Like 90% of vagina-having people worldwide, one week of my month is spent in a state of debilitating pain, nausea, confusion and irritability.
I’m told it’s a natural, beautiful thing.
They got the natural part right. The rest is proof of a flawed design.
Until recently, there was nothing you could do about it, short of walking around in an ibuprofen-induced daze.
Then people discovered CBD oil and some genius ways of administering it.
But first, some infuriating stats from The Guardian:
There have been five times as many studies into erectile dysfunction as there have been into PMS. That is despite the fact that 90% of women have experienced PMS, while only 19% of men have been affected by ED. Period pain can be debilitating, but women are still expected to suffer through it with just ibuprofen or a hot water bottle.
This is where weed comes in – more specifically, vaginal CBD suppositories, or ‘weed tampons’, created by a California-based startup, Foria Wellness.
They are about an inch long, bullet-shaped, and made out of cocoa butter and cannabinoids. You are supposed to lie down, insert one and wait 15 to 20 minutes as it melts and the CBD’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties get to work. Then, voilà, sweet, sweet, relief.
According to the Foria Wellness website:
Basics Suppositories are formulated for relief during your period, or for local muscular relaxation and inflammation relief.
Experience the soothing, tension-melting effects of our pristine broad-spectrum CBD. Each suppository delivers 100mg directly to the area that needs it most.
So how do you get it? Sadly, the company only ships to US postal addresses, but the clued up among us know that’s not really a huge problem
In a few simple steps, you could have access to a US postal address.
Postbox Courier is the service that gives you a shipping address in the US, UK and Hong Kong, so if you’re buying products that don’t ship to SA (like CBD suppositories), you just give them your US address (which Postbox Courier gives you).
As soon as it is delivered there (often the same day) then Postbox Courier will grab it and bring it to you in South Africa in three to five working days.
No dealing with customs, exchange rates, or any of the other irritations that come with ordering stuff from overseas.
It’s easier than filling up that hot water bottle.
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