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There Are So Many Kinds, How Do I Choose A Napkin For Me?

The first thing to know is there’s no right or wrong way to handle menstruation. That’s why there are so many pads to choose from. Your choice comes down to personal preference and what best fits your body and your period.

Here are some tips to get you started.

  • The first time you get your period, you might want to try a regular sized napkin (also known as a pad) or tampon.
  • If the regular size seems to be filling up too quickly, then try a longer size pad.
  • If after a few hours it looks like there’s not much blood there, then you can switch to a regular pad or a lesser absorbency tampon.

Some girls use two different pad types or different absorbencies—one for their heavy days and a lighter absorbency for their lighter days. There are also special pads for the nighttime. These are longer and wider in the back, so they can fully protect you while you move around in your sleep and get a peaceful night of rest even on those days.

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