The tampon: a history

Pads and tampons are two of the most popular ways lớn khuyến mãi with period blood — if not the most popular ways - và for good reason: They work, & they work really well. Easy…right? Sort of. Deciding which one you should use can be complicated, because the right choice is different for everyone, varies according lớn the protection you need, và depends on what makes you feel most comfortable. Your choice is definitely not one-size-fits-all here. Going to the beach? Grab a tampon. Just had a baby? Maybe use a pad. Here, we lay out all the different factors that should go into lớn your decision of choosing between tampons vs pads.

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What Is a Tampon?What Is a Pad?What are the Safety Risks?What’s Better for Your Flow?How to lớn useUsage & ComfortActive sầu LifestyleLight Flow khổng lồ Heavy FlowKnowing When to ChangeOvernight UseSafety

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A tampon is a small, cylindrical bundle that is made of cốt tông, rayon or a blover of cotton and rayon. It’s inserted inside your vagimãng cầu with an applicator or digitally (fancy way of saying fingers), where it absorbs menstrual blood before blood has a chance to come out of your body. It’s fully inside your body toàn thân with the exception of a small string (which is there to help you pull out the tampon). It’s invisible protection và virtually unnoticeable - and if you’ve inserted it properly, you won’t feel that it’s there, which is pretty much the best-case scenario when you have sầu your period & want to be comfortable. Just remember that you shouldn’t wear a tampon for more than 8 hours.

Tampons come in different sizes because your flow changes every day; you should tweak your tampon absorbency to match your flow. vinaanh.com offers a range of 5 absorbencies, from light to lớn ultra, khổng lồ give you smooth removal for your lightest days và the ultimate protection on your heavy days. Another major perk? Tampons are pretty small, so you can easily stash a few in your bag or purse for on-the-go protection - you know, in case your period sneaks up on you or if you want to be a nhân vật and chia sẻ with a frikết thúc in the bathroom. Checkout vinaanh.com Pocket Pearl and Pocket Radiant tampons, which offer full-size protection that fits in your pocket.


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A pad is made of absorbent material that sticks khổng lồ your underwear and you can wear them day or night. Like tampons, pads come in a variety of sizes lớn meet your flow needs. Using pads is really easy, but, they aren’t for everytoàn thân. Since they are worn outside your toàn thân, people often complain about a wet feeling, diaper booty, and the ức chế of constantly checking for leaks. Some pads are thinner & shorter, while others are thicker & longer, it all depends on each person’s preference và protection needs. Always Infinity Pads even have FlexFoam công nghệ to give sầu you up khổng lồ zero feel, zero leaks, zero bunching và zero bulk - hopefully no more diaper-lượt thích sensation.


What are the Safety Risks?

There aren’t many safety risks that come with the use of pads or tampons. Tampons, are associated with an increased risk of menstrual toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare life-threatening medical condition that occurs when normal bacteria in your system release toxins. Anyone can get TSS - men, women & children - but half the reported cases of TSS are associated with women using tampons. It is serious stuff; its possible symptoms include a high fever that comes on suddenly, low blood pressure, a sunburn-like rash, vomiting or diarrhea, confusion, muscle aches, headaches và seizures. So if you’ve been wearing a tampon and feel any of these symptoms, get lớn the hospital ASAP & make sure you tell the doctor you were wearing a tampon. Make sure you are always wearing the lowest absorbency for your flow và remember lớn wear your tampon for no longer than 8 hours.


What’s Better for Your Flow?

Really, it depends on a few factors - & your personal preference, obviously. If you’re torn, kiểm tra this chart to lớn compare different benefits. Also, don’t forget: You can even wear a pad và tampon at the same time if you want. It’s all your điện thoại tư vấn.


How khổng lồ use

Pads

Pads are external, so all you have sầu lớn vị is stiông xã it onto lớn your underwear. Done!

Tampons

Tampons need to be inserted inside the body toàn thân. (Here’s a handy how-to lớn.) Once that’s done, they’re invisible.


Usage & Comfort

Pads

Pads are worn externally. Just put them in your underwear. Some women say that’s great since they feel it – so they’re reassured they’re protected. Other women don’t like that feeling and think it’s lượt thích wearing a diaper.

Tampons

Tampons are worn internally. That means you need to lớn be comfortable inserting, wearing, & removing a tampon from your vagina. Many women say this gives them an invisible experience since they don’t feel them. Other women just aren’t comfortable doing that.


Active Lifestyle

Pads

Pads can be worn for almost any activity. Really, it’s all about what’s most comfortable for you. If you’re going swimming, or self-conscious about a pad not being yoga pant-approved, consider a tampon instead.

Tampons

Tampons can be worn for almost any activity or with any outfit, since they’re worn internally. It’s all about what’s most comfortable for you. They’re a great option to use when you want to swlặng on your period.


Light Flow to Heavy Flow

Pads

Pads come in a range of sizes for your chất lượng shape & flow. Piông chồng the size best for you based on panty form size and when you’re wearing it – day or night. Don’t know your form size, use the Always MyFit Quiz lớn find out

Tampons

Tampons come in five sầu sizes to lớn help give sầu you great protection on your heaviest days và comfort on your lighdemo. Your flow changes every day, so your tampon can, too. Piông xã the lowest absorbency that matches your flow each day.

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Knowing When lớn Change

Pads

Simply kiểm tra your pad to lớn see if it is full or not. Psst: Did you know 60% of women wear the wrong form size pad và can experience leaks? If that’s happened lớn you, try the next form size up to lớn get up to lớn 20% better coverage day or night.

Tampons

This can be a bit tricky since they’re worn internally. It takes practice lớn get a good feel for your flow. Tampon leaks in just a few hours? Go up a size; Tampon uncomfortable khổng lồ change? Go down a size. We recommover changing your tampon every 4-6 hours; use up 8 hours maximum.


Overnight Use

Pads

There are pads designed for overnight use, so if you want khổng lồ sleep in, turn off your alarm và bởi vì your thing.

Tampons

Day or night, tampons can be worn for up lớn 8 hours. They can stay in place no matter how you toss or turn.


Safety

Pads

There are no known health risks associated with using them. Just make sure you change them regularly as wearing a wet pad for long periods of time can cause mild skin irritation. You can still get TSS when you’re using a pad, but the risk is the same as not using any feminine hygiene protection.

Tampons

Tampons can absolutely be used safely. Just rethành viên that they can increase your risk of TSS, so know the symptoms & what khổng lồ vì chưng if you think you have sầu it.


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