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Period Products| Sanitary Pads, Menstrual Cups & Tampons

We all know about the popular debate surrounding different kinds of period products. If you’re prone to waking up to sheets that resemble a crime scene, then the biggest pad with wings is probably at the top of your shopping list. 

But, today you can find reusable cups, washable pads, and period-proof panties, among a wide range of other period products.

Read this article to have a look at all the pros and cons of some of the most popular menstrual products.

Sanitary Pads

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Pads are rectangles of absorbent materials that stick to the inside of your underwear. They are the most used period product in India. Here is a look at some of the pros and cons of using sanitary pads, and why it is time to move on.



When to use sanitary pads?

If you have heavy flows, especially during the night, find tampons hard to insert or uncomfortable to wear and you are not constantly on the move.


These little cotton cylindrical pads that fit inside your vagina are currently all the new rage in India. They come in different absorbances to accommodate light to heavy period flows.



Other than this you might also face these issues-

When should you use tampons?

You are working out or otherwise on the move, heading to the beach or a pool party or you need something you can throw in your pocket.

Menstrual Cups

This product is shaking things up for women all around the world!

Menstrual cups are flexible cups made of medical-grade silicone that you wear inside your vagina to catch menstrual blood. It’s important to note that different cups have different shelf life. Some can be used for 10 years, some for 5 and some less than that. So be sure to read the label to know how long can you use the same cup.


Like other menstrual products, cups have their pros and cons, but the pros are pretty impressive.


That’s a lot of pros in the cup’s favor, but it’s not all rainbows and unicorns.

When should you use menstrual cups?

You have a little extra cash in hand for long term investment, are a beach/water baby, love to get inside the pool or like to wear thongs or G-strings then a menstrual cup is the best option for you!

This is just the tip of an iceberg. Yes, there are still more options- Padded Underwear, Reusable Cloth Pads, sponge tampons and more!

Bottom line

Managing your periods is about more than tampons vs. pads vs Cups. You’ve got options, and at the end of the day it’s your period, your prerogative. Choose products according to your comfort, budget, convenience, and any other variables that matter to you when choosing your products. But don’t restrict yourself from trying out new products just because of the social stigmas that are attached to them. You don’t have to stick to one kind of product, mix it up a little to accommodate the stages of your cycle.

&Me has launched The Uncompromising Period Comfort Box! We call it- A Hug In A Box! In the box there is,

What’s the best part you ask? You can Build Your Own Period Box! Choose the products you want in your Period Box!

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