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 it off after a period of time.
But also important is the knowledge of how to use it perfectly. Some disposable pads have wings that help you attach it, while the others have adhesives which help you stick it.
Correct Way To Use A Sanitary Towel
Step 1: After removing the sanitary towel from the package, make sure that you unfold it.
Step 2: After sitting on the loo, pull down your underwear up 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 three such strips for each of the three wings.
Step 4: If you are wearing thongs, 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 the pad every couple of hours to see if the pad is completely soaked at the bottom. If that is the case, change the pad.
Step 7: Wrap the sanitary pad in toilet paper/newspaper and properly trash it.
How to Use Reusable Sanitary Towels
Step 1: Pull up your underwear to your knees while sitting on the loo.
Step 2: Face the wings upwards and press the sanitary towel on 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.