Best Tampons for Teenagers
Cripes, I remember getting my period in 8th grade. It sucked. It sucked the gall damn life out of me. I could go on and on about how badly I loathed that TOM (time of the month). Even worse, I was active in sports. And having to rock a thick pad while I played volleyball, danced and ran track was uncomfortable and I would often become self conscious about adjusting that fluffy thing in action. It makes an already awkward middle school life even more awkward.
When teens first get their period, they may become overwhelmed at the decision to choose pads or tampons, and if tampons, what kind. There are several options out there but it is recommended that teens first choose tampons with a regular absorbency and then gauge their menstrual flow from there.
Most tampon brands feature regular, super, super plus and ultra absorbency. Basically, regular absorbency is designed to hold 6-9 grams of menstrual blood, ideal for most menstrual cycle days; super absorbency is designed to hold 9-12 grams of menstrual blood, ideal for heavy flow days; super plus absorbency is designed to hold 12-15 grams of menstrual blood, ideal for heavier flow days and ultra absorbency is designed to hold 15-18 grams of menstrual blood, ideal for maximum absorbency.
Tampax Pearl Regular Scented Tampons– Tampax Pearl Regular Scented Tampons features a Leak Guard Braid that is designed to help stop leaks from occurring, before they start. The smooth plastic applicator features an Anti-Slip Grip, making it easy to hold and insert. The Tampax Pearl Regular Scented Tampon also features Form Fit, which contours to your specific shape.
U by Kotex Sleek Regular Tampons– U by Kotex Sleek Regular Tampons features the Perfect Touch Grip, which makes insertion easy, since it is marked to show you how far to insert the tampon. Also, the Quick Absorption feature is ideal for those who are active or play sports. The slim design applicator of the U by Kotex Sleek Regular Tampon, is made for comfort, with its silky feel.
Playtex Gentle Glide Regular Tampons– Playtex Gentle Glide Regular Tampons features a Triple Layer Design, made for added comfort. The Comfort Shape applicator features a rounded tip, designed for easy insertion. The Playtex Gentle Glide Regular Tampon also has an absorbent core, which holds fluid at bay, preventing leaks.
O.B. Pro Comfort Regular Tampons- O.B. Pro Comfort Regular Tampons features a Fluid Lock Design, designed for maximum absorbency. The O.B. Pro Comfort Regular Tampon also features a Silk Touch outer covering, for maximum comfort, made from Rayon, Polyethylene and Polypropylene.
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