Choosing the right sanitary pads and sizes is highly important. If you pick the wrong thickness or size, you will feel discomfort throughout and also, chances are that blood can seep through.
This guide will help you understand which size and thickness are ideal for your mensurational cycle. The first and most important thing to understand is that every brand has its own size.
While most brands offer large and regular-sized pads, a few offer smaller or extra-large sizes.
Hence, be sure to do a little bit of research before you head out to see which brand is recommended. Secondly, remember that each size is adjusted to the flow.
The small-sized pads are not thick and are usually for girls and women who have a little bit of flow, whereas the longer thicker ones are for women who have heavy flows.
PS: Larger size can help prevent seeping and is ideal for many working women because of the thickness. However, sometimes, the size and thickness also depend on many factors.
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Even though you have a light flow, and are active, you may need to reconsider the smaller size. Sometimes wearing a pad not only depends on the flow and body type but also on the activities you do.
You must wear pads according to the nature of your daily activities or activities that happen to fall on the days of your period. For example, use winged slim pads if you have a gym class or an extra absorbent pad if you have a lot of workload or any physical work at home.
First Time Buyer
If it’s your first time buying sanitary pads, avoid the synthetic kind, since its harsh & chemically infused base can irritate your delicate area. First & foremost, understand your flow. It’ll help you figure out the size best for you. The right pad should have side wings to adhere to your undies and have a gentle base for rash-free wear.
Types of Pads
The types vary according to your preference and usage. There are different kinds available in different markets, mainly including:
- Organic Sanitary Pads
- Panty Liners
- Regular & Heavy Flow Sanitary Pads
- Cloth Sanitary Pads
- Reusable Sanitary Pads
Dos and Dont’s
- Wear cotton panties to keep it breathable and fresh down there
- Change every 4-5 hours to avoid any infection
- Wash the vaginal area every time you change your pad
- Take warm baths to ease the cramps and pain
- Don’t throw an open pad or flush a pad in the toilet
- Don’t wait for the pad to get full
- Don’t use soaps
We hope these tips will help you find the perfect size next time you go pad-hunting. Happy shopping!
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