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Did you know: 60% of women wear the wrong size pad? You can 100% can change that.

The first thing to know is there’s no right or wrong way to handle menstruation. Every woman is different, and so is her body’s reaction to periods. That’s why there are so many types of sanitary pads to choose from. In addition, the kind of sanitary pad you choose depends on your personal preference and on what works best for your body and your period.

It is a common misconception among many women that all feminine pads are the same and that they all leak! Unfortunately, many women experiencing a leak often have the wrong size pad. The truth is that a lot of women do not know that leak free periods are possible when finding the right pad coverage. Did you know that pads come in different lengths and front-back coverages to match your specific protection needs? A longer daytime pad (or using a specially designed night time pad) can increase the coverage front to back and reduce leaks.

Here are some tips to get you started.

  • The first time you get your period, you might want to try a regular sized pad or mini tampon.
  • If the regular size seems to be filling up too quickly, then try the super pad or tampon with more absorption.
  • If after a few hours it looks like there’s not much blood there, then you can switch to a regular pad or a lesser absorbency tampon.

Your flow is not exactly the same throughout your period. Therefore, using the same sanitary pad type for all the days might not seem like the best option. Some girls use two different types of sanitary pads with different absorbencies—one that can take care of their heavy days and a lighter absorbency pad for their lighter days. There are also special pads for the night-time. These are longer and wider at the back, so they can fully protect you while you move around in your sleep and offer you a night of worry-free sleep, even on those days.

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