3 What Are The Best Tampons For Swimming And Beginners

Updated on: November 2020

What Are The Best Tampons For Swimming And Beginners in 2020


Tampax Cardboard Applicator Tampons, Regular Absorbency, 54 Count - Pack of 2 (108 Total Count)

Tampax Cardboard Applicator Tampons, Regular Absorbency, 54 Count - Pack of 2 (108 Total Count)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • LeakGuard Skirt helps stop leaks before they happen
  • Anti-slip Grip for easy tampon insertion
  • FormFit gently expands to fit your unique shape
  • Tampax tampons offer up to 8 hours of comfortable protection
  • Tampax Regular Cardboard Applicator Tampons

Playtex Simply Gentle Glide Multipack Unscented Tampons with Super and Super Plus Absorbencies, 36 Count (Pack of 1) (Packaging May Vary)

Playtex Simply Gentle Glide Multipack Unscented Tampons with Super and Super Plus Absorbencies, 36 Count (Pack of 1) (Packaging May Vary)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • With Simply Gentle Glide you can have the best of both worlds – it’s simple and a great value! Have peace of mind with the perfect fit for your unique flow. Packaging May Vary
  • 360° Protection - Shapes to your body for a protective barrier against leaks.
  • Purified Fibers - Washed up to 5 times and weaved together to form an absorbent core.
  • Comfort Shape Plastic Applicator - Comfort shape applicator free from colors, dyes and BPA.
  • Available in 36 count; Unscented
  • 360 protection and incredible comfort with a unique two-layer, cross pad design that opens equally all around.
  • Smooth pearlescent applicator with a rounded tip for easy insertion
  • Absorbant core locks away fluid
  • Unscented

Uscyo Menstrual Cups, Suitable for Beginners, a Comfortable, Leak-Proof, Soft, Reusable, Medical Silicone Menstrual Cup for Women

Uscyo Menstrual Cups, Suitable for Beginners, a Comfortable, Leak-Proof, Soft, Reusable, Medical Silicone Menstrual Cup for Women
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • ✔ Comfortable: Designed according to somatological criteria and tailored to your body. The special onion shape makes it easy to insert and open the cup, so that a closure is so comfortable that you forget that it is there.
  • ✔ Natural and safe: menstrual cup is made from the best ultra-soft medical silicone that is free of BPA and other harmful chemicals. This ensures convenient, safe and permanent use.
  • ✔ Reusable menstrual cups: Leak-proof, user-friendly, odorless, super comfortable and saves money. You don't have to worry about stains during the day and can sleep well at night. A cup can be used for many years and thus protects mother earth.
  • ✔ Leakproof design: whether you are traveling, swimming or going to the gym. Our menstrual cups give you the freedom and flexibility to do what you want without worrying about leaks. Stay active and comfortable.
  • ✔ Easy to use - Easy to fold and insert thanks to the soft silicone. The conical and roughened handle prevents the cup from sliding out of your hand or running out. Cost-effective: save money and protect the environment by using tampons and sanitary towels every month.

The Instead Softcup - a Better Form of Feminine Protection

Move over tampons, the Instead Softcup is a better product.

The Instead Cup is similar to a diaphragm with the "cup" part being looser for collecting the menstrual flow. What makes Instead so appealing, and different from other forms of feminine products, is its ability to hold twice as much fluid as a tampon and to be worn all day or all night. That's right, all day long, up to 12 hours.

I've been using the Instead Softcup for years and swear by it. At first, thoughts of Toxic Shock Syndrome filled my mind. But according to the makers of Instead, the Instead Softcup does not promote the growth of the type of bacteria that causes Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Inserting the cup is as easy as using a tampon. With freshly washed hands, simply fold and slip it in. Once in place, it's unnoticeable. It truly does last all day. When using the restroom, it is not unusual to have a little fluid leak out into the toilet. This is caused by the "bearing down" of the muscles, pushing the rim slightly forward. Once done voiding, the rim moves back in place and the leaking stops. At first, this alarmed me and I wore maxi-pads "just in case". But as I grew more accustomed to using Instead, my confidence in the product grew. I've never had an embarrassing leak with the Softcup.

Removing the Instead Softcup is a different story though and not for the squeamish. First, hands must be washed before inserting a finger and hooking the front rim. Once the rim is hooked, pull the cup forward, holding it horizontal and level to the floor, and out. Use slow steady pressure. Hands get bloody and the cup tends to drip all over. Dump the contents, wrap the cup in toilet paper and discard. When at a public restroom, having bloody hands can be embarrassing. I usually take a few damp paper towels or baby wipes in the stall with me to do a preliminary hand cleaning.

The Instead Softcup also allows for sexual intercourse while menstruating but I can't vouch for that. Theoretically, clean, comfortable sex is possible with a fresh Softcup in place but I haven't gone there.

Another use for the Instead Softcup is the stuff of a modern day wives tale. Go to any TTC (trying to conceive) message board and find dozens of threads about the Instead cup and conception. The theory goes that inserting an Instead Softcup after intercourse will hold the sperm up against the cervix and prevent the sperm from dripping out. Some even use the Instead cup as a poor man's artificial insemination tool with the man ejaculating into the cup before the woman slips it in. The makers of Instead are vague about its use in this manner, they claim not to have studied it for use as an aid to conception but they don't discourage it either.

This product isn't for everyone but for those who are able to deal with a slight mess twice a day rather than having to change a pad or tampon every couple of hours, it is liberating.

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