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‘Tampon For Men’ Brand Now Goes Fully Gender Neutral

by Soraya Alcalá

The World Is Changing, And Businesses Must Change With It. This Is Another Step In The Right Direction.

Dakota Robin

 

 

Gender-neutral period products acknowledge non-binary individuals.

Gender-neutral period products acknowledge non-binary individuals.

After launching tampon for men last year, Finnish brand Vuokkoset is now releasing a new gender-neutral ‘For Menstruation’ product family. The goal is to expand the menstrual discussion to include non-binary individuals. The gender-neutral product family will be available in stores in June 2024.

The launch of Tampon for Men for transgender men during last year’s Transgender Awareness Week became a global talking point. It was featured in news in 89 different countries and sparked lively discussions on social media. Opinions were divided, but feedback from the transgender community and supporters of diversity was overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing gratitude for feeling seen due to the campaign.

“We paid close attention to the conversation. From the feedback we recognized the need for completely gender-neutral products that would recognize non-binary individuals as well. Additionally, there were requests for other products, such as underwear liners and menstrual pads. Based on this, we started developing a fully gender-neutral product line that will be launched this summer,” says Sanna Karhu, CEO of Delipap Oy, the company that manufactures Vuokkoset products.

Gender-neutral period products acknowledge non-binary individuals.

Tampon for Men highlighted the fact that menstruation can affect men as well. With a similar gender-neutral design, the new ‘For Menstruation’ product line is even more inclusive and aims to expand the conversation about menstruation to include non-binary individuals as well.

“Some people who menstruate do not identify as women. They can be men, non-binary, or intersex. On the other hand, not all individuals who identify as women experience menstruation, and that does not make them any less women. We want to highlight this diversity of menstruation and gender,” says Sanna Karhu.

“Understanding of gender is continually evolving. Companies and organizations have no excuse to ignore scientific research on gender diversity. The world is changing, and businesses must change with it. This is another step in the right direction,” says DEI consultant Dakota Robin

For Menstruation product family will have tampons as well as underwear liners and menstrual pads, which were included based on feedback. It will be available in retail stores throughout Finland in June 2024.

VUOKKOSET

Delipap Oy, behind Vuokkoset brand, is a second-generation family-owned company and Finland’s only manufacturer of disposable menstrual products. We have more than 40 years of experience in the responsible development and manufacture of hygiene products for the needs of the whole family. We offer safe, high-quality and skin-friendly hygiene products that meet the environmental values which are important to us. For a long time we have worked with the goal of making periods include all gender identities.

www.vuokkoset.fi/en


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