I have had amazing longterm success with this product, well past my initial testing to faciliatate a Lumma Disc review – no leaks, great comfort, and it stays in place all day. The product itself has some flaws – it feels a bit cheaper than other discs in the materials and finishing, but my vagina is none the wiser. After reviewing the product years ago I received tons of emails thanking me for sharing this product with them because it’s been a gamechanger for their periods. My new video and Lumma disc review will mostly focus on some of the changes the brand has made, plus how to insert the Lumma disc and remove it.
Lumma Disc Sizes – Which to Choose?
Lumma Discs come in three total size options: Short (for those with a low cervix), Medium (for those with an average cervix) and High (for those with a high cervix.) While that is a simplified write-up it’s a good starting point. The size “High” should fit most people. If you’ve tried a Flex disposable disc or other discs like Ziggy or Nixit and find them too large, the Medium should be a better fit.
Related Resource: How to Measure Your Cervix
Stem for Removal
Lumma Discs have a removal stem. It’s a nice, albeit underdesigned, additional feature. Since menstrual discs don’t create a suction you can remove your Lumma disc by pulling the stem to bring it lower. As shown in the video, grab the disc with your thumb and finger when you can so you don’t drop it.
The Lumma Discs have a firmer rim than the Nixit or Ziggy discs. For this reason it’s often easier for first time disc users (something I forgot to mention in the video, oops!) to get it pushed and placed. The size and firmness of the Lumma size High is the closest to the disposable Flex discs than any other reusable menstrual discs available in the US.
How to Insert the Lumma Disc
- Fold your disc longways. The Lumma disc, which has a stem, should be inserted with the stem side last to enter. The opening of the “bowl” needs to face upwards towards you. You can use one hand or two- using two allows you to keep the disc folded fully lengthwise and reduces the diameter.
- Keep pushing the disc until it is tucked below the cervix. Knowing where your cervix is helps but it’s not required. The only time this gets tricky is if your cervix tilts towards your back. In this scenario you might have to “scoop” the cervix into the back of the disc.
- Push the front side of the disc up as much as you can. Many people are nervous about this step and gingerly push the front up less than it should be pushed. With practice you will get comfortable with this part. If you experience leaks this might be why.
How to Remove the Lumma Disc
If you have your stem attached use method 3. otherwise use the “hook” or “pinch” removal method.
- “Hook” the rim of the disc with a finger and drag it down. Once it’s near the entrance you can pinch the rim and remove the rest of the way. Dump the remaining contents in the toilet.
- “Pinch” the rim of the disc between your finger and thumb. Pull down and out. Dump the remaining contents in the toilet.
- “Pull” the stem if your disc has one. There is no suction so you can simply pull the stem/string without concern of a suction. Once it’s near the entrace you can pinch the rim and remove the rest of the way. Dump the remaining contents in the toilet.
Related Video Resource: How to Insert and Remove Menstrual Discs
Lumma Disc Compared to Other Reusable Discs
In the US you can find a few brands of reusable discs. Lumma has the most size options (3) and is the only option available with a removal stem. All of the reusable discs use medical grade silicone. The Flex disc is disposable and made from plastics.
Ziggy by Intimina. Ziggy is a One Size disc. Lumma is firmer in the rim and even the largest Lumma size is still a smaller diameter than Ziggy. Ziggy is oval shaped and is inserted a specific direction. The catch in the Ziggy is softer than Lumma’s and the product is a higher quality one in texture and manufacturing. Price: $32-40
Nixit. Nixit is a One Size Disc. The Nixit disc is a better quality product than Lumma in materials. The Nixit is circular like Lumma and the Lumma’s largest size is close to Nixit, they differ by only 2 mm in diameter. Nixit’s rim is much softer than Lumma and has a “double” rim design. The catch portion is also much thinner than Lumma’s catch and more flexible. Price: $42
Moonthlies. A new reusable disc option released in March 2021, this brand has 2 sizes. The rims are similar in firmness to Lumma rims but Moonthlies rims are much thicker in both depth and height. The rim on Moonthlies have sharper edges and raised lettering/ grips that might be detectable to users. The L Moonthlies is a similar diameter to Lumma High. The size S Moonthlies is nearly identical to the diameter of Lumma Medium. Moonthlies also offers a “removal tab” that, for me at least, hasn’t worked as advertised but may for others based on their anatomy. Price: 2 for $29
The other discs listed on the Period Nirvana Comparison Chart are from countries outside of the US and I don’t have those discs to compare to Lumma.
Lumma Disc Review
I’ve been using the Lumma Size “High” menstrual disc for around 2 years and reach for it if I’m frustrated by other products I’m reviewing. When I need a definite leakfree product Lumma Large or the Nixit are my go to products. As I detail in the video, my body and periods changed in the last few years and even my most reliable cups don’t work as well as they used to. Thankfully I’ve found the disc love and have added a few new and shorter cups to my routine that are winning. The auto-dumping feature of discs, the fact that I never have to worry about them slipping, and the fact that they never leak at all for me (ever, seriously) have won me over. Lumma Disc size High gets an almost perfect score. As much as I love it the quality of the discs could be better. The new branding and packaging were a vast improvement and I’m excited to offer them at Period.Shop.
Where to Buy Lumma Discs in the US
Period.Shop has all three colors and sizes of Lumma Discs for $35 + Free Shipping or if you’re outside of the US and/or prefer the BOGO + Shipping Buy from Lumma