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Tampon size

Posted by womentc in Women's Health 02 Apr 2009

Why do tampons come in different sizes?

  • False answer: because vaginas come in different sizes…
  • True answer: to suit the amount of menstrual flow!

Tampons range in sizes from slim/Junior to regular to super to super plus and you should use the size that suits your flow at the moment.  Some women use regular throughout while others use different sizes on different days of their period.  Some tampon brands come in a combo-pack of different sizes while others include one size only.

When tampon shopping, choose your favorite brand and the size you need.  You can also choose between tampons with cardboard applicators (Eco friendly), plastic applicators (smoothest insertion), or no applicator (the OB brand).

The most important thing to remember is to buy an unscented tampon so as to not disrupt the delicate chemical balance of the vagina.