Tampon Alternative Flex is Made for Sex

SF-based The Flex Company has created a “tampon alternative” that is disposable and leak-free—intended to be used during sex. Born from many people (of all genders) being embarrassed or grossed out or ashamed of menstruation, Flex was created to “spark positive conversations between men and women about the female body.” The product is shaped like a curved disc, so it rests against the cervix (gently) and stops menstrual blood—for up to 12 hours. The Flex is hypoallergenic, free of BPA plastic and phthalates, and cannot be felt by partners during sex—but it’s not a form of contraception. The company is even offering users their first month free.