Tampon vending machines are now available for women, thanks to a local startup called Tampopedia.
Founded by a pair of women, Erin Tampone and Jada Boulter, Tampoedia is an online clothing and accessory store specializing in women’s clothing.
“The goal is to give women a place to buy, shop, and feel like they have a place where they feel comfortable,” Boulters said.
“This is what we do best: give women an opportunity to express themselves.”
Tamponiets are available in the Tampa Bay area and in the city of Orlando, where Tampolettes have been available since 2014.
The business will soon expand its presence throughout the region and the world.
“We’re here to support the industry,” said Tampontre, adding that the business is expanding across the globe and adding new locations in other countries.
Tampoees have been known to donate thousands of tampons to charity.
“I am not going to put any money into it, because I think it’s an amazing cause,” said Erin Tampsone.
“But I think we have to do something about it, and we need to do it to help women who are being treated unfairly.”
In the past, women have had to travel to the U.S. to get a pair.
Tamping is also available through the U-Haul and UPS, according to the company’s website.
“You don’t have to travel,” Tampono said.
But, she added, the U and UPS have made a concerted effort to reach out to women and make it easier to get their goods.
“Women need access to tampons, because if they’re not having the health issues that they should be having, they’re going to be having them in a place that isn’t safe for them to be, and I think they deserve to have a safe place to purchase their tampons,” she said.
Tampson vending machine, which is currently available in Tampa, is available in a limited number of locations and is located in the following cities: Orlando, Hillsborough, Lakeland, Hillsboro, and West Palm Beach.
The company is hoping to expand to other cities, including Chicago, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Tampa is the first city to take advantage of the service.
“They’ve made it so accessible to women that it’s a no-brainer,” said Boulum.
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