load when it comes time to check out—take a look:

  • Get 10% off which our exclusive code HONEST10
  • Sale on Flex Disc Starter Kits + a free pack of Eco Disposable Wipes
  • Get a 10% off code to use on your next order when signing up for the mailing list
  • Refer a Friend: Give $5, Get $5
  • US subscriptions orders and those $15+ are shipped for free

Where to Buy Flex Disc

Flex Discs Review

Flex Disc are very accessible—as all period care products should be. You can find them in thousands of shops around America like CVS, Target, and HEB. Can’t resist the burning temptation that is Amazon? You can find them there too.

To access the brand’s latest deals, free shipping, and sign up for the subscription plan, the best place to buy is right from FlexFits.com.

FAQ

Flex Discs Review

Is Flex Disc sustainable?

In our eyes, Flex Fits is a very sustainable company. Though its disposable Flex Disc are suitable for one use only, the brand offers a reusable option alongside Flex Cups that are designed to last for 3 years or more. Think of all the one-time use pads and tampons you would use over that time.

In addition to its cups and discs, Flex Fits offers biodegradable wipes to keep things fresh, clean, and eco-friendly.

Where are Flex Disc made?

First off, Flex Disc are FDA Class II medical devices, which means they have some pretty high safety tests to pass. The brand’s products are all made within a medical device facility in Canada, produced by the same people who make other medical devices.

What is Flex Disc Shipping Policy?

Flex Disc ships to both local and international locations, but shipping costs and delivery times vary depending on your location. You’ll see all options available at checkout.

For its US customers, the brand offers free shipping with all subscriptions as well as for orders that total over $15.

What is Flex Disc Return Policy?

We’re dealing with period stuff here, and for that reason, the company does not accept returns or exchanges for any of its products.

The only situation in which Flex Fits will issue a refund is if your product arrives damaged. If when your order arrives, it’s not in tip-top shape, there are a few things to keep in mind when initiating a return:

  1. You have 14 days from the time of delivery to get in touch
  2. You need to email [email protected] to get further instructions
  3. The products need to be unused and unopened
  4. You’ll have the choice of store credit or a refund

How to Contact Flex Disc

If you need any other information that wasn’t included in this Flex Disc review, you can get in touch with the brand via:


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