Girls there are number of products available that we aren’t aware of can take off all the worries of “THOSE” days.
- Sanitary Pads: These are easily available and the most common sanitary solutions used. We get number of pads with different sizes available (S, L, XL, XXL) in rectangular shape. Sanitary Pads with or without wings, even few of them provides belt of proper adherence. There have been pads with various fragrances available in order to cover the odor during periods. You can stick the pads on to the panties directly; the blood flowing from the vagina is absorbed and locked within the pads. It’s always advised to keep changing the sanitary pads after every 6 hours.
- Tampons: These are small soft and cylindrical in shape made for the insertion into the vaginal opening in order to absorb the menstrual flow. They can be inserted by opening the labia of the vagina being in a squat position or through widening the legs. Adjust the position as it may require practice to get used to it. Tampons have strings attached at their end to easily remove them from vagina. They can be used based on the flow of the vagina. In case of heavy flow during first few days of the cycle maximum absorbing tampons can be used. It is also advised to use tampons with lighter flow as this can reduce the risk of getting infected of bacterial infections by frequently changing the tampons. Longer duration stay of tampons in vagina may cause bacterial infection or even Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) which may lead to vomiting, high fever and rashes. Tampons get so comfortable at times that girl’s even forget to change it or take it off the vagina which can prove to be fatal and hence it is always advised to use lighter absorbing tampons as this may remind you to change frequently.
- Menstrual Cups: These are small cups with longer stems at the bottom for easy insertion and removal. The cups are made of soft silicon with lubrication for smooth and easy insertion. The cups get fitted inside the vagina through vaginal opening (Labia). You can stretch your legs or sit in a squat position for easy insertion. Keep the cups at 45 ͦangle for easily insertion. It may take some time for first time users. Make sure you always wash your hands before and after placing the cups. Take off the cups after every 3-4 hours during heavy flow and after 5-6 hours during lighter flow.