What If We Told You That You’ve Been Using Menstrual Pads Completely Wrong?

Dear guys – this post is made solely for girls only. This is going to be some real girl talk. You probably know what a sanitary towel is and how to put it on [between your underwear and vulva].

There are two types of these towels out there, the ones with adhesive tape that need to stick on your panties in order to stick them so they don’t move, and second type are the ones with the wings on the side that you wrap on your panties on the side.

It’s important to know that you need to change them every four to six hours.

How-To | Disposable Menstrual Pads

Step 1

Remove the menstrual pad from their package and unfold

Step 2

Put your underwear under your knees after sitting down on the toilet.

Step 3

Remove the strip to reveal the glue on the back. You should see3 strips if you’re using the one with the wings.

Step 4

Press the menstrual pad onto the underwear so that the glue sticks. Wrap the menstrual pad wings on the sides of the panties and press.

Step 5

Once you pull your underwear up you’ll be able to tell if you placed the pad correctly as it should cover your entire opening of the vagina.

Step 6

Let 2 hours go by and check if you should change them. If they feel like they’re covered in liquid, make sure to change them.

Step 7

When you’re about to throw the pad away, make sure to roll it up and cover it with toilet paper and then put it in the trash bin. Make sure you roll it up.

How-To | Reusable Menstrual Pads

Step 1

Pull your panties down when they get right above the knees.

Step 2

Put the menstrual pad on the crotch of your panties while the snaps on the wings face up.

Step 3

Then, wrap the wings on the sides of your panties.

Step 4

Check after every 2 hours as well. Once you feel liquids being on the surface of your underwear make sure to change the pad.

Step 5

Once it’s time to clean the menstrual pad that’s reusable, soak it in warm water alongside some type of laundry detergent. While you’re on your cycle let your used pads soak in the water. Once it ends, put the pads in a washing machine to wash nicely.

DISCLAIMER: Make sure to take care of your body and to only use clean pads. Keep them away from children and pets and always cover them with toilet paper before throwing away.