World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024: Know about best products for hassle-free periods

2024/05/28 13:25:26 IST

About this day

    Every year on May 28, we celebrate World Menstrual Hygiene Day. This day was chosen not just to inform, educate and draw attention to the stigmas and taboos surrounding menstruation but also because the average length of a menstrual cycle is typically 28 days.

Credit: Freepik

Menstrual cups

    The best alternative to pads, menstrual cups are a great option for women. Made of silicone, rubber or thermoplastic elastomer, they help collect blood instead of absorbing it and can be reused for years making them environmentally-sustainable.

Credit: Freepik


    Available in different sizes, tampons are portable and easy to use. These are designed to be inserted into the vagina with or without an applicator. However, it is suggested not to wear a single tampon for more than 8 hours at a time.

Credit: Freepik

Period Panties

    These are super absorbent underwear that help in keeping you stain-free. Made from non-woven fabric, these are super comfy. They even offer better flow absorption than normal pads with an add-on benefit of up to 12 hours of protection.

Credit: Amazon

Menstrual disc

    It provides up to eight hours of protection without producing leaks or rashes. Because the disc has two rims and doesnt rely on the vaginal muscles to stay in position, it is simple to use and implant. It is an affordable and environmentally friendly, is reusable and lasts for up to ten years.

Credit: Bigbasket

Reusable pads

    Ditch plastic pads that cause itching, irritation, and rashes. Opt for reusable, rash-free sanitary pads that are easily cleanable, and highly absorbent cores that prevent leaks. For example, Sironas reusable pads can be an option that can be used for up to 60 washes, Nitra tested and helpful for combating heavy flow.

Credit: Sirona

Menstrual sponges

    A menstruation sponge might be a living sea sponge or a synthetic one but in either case, their absorbency is reported to be high, and they function similarly to a tampon without the string. Manufacturers claim you can reuse them for between 6 and 12 months.

Credit: Freepik

Special Coverage