You probably have some questions about feminine products, so let’s get started.
The Pros and Cons of Tampons vs Menstrual Pads
Both tampons or pads come with their own pros and cons. To understand them though, you have to first know which is which. Basically, menstrual pads are a little layer of absorbent material that you stick on the inside of your undies to absorb your flow once it leaves your body.
Side note: a panty liner is the same thing, but slimmer! If you want to check one out, go with Always Sheer Liners.
A tampon is a blend of absorbent materials that’s inserted inside your vagina to absorb menstrual blood before it leaves your body.
The pros of using a tampon vs a pad are:
- No wet sensation
- Freedom of movement
- It’s completely sensationless
The pros of using a pad vs a tampon are;
- No leaks
- No inserting
- Pads are not associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome
- Can be used overnight
Are Tampons Better Than Pads?
When it comes to the question whether tampons are better the pads, the real answer is up to you! Most girls start out using pads, but some go straight to tampons. There’s not a right or wrong answer for tampons vs pads. Whether you choose tampons or pads, all that matters is that you’re comfortable with what you wear and that you feel totally protected. If you’re not sure, talk to a woman you trust like your mom or sister!
Do tampons hurt compared to pads? They shouldn’t! Tampax tampons come with an applicator that makes it easy to guide the tampon into just the right place. Lots of girls start with Tampax Pearl Active Lites because their MotionFit Protection moves with you for leak-free workouts on your period. Plus, the Smooth Removal Layer gives you amazing comfort, even on the lightest days of your period. When it comes to inserting the tampon, if by chance you insert your tampon and you feel uncomfortable, you probably didn’t get it in all the way. No big deal. Pull it out and insert a new one. This time, make sure your fingers on the grip are also touching your skin. That’s a sign that the applicator is in all the way. You shouldn’t feel your tampon inside you at all!
Benefits of Tampons vs Pads
We think tampons rock! Tampons offer the benefit of invisible protection and help keep your period private. They can be worn with any outfit—short shorts, skirts or even bikini bottoms! Since you wear pads on the outside of your body, swimming while wearing one is a no-go. Wear a tampon like Tampax Pearl and dive right in!