What if we had women’s self-care kits available in vending machines in public restrooms? The Lady Business Self-Care Kit explores this idea, with smart packaging designed to be unobtrusive yet snappy.
These kits would go beyond period supplies, into safer-sex supplies, pregnancy test kits, STI test kits, UTI relief kits, and more. This project is just in the design phase, but I would love to see where it might go if it took off.
Women’s sexual and physical needs remain stigmatized in a lot of cultures, to the point where needing to get a menstrual pad can be embarrassing. I wish we had more open conversation around women’s bodies, and accessibility to the kinds of medicine and supplies that would make our experiences of our bodies more pleasant and sex-positive. Even if this concept remains a thought experiment, I think having this kind of conversation is a step in the right direction!