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The advantages and disadvantages of soft tampons

Have you ever bought Soft Tampons? The small sponges without return tapes are competing with conventional tampons. What are the advantages and disadvantages? Tikbow explains.

What are Soft Tampons good for?

Unlike most conventional feminine hygiene products, soft tampons are very comfortable to wear and do not restrict everyday life. They are not only safe, but also suitable for discreet use in any sports and wellness. Because they are so comfortable and easy to use, no one has to miss out on extensive saunas or relaxing hours by the pool. Soft Tampons are also pleasant companions during sports: where the Rückholbchen unpleasantly presses and chafes, you feel with the innovative Schwämmchen: nothing! Whether dancing, swimming, running, riding or cycling: Soft Tampons offer reliable protection and adapt perfectly to every movement of the body.

What are Soft Tampons made of?

The small pads differ considerably from conventional tampon products in terms of their look, feel and application. Their heart-shaped design and extremely soft material not only make insertion easier, but also guarantee an optimal fit – for several hours! A small grip tab replaces the familiar Rückholbändchen, which according to the manufacturer facilitates the application. Unlike the previously used hard cellulose, Soft Tampons are made of a soft foam, which is said to be harmless to physical health. Due to this flexibility, the small hygiene aids are also easy to handle, as the application, apart from removal by means of the small tab, does not differ from that of a conventional tampon. The innovative hygiene products can be worn for a maximum of 6 hours, but it is recommended to change them every 4 hours.

How much do soft tampons cost?

The fact that hygiene products for women are quite expensive has long ceased to be a taboo subject – and yet, unfortunately, little has been done in this area in Germany. Although every woman of childbearing age gets her period regularly and therefore around half of the population is affected, the topic is still avoided. Much to the chagrin of women, who have to spend an average of between 5 and 10 euros a month on tampons, painkillers and the like. Although the tax was reduced from 19 to 7 percent in Germany a few years ago, menstrual products are already available completely free of charge in countries like Scotland. At around one euro per pad, soft tampons are even more expensive than conventional products. Therefore, every woman should carefully consider before buying whether it is worthwhile for her to dig deeper into her pocket for the monthly hygiene products.

Soft Tampons – Use, risks, sustainability

Toxic shock syndrome is also possible!

Of course, each product has its advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, there is also a lot to consider when using soft tampons. Because just as with conventional variants, the little puffs can also cause toxic shock syndrome in an emergency. What can prevent this? Regular changes (at least every 6 hours) significantly reduce the risk of TSS.

Keeping the environment in mind

In addition to use and appearance, sustainability is one of the most important points for a new hygiene product on the market. Since soft tampons are made of foam and can only be used once for hygienic reasons, they do not come close to the reusable menstrual cup in terms of environmental awareness. Since they have to be changed every 4 to 6 hours – except of course at night – and that üover 3 to 5 days, between 12 and 25 pieces are used every month. Therefore, soft tampons, like conventional tampons, are not particularly sustainable hygiene products.

No backpacking

The absence of the Rückholbchen was just praised as an advantage, because it significantly increases the wearing comfort: But of course this factor also has a downside. The safe removal of the soft tampon can be much more difficult without the Rückholbündchen than with – and requires some fingertip feeling and Übungungung. In the event of prolonged pain caused by the application, a gynecologist should be consulted as a matter of urgency.