How long can you wear your pad?
During your period, sanitary pads should be changed as often as necessary. This will prevent the pad from becoming saturated with menstrual flow. But what does often mean? Well this will depend on how much menstrual blood you have. It is a good suggestion to change pads at least every 4 to 6 hours, even if you are not bleeding much.
If your period is heavy, you should change pads more often because they may get wet quicker. You should change your pads at least every two hours. This way, you will always avoid accidents and stay dry. Bring along supplies when you are away from home.
No matter if you have a regular, moderate, or heavy flow. You must change your sanitary pads at least every four to six hours. You need to keep in mind that even if the pad appears to be clean and dry, your body sheds blood that will stick to the pad.
Did you know: 60% of women wear the wrong size pad?
Having a menstrual pad that fits properly provides you with the protection you need. The “one size fits all” does not work when selecting your menstrual pads. Everyone is unique and everyone has a distinctive menstrual flow. A fit based on your shape and flow offers you the best protection.
It is a common mistaken belief that all feminine pads are the same and that they all leak! Many women blame themselves when they experience a leak and not their sanitary pad, or period cup.
Sanitary Pads come in different lengths and sizes. Front to back coverages to match your specific protection needs. A longer daytime pad or one designed for night time can increase coverage and reduce leaks.
You should also be aware that the buildup of blood in your pad will start smelling. Pads develop an odor after several hours, this is normal. You may want to change it frequently for this reason alone. However, you should watch this smell to make sure it is not unbearable as this may be a concern.
Pads have become overly complex. Many contain perfumes and odor less systems. They also come in deodorant varieties. Those systems in place are a mixture of materials that could remove bad odors. Some even contain gel that solidifies the discharge, preventing it from leaking. These pads can cause irritation or produce allergic reactions to the delicate area.
What are the alternatives?
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