So, you’ve got your period and you have a very important decision to make – whether to use pads or tampons to manage your period. Your mother is encouraging you to use pads because it’s what she’s used all her life and has never faced any difficulty while using them but your friend recently tried out tampons and can’t stop talking about how much more comfortable they are as compared to pads! Don’t worry, you’re not alone when it comes to making this very confusing choice. Some people will swear by pads and others will stand by tampons – however, you must realize that every woman is different and so you need to find what works best for you. Don’t let others decide; make your own choice. Read on to know the pros and cons of both so that you can make an informed decision.
Pads are rectangular in shape and are made of absorbent materials that help soak up the period blood. They are to be stuck inside your underwear and have flaps, which cover a considerable amount of surface area. Most pads usually have wings on either side that stick to the outer side of your underwear, so as to hold the pad in place and not let it move.
Pads are the way to go if you:
Tampons are plugs made of absorbent fibers with a string attached to one end for easy removal. They are inserted inside the vagina to absorb the menstrual blood and once they’re full, they can be pulled out with the help of the attached string. There are two kinds of tampons – tampons with applicators and tampons without applicators. If you choose to opt for the ones without the applicator, you will have to insert the tampon with your fingers. The tampon applicator is usually made of plastic and makes this insertion process much easier and less messy.
Tampons are the way to go if you:
Making the right choice:
Hopefully this comparative analysis has helped you pick your preferred menstrual product based on your priorities, However, it is essential for you to know that you have a greater choice to make – going organic!
Yes, organic pads and tampons exist and they give you greater benefits than the regular ones. You can easily find them on our TWC website – www.thewomanscompany.com
Pros of organic pads / tampons: