You Have Been Using Sanitary Towels Wrong Your Entire Life
Sanitary towels are worn between the vulva and underwear during a menstrual cycle in order to absorb the menstrual fluids. There are two types – one of them sticks to the panties with adhesive, while the others have wings that wrap around the panties in order to stay in place. They need to be changed every 4-8 hours.
Here’s how you can apply the sanitary towels:
Disposable sanitary towels
Unwrap the sanitary towels from the package.
Sit on the toilet with your underwear down above your knees.
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.
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.
Pull you underwear up to see if the sanitary towel is positioned correctly – it should cover the opening of your vagina.
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.
When you’re changing it, fold the sanitary towel and wrap it in toilet paper, then throw it away in a trash can.
Reusable sanitary towels
Sit on the toilet and pull your panties down to your knees.
Put the sanitary towel on the crotch of your panties with the snaps of the wings facing towards you.
Fold the wings over the sides of your underwear.
Check your sanitary towels to see if it needs to be changes every few hours.
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.