We Still Don't Know How Women Pee

We Still Don't Know How Women Pee

We Still Don't Know How Women Pee

Surprise! We don’t pee out of the big hole.

I recently read that 64% of women can’t point out their own cervix. Until I had a cervical cancer scare earlier this year, I’d count myself among them. Many of us were surprised to discover that we don’t urinate out of our vagina. (Props to Orange is the New Black for hilariously popularizing this fact).

In America, we typically learn about menstruation around the same time we learn about sex. And in many places, sex education is still synonymous with abstinence education.

From the moment we discover the miraculous reproductive system that’s been secretly hiding under our own skin, we’re taught that it’s something that should remain private and not discussed until we are much older (like sex).

As adults, we still don’t know our own anatomy.

If we can’t accurately identify the most precious parts of our own anatomy (and we’re too embarrassed to talk about them), problems can arise.

For example, it took me 15 years to learn that tampons were a leading cause of recurrent yeast infections.

75% of women suffer from yeast infections, but I can’t recall really talking about this problem with any of my friends. What I already knew was that yeast infections are caused by an imbalance of pH in the vaginal canal.

What I learned: any organic object that goes inside the vagina (like a tampon or douche) can disrupt your body’s natural pH, leading to a Candida overgrowth. Yeast infections aside, not talking about issues “down there” hurts women in other ways.

Innovation for women’s health is impossible when we brush our problems under the rug.

Menstrual products are the quintessential example. The underlying issue with mainstream period products is that the focus of their innovation has been marked by ways to hide our periods.

Until we become familiar with our own anatomy (and become more comfortable talking about it), we will hold ourselves back from dreaming up new and exciting solutions to the problems uniquely faced by our sex.

  • Your period
  • Your lifestyle
  • Your concerns

Typically, how many days is your period?

How heavy is your flow on your heaviest days?

When did your last period start?

How many weeks do you typically have between periods?

What period product do you use most frequently?

How disruptive can your period be to your life?

What bothers you most about having your period?

What is the one thing you wish you could change about your period?

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  • 4 Days
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  • 6 Days
  • 7 Days
  • > 8 Days
LIGHT (1-2 tampons/day)
MEDIUM (3-4 tampons/day)
HEAVY (4-5 tampons/day)
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  • 3 Weeks
  • 4 Weeks
  • 5 Weeks
  • 6 Weeks
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  • > 8 Weeks
Tampon Tampons
Pad Pads
Menstrual Cup Cup
Menstrual Disc Discs
Period Panties Period Panties
Ellipses Others
Can’t get out of bed
Can’t do certain activities
I mostly feel uncomfortable
Just like any other day
I’m constantly running to the bathroom
I can’t sleep through the night
My work out routine is thrown off
I can’t have sex
I feel uncomfortable
Less cramping
Less odor
Fewer leaks
Risk of TSS
Less waste
If you’re not sure, choose MEDIUM.

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Here is our pick for you!
Flex Box
plan type
Light plan $6.50
4 Discs per cycle per period
frequency
8 Discs every 2 months
Light Flow Starter Kit
Includes 8 discs + our Getting Started Guide

We will automatically ship 8 discs for $12.99 every two months starting on . We’ll remind you before we process the next order. You can pause or cancel anytime, online.

Flex Box
plan type
Medium plan $12
8 Discs per cycle per period
frequency
16 Discs every 2 months
Medium Flow Starter Kit
Includes 8 discs + our Getting Started Guide

We will automatically ship 16 discs for $23.99 every one month starting on . We’ll remind you before we process the next order. You can pause or cancel anytime, online.

Flex Box
plan type
Heavy plan $14
Discs per cycle per period
frequency
24 Discs every 2 months
Heavy Flow Starter Kit
Includes 12 discs + our Getting Started Guide

We will automatically ship 24 discs for $27.99 every one month starting on . We’ll remind you before we process the next order. You can pause or cancel anytime, online.

Try FLEX with some liners at first.

Sometimes you just feel better with a little backup. FLEX plus liners would be a great combination for you while you transition to FLEX to help guard against leaks until you get the hang of positioning FLEX.

Not ready for membership? Try just one FLEX.

Here is our pick for you

Flexcup Discovery Kit
Flexcup Discovery Kit

FLEX Cup

$32.99 71+ Reviews

1 Menstrual Cup

  • + 1 Carrying Pouch
  • + 2 free Menstrual Discs

The FLEX Cup comes with 2 free FLEX Discs for you to try so that you can experience two new and innovative period products for no extra charge.

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