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Tampons at Walgreens

There is no need to let your period get in the way of your plans. You can feel clean and fresh during every day of your period when you use tampons. By using the correct size of tampon for your flow, you can be confident that you will be protected from leaks. Tampons are discreet enough to be worn under bathing suits and tight-fitting clothing.

Applicator or Non-Applicator?

One of the first decisions that you will need to make when choosing tampons is whether to opt for an applicator or non-applicator variety. Applicator tampons have plastic or cardboard tubes that allow you to position the tampon within the vagina. The tampon is removed from the applicator by pressing the thin inner tube up into the wider outer tube. Non-applicator tampons are positioned in the vagina using your fingers.

Light or Heavy Flow?

Your choice of tampon will also be influenced by the level of flow you experience during your period. Tampons designed for heavy flow tend to be slightly larger than those designed for light flow. The sanitary protection industry has established an industry-wide standard for tampon absorbency. Light tampons can absorb up to six grams, regular tampons absorb six to nine grams, super absorb nine to twelve grams and super plus absorb twelve to fifteen grams. The largest size of tampon is the ultra which absorbs fifteen to eighteen grams.

You may decide that you need more than one size of tampon to ensure that you are adequately protected throughout your period. Many women find that their menstrual flow is heavier on the first few days of their periods, becoming lighter toward the end of their periods. When you browse the Walgreens website, you will find that some tampons are supplied in boxes containing two or three levels of absorbency. These boxes offer a convenient way to move from one level of absorbency to another during your period.

Sports and Swimming

Tampons are an ideal option for active women who want to play sports or swim during their periods. There is no need to avoid the gym or the swimming pool when you are wearing a tampon. Tampons cannot be seen under tight sports clothing or a bathing suit because they are positioned inside the body. There is little risk of leakage, provided that you wear the appropriate size of tampon, because they fit so neatly into the vagina and expand widthwise to fit your body.

Eco-Friendly Options

If you are concerned about the environment, you may prefer to use tampons that are made from natural and organic cotton or reusable menstrual products, such as sea sponge tampons. Eco-friendly tampons are produced without using fragrances or dyes. They are whitened without the use of chlorine bleach.

Due to their natural absorbency, sea sponge tampons can provide leak-free protection even during days of heavy flow. When they have been removed, they can be washed and reused. By using a sea sponge tampon, you can avoid placing used tampons in landfills or the sewage system. Sea sponge tampons can be reused for approximately six months. Always use tampons as directed.

When searching for the right feminine care products to meet your personal hygiene regimen, browse the wide variety of items offered by Walgreens.

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