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Flex, a tampon alternative you can wear during sex, just raised $1 million

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The Flex Company, the makers of a disc-shaped tampon alternative, has raised $1 million from Y Combinator, Amplify.LA and several others and acquired menstrual disc competitor Softcup for an undisclosed amount.

Flex now owns all of the market s menstrual disc products, which the company says are ultimately easier to use than tampons and menstrual cups.

The discs, which have not been linked to toxic shock syndrome, are hypoallergenic, latex-free and disposable.

And, unlike tampons and menstrual cups, you re able to leave them in during sex.

That s because it sits right below your cervix, while tampons and menstrual cups are worn in the vaginal canal.

Flex is about $20 per cycle — depending on if you buy one box at a time versus subscribe, and how long and heavy your periods generally are.

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