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Are You Ready To Sync Your Vagina With Your Smartphone?

Currently fundraising on Kickstarter, Looncup would be the world's first bluetooth menstrual cup. Go go gadget vagina!

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That's right! They want you to install Bluetooth in your pink to get a better handle on what your monthly menses is saying about your overall health.

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According to the company's Kickstarter page:

"Looncup...is the world's first smart menstruation cup, and you'll love the way it tells you how full it is, and when it's time to refresh. Looncup can even track your fluid volume, and tell you about your fluid color and cycle."

As of Tuesday morning the project had raised $23,134 of its $50,000 goal with 23 days to go.

BuzzFeed Life showed Looncup's Kickstarter video to a couple of OB/GYNs to see what they thought of the period industry's latest technological advancement.

Dr. Jennifer Gunter, a California-based OB/GYN thought she might be being punk'd.

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"If you told me this was a joke commercial from Saturday Night Live I would have believed you," the physician said. "The color of your menses is not an indicator of anything health-wise so I'm not sure why they are tracking that."

Gunter was similarly unsure of why you'd need to track your flow: "When women report heavy periods we can ask them questions to know where they are flow-wise without the need for a bluetooth enabled vagina." While Dr. Gunter felt the technology could be useful for research geared towards treating heavy periods, she added "I am unaware of any safety data on having a bluetooth device inserted vaginally for hours at a time potentially for several days a month."

Mary Jane Minkin, an OB/GYN at Yale was equally skeptical of the need to track your period so closely.

"If someone is filling up a pad or a tampon every hour, I need to know about it," Minkin told Buzzfeed Life, "but I don't know how helpful this technology will be. It is true that quantification of menstrual flow isn't terribly accurate — but other than very heavy flow — which folks know about from filling up tampons or pads, I don't know how much helpful information this conveys."

Want to learn more about Loon Labs and the Looncup project? Visit their Kickstarter.