What is a pantyliner? Why use a pantyliner? When is the time to use a pantyliner?


Woman wearing a pantyliner

We all know that menstrual pads are for periods, but what about the pantyliner?


pantyliner

A pantyliner is an absorbent piece of material used for feminine hygiene. It is worn on the gusset of a woman's panties. Some uses include absorbency for daily vaginal discharge, light menstrual flow, tampon, and menstrual cup backup, spotting, post-intercourse discharge, and urinary incontinence.

All of us are different, so here are how different women use panty liners, how often they wear them for, and what they use them for.

The “everyday” liner

Many women use panty liners every day. Why? Well, it’s quite common to have some discharge during the day, which can make things a bit damp and uncomfortable. A panty liner is a great way to maintain a fresh and clean feeling throughout the day, changing it every 3-5 hours.

Light incontinence

 Lots of women also panty liners as protection for stress incontinence. “Stress incontinence” is a type of urinary incontinence that can occur with physical exertion such as sneezing, jumping or laughing. It’s extremely common, especially if you have had a vaginal birth, so it’s nothing to feel embarrassed about.

Lighter period days

Some women like to use a panty liner rather than a menstrual pad for the lighter days of her period. A panty liner can give you a bit of protection without using a full sanitary pad, and many women find it provides more than adequate protection. We really like this idea, as it saves you wearing and using more than you really need.

With a tampon or menstrual cup

Tampons and moon cups are great, but occasionally there is a risk of leaking so some ladies feel reassured by wearing a panty liner for “just-in-case” protection during their period.

WHEN IS THE TIME TO USE A PANTY LINER? EXPERT ANSWER



Some women choose to wear a panty liner every single day. Others never use them. It’s an issue of personal preference. It is normal to experience vaginal discharge throughout your cycle. You bleed during your period, and you may have also noticed a white or yellowish discharge at other times of the month. You can choose to wear a liner during those times of the month to keep your panties “cleaner” throughout the day. You might also wear one when you think your period is on its way, or if you spot at the end of your period.

Things You Need to Know Before Wearing Panty Liners


Before getting used to wearing panty liners, read along to know how these daily pads can affect your vagina, and find out the right way to wear them.

➲ Before wearing your panty liner, make sure to wash your hands very well, in order to avoid transferring any harmful bacteria. Then, you should wash your hands once again after you're done.

➲ It's preferable to use unscented panty liners, to minimize any chances of vaginal itching or inflammation.

➲ Make sure to change your daily liner at least every five hours. You need to keep yourself fresh and clean to avoid infections.

➲ Don't sleep while you're wearing a panty liner, as your skin would want to breathe properly during that time.

➲ Panty liners can be worn before or after your period, but not while you're menstruating - they're not meant for soaking heavy discharge like your period blood.

➲ If you have sensitive skin, try to choose panty liners with the cotton extract. They're gentle enough for daily use, and won't irritate your vagina.
On any matter relating to your health or well-being, please check with an appropriate health professional.
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