The rather outrageous proposal to stop period flow using a type of “feminine lipstick” has many people angry at the male doctor.
A chiropractor in Kansas claims he’s invented a lipstick-like glue that could seal the labia shut during a woman’s period, a controversial proposal to say the least that is causing a lot of anger among women’s rights advocates who call the measure insulting and ridiculous. The glue would essentially seal the period in until the woman can stop to use the bathroom, at least in this doctor’s mind.
The product, called Mensez, is a “patented, natural approach to feminine health,” according to the website. Of course, moisture from urine would cause any glue to become unsticky, as would the menstrual blood. And there are already perfectly good methods to control periods.
The man behind the product is Dan Dopps, and he chided women for not coming up with a better solution than diapers and plugs.
“Have you ever woken up with your lips stuck together?” the ad reads. “It didn’t hurt and it was kind of fun. All you had to do was wet your lips from the inside with saliva and they became unstuck. Mensez feminine lipstick is a natural patented compound of amino acids and oil in a lipstick applicator that is applied to the lips down under during the period. Urine instantly unsticks the labia and allows everything to wash out into the toilet, wipe and reapply Mensez lipstick. Clean, Safe, Secure and Done. Coming to a store near you soon.”
As of Saturday afternoon, the Mensez Facebook page appeared to have been taken down, perhaps in response to the huge amount of people slamming the product.