Having your period? Just… glue it shut?

Yep, you read the title right.

Mensez is a product developed by Dan Dopps, a chiropractor in Wichita, that is supposed to revolutionize the world of feminine hygiene and possibly do away with tampons and pads entirely.

According to the company’s website, it’s a lipstick-like applicator that uses a combination of natural oils and amino acids to seal your labia shut. The seal dissolves when you pee, releasing all of the fluids stored inside and making your trip to the bathroom much more efficient.

This product is patented and Dopps claims several manufacturers are interested in the product. Although, many women aren’t.

Women on Twitter haven’t been a huge fan of the product. Comments range from asking Dopps to glue his mouth shut to asking if he understands female anatomy at all.

Dopps claims he have spent years of research perfecting the product and is surprised pads and tampons are the best solution women have been able to come up with.

Ashley Robbins, an OB-GYN (obstetrics gynaecologists) at the Mid-Kansas Women’s Center, says Dobbs is trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exists and believes the product would be unsafe and ineffective.

What do I think? I think it doesn’t take a doctor to realize you shouldn’t try this product.

I can see how this product could save women time, money, and the inconvenience of using tampons and pads, but there is so much grey area to be addressed before I would feel safe with my female friends and family using this product. What if the glue doesn’t work? What if you spill a drink on your shorts? What if you have a large flow and it burst through the glue, or worse, keeps it inside and causes you health problems? What does a chiropractor know about women’s reproductive organs?

Also, from a corporate perspective, the amount of liability damage you’d have to pay if this product turns out to be damaging to women could astronomical.

When it comes down to products like this, don’t just look at the problem it can solve. Think about all the problems it can cause. There are a lot of products out there that sound like they’re home runs, but after you think about it, turn out to be complete duds – and Mensez is one of them.

 

Sources:

Company website – http://mensez.com

The Wichita Eagle – http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article134119134.html

 

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