Sanitary towels are worn between the vulva and the underwear. There are two types of sanitary towels. While others have wings that wrap under the panties to keep the pad in place the first have adhesives that stick to the panties. Sanitary towels have to be changed after every 4 to 8 hours in order to avoid it from getting over soaked.
DISPOSABLE SANITARY TOWELS
You have to remove the sanitary towels from the package and unfold it.
Sit on the toilet. To just above your knees pull your underwear down.
After that, remove the strip to reveal the adhesive on the back of the sanitary towels. There will be three strips if you are utilizing a sanitary towel with wings. This means the main one and one on each wing.
You should press the sanitary towels, adhesive side down, onto the crotch of your underwear. Next, fold the wings, around the sides of the crotch of your underwear and finally, press them against the underneath of your panties. You have to be sure that the widest part of the towels is facing the front of your underwear if you are utilizing a sanitary towel designed for thong underwear.
By pulling your underwear you can see if the sanitary pad is in the right position. It should cover the entire opening of your vagina.
In every two hours in order to see if it needs to be changed, you should check your sanitary towels. You will know that it is time to change it when the sanitary towels are wet on the surface and no longer absorbing menstrual fluids.
Fold your used sanitary towels up, just like it was when you removed it from the package for the first time. You should wrap toilet paper around the sanitary towels and after that, throw it away in a trash can.
REUSABLE SANITARY TOWELS
You need to sit on the toilet and pull your underwear down to just above your knees.
With the snaps on the wings facing up towards you put the sanitary towels on the crotch of your underwear.
After that, you have to fold the wings over the sides of the crotch of your underwear.
You should check your sanitary towels every two hours in order to see if it needs to be changed. You will know that it is time to change it when the sanitary towels are wet on the surface and no longer absorbing menstrual fluids.
Put the used, reusable sanitary towels in a bucket of soapy water to soak. Put a lid on top of the bucket and store it under the bathroom sink. Until the end of your menstrual cycle, you have to keep putting each utilized sanitary towels in the bucket. In the end, you should empty the bucket of sanitary towels and soapy water into the washing machine and wash in hot water with regular laundry detergent when you are done with your period.
You have to get rid of the used disposable sanitary towels in a trash can that is out of reach of pets. It is like that because some pets are attracted to the smell of menstrual blood.
You must wash your hands before and after changing your sanitary towels.