If you’re part of half the population that struggles with Mother Nature’s monthly gift, there’s a new solution for your struggles. No surprise here: it involves cannabis.
No matter what level of pain a woman experiences during her period, it can interfere with life. Cramps, nausea, pain, raging hormones (and emotions) are just a few of the symptoms. For some women, it’s debilitating each and every time. For most women, it’s uncomfortable, to say the least.
What’s the solution?
What Are They?
The first thing to know about “weed tampons” is that they aren’t tampons at all. That’s what they’re being called, but it’s a major misnomer.
They’re actually suppositories that are made from cocoa butter, THC oil, and CBD isolate. Each suppository is inserted with an applicator and slowly dissolves, releasing the THC and CBD.
(Actually, there are some companies in Europe developing weed tampons that are actually tampons infused with CBD, but in North America, the buzz is mostly around these suppositories).
How Do They Work?
Most women take a range of over the counter painkillers when Aunt Flow comes around, but the side effects aren’t great and like any painkiller, they can make you feel drowsy. Meanwhile, these products provide relief closer to the site of the pain.
One woman who tried a weed suppository from Foria had this to say about the experience:
“All of the muscles that had been cramped and clenched so tight gradually released and my body relaxed. Where I had been painfully aware of every inch of my midsection, suddenly it felt as though I had no midsection at all. From my waist down to my thighs, it was almost as if my groin had simply dissolved and was floating in some galaxy far, far away.
However, she also notes that it took about 20 minutes to kick in and the effects only lasted about an hour. So, is it worth it to try them out? That depends on what you’re willing to spend…
Where Can You Get Them?
A company called Foria is leading the weed suppositories charge. The company also makes other cannabis-infused products for “down there,” including natural arousal oils.
Unfortunately, the cost of their menstrual products is just slightly prohibitive. Actually, it’s a little insane! Just 8 suppositories are going to run you over $70.00. When you add up how many bottles of Advil or Midol you can buy with that, you might rethink it.
Then again, it all comes around to what you’re getting. It could be considered a luxury experience, so if this is what luxury means to you, the price might be worth it. After all, these promise to make you feel legitimately good about a typically unpleasant monthly occurrence.
DIY Cannabis Tampons
If the price tag on Foria’s products is just a little too much but you want to try out weed tampons for yourself, there are a few places you can go to find DIY directions. It’s basically the same recipe, just made with ingredients at home.
You can also create other cannabis-infused body products for a relaxing a spa-like home experience. Since the market for cannabis products and edibles is still so strictly regulated, most people are turning to these DIY solutions for now. Like any medication, remember to use with caution and always test your DIY batches a little at a time.