How To Choose The Right Menstrual Pad
It’s no secret that all women are different with different definitions of what "comfort" means to them. Skinny jeans or casual trousers? Sneakers or flip flops? The choices are truly infinite and shopping for something that is just perfect for you is the most satisfying feeling there is. That’s what makes being a woman so fun.
Being a woman also brings with it the marvelous gift of the menstrual cycle. But, when it comes to menstrual hygiene, many women and young girls still feel ashamed of their bodies. This is what needs to change.
Focusing on Menstrual Hygiene
It is pivotal to know that menstruation is a completely natural and beautiful process of your body evolving and that there is nothing to be ashamed of. Most women do not pay adequate attention to their menstrual hygiene needs and often make do with cloth or tissues. Such products are not designed to absorb the period flow and can cause many health complications.1
Women who do normally use sanitary pads also often buy them without understanding their own needs. With each woman being so unique, why follow a "one size fits all" approach for sanitary pads? When it comes to periods, most women just go with the flow and don’t put a second thought to getting a period pad type that is right for them.
What fits for your friend, might not be the right type of sanitary pad for you. It’s time to stop conforming and to start embracing our bodies and your specific period needs.
Read on to know all about the different types of pads for periods and how to pick the best menstrual pads for you.
Types of sanitary pads
Much like different body types, women also experience different period flows during their monthly cycle. This is one of the main reasons why it’s important to pay attention to the right sanitary pad fit for you down there. Wearing an ill-fitting sanitary pad with a low absorbency level can not only cause discomfort but can also cause leaks.
What’s more? Your occupation and lifestyle are also major factors in deciding the different kinds of sanitary pads to consider
For instance, if you spend long hours working outdoors, you will need a different type of period pad than, say, a student.
That’s why Always offers different kinds of pads for periods depending on every woman’s unique flow, lifestyle, and size so you can pick the period pad type that is best for you. Always Maxi Thick, for instance, is the right type of pad for heavy periods. If you have long hours working outdoors, the Always Ultra Thin pad comes with an extra-absorbent gel to prevent leaks.
Here are some of the different types of sanitary napkins you can choose from:
- Always Ultra thin pads
- Always Maxi thick pads
- Always Softs pads
- Always Nights pads
- Always Platinum pads
You can also choose the perfect pad for you based on four critical parameters.
To choose a period pad type that is best suited for your needs, refer to the chart below. The top row indicates your shape and the left column denotes period flow. All you need to do is match your shape and period flow to find the best menstrual pad for you.
With this newfound information on the various types of sanitary pads, you can explore the wide selection of Always feminine hygiene products like tampons and panty liners and pick the one that is customized for your needs.
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