The warm weather is finally here, the pools are opening, and we are planning trips to the beach. So don't let your period get in the way of your fun. Wearing pads or panty liners are out of the question when taking a dip in the water, but don't worry; there are other options to consider.
Tampons are readily available and easy to use. Just remember to change your tampon every 4-6 hours and use the lower absorption possible for your flow.
Menstrual cups are another great option and are just as safe as tampons. One benefit is that they collect more blood than a tampon and can stay longer, typically 6 to 12 hours, depending on your flow. Another advantage is that they are reusable, making them a good economical and eco-friendly choice. There is a learning curve to inserting and removing a menstrual cup, but once you find the right one, you are good to go.
Menstrual discs are similar to cups as they collect blood rather than absorb blood like a tampon. Some women find that menstrual discs are more comfortable than cups.
Period friendly swimwear. I didn't know this existed until now, but what a great idea. The swimwear has built-in, leak-proof protection. The downside is that it is not ideal for heavy menstrual flow.