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Added May 30, 2014

Find the Best Period Protection for You

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There are plenty of choices when it comes to feminine hygiene and 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 best.


How do you stay protected on your period? Be sure to register for BeingGirl and let us know your preferences in the comments below.

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Posted September 07, 2014
@Dance19 I am terrible at explaining things but I will try.. You might try finding it with your finger or looking with a mirror. Its not perverted but you should know you body. If that will not work then I will try to explain.. You have your lips, and your flap of skin that I don't know what you call. but it should be the opening underneath the flap of skin. eww huh?
Posted June 30, 2014
So I'm not sure what one I should choose!!
Posted June 16, 2014
To SuperCuteKitty I have the exact same problem as you. I just tried to insert a tampon and I don't know where the opening is either!!! And my mom said I need to learn how to put a tampon in because Im going to the beach this week! And I do not want her or my sister showing me how or do it for me!
Posted June 07, 2014
I'm super-scared to use a tampon... I don't even know where my vagina opening is! I so-so scared to do something wrong. What if I get really sick? OMG! :(
Posted June 07, 2014
I have used tampons sense my first period and I absolutely love them. I cant stand pads they are bulk and they get in the way, but we all have our own opinions.
Posted June 07, 2014
Hehe I definately use them both! They both have their ups and downs. Personally, I enjoy tampons more, but I'm not a tampax fan and no other brand makes light tampons... :-/ So on light days I head for the pads.
Wish on Stars
Wish on Stars
Posted April 21, 2014
@SportsLover546,no a tampon does not hurt.It will take some practice though,and if you insert the tampon correctly,then it won't hurt.Read articles on how to insert tampons and look up diagrams.When I decided to use a tampon,I didn't even know where my vaginal opening was.All I knew was that is was down.I was scared of making a blind move,so I ckickened out.Lol.So just use tampons when you feel like it! Good Luck! :)
Posted April 09, 2014
I really want to start wearing tampons but I am afraid of them. R they scary and do they hurt like everyone says they are??? HELP ME OUT!!!!
Posted April 28, 2014
Thanks Wish on Stars I will try them soon because I feel comfortable with tampons!
Posted May 19, 2014
I only have tried tampons 2 times but the first one the tampon didn't go all the way in and the second time it was in but I could feel it when I sat down I'm running low on pads so I think I'm gona have to try again and if that does not work I'm in trouble because I'm doing home school and my mom is at work so I can't really call her so toilet paper might have to be it
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