Kansas chiropractor develops controversial sanitary product that glues vaginas shut
“Mensez” the “feminine lip-stick” is a “natural” adhesive in a lipstick applicator that “creates a temporary seal to retain menstrual fluids inside until urination.”
Me: I got my period.— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) February 22, 2017
Mensez: Literally glue your vagina shut.
Mensez gained notoriety when Dopps shared an introductory post on the product’s, now deactivated, Facebook page, in which he compared the vagina-sealing sensation to waking up with your lips stuck together: “It didn’t hurt and it was kind of fun.”
Dopps then responded to critics in the post’s comment section to lambaste women, who he says are “distracted by [their] period 25 percent of the time” for not coming up with a “better solution than diapers and plugs.”
Women, men and even Dopps supposed brother, however, have questioned the chiropractor's understanding of basic anatomy.
This is the mensez guys brother omg pic.twitter.com/rOhYSnsA5X— Ghost with the most (@AliciaGerhardt) February 19, 2017
Mensez is on a whole new level of BS products created by men who should not get a say in how us women take care of our NATURAL processes. pic.twitter.com/ttmQrj60ih— Addison Baumle (@The13aum) February 22, 2017
Some of the questions posed to Dopps on the defunct Mensez Facebook page include:
“How is this compound blood and sweat proof, but somehow dissolved by ammonia in the urine? Can users be sure that the urine will fully dissolve the seal? What about the risk of infection from retained menstrual fluids?” to which Dopps responded with: “It will be thoroughly tested and improved,” before adding, “It makes more sense than putting a plug up there.”
Only a small number of women have tried the product, said Dopps to Forbes, but he has hope it will be sold to “someone like Procter & Gamble or Kimberly Clark” and hit shelves in 2017.