A sanitary towel is a small insert that you wear in your underwear. It has an adhesive strip on the underside, so it stays put. You can buy sanitary towels in different sizes, shapes and absorbencies.
Change the sanitary towel regularly every few hours or when it is full.
A tampon is a small cotton tube with a thread in it. The tampon is inserted into the vagina and the thread hangs out from the vagina. You can buy tampons in different sizes.
Change the tampon regularly after a few hours or when it is full. To remove the tampon, gently pull it out with the thread.
The menstrual cup looks a bit like a chalice. It is made of medical silicone or latex. A menstrual cup is inserted into the vagina. It does not absorb the blood, but rather collects it. Remove the menstrual cup, empty it, rinse it and reinsert it.
The menstrual sponge is a natural product. It is used like a tampon, and is also inserted into the vagina. When the menstrual sponge has absorbed the blood, you can wash it out and reuse it.
In case of pain
Some women’s menstrual periods are painful. You can reduce the pain in the abdomen or back by relaxing. For example, you can