What Size Tampon Do You Need?


As a tampon user, you’ve probably been wondering which tampon size and flow you need to combat leaks and discomfort. Femi Secrets is here to the rescue!

While wandering the aisles at your local store, you might have discovered the following size options advertised for your period flow needs: Light, Regular, Super, Super Plus, and Ultra absorbencies. Geez, that’s a lot of sizes! But, which one is best for you?When it comes to your period, paying attention to your menstrual flow can pay off in several ways. The key concerns women generally have are preventing leaks from too small of a tampon and avoiding discomfort from oversized tampons. Many tampon manufacturers and brands offer various tampon sizes/flows on the market. 

General Guidelines

One of the most recognized brands for manufacturing tampons is Tampax. Tampax shares the following guide to help women find their perfect match,

“With 5 different sizes, you have a lot to choose from, but sometimes you just need an answer! Tampon sizes are based on the amount of fluid they absorb. Most women use a Regular absorbency. If you want to start with the smallest size tampon until you figure it out try the Light size. Tampon leaks in just a few hours? Go Up; Tampon uncomfortable to change? Go Down. “

WOW! That’s not clear at all. Women are not a science experience or a test dummy. Playing around and testing out a product during your busy day is something you don’t have the time, patience, or money for. Especially, not during your period. When a woman is experiencing her period, it should not be full of anxiety and guessing games!

The Honest Truth

In 2018, the sales value of Tampax and UbyKotex amounted to nearly 20 billion U.S. dollars worldwide and is expected to reach 50 billion dollars by 2023. If a company can generate this much money, they should be able to answer a simple question, such as, “What size tampon do I need?” The true guideline that women should follow is this. THERE IS NO RIGHT SIZE TAMPON! Popular brands like Tampax and UbyKotex will not tell you this. Why? Well, the answer is easy. The tampon was never invented to support a woman on-the-go or any woman with a life, period! The first modern tampon was patented in 1931, tampons have been used for thousands of years prior to that by women across the globe. To tell you the truth, there have not been any updates to this product that truly benefit a woman’s health. A cord has been attached to the end and materials such as rayon and other unnatural materials have been blended in the composition of a tampon to attempt to prevent leaks.

Not to mention several toxic chemicals that cause reproductive issues and damage. Please read our blog post, “7 Reasons To Stop Using Tampons Immediately.” In this post, you will find several sightings of toxic chemicals in your favorite tampon brand’s products. We highly recommend you read this blog immediately. Studies and tests like this are why millions of women all over the world are switching to more clean and natural products that allow them to experience their natural period flow, uncontaminated.

These manufacturers continue to make these toxic products, why? Because you buy them! As long as you are buying, then they are making. They will never tell you how they use chlorine to prevent odor and in return increase your chances for fibroids. They won’t tell you that they use nail polish remover to break down your cervical mucus aka vagina wetness to increase their product’s absorbency and return you may experience premenopausal symptoms as early as 30-years-old. 

Toxins like these increase your chance for reproductive damage, infertility, wreak havoc on your hormones, and overall illness and poor quality of life. These brands believe you don’t care about your health or your legacy. So why should they? Tell these companies you are taking control of your life and freeing your body of toxins! But, it may seem challenging to find your route down the path of the natural product movement. As we mentioned earlier, “Femi Secrets is here to the rescue!”

Meet the Vagina Saver

Facing the adversity of fibroids, period shaming, & toxic chemicals in feminine hygiene products, our hero could not stand by & do anything any longer. Harnessing the power that is within all women, the Vagina Saver was born, using her abilities to provide women with the quality, healthy period protection that they deserve. But her protection also extends to our planet, creating biodegradable period panties that won’t further contribute to the toxic landfills poisoning our world. She believes that all women are strong, & should not be made to feel judged, or avoided due to a natural process that occurs each month. She will fight against the major corporations that produce toxic/ harmful products, and will not stop until all women have organic, healthy, and chemical-free period protection!