9:41 pm - 05/10/2007

A vibrating tampon

While doing some research sparked by a recent entry about menstrual cramps and orgasms I came across this story.
I'm not sure how legit it is considering that I can't find any mention of AnotherWay products separate from the tampons and Vipon's own website is lacking in any information; but it's an interesting concept at the very least. Any thoughts?
sandtigeress 11th-May-2007 01:54 am (UTC)
That would be frikkin' AWESOME! I've never used tampons, but I'll definitely try THAT. :) Relieve cramps quickly? HELL yes.
mari_mac1109 11th-May-2007 02:12 am (UTC)
Someone needs to make a cup that does the same thing.

It sounds like a cool idea, but I can't imagine all that waste..
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ellinht 11th-May-2007 06:13 am (UTC)
me too!!!!
The pain gets so bad if I have an orgasm I feel like vomiting :)
kaelstra 11th-May-2007 02:34 am (UTC)
Sounds like if it's legit, it'd be kind of pricey. Six tampons for over $10? Yeah, I don't think that'd fly very far.

The article also seems to hint at the fact it works by causing orgasm to relieve the cramps, but a lot of women don't orgasm that way, so it wouldn't work for a large majority.

It says they wanted it to cost about the same size as an 'industrial sized container of pain medication', but...six tampons is like 1-2 days of a period for most women. A big bottle of Midol is gonna last months.

I don't know how legit this is though. If it is, I don't see the product doing well.
somewhaterotic 11th-May-2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine it'll last long. Too expensive and quite frankly silly, vibrators do help with cramps and might even loosen the uterine lining, the same way any electric massager would, and seeing as you can buy a cheap vibrator for less than you pay for six fancy tampons, it's a clear waste of money for the average woman.

Also, I think some people might be bothered by the fear that their vagina is buzzing.
wronske 11th-May-2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
that's really fascinating! when i saw "vibrating tampon", i immediately thought it was a device to shorten one's period- i didn't even think it had anything to do with cramps. so i wasn't surprised to read in the article that the woman said it shortened her period considerably.

i think it's a neat idea, but yeah, the thought of all that waste isn't too cool. normal tampons are bad enough, but ones with motors inside?? maybe if they could come up with a way to put the motor in the tampon and then remove and reuse it in a new tampon, it wouldn't be so bad. but i couldn't see myself buying single-use electronic tampons.
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