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An obviously male doctor in Kansas thinks that as an alternative to pesky and unseemly tampons, women should basically start gluing their vaginas shut. And before you ask, no, he is not joking. It literally sticks them together, turning the female body into a biological DivaCup.
Women tend to be far more creative than men, but their periods that [ sic ] stifle them and play with their heads. No pads or tampons are needed. Safe, secure and clean.
Some dude chiropractor in Kansas wants women to glue their labia shut during their period as an option to pads, tampons, and a menstrual cup. His product is called mensezyou know, because it sounds like menses. He claims to have invented some amazing sealant that you apply to the labia minora to seal them together holding in blood. This amazing sealant will then magically release when you urinate, allowing the blood to flow into the toilet.
Just kidding, what you are actually thinking is something along the lines of What in the holy hell is going on this is fucking satanic no no no glue does not belong anywhere near my vaginal opening are you fucking kidding me dear god no. As far as I can tell, this is just an elaborate prank by internet trolls and possibly the ghost of Maquis de Sade. This will somehow create a leak-proof seal and negates the need for sanitary napkins or tampons.
February 21, pm Updated February 21, pm. Well, prepare for your downstairs to be dazzled by the latest suggestion from a man who appears to have zero understanding of women or their bits, Dr. Daniel Dopps.
We've detailed all kinds of period shaminglack of knowledge about the female reproductive system, and flat out misogynistic ideas related to menstruationbut a man in Wichita, Kansas has really taken all of this to a new level with a new "menstrual product. Forbes reports Daniel is working on a so-called menstrual product named Mensez, that will provide menstruators with a lipstick-shaped glue that is designed to glue the labia shut so menstrual blood can't escape until you pee. If you're wondering how on earth this could possibly work, we are too.
Back to Health A to Z. Labial fusion, or labial adhesion, is when the small inner lips around the entrance to the vagina become sealed together. In some cases, this can completely seal the vaginal opening, leaving a very small gap at the front that pee passes through.
But a man named Dr Daniel Dobbs felt that current sanitary items were a little inconvenient. So he went ahead and developed a solution to a problem that most definitely does not exist. The glue is applied to the labia minora, causing them to close shut, which holds the menstrual blood inside the vagina.
Daniel Dopps, a chiropractor, has invented a vaginal glue applied with a lipstick-like device. The idea is to glue one's vagina shut during menstruation, thereby obviating the need for sanitary pads or tampons: he claims that the glue will dissolve and menses thereby released during urination, after which one's vag glue can be reapplied. His product has the rather spectacular name " Mensez ," lady consumers are not impressed by any of it, and Dopps is therefore having to explain it to them until they understand.