Find the Best Period Protection for You
There are plenty of choices when it comes to feminine hygiene
period protection. Whether you are just starting your period, or you are
near the end of your cycle, you can easily find a product, or combination of products,
to meet your needs. Will it be tampons or pads? When should you use pantiliners?
Read on to find the best period protection for you.
Because pads are easy to use, most girls use them when they first start their periods.
Pads offer external protection and come in a variety of protection levels depending
on a girl’s flow and personal preferences. Some pads are thin and flexible, while
others are thicker for protection you feel. Pads are even offered in different lengths
and scents, and there are overnight versions, too. Some pads, like Always, even have
wings that help keep the pad in place.
How do you know if a pad is right for you? It’s all a matter
of what makes you feel the most comfortable. Pads will give you comfortable protection,
and their many varieties will allow you to find the best pad for your flow and body
type. For example, girls with smaller bodies might choose a slender pad, girls that
need extra protection at night might prefer overnight pads with a larger back and
girls who are on the move a lot might prefer a thin, flexible pad.
Tampons are also easy to use and are often chosen because they are a convenient
and discreet form of period protection. Girls also like that tampons don't show
through their clothes and they are the only form of period protection suitable for
swimming. They can be great for athletic girls who need discreet protection to keep
their bodies moving.
Like pads, tampons also have features for personal protection.
Tampax tampons offer protection for all kinds of flows — from light to heavy
— and they come with different applicators for comfortable insertion.
You might be scared of trying tampons, but you shouldn’t
be. Tampons are easy to insert, and if inserted properly, won’t hurt. You won’t
even know it’s there. Just remember to stay relaxed and never wear a tampon for
longer than eight hours. If you have more questions on whether a tampon is the right
period protection for you,
read this article.
Many girls use pantiliners, like Always pantiliners, to feel fresh
and dry throughout the day. Other girls find they're the right back-up protection
for a tampon or for light-flow days. You can wear pantiliners every day if you’d
like. They are especially helpful on the days leading up to your period, when you
might experience more discharge than usual.
Selecting your go-to period protection products are a personal
decision. You may find it helpful to mix-and-match or you may find you have one
that works best. It may take some trial runs to figure out what products suit you
How do you stay protected on your period? Be sure to
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