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Taimi and August Launching Limited-Edition Period Boxes On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia — For Everyone Who Menstruates

Taimi Taimi
May 17, 2024
Taimi and August Launching Limited-Edition Period Boxes On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia — For Everyone Who Menstruates

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    May 17th - Taimi, a fully inclusive LGBTQ+ dating app, has partnered with August, an inclusive menstrual-care brand, to create a lineup of limited edition period boxes, to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia and shed light on the importance of acceptance. Proceeds will be donated to long-time August partner, Point of Pride; a nonprofit organization providing life-changing healthcare access for trans folks.

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    The limited edition period boxes will include:

    • Period products: a sampling of all August tampon and pad options – ranging from their liners to three available sizes of pads, and three different tampon sizes. Their pads and tampons are more comfortable, sustainably made, and absorbent – and we hope that this box is an invitation to treat yourself, or treat your friend or partner. You will find 4-pack day pads (2), 4-pack night pads (2), 12-pack long night pads (1), 8 ct light tampons (1), 8 ct regular tampons (1), 8 ct super tampons (1), 8 ct liners (1).
    • Free Taimi Subscription. You’ll also receive a free weeklong subscription Gift Card to Taimi Silver (sorry, this one-time subscription is not refundable and not transferable).
    • Information about Point of Pride and messages from both Taimi and August.

    Period products are essential for the overall wellness of those who menstruate, yet most period product producers fail to acknowledge that their products are not exclusively for women. Through overall communication and brand positioning mainstream period product brands only reach women, forgetting about nonbinary, intersex people, and trans men who may get their periods too. That is not only an outdated vision of menstruation but also can trigger gender dysphoria every time a person needs to buy an essential product that seems to be made not for them to use.

    Small things like gender-neutral period products play a significant role in the everyday validation of nonbinary, intersex, and trans folks who have periods. It might be hard for cis people to imagine how invisibility hurts when even the store shelves shout at you that you’re not the person you feel you are. Expanding the possibilities in the world of period products, August and Taimi make life easier for those who are not always seen even in the trans debate.

    Considering the diverse array of identities and needs, the production of all-inclusive menstrual hygiene products reflects the necessity to broaden access to such products for all gender groups. Their absence or limited availability on the market may result from systemic discrimination. That's why it's essential to actively work towards creating an inclusive environment where every individual can access necessary hygiene products without barriers or stigma.

    “Taimi always pride themselves on being inclusive, welcoming, and inviting to everyone regardless of their sexuality, gender identity, race, religion, etc. Unfortunately, not every business is like that. That’s why we are so excited to partner with August, which provides amazing period products and isn’t branded “for women only”. Their sustainable and inclusive approach is what drew us to them” - says Diana Lysenko, Global Partnership Lead. “We believe that International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia is an excellent day to launch this collaboration so that more people will pay attention to such an important issue, that is period care. It’s time to see beyond the binary and provide period care to everyone who menstruates”

    Nadya Okamoto, the co-founder of August says, “Gender inclusivity has been embedded into our company mission from the moment we started. From the community we built online, to the products we make, we strive to be inclusive of everyone who menstruates – regardless of gender identity. At a time when transphobia is rampant, it is so important to educate people on how gender is a social construct, and not at all the same thing as biological sex. We are so excited to partner with Taimi to celebrate everyone who menstruates, and also normalize talking about periods with your partners and friends.”

    Boxes are available for sale here.

    To view all collaboration assets, click here.

    About TAIMI

    Taimi is a fully inclusive LGBTQ+ dating app. It is carefully designed so that you can explore your sexuality and passion. We and our users believe that people find their attractions and mutuals in a sexually fluid environment with full freedom of choice.

    While the heteronormative world continues to live within binary constraints, we are creating a platform for fluid dating for the entire LGBTQ+ community.

    Unified list of sexualities, extended pronoun options, an improved list of subcategories for non-binary users, and the possibility to select numerous sexualities ensure that every member of the LGBTQ+ community feels welcomed on the app.

    WEB: taimi.com

    SOCIAL: @taimiapp

    About August

    August is a lifestyle period brand that makes better-for-you-and-the-planet tampons and pads. They are available online and at Target and on Amazon. You might know them from their viral TikToks where they have over 5m followers across social platforms, and use their content to spread period positivity and period education.

    WEB: https://www.itsaugust.co/

    SOCIAL: @itsaugust

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