Bluetooth Enabled Tampons For All
Posted On May 18, 2016
The trusty tampon is getting a high-tech makeover – a renovation that puts it on iPhone 7 level!
My.Flow is bringing tech to that time of the month with its revolutionary tampons that connect to an app via Bluetooth so you can track your period’s cycle, monitor your tampon’s saturation, and know exactly when it’s time to replace it.
To use my.Flow’s tampons, you merely have to insert normally. But there’s a catch: rather than having a 2-inch string, my.Flow’s tampons have an extra-long thread, ranging from about six to 12 inches, which is designed to connect to a Bluetooth monitor you clip to your pants or underwear.
And since the clipped monitor is attached to your tampon by a string, how you sit, adjust your pants, and even walk may cause a very unpleasant chain reaction aka an unfavorable stain.
Just the sheer thought of me hanging out at a bar and someone asking me about my little waist gizmo has steered my opinion about this product. But you know what they say, “don’t knock it til you try it.”
Aside from the tricky string, it seems as if my.Flow is on to something. They have a huge shot at lessening a major menstrual concern. Forgotten tampons can cause bacteria to multiply, create unpleasant smells and discharge, and even cause infections of the blood, which can be very dangerous.
The company states in their mission: “Many girls experiencing the whirlwind of puberty are left guessing how long to leave their tampon in; this leads to a girl’s worst nightmare of having blood leak through her new white pants or, much worse, toxic shock syndrome, which, although less prevalent than it once was, in extreme cases can lead to amputation and even death.”
What better way to be reminded to remove a foreign object from our bodies than by our beloved phones?
My.Flow’s tampons and monitor are not on the market just yet, but what are your initial thoughts on these bizarre, yet innovative Bluetooth-enabled tampons? Let us know in the comments below!