Mild leakage, vaginal discharge, or irregular menstruation?
Do you need extra protection due to irregular menstruation, vaginal discharge, or light urine leakage? Then a panty liner is the answer! Here we explain what a pantyliner is and which one suits you best.
What Is a Pantyliner?
A pantyliner is a type of sanitary pad but thinner and smaller. The panty liner captures drops of urine and vaginal discharge, keeping your underwear clean and fresh. Pantyliners offer extra protection and are suitable for daily use. They are less absorbent than pads and are therefore not ideal for wearing during menstruation, except on the last days of menstruation, when it is very light.
Special incontinence pads should be used for heavier leakage. They are more absorbent than panty liners.
Why Use Pantyliners?
To Stop Light Incontinence
Incontinence refers to the inability to control when urine flows through the urethra. Stress incontinence is a form of light urinary incontinence. For instance, it may occur during laughing or jumping. It is also common after childbirth, so it is nothing to be ashamed of. Panty liners can be very helpful against this leaking. They act as dry, light padding for light urinary incontinence.
Good Intimate Hygiene
It is normal to have vaginal discharge at any time of the day. It can make you feel wet and uncomfortable, especially during exercise. A panty liner is one way to keep a fresh and clean feeling all the time. It is also recommended that you change a panty liner every 3-5 hours.
For Lighter Days of Menstruation
Panty liners can also be used on days when menstruation is lighter, such as the last days of menstruation or the days leading up to it. They provide adequate protection without making you feel uncomfortable.
How Is a Panty Liner Used?
Pantyliners have a particular adhesive layer that makes them easy to attach to your underwear. This keeps them in place and makes you feel protected throughout the day. To keep your vagina healthy, it is crucial that a panty liner is breathable and does not contain plastic. Otherwise, moisture will stick to it, which can cause infections.
What Should I Look for When Buying Pantyliners?
There are all kinds of panty liners on sale that vary in size and absorbency. Choose a pantyliner that fits your needs and your underwear. Each range includes various types of panty liners: different sizes for extra protection, flexible sides, fresh fragrance, or extra protection zones. So there’s always a panty liner that suits you.
When Should You Look Out for Panty Liners?
Wearing panty liners every day increases your chances of contracting a vaginal yeast infection, particularly if you experience burning, itching or thick discharge. This information may sound concerning, but it is necessary to point out that feminine hygiene products are generally safe. They can only be harmful with prolonged use. In the same way that tampons should be changed every few hours, a panty liner should be changed for maximum vaginal hygiene, especially before you go to bed if you plan to wear a panty liner while sleeping.
Keep a few on hand in your purse if you often discharge: This can be extremely helpful when you are going through puberty and undergoing changes like breast development, growth spurts, mood swings, etc. Also, menstruation may be irregular during this period, so a panty liner can help. Panty liners also fit in your wallet and are a huge lifesaver during unexpected periods.
Do you use panty liners? What do you usually look for when buying yours? Let us know in the comments below!