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FLEX

A tampon alternative you can wear during sex

From the maker

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Holly Chisholm
@holly_chisholm · Designer - The Flex Company
Hi, I'm Holly, the lead designer on FLEX. As a female industrial designer, I had always been bothered by how many pain points that tampons have: they leak, they smell bad, they create tons of waste, they can cause disease, and they are viewed as "a dirty secret" by most of society. I knew there needed to be a change, and I knew that design could help. Wh… See more

Discussion

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Erika Paige
@erika_jensen · cofounder, The Flex Company
I met Lauren last year when she first started working on FLEX full-time. I'll admit I was pretty skeptical, I had been using tampons for 14 years!! She gave me a sample and I tried it during a day of board meetings (cuz pressure, AMIRIGHT?) I wore it all day and literally forgot I was even on my period. I didn't have to sneak out to go to the bathroom every… See more
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Lauren Schulte
@laurenschulte · founder & ceo of flexfits.com
Hey everyone, I'm Lauren, founder and ceo at FLEX. FLEX is a new single-use product called a menstrual disc. It’s shaped somewhat like a diaphragm with a flexible outer ring and a soft, collapsible center. It’s worn inside the vaginal fornix (located around the cervix) to catch menstrual blood for up to 12 hours. When the user is finished wearing, the pr… See more
Flex is really fantastic, I'm a convert. I was lucky enough to try a sample in February, and since then I've been looking forward to using Flex exclusively. I had given up tampons perhaps 5 or 6 years ago (they caused irritation) in favour of a menstrual cup - which was a definite improvement. But Flex is a huge improvement beyond a menstrual cup, because w… See more
KJ Erickson
@kjer · CEO
As a woman, this is revolutionary. I was lucky enough to get a sample and let me just say -- it works!!! So grateful it exists. Lauren, what's been the biggest surprise about the company so far?
Brandon Foo
@foolywk · Co-founder @PolymailApp
Great work, team! FLEX is awesome! gf and I have been on the waitlist for months now - can't wait! 💌