Find The Best Types of TAMPAX Tampon And Absorbency Level For You And Your Flow.
If you’ve ever wandered down the feminine hygiene aisle at your local supermarket or pharmacy, you’ve probably noticed there are TONS of options when it comes to pads and tampons. How do you know which of all these different types of tampons to choose?
With tampons, it’s especially important to pick the level of absorbency that’s best for you and your flow. There are types of TAMPAX tampons for every absorbency: Light, Regular, Super, Super Plus. So, how do you choose which types of TAMPAX Tampons to use?
If you’re just trying TAMPAX tampons for the first time, you want to start with the lightest or lowest level of absorbency. TAMPAX Compak Pearl Regular is one of the best tampon options for light to medium flow. With a discreet, smooth plastic applicator and an Anti-slip Grip™, TAMPAX Compak Pearl gives a smooth and comfortable insertion. The tampon also expands to fit your unique shape, for better protection against leaks.*
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For the best protection, you’ll want to use the lowest absorbency necessary for your flow. A lot of women experience a heavier flow at the beginning of their period and then it gets lighter toward the end so it's a good idea to buy a few different types if tampons. So, on days 1 and 2 you might use a higher absorbency tampon like Super, for medium to heavy flow, or Super Plus, for heavy flow, and then switch to regular on lighter days.
No matter which of the types of tampons and absorbency you’re using, a tampon should never be worn for more than 8 hours. When it’s time to switch tampons, it’s helpful to check for these two things:
- Is there still a lot of white left on the tampon? If so, you should consider lowering your absorbency.
- Have you bled through the string and/or onto your underwear? If so, you should consider a higher absorbency.
To better understand your flow and cycle and which of the different type of tampons you should use, try using a period calculator like the TAMPAX period calculator. It’ll let you know when your period is coming so you can be more aware of your period symptoms. It’ll also help you better understand the length of your cycle. Don’t be alarmed if you have irregular periods at first, it’s totally normal. After a few months, you’ll see a pattern start to form.