Let’s talk about our periods for a moment! Periods shouldn’t be uncomfortable to talk about because all women have them, right? I think there are still some social taboos about talking openly about menstruation because it can be embarrassing for some girls and women. But it’s a natural part of being a woman, and over the years, our periods do change too.
The fact is, women have different flows, and are simply different sizes. Women aren’t “one size fits all” so why should they apply this thinking to their pad size?
Did you know that 60% of women are wearing the wrong pad size? Believe it or not, 60% of women wear the wrong size pad and more than two thirds of Canadian women experience leaks every month.
A new study from Always My Fit, conducted by MSLGROUP Research that surveyed Canadian women found while most women 18-35 (77%) say they no longer wear the same dress size from when they first got their period, but half of them still use the same size pad. I know I’ve tacked on a few dress sizes over the years! Also, menstruation changes from the teenage years, through to your twenties, and after children.
For some reason, many women have a misconception that all feminine pads are the same, and that they all leak. But they don’t! Unfortunately, when many women experience a leak they often blame themselves and not their period protection. The study revealed that the top four suspected causes of period leaks among Canadian women 18-35 are: They “just happen” (37%), I “didn’t use period protection properly” (33%), I “didn’t change period protection often enough” (27%) and I was “too active” (19%). Only 17% think not using the “right size” protection is what causes their period leaks.
To avoid period leaks, more than half of women say they check their pad every one to two hours and nearly half wear a heavier flow or longer pad. More than half of women would feel relieved (54%) and more in control (52%) if they could prevent leaks, and 70% say avoiding leaks would make them feel more confident. Also, nearly 8 in 10 (77%) women surveyed say they would wear a longer pad size if it meant experiencing fewer leaks.
That’s where the new Always My Fit sizing system comes in! Now, you can choose the right size pad for your body type and flow with an easy number system to make choosing the size easier. This new sizing system is designed to help girls and women who are wearing the wrong size pad, along with the many who experience leaks every month, find the coverage that is right for them.
Now, you can easily choose a number from 1 through 5 and recognizable by colour based on size for daytime and nighttime. The sizing chart, which can be found on the packaging, can help to make finding your size a breeze. Just as you would choose the right size for your underwear, you can do the same for your pad. It’s so easy and takes your flow and panty size into consideration.
The new Always My Fit system is the latest advancement in the feminine care category to ensure girls and women experience the best comfort and the superior protection they’ve come to expect from Always.
As you can see, size does matter when it comes to pads!
Disclosure: This post is proudly sponsored by Always My Fit. As always, the opinions expressed herein are my own.