It can’t be denied that having a period can be pretty annoying, as someone who has one, I can attest to the fact that periods suck for various reasons. But for some, being on your flow is more than a monthly nuisance, ushering in debilitating painful cramps that can keep one sidelined for days.
And while birth control, pain relievers and even hot baths can help, a new line of tampons has a secret weapon that could be a serious game changer: Marijuana.
FORIA, a sexual health company that uses weed to heal pain in our privates, has launched tampon-like cannabis relief suppositories ($44). No worries, this four-pack pain reliever won’t get your vajayjay high.
According to their website, the suppositories are “intended to maximize the muscle relaxing and pain relieving properties of cannabis without inducing a psychotropic 'high.’”
The product, which also contains Organic Fair Trade Cocoa Butter, was also created to block pain receptors in the uterus, cervix and ovaries. “The vaginal suppository format helps deliver the medicine directly to where it is needed most," they company explains.
Oh, and did we mention that they also carry a cannabis lube? Go figure.
While this might all sound a pretty cray, the science backs it all up. Numerous studies have found that medical marijuana is pretty safe in treating chronic pain, including cramps. Perhaps this is why in California, a history of severe PMS is can get you a medical marijuana card, and New Jersey a recently proposed legislation would let doctors prescribe pot for menstrual cramps, Glamour wrote.
FIORA isn’t the only one to capitalize on the connection between pot and women’s health.
BET.com previously reported that comedienne and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg and weed guru Maya Elisabeth launched Maya & Whoopi, which will offer cannabis edibles, tinctures, topical rubs, and a THC-infused bath soak to help ease period pain.
We can only imagine what the future holds with this trend.
Hmmm… would you try these products if meant a pain-free period?
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