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    This Company Is Making Menstrual Products That'll Make You Break Up With Tampons And Pads

    And they're actually leakproof.

    I think we can all agree that getting your period is the worst time of the month. Having to deal with heavy cramping, leaking, and constantly changing your pad or tampon every few hours is the equivalent of dealing with Regina George.

    With so many options for managing your periods these days (like pads, tampons, and leakproof underwear), it all comes down to what works for your body. Well, now there's the Flex Disc, a mess-free and more eco-friendly option than what you're probably already using.

    A person holding up a Flex Disc

    The Flex Disc is about the size of a tampon when inserted and it can collect three times more than a super tampon, meaning you won't need to change it as often. In fact, it'll last up to 12 HOURS (!) so you won't have to get up to replace it in the middle of night.

    The unique disc shape is different from a traditional menstrual cups and sits in a different location (in the vaginal fornix) so the Flex Disc won't block the vaginal canal, meaning — ooh, baby — you can have sex without worrying about making a mess.

    A person holding a Flex Disc while someone hugs them around their waist

    And if you're looking for a zero-waste option, let me introduce you to the Flex Cup. It looks like a traditional menstrual cup but has a pull-tab at the bottom so you can remove it as easily as you would a tampon. In a word, genius.

    A menstrual cup with a pull tab at the bottom

    With a nearly perfect rating of ⭐️ 4.8 out of 5 stars ⭐️, it's easy to see why reviewers are loving the Flex cup.

    Two Flex Cups with an arrow pointing the pull-tab

    So before you say, "the perfect menstrual product doesn't exist," take a moment to check out the Flex Disc and the Flex Cup because they're total game changers. Mess-free, eco-friendly, and 12-hour protection? Sign me up.