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Lumma Unique Menstrual Disc Review

The Lumma Unique is a line of reusable menstrual discs with a rapidly growing cult following. With three sizes (most brands are one size fits all), unique pull string, and rainbow color options, it’s easy to see why! Lumma Unique is Brazil based and actually started out making breastfeeding accessories before they branched out into the menstrual care category. Keep reading for our exclusive coupon code in this post.

As a low key and hesitant reusable disc fan, I took this new product for a spin over two menstrual cycles and wound up giving it the ultimate test while traveling abroad. As an added bonus, this product had the special privilege of being inside of my vagina while I met my lifelong musical idol. (You can see that story story is in the video review below!)

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Lumma Unique Disc Sizes

The Unique discs come in three size options: Small, Medium, and Large.

Brand Size Rim Diameter Shape Capacity Material Reusable Other Notes
Lumma Unique S 0.24″ 2.09″ Round 30 ml Silicone Yes Has Silicone String
Lumma Unique M 0.24″ 2.48″ Round 55 ml Silicone Yes Has Silicone String
Lumma Unique L 0.24″ 2.68″ Round 60 ml Silicone Yes Has Silicone String

I only tested the large because, having had success with other discs in this same diameter, I wanted to stay with what I knew would likely work best for me. For reference, I have a completely average cervical height and average/low average flow.

According to Lumma the sizes should be chosen based on cervix height, however I am unsure if this is the best method for choosing a disc, and at this point, not quite sure what the best criteria for choosing a size would be (assuming you’ve never tried one before). The jury on how to select a size before trying a disc is still out, but I will certainly update as I learn more.

Lumma Unique Pros:

  • A selection of sizes
  • Durable silicone
  • Comes in fun colors or clear
  • Removal string
  • Firmer rim (for those who prefer it)
  • More room for activities (mess free period sex)
  • Includes a silicone case
  • PACII Coupon Available
  • Shipping Worldwide

Lumma Unique Cons:

  • Knowing which size to choose can be confusing
  • Possible messy removal

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Is a Disc Right For You?

As mentioned in our article, Menstrual Cups vs Menstrual Cups, menstrual discs function, are inserted, and are removed very differently than a menstrual cup. Even as a seasoned menstrual cup user it still took time for me to use a disc successfully, and Amanda is still not a fan. If you want to try a disc, keep in mind that you will have a LOT of contact with your body — which is not a bad thing, but it might come as a shock to you how much you are in your vagina compared to tampons, or even a cup.

In terms of their benefits, a reusable silicone disc should last many years, provide comfortable protection, and can be inserted before your period begins (unlike tampons).

Removal of the Lumma Unique

Personally, the messy removal process for discs has always made using a regular menstrual cups a preference for me. We even jokingly refer to them as “blood drawers”. That said, the Lumma Unique does have a pull string that aids in removal and helps make things less messy. If you aren’t a fan of the string, you can definitely trim it down or remove it entirely. It might be worth noting that the string would likely be in the way if you choose to have sex with the disc in place.

Regarding on-the-go changes, I don’t find discs convenient or particularly pleasant to deal with in public restrooms. If you have a heavy period, or are on the go enough that this is an issue, a menstrual cup is easier to empty and replace in a public stall.

As someone who primarily uses a menstrual cup, it wasn’t until my 2nd cycle using a disc that I realized leaking blood while urinating was actually normal. Apparently the disc can “tilt” during a bathroom visit, emptying some of the contents. Some people have gotten this down to a science on purpose, as a way to empty the cup hands free. Sometimes as I urinate I can push a bit and I will notice the cup empties, which is nice on those heavier days. It ensures I have a little more room until I go to empty it before bed since I typically only dump and wash 2x a day.

As it turns out, I’m an ideal menstrual disc candidate and if I didn’t love my cups so much I would probably switch to either the large Lumma Unique or the Nixit. Both were perfect experiences for me in terms of comfort and leak protection. The price of the Lumma Unique definitely makes the choice a little easier.

Where to Buy

Lumma Unique discs can be purchased in the US at Amazon and abroad through the Lumma website and shipped worldwide.

23 Responses

  1. So grateful I read this article! I have severe (stage IV) endometriosis and a short cervix, and using a cup has been all but impossible for me! I decided to try the Lumma cup after reading this review and it has totally changed my life, hahaha! No joke, my cramps aren’t as bad and I can barely tell it’s there! Also, wanted to say that SP is my favorite band too, so that’s pretty awesome. :] Thanks so much for sharing your experience!

  2. I watched your menstrual disc comparison when I was trying to decide between the Ziggy and the Nixit and I hadn’t even realized Lumma existed! I bought the large and the medium because they’re on a permasale bogo. I’m so glad I did because the large is wayyy too big for me. I can use softcups just fine but for some reason the large Lumma, which is the same diameter, came out three times over the second day I used it. The whole thing just slid out.

    Today I’m using the medium and I can’t review for sure yet, but it seems to be going much much better. It was easier to insert, maybe because the rim is a bit stiffer, and it tucked behind my pubic bone super easily. I’ve been wearing for about six hours now and it’s been totally fine so far. I really hope it’ll keep working because I have been looking for something I can have sex while using for a long time. The material is definitely different than other cups- a little tackier, and I was worried that it would be uncomfortable to insert but that hasn’t been an issue so far.

    1. And as a reference, I have a retroverted uterus. I can never find anyone with one who can say whether it works for them, but it does for me so far.

  3. I have been a menstrual cup user for years, but when heavy periods had me filling my Diva Cup in less than an hour on bad days, and because I loathe tampons and pads aren’t always an option, I had to seek an alternative.

    I purchased a Merula XL cup but insertion and removal remained difficult and often painful even several cycles in, and despite claims that it held nearly 2x the liquid of the Diva Cup, I never could go more than half full with it without leaking.

    I purchased a BOGO set of Lumma discs after seeing them here, and so far I love them!

    I bought 1 med, 1 lg. I’ve been wearing the large (tried medium once for a short time).

    I had to cut the tails off completely as they hurt me at any length. Never feel the disc itself, though.

    Insertion is super easy (even more so with medium size, as you would expect), and I’ve never “misplaced” it like with a cup. Removal is easy.

    But what I *really* love about these is that I was immediately able to master the “bear down to empty” technique so that every time I use the restroom, I just bear down, use my bidet to rinse myself, and don’t have to take it out!

    I take it out every 12 hours to clean it, but without a bloodbath because I just bear down to get lost contents out beforehand. And I wear a small panty liner to catch any stray drops on heavy days from the “bearing-down” process (but I also did that with the Diva Cup).

    Also, the mess-free period sex is a plus!

    As for sneezing or coughing and getting a gush, no, that hasn’t yet happened to me.

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