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Wellness

This Bluetooth-Enabled Tampon Tells You When To Remove It

May 18, 2016

Would you use it?

Leave a tampon in too long, and you put yourself at risk for problems big (Toxic Shock Syndrome) and small (leaks). my.Flow, a new tampon, promises to help guard against these issues once and for all.

According to The Guardian, my.Flow is a “wearable device that tracks the saturation of your tampon and lets you know, via a mobile app, when to change it.” The technology attaches to your waist and is connected to a super-long tampon thread. It’s expected to launch in 2017 and will cost $49 for the electronic device, plus a slight markup on the accompanying tampons (compared to regular tampons).

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Because my.Flow will track data, The Guardian points out that it “has the potential to open up new avenues of research into women’s health.”