A company based in California has met the needs of transgender individuals who are anxious to experience monthly visits from Aunt Flow.
The Sappho-Luxe company has designed a special tampon called "Fem-Flo" specifically for post-op trannies who had their junk chopped off and replaced with a hot pocket (artificial vagina).
The tampons are available in 3 sizes to fit new post-op trannies as well as trannies who are fully dilated and want to experience a heavy monthly flow.
Each tampon contains small vegetable-based capsules that react to body temperature to slowly release menses (blood).
The fluid also helps to keep the artificial vaginas conditioned and dilated after surgery.
"We are hoping to bring each trans-woman closer to the full female experience and diminish body dysmorphia triggers altogether," said company founder, Cheryl Goldsmith.
“Fem-Flo Petite” is for the trans-woman who is still working to achieve maximum dilation, yet still wants to produce menses. “Fem-Flo Intermediate” provides dilation and an average amount of menstruation. And last, but not least, the “Fem-Flo Lush” for the trans-woman who wishes to enjoy “heavy” menstruation. "Our product is designed to give post-op trans-gender women the full-spectrum experience of menstruation. You don’t have to be deprived of the beautiful and womanly occurrence of menstruation merely because you were born without uterus."
The Fem-Flo tampons will be available nationwide in most major grocery stores next month.