Your Menstrual cycle

On average, a menstrual cycle lasts around 28 to 30 days, but because we’re all different, a cycle can range from 21 to 35 days. The only sure-fire way to track your period is to mark it on a calendar. This will help you figure out how long your menstrual cycle is, which will help you predict when your next period is due. You do have to deal with menstruation, but you don’t have to let it catch you by surprise!

Days 1-7

Your period is considered the beginning of your menstrual cycle. The bleeding won’t be too heavy – it usually begins with a pretty light flow, so Mini Tampons or Regular Ultrathins pads will keep you covered. It’s a good idea to wear a panty liner if you are expecting your period.
You’ll probably find that around day 2-3 your period will be at its heaviest. U by Kotex® Regular or Super Ultrathin Pads, or Regular or Super Tampons are your best bet for this stage of menstruation. If you’re going to use tampons, it’s a good idea to pop an Xtra-thin Liner in your undies. This is the best way to avoid any embarrassing leaks. And to keep your PJs fresh while you sleep, use a U by Kotex® Flexinights Overnight Ultrathins pad. They have a longer and wider back to help prevent leakage when lying down.
Towards the end of your period when the flow is lighter, you can use Breathable or Standard liners.

Days 8-14

One of your ovaries releases an egg and the uterus begins to rebuild its lining. U by Kotex® Everyday Freshness Xtra-thin Liners are available in both scented and unscented kinds, and are perfect for keeping your undies feeling fresh and clean during this time of the month. And the best thing is, no one will ever know you’re wearing them!

Days 15-28

If the egg isn’t fertilised, the uterus wall will continue to thicken until your hormone levels suddenly drop. You won’t know it’s happening, but this will cause the lining to break down and you will get your period again. This time of the month, especially towards day 28, could be super embarrassing if you’re caught by surprise. But, to make sure you’re covered and well prepared for this part of menstruation, wear a Everyday Freshness Xtra-thin Liners during the day, and keep a pack of Mini Tampons or Regular Ultrathins on hand.

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