A Finnish company has released its latest tampon with a very specific target market: biological females who identify as men.
Vuokkoset, which has long manufactured mentrual products, lamented the fact that “periods and period products are viewed in our culture: as a ‘women’s thing’,” and billed the latest addition to its lineup as something “for men who have periods too.”
“For transgender men, period pains are not just physical. They are a monthly reminder that the sex assigned to them at birth doesn’t martch who they truly are,” Vuokkoset said on their website. “Not everyone who menstruates is a woman; transgender men and non-binary individuals may have periods too.”
The company explained that in order to “break this outdated belief,” their new “Tampon for Men” was released on November 15, during Transgender Awareness Week. They added that “a fully gender neutral tampon” was “being considered,” though no further information was provided as to what that would look like.
Vuokkoset explained that while the tampon itself would be identical to previous models, the design,…
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