Menstrual underwear, your health's best friend
Most of us are very sensitive when it comes to the intimate area. Sometimes, although we are very careful with the non-disinfected surfaces in foreign bathrooms, we happen to contact bacteria that cause us infections, although we have been careful every time. Proper hygiene, as well as protection during sexual acts, give us extra security that we will not have serious health problems. However, there are still some risks that, perhaps out of habit, we do not take into account. Today we will talk about the risks that absorbents and tampons bring to our intimate health and why menstrual underwear could save you from all worries, both physically and mentally.
Absorbents irritate and can cause candidiasis
Vaginal candida infection affects 3 out of 4 women, and most experience more than two episodes of candidiasis in their lifetime. Although it is a common infection, it is one of the most unpleasant mild infections that women experience. The symptoms of candidiasis start from itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva, accompanied by a burning sensation, especially during sexual contact or during urination. Candidiasis also causes redness and swelling of the vulva, vaginal pain, and leukorrhea (thick, whitish, odorless discharge). The causes of candidiasis are antibiotics that affect the pH of the vagina, diabetes, high estrogen, low immune system and, last but not least, absorbents and intravaginal tampons.
On the one hand, tampons dry out and weaken the vaginal wall. On the other hand, the contact between the tampon and the vagina creates small traumas suitable for the development of mycosis. Non-air-permeable disposable absorbents increase temperature and the risk of bacteria. In case of a recent or current vaginal infection, it may be worth allowing a break with Libréa ;-)
Intravaginal tampons can cause TTS (Toxic Shock Syndrome)
You've probably heard about this syndrome before, and maybe you've always thought it was a myth. Well, we're here to tell you that, unfortunately, it's about as true as it gets. Unfortunately, there is no analysis and no clinical test that can identify if you suffer from toxic shock syndrome, so you will always have to pay attention to what your body is telling you while wearing tampons. The most common symptoms that women experience are: high fever over 39°C, dizziness, headache, burning all over the body, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, bright red vagina and disorientation. If you use a tampon and notice these symptoms, see a doctor immediately, as TTS is a potentially fatal infection if not treated in time.
Get rid of your worries and say NO to your health risks
Wearing sanitary napkins is becoming more and more harmful to both us women and the environment due to the large amounts of plastic and chemicals they contain without being easily recyclable. Although there is not yet full transparency in the list of ingredients on pads and tampons currently on the market, public studies show that they may contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) (methylene chloride, toluene and xylene) and phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP and BBP), endocrine disruptor... While you are in direct contact with your private parts for a long period of time, there is a possibility that a portion can be absorbed by your body.
How many times has it happened to you that the fins of the absorbent pad have been bothering you all day and you can't do anything about it? We know. And we suffered the same thing.
Menstrual underwear is the healthiest alternative for period protection. Made from natural bamboo fibers and certified fabrics OEKO-TEX, Librea menstrual underwear helps you stay worry-free before the start of the cycle, during the cycle, but also after the end of the menstrual period, when you still have vaginal discharge. In addition to the benefits for your health, underwear is environmentally friendly, reducing pollution caused by waste from disposable pads and tampons.
Get rid of your worries and enjoy the freedom you deserve!
Until next time, dearfully,