Are you curious about how to insert your Saalt Menstrual Disc? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the process of inserting your Saalt Disc with ease and comfort. From proper hand hygiene to useful tips and tricks, we've got you covered. Get ready to experience the convenience and freedom of using Saalt Disc for up to 12 hours. Let's dive in!
Before you begin, it is important to ensure that both your disc and your hands are squeaky clean! You can make sure your disc is ready by sanitizing it with the Saalt Steamer or boiling it for 4-5 minutes (you can find full instructions here). Next, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. This simple step will help reduce the risk of introducing any unwanted bacteria into your vaginal area.
Inserting your Saalt Disc can be a bit tricky at first, but one thing that can make the process that much more painless is to use a lubricant. We recommend using a water-based lubricant to protect the silicone of the disc, but you can also use water as a natural lubricant. This simple trick can enhance comfort and aid in seamless insertion. Apply a small amount of lubricant or water to the rim of your Saalt Disc to create a smooth surface, making the process effortless.
Whether you choose to sit or squat, the key is to find a position where you feel most comfortable. Take a moment to relax and ensure you're in a position that allows easy access to your vaginal area. One popular stance is what we call the “Captain” stance with one foot propped up on the side of the tub or toilet while keeping your other foot on the floor. Comfort is essential for a stress-free insertion process.
The Figure Eight Technique
To insert your Saalt Disc, pinch the rim together to form a figure eight shape, ensuring the removal notch is at one end. This technique helps maintain the shape and integrity of the disc, making it easier to insert. Remember, practice makes perfect, so take your time to familiarize yourself with the figure eight technique.
When inserting your Saalt Disc, aim to match the natural slant of your vaginal canal by angling the disc horizontally. This alignment ensures a comfortable fit and prevents any discomfort. Pointing towards your tailbone will guide the proper placement.
Securing the Rim
Once you've fully inserted the Saalt Disc, tuck the rim behind your pubic bone. This positioning ensures the rim stays securely in place, providing peace of mind throughout your day. Keep in mind that the soft basin of the disc will mold to your unique shape, so it may not feel fully expanded - but as long as the rim is secure and you are not experiencing any leaking or discomfort, you're good to go! After your disc is inserted, try doing a couple of squats or kegels to help it move into a secure position.
Congratulations! You've just learned the step-by-step process of inserting your Saalt Disc for ultimate comfort and convenience. By following these expert tips and tricks, you can maximize the effectiveness of your Saalt Disc and enjoy up to 12 hours of worry-free protection. Have any questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated Saalt Coaches here. We're always here to help you on your sustainable period journey.