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Sanitary protection

There are two different types of sanitary protection, towels and tampons. Towels are fastened to the inside of your panties, whilst tampons are inserted into the vagina. When you’re younger, and not so used to periods, it’s best to use a towel. Tampons can be useful when you want to swim even though you’re on, for example, but they can be difficult to insert when you’re younger. That’s why towels are more suitable when you’re young.
Bodyform Secure Fit is a unique type of towel designed to fit your body, and is shaped differently at the front and the back. Think of it like a shoe that’s designed to fit your toes at the front and your heel at the back. This sort of towel moves in just the same way as you do and stays where you put it to prevent leaks. Bodyform Secure Fit is a secure type of sanitary protection, so you can relax if you’re using a towel like this. Only Bodyform Secure Fit towels are made this way – to move and to fit your body.
There are different types of Bodyform towel, designed to suit you whether you’re bleeding heavily or lightly. A smaller towel can be useful on the days when you’re getting just a few drops, while a bigger is for when your period is heavier. For night-time a longer towel is a good idea because when you’re lying down it’s easier for blood to leak outside the towel. You can use the same towel all night long.
During the daytime, you should change your towel every 3 or 4 hours, but if you’re bleeding heavily, changing more frequently can make you feel more comfortable.
The towel is designed with a core made of cellulose (which is paper is made from ????) and other things that absorb all of the menstrual blood and make sure it stays in the towel and doesn’t leak out. Today’s Bodyform towels are so thin and body-formed that there is no way for anyone to tell you’re wearing a towel, not even if you’re wearing skin-tight trousers.
The Ultra towels are the thinnest towels available. The technology allows them to be really discreet and still work just as well as the thicker Maxi towels.
It was different when your grandmothers were young, when their sanitary protection was attached to a belt that was fastened around the hips. Those were the days when you could really talk about a period being a pain!

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