If you do not know what sanitary pads are, you are in much need of enlightenment and we’re happy to give it to you! Here’s the A-Z of sanitary pads.
Let’s take it from the top, shall we?
What are Sanitary Pads?
Pads are rectangles of absorbent material that attach to the inside of your underwear to catch blood. This blood could be a result of menstruation, bleeding after giving birth, recovering from gynecologic surgery, a miscarriage or abortion, or in any other situation where it is necessary to absorb a flow of blood from the vagina.
Sanitary pads disposable in nature, are mainly made up of materials such as wood pulp, SAP or super absorbent polymer, cotton, plastics, etc.
How to Use a Sanitary Pad?
Sanitary pads are pretty easy to use and you get better with practice. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Simply unwrap the paper, unfold the wings and peel off the paper at the back of the pad and the side wings. You will notice a sticky surface underneath. This is the adhesive gel that makes your pad stick to your underwear.
Don’t throw away the wrapper, save it for disposal later.
Step 2: Align the center of your underwear with the pad, sticky surface facing down.
Step 3: wrap the sticky surface of the wings around the sides of your underwear. They will help ensure the pad stays put in place.
Step 4: wear the underwear as you normally would! Check back every three to four hours.
Once you’re done with the pad, you need to dispose it hygienically for the sanitation workers. Here’s how you can do that:
Step 1: pull off the side wings from around your underwear.
Step 2 : Hold one end of the pad and pull it off your underwear.
Step 3: Once the pad is off your underwear, roll it inwards with the bloody surface not showing. Wrap it in a newspaper if you can find one or even a paper bag works.
Step 4: once you’re done following all of these steps, wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly.
Voila, you’re good to go!
Types of Sanitary Pads
There are two broad categories of pads available in the market today, disposable pads and reusable pads. These are made for two completely different kinds of consumers. You will see why in a bit.
Reusable Sanitary Pads: Reusable menstrual pads are washable and can be used in several period cycles. These are also available with slits in the center to insert absorbent liners into. If you’re a crunchy at heart and are ready for all the gore of washing bloody pads after a long, tiring day, these are the perfect eco-friendly options for you.
Disposable Sanitary Pads: Disposable sanitary pads are use and throw pads. These are certainly a much hygienic, less gory and easy to use alternative for all those who go through cramps, mood swings, acne breakouts, backaches, etc. every month. You also get the option to choose between regular and heavy flow sanitary pads for your unique needs. If you suffer from heavy flow, they’ve got your back. The best periods pads can absorb even the heaviest of flows with great ease.
Rio Pads – The Best Pads for Periods in India to Keep You Sane During Your Periods
Here’s why RIO Pads have been voted the best sanitary pads in India by millions of users.
RIO Heavy Flow Pads:
RIO Heavy Flow Pads are customized to soak three times the volume of menstrual blood regular pads can take.
Filled with superabsorbent polymer (SAP), RIO Heavy Flow Pads turn liquid blood into gel forms at lightning fast speeds.
Not just blood, RIO Heavy Flow Pads also soak in gushes and clots.
Standing leak guards prevent any outflow of blood from the sides.
Shaped like an hourglass, wider at the front and back.
Anti-bacterial, anti-odour, and free of harmful chemical, toxins, artificial fragrances and chlorine.
Better your periods with RIO!
Here’s a few reasons for why you might not want to explore other period alternatives but nt stick to them for good:
Easy to use: Sticking fingers in your bleeding vagina might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Pads are easier to both wear and remove.
Bilkul riks nai lene ka re, baba: You are at risk of getting TSS or toxic shock syndrome, if you doze off with your cup or tampon inside you for too long. Pads are a much safer option.
Komal twacha ka raaz? Regular pad changes: You are safe from rashes, irritation and other infections as long as you change your pads on time
No leaks: Sure, pads are bigger and bulkier. But, they make up for it by providing greater coverage and protection. On the other hand, tampons and cups if not inserted properly can still leak.
Safe and simple: Inserting foreign matters up their vagina might scare some people away. Such products need to be taken care of well and used with a lot of precautions too. No such qualms when you are a pad user.
That’s it from us today! If you have doubts, tips for fellow menstruators, or topics you would like to know more about, comment with them below and we’ll be sure to get to them as quickly as possible. :)