Could 'lipstick glue' be the new tampon alternative?

This glue is applied to the labia minora and causes them to cling together so as to retain menstrual fluid

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A US chiropractor has designed a ‘lipstick glue’ to seal the vagina shut as an alternative to a tampon.

The Mensez Adhesive Vaginal Lipstick is a natural patented compound of amino acids and oil in a lipstick applicator that is applied to the labia minora and causes them to cling together in a manner strong enough to retain menstrual fluid.
 
It would not matter how heavy a women’s flow was - the 'lipstick' would be strong enough to hold in the flow. The lipstick would need to be applied every time a woman goes to the bathroom.
 
Dr Dan Dopps,CEO and President at Mensez Technologies, was granted a patent for the lipstick on January 10th. However, the product has yet to hit the market.
 
The doctor said he won’t be making the product himself and advises it’s a “personal hygiene product and should not be shared with others”.
 
Responding to concerns of potential customers, he said: “[You] as a woman should have come up with a better solution than diapers and plugs, but you didn’t.
 
“Reason being women are focused on and distracted by your period 25 per cent of the time, making them far less productive than they could be.”
 
Speaking on Moncrieff, Dopps insisted that the concept is “being misunderstood” and has “large wide social implications for women.”