From the herb-filled balls meant to detox the vagina to the tightening Japanese vagina stick – there’s currently a worrying trend of women putting bizarre objects inside themselves.
And a capsule containing a class-B drug is the latest product to hit the market. This week the world’s first weed-infused vagina pill was released by Foria.
Dubbed Foria Relief, the vaginal suppository is basically medical marijuana for your lady bits and it’s designed to ease period pains and menstrual cramps.
Made from cocoa butter infused with a mix of THC (cannabis’s hallucinogenic element) and CBD (the healing part), the tampon-sized insert aims to “maximise muscle relaxing and pain relieving” without getting you high.
Considering that more than 84% of women experience cramps during their period, according to a study in the Journal of Pain Research, a new treatment could change many lives.
Foria founder Mathew Gerson said: “This plant medicine has a long, cross-cultural history of use as a natural aide in easing symptoms associated with menstruation.
“Our intention is to share the powerful medicinal properties of this plant while utilising modern extraction techniques.
“The pelvic region contains more cannabinoid receptors than any other part of the body except for the brain.
“So delivering these actives in a suppository format is a natural choice.”
Because the pill is inserted into the vagina, it’s going straight to the painful spot and apparently the side effects will be minimal.