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Myths and the truth about tampons of

of the Woman of the whole world are divided into two camps (besides blondes and brunettes): fans of tampons and lovers of laying. On the party of the first progress, on the party of the second - experience, and each camp with great feeling defends the correctness. If whether with laying more and more less clearly, and it is possible to argue mainly on their convenience, then tampons cause the mass of fears, assumptions, rumors. As far as they are proved?



the Main source of terrifying stories about tampons - forums on the female websites where there are most improbable versions:

the Advanced opponents of tampons prefer to use medical arguments, claiming that:

It is remarkable that the majority of these statements do not maintain any criticism and ridiculous owing to their obvious illiteracy. But what is tampons actually? What is their use fraught with and as from it to be insured?

As everything began

the First tampons similar on modern, at the beginning of 30 - x years of the last century the American doctor Earl Haas, allegedly at the suggestion of the wife created. The invention represented the cotton wool which is wrapped up in a gauze. The product was called the Tampax (from English tamponi pack - a tampon and packing). The first tampons had neither an applicator, nor a string. The destiny of a novelty was first sad: the American monster of Johnson &Johnson did not become interested in it, and the patent was sold under the counter. Industrial production of tampons began in 1936. Now the owner of the Tampax trademark - the Procter &Gamble company, and Johnson &Johnson since 1950 advance alternative brand of tampons “o. b.“ .

tampons were improved by

For last 70 years though essentially did not change. Appeared: the lace sewed in a tampon, the applicator, the silky top layer facilitating introduction. Tampons began to be divided by degrees of the absorbing ability - pass, normat, super, super - plus. The essence remained former: the tampon is made of mix of specially processed and bleached natural fibers - the cotton and viscose pressed in the cylinder of a certain density. There are no chemical ingredients as a part of tampons. In difference, by the way, from the laying filled with the substances transforming liquid to gel and capable to cause irritation mucous at direct contact.



on detection of potential danger of tampons conducted many researches as paid by firms - producers, and independent, including by request of the controlling and certifying bodies in Russia and abroad. Eventually it was proved that at the correct use:

Alternative means of hygiene
Alternative to tampons and laying - a menstrual cup (menstrual cup). Producers of this means claim that it was thought up and patented in 1932, and the modern version very similar to a vaginal contraceptive diaphragm, - in 1970. The cup is made of silicone - without latex, fragrances, dyes - and, being inserted into a vagina, collects the following menstrual blood. As advantages of cups are considered reusability - washed and again the plot, a gigiyenichnost - on silicone of a bacterium do not breed, reliability - edges of a cup as if stick to vagina walls, creating vacuum and providing full protection. Large producers of hygienic production are not engaged in production of cups, however these devices underwent testing of specialized institutions like the American FDA. In Russia cups are not certified and are not on sale. Domestic gynecologists prefer not to speak on their useful properties and potential dangers, pointing only that this means be valid such convenient, reliable and surpassing all others, it would already win long ago the world market. Price of one cup about $40.

Safety measures

Most of experts - gynecologists hold the opinion that use of tampons is absolutely safe on condition of observance of simple rules:

to wash with

However doctors consider that absolutely for all you should not speak about indisputable ideality of tampons.

the Risk is: