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No matter how many times you've rode the crimson wave (Thanks Cher), there are still times when you feel like you'll NEVER get the hang of that monthly occurrence, right?

The anxiety of leaking on our favourite jeans or staining our mother's perfect couch can be too much every four weeks (hands up who wears black jeans everyday of their period). And then there's the infection stories we're hearing so much of lately. Scary.

It's safe to say, that as well as feeling tired, sluggish and bloated, we also have little mini heart attacks every couple of hours which sees us dashing for the loo.

Well, that's where this new app comes in – My.Flow. 

According to Refinery29, My.Flow acts as a tampon tracker which can tell you when it's nearly at full capacity. 

The start-up company has created a tampon which has an extra long string at the end that connects to a bluetooth monitor which you can clip onto your trousers.

"Women need this, because we can't check how full our tampons are, so we're on the side of taking them out prematurely — which is not only wasteful, but also quite physically uncomfortable," Amanda Brief, co-founder and CEO of the start-up, told Refinery29

Amanda believes that the new app tracker will help women feel more in tune with their bodies, just like fitness trackers and heart monitors.

"Some women know their flow well, which is awesome," Amanda said. "Our product is for those that do not, or would like to learn and track more."

Our only concern so far is what if the string/bluetooth tracker is pulled, or if you twist around in a weird way and pop! It comes out. Eugh.

The device is due out next year, so they might tweak that a little bit, but otherwise it seems like a handy little thing to have in your pocket. Leaks, be gone!


HelloFlo in an American organisation that helps to make that time of the month a little bit more manageable.

While not available outside of the US and Canada, HelloFlo is a subscription service that sends a cute package of tampons and other goodies out to you in your time of need.

We definitely need one of these in Ireland!

Now, the company are urging women to take photos of themselves with their tampons – in a bid to decrease stigma surrounding periods.

Founder of HelloFlo, Naama Bloom spoke of the importance of making tampons and pads a thing of everyday normality, rather than something to shove up our sleeve as we run to the bathroom: “While we don’t think that we’ll actually get women to start walking to the bathroom with their head held high and their tampon held higher, we do want to encourage women to think about why tampons, pads, menstrual cups, sponges etc are shrouded in secrecy. What if we just treated them as the tools they are?”

So… would you get snap happy with your tampon?!