What period product should you use?
You know your body and your period needs.
However, if you are unsure about absorbency levels or deciding what period product should you use then let us help you figure out what’s right!
The first step in deciding which product is the best choice for you, is knowing yourself and your period. Periods can vary from person to person, menstruation can be lighter, heavier, longer, or shorter and still be considered normal. Sometimes your cycles may also be affected by your environment, stress levels or illness.
What works for you right now could change in the future. There are many things that can cause changes to your period, such as medication changes, pregnancy, or if you are approaching menopause. You can always amend your subscription and adapt your products to best match your needs.
Does size matter?
All tampons have one thing in common: an absorbency rating system to help you decide which tampon is right for your flow. But what does each grade mean?
Note: 1 gram of menstrual fluid equals roughly 1/4 teaspoon
Absorbs 6 to 9 grams of menstrual fluid
Absorbs 9 to 12 grams of menstrual fluid
Absorbs 12 to 15 grams of menstrual fluid
Choose the lowest possible absorbency for your flow.
Tampons should be changed every 4 to 6 hours. At the end of this time frame, your tampon should be full, but not leaking. If you find that your tampon is overflowing at the 3 hour mark, you should try one with a higher absorbency. If your tampon is coming out dry after 6 hours, try one with a lower absorbency.
Tampons are associated with toxic shock syndrome (TSS). You should always change your tampon every 4-8 hours and use the lowest absorbency to lower the associated risk.
Women who enjoy the convenience of tampons but who are concerned about possible health risk often prefer the comfort of organic tampons, like the ones we create at Grace & Green, which are free from fragrances, pesticides, chemicals and bleach.