Absorbents vs. buffers: advantages and disadvantages

Absorbents vs. buffers: advantages and disadvantages

The delicate days of every woman's life need protection as they are, which is why the absorbent and tampon industry is improving its range of options year by year to cover all the needs of women. Various alternatives can put you in difficulty when choosing the essential product for your hygiene, so it is advisable to consider the advantages and disadvantages in the selection process.

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While absorbents are viewed with greater consumer convenience, tampons are still controversial because of their internal use. In fact, both variants of protection during menstruation days are appropriate in specific circumstances.

How do absorbents work?

The absorbents are intended for external use (it is applied directly to the underwear using an adhesive tape) and have the role of retaining the menstrual fluid in the special material. They come in a large number of characteristics (with gel, cotton, with or without fins, small capacity, large and very high absorption).

How do tampons work?

The swabs are cylindrical in shape and are designed for use inside the vagina. The absorbent material captures the liquid and does not allow it to leak into the underwear. It is inserted with the fingers and removed with the help of a resistant cord.

Advantages and disadvantages of absorbents

Absorbents are the best solution for a lady in puberty years. In general, they do not cause health problems in the genital area, they allow the skin to breathe and are ideal for sleep and absorption of the abundant flow from the first days. They allow complete menstrual discharge and are easy to apply and change.

The disadvantage the absorbents can be the discomfort, the unsightly appearance in certain outfits and the unpleasant odor released more easily.

Advantages and disadvantages of tampons

The pads offer the advantage of freedom of movement, can be used for protection in special situations (outfits, sports, beach, etc.) and provide increased comfort during the summer.

On the other hand, their continued use can cause vaginal irritation and other important physiological reactions (diarrhea, fever, toxic shock), predispose to infections if they are not changed in time and may remain blocked in the vagina in exceptional cases.

Doctors recommend alternating the use of absorbents with tampons to eliminate any danger of discomfort that may occur.