Nowadays there is no single alternative when it comes to protecting yourself during your menstrual period. There are a variety of options on the market ranging from traditional single-use, disposable pads to the popular menstrual panties.
Today we explain the main differences between an ecological pad and a menstrual panty. Their impact on the environment and last but not least their protective effect on those days of the month when they are most needed.
Ecological pads vs. menstrual panties:
Its anatomical shape
It is very obvious that if we talk about panties you can notice the difference with a pad, and it is that if you use a menstrual panty it will be the only piece you use, of course, unless you want to use reinforcement as a tampon, menstrual cup or something like that. While using the pad you must attach it with an undergarment of your choice.
The materials used in its fabrication.
In both cases, materials are used to absorb and protect from possible leaks. But, they certainly vary in some way that may or may not benefit you, it's a matter of testing and sticking with what fits you best.
Although both products are made to be reused, it is possible that one has greater durability than the other. Certainly, this will be influenced by the way you treat them when washing and drying them.
Comfort and protection
When choosing, you have to take into account what you really need, because one or the other may offer great absorption, but may not be the most comfortable option. You have to know how to differentiate between the two and understand that what is wonderful for some is unfavorable for others.
Helping the environment
At this point, more than a difference, they can be similar, since both forms of short-term protection seek to create alternatives that reduce the negative impact on the environment left by the use of disposable sanitary pads.
From what we could observe, and although the purpose of both menstrual items is to create a low-impact, eco-friendly alternative, there is a big difference. The ecological pads not only offer maximum protection, but they are also quite economical and durable. On the other hand, panties are not as accessible and have a higher cost.
Time of use
One big difference is that a panty can make you feel wet and will need to be changed during the day or night. Whereas sanitary pads are likely to hold up a little longer, and if a change is needed it is not as much of a hassle as changing panties.
Wide range of models
Compresses come in a variety of sizes, materials, and processing; panties do not offer as many options, although they can be more discreet than sanitary pads.
Although panties tend to be more expensive and somewhat less readily available, both are a money-saver in the long run. While it may seem at the time of purchase that one or the other is more expensive, both end up being economical compared to the annual costs of disposable pads.
It can be said that there is not a unique and definitive alternative for every woman, but if you are one of those who are looking to make a turn in your life, this is a good alternative. Since you are not only helping the ecosystem you are also helping your body in many ways to breathe and have calmer and safer difficult days.You only have to evaluate the differences and choose the best alternative, the one that benefits you the most and is viable for your pocket.