A girl menstruates on an average for five days a month, 12 months a year, and the cycle carries on till she reaches menopause in 30–40 years. Periods are normal and healthy, yet many girls across rural and urban areas struggle to manage this monthly occurrence. More than half of elite female athletes reported that their menstrual cycle negatively affected their exercise training and performance capacity. The question is why it is difficult for girls to manage their periods in their daily life and sports?
The solution can be drawn when it is clear how they try to manage it and which menstrual tools they used to manage their periods?
Feminine hygiene products
Technological advancement and superior quality of education are leading to increasing awareness for feminine hygiene products across the globe. Now in the market, there is a variety of menstrual products such as tampons, sanitary napkins, menstrual underwear, sponges, menstrual pads, and many others.
The ambiguity may be still in your mind which one menstrual tool is best to use that would not limit you in sports and lifestyle? Let’s make it clear.
Which one is best?
Sanitary pads and tampons
When you are choosing for yourself make sure to choose one that is very comfortable for you, and you can bear it all the time if you are in a hectic routine such as on sports day. Generally, women feel very uncomfortable while wearing sanitary pads all the time. A strong smell and harmful chemicals are also present in these products, which sometimes irritate the skin. It is possible to develop a rash after using a sanitary or maxi pad. This can cause itching, swelling, and redness. Rashes can sometimes be related to irritation from the materials used to make the pad. Sometimes, moisture and heat together can contribute to bacteria growth. Pads typically consist of several layers of different materials. The different materials have the potential to irritate the skin.
Similarly, many women feel insecure while using tampons. They sometimes are not able to find the right absorbency for them. A woman who is menstruating is the most likely to get toxic shock syndrome (TSS), because tampons may contribute to its development.
There are two ways in which tampons increase the risk of TSS:
- Long-term use of tampons (particularly super-absorbent ones) may encourage bacteria growth in the vagina.
- It is possible for tampons to adhere to vaginal walls, especially when blood flow is light, causing tiny abrasions when they are removed.
A period and playing sports can definitely go hand in hand. Physically active women/girls actually tolerate their periods better than those who are not active and menstrual products play an important role. During sports days, menstruating women consider what they will be wearing, how long they will be gone from home, and what type of restroom facilities will be available for them. While running and doing other sports activities, pads can be misplaced and make women super uncomfortable because of that they cannot concentrate on their sports activities properly. Similarly doing sports activities can cause extra menstrual flow that tampons cannot handle and thus create problems.
To give a solution to all these troubles Wee®️ underwear is now introducing a super menstrual tool for women which is periodic underwear. This absorbent and reusable product come in more than 100 different varieties that may be a game-changer for your menstrual cycle. The Wee®️ menstrual underwear gives comfortable and leak-proof protection that’s both ecologically sustainable and economically smart.
Wee100+ underwear has a lot of things going for it. Firstly, the use of natural fibers as absorbent materials that trap your blood flow. Period underwear typically has a moisture barrier to keep you feeling dry and a layer to help prevent leaking. So, if you wear it all day and even on your sports day there would be no chance of leakage and you would be more confident in your game. So being athletes our Wee100+ sports underwear can be the best option.
Apart from that the Wee100+ period underwear can absorb and hold 2-3 tampons worth of blood. So, if you are using our menstrual underwear there would be no need to go and change the pad or tampon after a few hours.
And if you're eco-conscious, Wee100+ new biodegradable organic underwear is for you. It's made from materials that break down in soil into nontoxic substances, so you don't have to feel guilty tossing them when they wear out.
The bottom line
If you struggling to manage your periods by using the traditional menstrual tools, then switch to Wee100+ period underwear. We make sure that while using our menstrual underwear you feel more confident, and your performance would not be affected by the menstrual cycle.