PADS are rectangles of absorbent material that you stick to the inside of your underwear. Some have the material on the sides (called=”wings”) that fold the edges of your underwear to better hold the pads in place and prevent leakage. Sometimes, pads are called sanitary pads or sanitary napkins.

TAMPONS also absorbs menstrual blood., but they work from inside the vagina. A tampon is also made of absorbent material, but its pressed tight into a cylindrical shape . The question most of the teenage girls and even few women have is, ” How do you put them in?”.

The answer to that is , some tampons have applicators, which are plastic or cardboard tubes that help put the tampons in place. Other tampons can be inserted in using fingers.

Many girls use pads as that is the only product they are introduced to . Very less of the female population knew about tampons before but now most of the females prefer tampons over pads.

Believe it or not, these are the kind of questions that scientists and doctors have actually researched. Given that the average women use 10,000 sanitary products during her lifetime, it makes sense that researchers and women are giving serious consideration to their menstrual management methods.

In one study evaluating women’s use of tampons or menstrual pads, researchers found that while most of the women used tampons, women younger than 41 were far more likely to use them.

She also found that even tampon users pop on a pad, often wearing one along with tampons, and that about one in four women in perimenopause  (ages between 48 to 56) use tampons and /or pads between their periods.

Pads come in different sizes for heavier and lighter periods. They also come in deodorant varities, but these can irritate the vagina. Simply changing pads often because they may get saturated more quickly.

Once you’ve removed your pad, wrap it in toilet paper and put it in the trsh can. I f you have pet at home, make sure you throw pads away in a trash can that your pet can’t get into. Don’t try to flush a pad down the toilet- they’re too big and may back up in the toilet and make a huge ( embarrassing !) mess.

A tampon is a female hygienic product designed to absorb the menstrual flow by insertion into the vagina during menstruation.

Like pads, tampon come in several sizes for heavier and lighter periods, “SUPER” generally means which is suitable for heavier flow. Using one that’s too absorbed can actually irritate the vagina . Like pads tampons also come with deodorizing scents which can irritate the vagina. Again , regular changing usually manage any odors.

Tampons are esy to use but you do need to learn  hoe to put them in . Many tampons come up with applicators. These applicators are used to easitly insert the tampon in!

Tampons vs pads


Many girls worry that the tampon might get stuck up inside or be lost somewhere inside and in reality the case is different..

Luckily! That cant happen.  The cervix( which is located at the top of vagina ) is just too tiny for a tampon to travel to other side of the body like your stomach. That simply cannot happen.

Tampons basically have a string attached to its end that stays outside a girl’s body and can be used to remove tampons out of the insertion anytime.

If you have trouble finding the string at first, don’t worry! You’ll be able to find it by doing a few squats and try removing them with the help of your fingers.

A tampon needs to be changed post every 5 to 6 hours or when its heavily saturated with blood . Because you can’t see as you would with a pad hence always keep in track the amount of blood absorbs by the tampon.

When you keep tampon inside for too long it can escalate the bacterial growth and later create health issues and other risks. These bacterias can grow in he tampon and travel from vagina and then invade the bloodstream and then finally release toxins along the pathway and can cause a very severe , even life-threatening consequences.

Its very important that you change your tampons withing hours, even if your period is light, why?  Because leaving one for too long can put you at a risk of a dangerous illness called TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME (TSS)

With all the choices for feminine protection. It’s important that women is educated about their options so that they can manage their menstrual cycle – rather than being managed by it!