The different types of feminine hygiene products
Tampons, pantyliners and sanitary towels in different shapes, sizes and packages. Are you unsure about which feminine hygiene products to use during your menstruation (period)? Here’s some information about the different types.
Pantyliners: Pantyliners are thin, padded inserts that you stick to the pants. They are for both normal pants and thongs. You can use pantyliners to protect against discharge (white liquid that comes between periods) or against light bleeding.
Sanitary towels: Sanitary towels come in different shapes and thicknesses, so you have to try them to find out which make and shape you like. Sanitary towels have a kind of tape on the back that you stick to your pants. There is a type of lining in the sanitary towel that absorbs menstrual blood during menstruation. There is a special sanitary towel if you tend to bleed a lot during the night; they are often longer and thicker.
Tampons: Tampons are compact, plug-shaped rolls of cotton that you place in the vagina during menstruation. They come in different sizes according to how much you bleed. It’s always a good idea to start off with the smallest tampon if you want to start using this feminine hygiene product. This is because it takes some time for the vagina to get used to it. There is a string at one end of the tampon, this end should always be on the outside end of the tampon; the string is used to pull it out after use. Tampons can also be used when you bathe. If you use tampons you need to read the instructions carefully.
Tampax: Tampax is actually a trade name of a tampon, it is normal in the USA and other countries. Tampax works in the same way as normal tampons, in that it is placed in the vagina during menstruation. The difference is that it has a kind of sheath that helps you apply the tampon into the vagina. If you use Tampax you need to read the instructions carefully.
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