These looped sanitary towels were once the market leaders, but that was many decades ago.
Their loops need to be attached, front and back, to an elastic, adjustable sanitary belt, which goes around the waist.
Nowadays most women prefer the type of sanitary towel, with waterproof backing, that sticks on to their knickers. For heavy flows, the modern version can be worn as well as a tampon for greater confidence.
I agree that the stick-on variety is what I have usually wanted, but not always.
== When Old-Fashioned is Best ==
There are times when I have had an extra heavy flow, when wearing a tampon with a towel has been inadvisable. Examples are, after a difficult birth involving a forceps delivery, and after gynaecological surgery.
Because these Dr Whites looped towels do not have a plastic waterproof backing, I have been able to benefit from the absorption power of using more than one towel at a time. I have then had, as my last line of protection, the everyday stick-on towel in my underwear.
If you don't also need a waterproof last layer, you don't have to worry about it "rustling" when you move!
== Availability ==
This is a problem. Retailers stocking these are rare.
They are currently showing on Boots website at £2.35 for a pack of 10. However, next to this are the words "Sorry currently out of stock." Boots aren't showing the belts for sale at all.
Retailers please note, if I were to need more gynecological surgery, I would gladly pay 4 times this price PROVIDED THEY WERE READILY AVAILABLE.
Since typing that I would pay extra, I have seen for sale, from an eBay business seller, 10 Dr Whites towels plus the required sanitary belt for £9.99 plus £3 p&p. Another business seller has packs of 10 towels for £4.65 including postage.
Only one seller on Amazon UK is selling them for £3.91 inc postage, but they are currently showing as only having one pack left. There are currently no belts on this site
If I was due to have surgery soon, I would be stocking up while I still could.
They are soft, absorbent, and so comfortable.
There is no plastic backing, so you can benefit from using more than one at a time.
Although I have rarely needed to use this type of towel, the times when I have most benefitted from them are when I felt at my most vulnerable, and was filling a single towel in just half an hour.
I AM GIVING DR WHITES 5/5 STARS BECAUSE OF THE CONFIDENCE THAT THEY HAVE GIVEN ME WHEN I HAVE FELT AT MY MOST VULNERABLE.
I started using Dr.Whites when my periods started in the early 1980's. I tried many different press on towels since then but none really provide the same degree of security as looped towels worn with a belt. I don't get on with tampons and only use them rarely. Yes Dr Whites are more bulky than modern press on towels but I'm so used to them that that doesn't bother me at all. The adjustable sanitary belts you buy do slip down a bit so several years ago I had a go at making one to my own design, its non-elastic and sits closely on my hips; I used the hooks from an old Dr. White's belt. I've made several since and they really are a huge improvement, the towel is held much closer to my body and never slips or bunches up. My periods are quite heavy nowadays and I need a substantial towel at nights, Dr. Whites are by far my preferred form of protection.
I also like wearing Dr Whites as I think they fit closer than press on towels & give your underwear better protection. I don't like the idea of tampons, especially knowing about Toxic Shock Syndrome.After 27 years of use, I can no longer buy them from Boots Chemist & am going to go direct to the manufacturers, the address is on the packets
I like wearing looped towels as I find that they fit closer to my body than press on towels I also prefer using them as I find they give better protection to my under wear as I find that when I wear press on towels some times they do not stick properly espicaly ones with wings. I think that Dr White's are about the best towles on the market but as they are getting harder to buy as the only places that I find that stock them nowdays are independent chemist's or boots. I will carry on wearing them until they are no longer easy to buy in my area. I think if Dr White's want more women to use them they should run an extenstive advertising campain on TV and radio and in womens magazines as I have never seen any advertising for them in the media of any kind
I don't like tampons and hardly ever wear panties so Dr Whites towels and belt are the ideal answer for me and I can have my period without having to wear constricting underwear.I find them particularly comfortable in hot weather when I stay really cool down below.
They may be a little large for lighter days and their absorbency is tested to the limit on heavier days and at night if I don't wear panties they move around a little ,so I have to be careful when I'm really flowing.
Surprisingly they turn my partner on particularly when I wear stockings and suspenders with my Dr Whites,as I have to do with work,or in the summer when I wear really short summer skirts with just my belt and pad on.Not sure I really appreciate that!
They are a little bulky to carry in the handbag and if wearing jeans I have to be careful the belt doesn't show above my jeans if I am sitting bending or squatting .
Hi folks, Until recently i have been using ordinary stick-on sanitary towels, i have never liked using Tampons so i guess pads were always my choice. I have recently started using Dr.White's looped sanitary towels and i have to say that i have been impressed! They are quite soft and although they do not have adhesive on the back they can be used with or without a sanitary belt.
Personally i prefer to use the belt with these pads because it holds the pad closer to my body. I have always found that stick pads when full tended to become heavey inside panties and while they were ok when sitting down when standing up they pulled away from where they were needed.
Dr.White's sanitary towels main advantage is that they hold close and i have worn them without panties [just pantyhose] and even with a thong and they are quite comfy and snug. Of course there is room for improvement in the absorbency department but the fact that there is no adhesive to ruin my knickers and that they feel secure with the belt i would have to say that they are now my favourite protection.
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