Saturday, October 14, 2017

Attention Ladies: You've Been Using Sanitary Napkins Wrong In Your Entire Life

Did you know most people are wearing a sanitary pad all wrong?

95% of women underwear are not made to accommodate the proper wear of a maxi-pad.

There are two types of sanitary napkins. The first have adhesives that stick to the panties, while others have wings that wrap under the panties to keep the pad in place.

Below are the proper steps on how to put your sanitary napkins in the right way:

Disposable sanitary towels

  • Step 1: Unwrap the sanitary towels from the package.
  • Step 2: Sit on the toilet with your underwear down above your knees.
  • Step 3: Remove the strip on the towel to reveal the adhesive that sticks to the panties. If you’re using sanitary towels with wings, there will be three strips.
  • Step 4: Press the towel on your panties with the adhesive side down, or fold the wings around the sides of your panties. If you’re using thong sanitary towels, make sure you have the widest part facing the front of your panties.
  • Step 5: Pull you underwear up to see if the sanitary towel is positioned correctly – it should cover the opening of your vagina.
  • Step 6: Check the state of the sanitary towel every couple of hours to see if you need to change it. If the surface is wet, the towel isn’t absorbing menstrual fluids no longer and needs to be changed.
  • Step 7: When you’re changing it, fold the sanitary towel and wrap it in toilet paper, then throw it away in a trash can.
  • Step 1: Sit on the toilet and pull your panties down to your knees.
  • Step 2: Put the sanitary towel on the crotch of your panties with the snaps of the wings facing towards you.
  • Step 3: Fold the wings over the sides of your underwear.
  • Step 4: Check your sanitary towels to see if it needs to be changes every few hours.
  • Step 5: Soak the used reusable sanitary towels in a bucket of soapy water – keep one under your sink, and put every used sanitary towel inside once you change it, then cover the bucket with a lid. In the end, empty the soapy water and the used sanitary towels in the washing machine and wash as usual.

The standard time to change a sanitary pad is once every six hours.

Menstrual blood – once it has left the body – gets contaminated with the body’s innate organisms. This rule applies for even those days when you don’t have much bleeding, since your pad is still damp and will have organisms from your vagina, sweat from your genitals, etc.

When these organisms remain in a warm and moist place for a long time they tend to multiply and can lead to conditions like urinary tract infection, vaginal infections and skin rashes.