Linger vagina mints. Yep, you read that right…

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Hooray! Another product on the market designed to make women feel insecure! “Linger: The Internal Feminine Flavoring” is exactly what it sounds like—a mixer for vaginal cocktails. In the web site‘s own words:

A small, naturally sweetened flavoring, free of artificial dyes, which was created to flavor the secretions of a woman when she is sexually aroused. Linger is shaped for comfort during insertion and use, and is formulated to dissolve slowly, so the effects last and last…

This fruity vaginal suppository takes 45 minutes to an hour to dissolve completely, but the flavor lasts and lasts! Hoorah! No more biting down on the bacteria farm! No more cunnilingual clambake coupled with creamy cooter curveball!

However, Jen Phillips at Mother Jones has a different take on the product:

Linger-Mints A little digging revealed that Linger is made/distributed by a company called Admints, which just happens to make trade show mints. And the Linger samples just happen to have have the exact same shape, taste, and ingredients as Admint’s sample mints. So how does Linger manage to pass off breath mints as vaginal Tic Tacs in $7.99 packs?

Despite the salacious creation story and testimonials on its site (”It gets a little warm as it starts to dissolve which took just under an hour. Then, it is SO good!!”), the mint is labeled “for novelty use only.” This is a common practice in the sex-products industry, explains Charlie Glickman, the education program manager at Good Vibrations. It gives manufacturers some cover if something goes awry, he explains. “They could say, ‘It’s just a novelty toy. You weren’t actually expecting to use this were you?’” And if you actually do expect to use Linger to “flavor the woman in a manner that is safe and effective,” be warned: its primary ingredient is sugar, which is not safe for the vagina. It messes up the pH and can lead to a really painful yeast infection, a condition that definitely doesn’t make someone want to “linger.”

Having had a few horrifying yeast infection experiences with less-than-sanitary ladies myself I can’t really come down in favor of anything that’s going to be responsible for further fungal fiascos, but don’t let me make up your minds for you. Anyone out there actually tried these mints? Let us know! Holla!

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3 Responses to “Linger vagina mints. Yep, you read that right…”

  1. Adam
    December 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    what a brilliant idea! this was obviously invented by a man haha

  2. Miki
    April 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    I’ve never tried this particular product, but anything minty in my vagina stings after a while.

    I tried to spray some before a gyno appointment and it was pleasurable for maybe 5 minutes before it became extremely uncomfortable.

    I wrote about it:
    http://oomikioo.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/pappermint-spray/

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