Leave a tampon in too long, and you put yourself at risk for problems big (Toxic Shock Syndrome) and small (leaks). my.Flow, a new tampon, promises to help guard against these issues once and for all.
According to The Guardian, my.Flow is a “wearable device that tracks the saturation of your tampon and lets you know, via a mobile app, when to change it.” The technology attaches to your waist and is connected to a super-long tampon thread. It’s expected to launch in 2017 and will cost $49 for the electronic device, plus a slight markup on the accompanying tampons (compared to regular tampons).
Because my.Flow will track data, The Guardian points out that it “has the potential to open up new avenues of research into women’s health.”