Product Type: Always in Personal Hygiene
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If you have to have one - have a long one!
Always Ultra Long Sanitary Towels
Member Name: juliassg71
Always Ultra Long Sanitary Towels
Advantages: you can position the pad how you need it
Disadvantages: none for me.
I generally use tampons but I also use sanitary towels towards the end of my period when it is much lighter or sometimes of a night or indeed as added protection during the first few heavy days of my period together with a tampon. I have used probably most of the always varieties in my time but one that I favour in particular is the Ultra Long pads that come in purple packaging. The always brand has always been the brand I tend to go for and I haven't really ever deviated from them which tells you that I am pretty happy with the protection on offer.
I tend to favour the Ultra Long but without wings because I find that the position you have to have the (winged) pads in order for the wings to wrap securely around your knickers is sometimes not high enough to offer complete protection and the benefit of these pads is that you can position them as high up as you need because you only have the sticky strip (once the protective covering is removed) that runs down the underside of the pad to worry about and I generally find that it is adequate to keep the pad in place without the need for the additional wrap around sticky tabs but this will be a matter of preference for each individual and also based on how active you are when using these pads. During this time of the month I tend to be less active and do less sports so don't worry about the need for extra security in terms of the pad moving about. The long length means that you have protection towards the front and towards the back so this gives an extra feeling of security which I like.
Another plus of the ultra variety is that the pad is relatively thin and not bulky so you don't feel too uncomfortable whilst wearing it. You of course do notice it is there but not as much as the maxi pads that always also do. The thickness of the ultra long is 3mm and the length is 284mm.
The ultra pads come individually sealed in their own wrapper which have a handy sticky tab on them so that you can then use it to roll your used pad in before disposal which is much nicer than just sticking a used pad straight in the bin (thank you to any men reading this who are sticking with it)! And remember folks DON'T FLUSH - flushed pads can end up 'in rivers and on beaches' and NO ONE wants to see that whilst walking their dog or taking a romantic walk do they?
I do find these pads are really absorbent and rarely have I had trouble with leaking. The ultra pads have a blue secureguard contours design to absorb as much as possible so you feel dry for a long time. They say up to 8 hours clean feeling but I would say personally this would be pushing it as I change my pads on average every 3-4 hours if wearing pads alone to continue feeling fresh. The design helps to draw liquid deep into the core of the pad which is said to help control odour. To a point it does although I do feel fresher and cleaner with tampons but some people can't use those so this design I feel is the closest you will get to feeling clean and fresh outside of tampon use. These pads are dermatologically tested and are quite soft on your skin with what always term 'a cotton like feeling'.
I paid £1.99 for a pack of 14 pads from Tesco and this product can be purchased in most supermarkets and chemists. There are often value packs offered so they are worth keeping an eye out for as well as special offers.
All in all I would recommend always as a trusted brand that offers protection during that time of the month that many women dread and I will continue to use these until after the menopause!!!!!
Thanks for reading. x
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Summary: great protection
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