There are a number of important differences to consider between discs and cups, starting with their placement on the body. While the discs are inserted above the vaginal canal, the cups are used in the vaginal canal itself.
• Cups should not be used during sex. With discs, sex is no problem.
• Most menstrual cups offer around 20ml of capacity. Discs can hold up to 60 ml.
• Cups require suction to stay in place. Discs remain in place with no need for suction.
• Collectors can be used for up to eight hours. Discs can be used for up to twelve hours.