Take this survey to find out!!!
Before taking the survey, first discover which product is better for you: Pads, Tampons, or Cups?
There are three different types of menstrual products people commonly use during their period. If you're thinking about switching things up or wondering which one is right for you, this quick guide can help you get an educated decision.
Pads, also called sanitary pads or sanitary napkins, are made of adsorbent material and are usually attached to the inside of your underwear. They come in various shapes, sizes and thicknesses to provide the amount and type of absorption you need on any given day of your period. Choosing a type of pad depends on your menstrual flow: the heavier it is - the higher absorbency pad you need. Some pads are made to be used overnight, these are longer than regular pads to reduce the likelihood of leaks.
-Easy to start using
-Great for preventing leaks
-Can be bulky
-Not suitable for swimming or certain other activities
Unlike pads, tampons are used inside the vagina. They are made of adsorbent material and come in different sizes for heavier and lighter periods. Tampons are quite easy to use, but it may take a little practice when you first start using them to get the hang of it. Relaxing and following the directions on the package can be very helpful.
-Small and discreet
-Can be used while swimming or doing sport
-Unnoticeable if inserted correctly
-Easy to forget about
-Require some getting used to
-Can cause toxic shock syndrome if left too ling
Menstrual cups are generally made of medical-grade silicone and are inserted into the vagina. Rather than absorb blood, a cup collects it before it flows out. The cup is then emptied, washed and reinserted.
The cups can be either disposable or reusable and can stay inside you up to 12 hours. It takes a lot of people a lot of practice to get used to inserting a menstrual cup, and there are many guides online about different ways to fold it to make insertion easier.
-Save you money in the long term
-Produce less waste
-Allow more time between changes
-Preserve vaginal pH and healthy bacteria
-Can be difficult to insert
-Require cleaning and sterilizing
Final verdict: which is right for you?
As you can see, all the products have their own advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, it's about figuring out which best meets your needs based on things like your flow, budget, schedule, and lifestyle.
Whatever you decide, the important thing is that it's comfortable and works for you!!
WHAT HAPPENS DURING YOUR PERIOD?
Women of child bearing age have their period once a month on average. For some, it is anticipated with horror, while for others, these are quite ordinary or even long-awaited days.
Take the survey to get a closer look at your menstruation and it's characteristics that are unique to you.