November 27, 2021 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

4 Benefits of Tampons

Periods.

All women deal with this time once a month. Through trial and error, they determine the products that work best for them to navigate this time.

Do you have a go-to brand that you use? Do you prefer pads or tampons? What do you look for in these period products prior to purchasing?

Keep reading to learn about the benefits of tampons: 

The Size

The size and portability of tampons are a huge benefit to using them. You can put them into any bag or purse without them taking up much room. This allows them to be accessible for when you need them. Even the entire box can take up only a small part of the cabinet in your bathroom. While not many factors of your period may be convenient, the small nature of tampons can be one area that is.

There are also different size options depending on how absorbent you need the tampon to be. They are made with different amounts of cotton to adapt to the need. Every brand has different versions of this sizing, so it is important to read up on each instead of assuming regular is regular across the board.

Better for Activities

Do you work out every day? Are you planning on going swimming? How do you run 10 miles on your period? Do you change your activity level when you are on your period?

While it is possible to get away with wearing a pad for some activities, tampons can make high-movement situations easier. Swimming is one area where it would be difficult to still swim on your period without wearing a tampon. Now you don’t have to worry about not being able to take part in going swimming, even if it is that time of the month. 

Running with tampons has grown in popularity for many reasons. Chafing is one of these reasons. Running causes you to sweat and pads can cause chafing when this happens. This is not something that you have to worry about when using a tampon. 

If you are leading an active lifestyle, tampons are likely something that help you get through your periods without compromising your activities. Focusing on full-body wellness practices and being active can help you be healthier. If you are searching for wellness options on your next vacation, there are many to choose from. 

Ideal to Wear With Tight Clothing

Are you nervous about wearing tight pants or shorts during your period? Do you worry that others might know you are on your period if they can see that you are wearing a pad? How do you navigate your outfit choices during this time of the month? 

The benefit of a tampon is that it is nearly invisible. This is important when you don’t want to be limited in the clothes that you can wear while you are on your period. Not making big changes to your daily life, such as the clothing you wear, can help you feel more positive about encountering this time every month. 

You Can Buy Them Organic

While there are many great benefits, it is no secret that the ingredients in tampons are not always great for you or the environment. You can now buy organic tampons made from 100% organic cotton and offer the same reliable protection you desire. 

You may be wondering what makes a tampon organic? The cotton does not contain the added chemicals that some cotton is filled with. There’s no added fragrance or harmful chemicals that could affect your hormones. The plastic applicator is a large concern with regular tampons but the organic tampons used plant-derived polymers instead. A downside to tampon use is the large landfill contribution that tampons make every year. Shifting to a more organic product can help mitigate these issues for environmental impact in the future. 

Now that you have read more about the benefits of tampons, you can order organic tampons to try today. As with any product, it is important to know what is in it and why that matters to you. Doing additional research on the benefits of organic tampons could help you feel more confident in your decision to use them. They are better for you and the environment!

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