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Raise your hand high if you love having Aunt Flo visit you once a month. How about those months she visits twice? It’s like getting paid three times in a month, but not quite as exciting, and the currency she leaves isn’t one that’s traded on the stock market. Unfortunately. If you could use menses residue as currency, I’d be loaded. I’d be filthy stinkin’ rich. I think it’s safe to say I’d be in the 1%.
I create so much fluid during my period that I have nothing to compare it to. I will say that during days 2 and 3, if I don’t wake up looking like I’m doing a snow angel in a murder scene, it’s a bloomin’ miracle. Lucky for you, if you come stay at my house, you don’t get to use the same sheets that go on my bed. You get different sheets. You’re welcome.
Feminine Care Products that really work? You don’t say?
I don’t know how doctors get off saying, “You only lose about 35mL of blood during each menstrual cycle.” C’mon. First of all, let’s call it what it is. It’s a bloomin’ period. Second, Lies. I soak one of those Paper Towel Roll-sized tampons in less than an hour on days 2 – 3 of my 8 – 9 day cycle. What’s a girl supposed to do? I can’t very well walk around with a bucket between my legs. And that whole free bleeding thing? Nothanks.
What a girl’s supposed to do is find a good pad that works for her, so that she has a little backup when the mighty tampon fails. I’ve gone through every girly product on the market, and very few hold my flow. Luckily for me, there’s U by Kotex, which does the trick, in a super comfortable way no less. Not that having a period is ever comfortable, but you know, as comfortable as it gets! I love the U by Kotex AllNighter Overnight Pads for all day wear on days 2 – 3. That’s as close to free bleeding as I’m gonna get.
Before finding the ultra absorbent U by Kotex AllNighter Overnight Pads, I had to double up on my pads at night so that I wasn’t swimming against the flow when I woke up in the morning. I haven’t had to do that with the U by Kotex AllNighter Overnight Pads. They really do hold me through the night, as long as I get them in my undies well enough.
I know, I know. Shocked I wear undies? Where else am I supposed to hang my pad?
For gals with a more normal flow, the Regular absorbency and tween pads are perfect. To make things even more appealing, they come in extremely cute colors, so you don’t have to worry about pulling a neon green package out of your purse when you’re headed to the restroom. Nothing screams, “SHE’S ON HER PERIOD” like a blinking neon green light in your hand, right?
For those active days where a tampon is absolutely necessary, the U by Kotex tampons are my FAVORITE. I have this really embarrassing problem. Run for the hills if the “V” word makes you uncomfortable, OK? OK. Sometimes when I’m putting a tampon in, the applicator gets kinda lost in my vagina because it slips out of my fingers. That’s just what happens when things are a little slippery down below, right? Right. Well, apparently I’m not the only girl in the world that this happens to, because U by Kotex tampons have this awesome grip on their tampons, right where you hold the tampon to insert it. I haven’t lost an applicator since I switched brands. I’m sold. I no longer have to go fishing when I’m on my period. Unless you count eating a tuna salad for lunch fishing. Plus, these tampons don’t expand to be the size of a paper towel roll. They’re very slim, yet super absorbent, and I noticed that my cramps were much less intense than they normally are which is a total bonus.
I’m sure you’re wondering how well they do during intense activities like Zumba or kickboxing? They’re amazing. There was no slippage and I truly didn’t feel it hanging out in there during my Zumba shake-a-thon. I also went for a run with one of the regular absorbency tampons in and I was FINE. Everything was comfortable, stayed in place, and absorbed everything I wanted it to absorb.
So if you’re a heavy flow gal, you can rest assured that U by Kotex has you covered. And if you’re one of the lucky babes with a regular or light flow, they’ve got your number too. Want to try them yourself? Request a sample!
So tell me, because I’m totally curious: Where were you when you got your first EVER period?
I wrote this review while participating in a content series through Crowdtap on behalf of U by Kotex, and received products to facilitate my post and compensation for my time to participate.