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How to Choose the Right Sanitary Pad Size

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How to Choose the Right Sanitary Pad Size

Every woman is endowed with a distinctly beautiful body. Short, tall, petite, curvy - it is the diversity of the body that makes you so unique. Life becomes much more interesting when you wholly embrace and accept yourself without comparing and idolizing one size or shape. This distinction and acceptance are what brings you down to choosing the right size of clothes for your body type. While you take so much effort to get it right with your clothes, have you ever thought about pad sizes?

How to Choose the Right Sanitary Pad Size
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How to Choose the Right Sanitary Pad Size

The rule of ‘one size fits all’ does not apply to any feminine hygiene products, let alone sanitary pads.

The rule of ‘one size fits all’ does not apply to any feminine hygiene products, let alone sanitary pads. But the good news is that you do not have to settle for a sanitary pad that is not designed for your body type; there are options available.

So, today, let’s take a quick look at the best way to choose the right pad size for you.

Regular sanitary pads:

These pads are regular in length and effectively cater to medium flow period days. This makes ALWAYS regular sanitary pads great for days when you aren't experiencing a very heavy flow. Typically, the menstrual flow reduces from day three and that is the right time to pick this type of pad.

Large sanitary pads:

Large sanitary pads are suitable for days of medium flow. These pads are longer, thereby providing extra protection.

The panty size is a good ballpark to pick the right, corresponding size of a pad.

Additionally, we recommend going for large sanitary pads if you generally use large panties. The panty size is a good ballpark to pick the right, corresponding size of a pad.

Extra-large sanitary pads:

Extra-large pads are the perfect pick for when you experience a very heavy flow. They are comparatively much bigger in size. They provide the best protection from leakage and work well in controlling the heavy flow usually during the first two days of your period.

Night sanitary pads:

These are extra-long pads with a wider back which allows you to move freely when sleeping at night. There is no worry of leakage regardless of how actively you move in your sleep.

Apart from these four, you should also look at the variations offered. For example, the ALWAYS Sanitary size chart will give you a better understanding of the most suitable pick. You can also consider the different sizes available in our products across the range.

It is necessary to find the right fit, even ‘down there’. This is because the wrong fit will not only make you uncomfortable but can also cause you to have an undesirable menstrual experience.

Finding the right size of sanitary pad does not have to be difficult. Just use the size of your panty as a reference when you choose your pad or use a size chart. Starting with the regular size may also help, after which you can check the fit and get a better size for you. You can also try using ALWAYS panty liners and tampons to understand what works best for you. If you are in your teens or if it’s your first time buying a pad, consider talking to your mother or a female guardian for help.

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