Monday, June 29, 2020

For Ladies: See The Proper Way To Wear And Dispose A Sanitary Pad



Sanitary pad, which is also known as sanitary napkin or menstrual pad, is a thin pad made of absorbent material that absorbs the menstrual fluid during menstruation. 

Some sanitary pads are disposable and are meant for single use only. Most sanitary pads available in the market are disposable ones. Reusable sanitary pads are mostly cloth pads that can be washed, dried and reused over a number of times.

Sanitary pads come in different shapes and sizes, with different capacity to absorb for days of heavy and light menstrual bleeding. You will have to experiment with different kinds of sanitary pads to know which one best suits your needs.

Sanitary pads are intrinsic to a woman’s life. They need it every month, and if the sanitary pads aren’t hygienic, it leads to infection. So, it is of the utmost importance that one actually uses a sanitary pad which is extremely hygienic and disposes of it after a period of time. 

It is also important to have the knowledge of how to use it perfectly. Some disposable pads have wings that help you attach it, while the others have adhesives that help you stick it. 

Step 1: After removing the sanitary towel from the package, ensure you unfold it.
Step 2: Pull down your underwear to your knees.
Step 3: After you are done with that, remove the patch off the pad to bring forth the adhesive that will allow you to stick it. If the pad is a winged one, then you would find the strips for the wings if it has one.

Step 4: If you are wearing a g-string, then you need to make sure that the widest part of the pad is the one that should face your underwear. Before that, try pressing the sanitary cloth, with its adhesive side down onto your underwear’s crotch portion. After folding the wings to the side of your crotch, press them underneath the panties.
Step 5: Pull your underwear up to see that the pad is completely covering the vaginal opening.
Step 6: Check your sanitary napkin every two hours to see if it needs to be changed. If the sanitary napkin is no longer absorbing menstrual fluids and hence is wet on the surface, it is time to change it.
Step 7: Wrap the sanitary pad in toilet paper/newspaper and properly trash it. Make sure you do not flush down the toilet as it could clog the pipes.

How to Use Reusable Sanitary Towels
Step 1: Pull down your underwear to your knees.
Step 2: Face the wings upwards and press the sanitary towel on the crotch of your underwear.
Step 3: Next, try folding the wings along the crotch’s sides of the underwear.
Step 4: Change your sanitary towel after seeing that it won’t be able to get in any more fluids.

Step 5: After you are done with this pad, soak it in hot soapy water and leave it to soak under the sink till the end of the month, when you are done with all of your pads. After that, wash them in detergent water completely and let them soak for further use.
In case of disposable pads, try keeping them away from your pets. The smell of blood might attract them.
Also, it goes without saying that you need to keep your hands clean at all times by regularly washing them. If you can maintain hygiene while taking care of your body, it is you yourself who would benefit from the entire process. When buying pads, keep in mind that you only buy ones that have good certification from the authorities. And always make sure that the pad suits your skin and doesn’t lead to infections.

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