It seems like the world is finally acknowledging the fact that period pain聽isn鈥檛聽just a minor inconvenience (some experts say聽period pain can be as painful as a heart attack!). And while society is catching up聽鈥 with paid period leave聽coming to a workplace near you,聽period apps being developed to help you track and prepare for that time of the month and smart tampons聽that make the best of that painful week by helping prevent women鈥檚 health issues 鈥 solutions for the actual聽pain are pretty sparse.聽Options have pretty much been limited to popping a few ibuprofen and hoping for the best鈥 until now.


Livia is a new wearable tech device that promises to be a drug-free solution to cramps. Here鈥檚 how it works: You attach two little gel pads to your abdomen, clip the small base device to your waistline, cover it all up with your shirt and voila聽鈥 electrical pulses sent through the gel pads block the pain receptors. It almost sounds too good to be true (seriously, why has no one else thought of this yet?), but the company鈥檚 Indiegogo campaign is already funded, at almost double its goal with two months left to go. Fun fact: The Livia team tells us most of the backers have been men. Good lookin鈥 out, dudes!

Not to mention, the Indiegogo ad video is聽hilarious.聽It opens with a woman riding a bike, all smiles, saying, 鈥淒on鈥檛 you just love getting your period? I know I do. It鈥檚 a great time to do everything I聽鈥斅son of a b****, ohhh the pain is unbearable.鈥 Girl, we feel you.

Overall, Livia seems like it鈥檚 worth a shot if you鈥檙e dealing with pain so bad, it鈥檚 interfering with your daily life. You can preorder a device via Indiegogo聽for a discounted rate of聽$85.

Would you use Livia? Tweet us your thoughts @BritandCo!

(Photos via Livia)