In a gal’s world, certain things like cotton tampons will come in handy. In fact you won’t even have any choice on whether to use them or not. However, while that’s the fact, knowing more about these tampons that we often use is always very important.

Today I will give you a few facts about tampons that you should actually know. To begin with, tampons are basically manufactured to help ladies keep clean and healthy during menstruation.

They are designed to absorb the menstrual blood and evenly spread it through the tampons for longer hours to prevent frequent changing of pads, keep you clean, and leave you comfortable.

In fact the best tampons will last up to 8 hours before you can change them. However this will also depend on the rate of flow. If you are experiencing heavy flow you could change your tampon in a fewer hours (between 4 to 5 hours).

One thing that’s should be noted however is that in case you leave your tampon for longer hours, you might probably trigger the Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) or many other forms of infections.

But which parts of the tampon actually makes it very ideal for any rate of menstrual flow?

Tampons are manufactured with for main parts. We have the core fibers, web, outer layer, and the polyester string. These four parts are the main parts responsible for the functionality of a tampon.

Core Fibers

The core fibers of a tampon are made out of regenerated fibers. These fibers are usually made out of natural cellulose and more specifically viscose or rayon. Their main work in a ready tampon is to absorb menstrual blood.

The Web

Formed when the two core fiber (viscose and rayon) are mixed and blended together. The web is usually rolled into a thin film (the outer layer). The web determines the thickness, weight, and width of the final tampon.

Outer Layer

This is usually a non woven or thin perforated film that covers the web. The outer layer is designed to facilitate smooth insertion and removal of the tampon. It is also responsible for keeping the tampon intact and also for aiding in the absorption of the fluids.

The outer layer of the tampon usually comes with the groves to enhance the absorbency and even distribution of the menstrual blood. It is rolled, or folded, to form an arrow like tampon shape.

Tampon String

The tampon string (polyester string) can be a mixture of cotton and polyester string. The string is usually knotted and secured to the tampon from within the web. It helps in the easy removal of tampon after use. Using any tampon with a string is an easy experience.

According to the health experts from organic tampons au tampons should also be bought with plastic or coated board applicators. Applicators will help you to avoid any forms of contamination and leave you with an easy experience with your tampons.