Writing for COSMOPOLITAN Magazine, Hannah Smothers gave up using Ibuprofen for her menstrual discomfort in search of natural alternatives. Only FORIA Relief really seemed to help...
I Tried 5 Alternative Period Cramp Cures and Here's What Actually Worked
Five months, five methods, no ibuprofen.
"Foria is a newish company that’s either totally outrageous or doing the Lord’s work, depending on how you want to look at it."According to a report from CNN, pain management is the most commonly prescribed use for medical marijuana in the United States. Foria's website says their little butter-encased suppository works to "directly impact the nerve endings of the uterus, cervix, and surrounding smooth muscle tissues." Or in other words, it targets all the parts of you that hurt while you're on your period and tries to relax them.
The best instruction, though, was the one that said I should lie down for a while and relax. After cultivating my perfect vagina-weed environment, I messaged my editor, “ok it’s weed time,” and shoved the suppository into my vagina, with the help of a tampon applicator.
The accompanying instructions told me I shouldn’t necessarily feel high. But let me tell you. I felt high. Not, like, I-can’t-perform-my-job-anymore-today high, but definitely things-are-funny!!!! high. I ate my cookie and then also ate approximately 45 Annie’s white cheddar bunnies. And then also I ordered a sandwich. But! I totally felt no pain. My cramps, which had been firing away at full blast, subsided as my weed butter melted in my vagina.
In short, I loved these little THC butter bullets. Not quite enough to move to California (I don’t trust a state with that much sunshine), but definitely enough to hoard my remaining three for days when my cramps are truly awful.
Four "bowing deeply" emojis, because I was truly in awe of this weed butter vagina experience.
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