Your Perfect Guide To Choosing Menstrual Products


Whether you are at home, in school, at work or travelling, your period doesn’t care about one’s whereabouts.  So, knowing how to handle your flow, no matter where you are is an essential thing.

What Is a Normal Period?

An average menstrual period is different for every woman. Though the average cycle is 28 days long, anything between 21 and 45 days is considered normal. That’s a 24-day difference. It is also expected and normal for your menses to change from month to month. 

For the first year or two after menstruation begins, women tend to have longer cycles that don’t start at the same time every month. Older women often have shorter, more consistent cycles. The average ages at which menstruation begins and ends are 12 years and 52 years, respectively.


Menstruation is not an illness or a disability. There is no medical reason to limit physical activity during your period.

There are many options to help you manage your menstrual flow. You may choose a product based on convenience, comfort, or lifestyle. Whatever product you choose, it is vital to change it frequently. Consider avoiding products that contain fragrance or perfume, as they can be very irritating.

Let’s take a look at the different means of handling one’s period stress-free wherever you are!

Menstrual Cup

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A menstrual cup is a type of reusable feminine hygiene product that can last for several years. It’s a small, flexible funnel-shaped cup made of silicone or latex rubber. Instead of absorbing your flow, like a tampon or pad, it catches and collects it. It can be worn up to 12 hours and can also be used during physical activities and sports, including swimming and other water sports. 

It is so comfortable, and at times you can practically forget its in! Check it out here.

Heat Patch

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Ammeltz Yoko Yoko Air-Activated Body Warmer Lower Abdomen helps to improve blood circulation. Handy and convenient to use anytime and anywhere.

Available in all major supermarkets and pharmacies in Singapore. You can shop here at your convenience!

Sanitary Pads


Menstrual pads are worn to absorb, retain and isolate menstrual fluids from your body. Sanitary pads unarguably have the widest variety of brands and shapes, which makes it hard to choose one when standing in front of them in a drugstore.


One of our top picks is Laurier Fresh Protect Antibacterial Care, developed with Japan’s SP+ Anti-bacterial formula and infused with natural Clary Sage extracts which inhibits up to 99% bacteria growth, keeping your intimate area clean and healthy.  It is infused with natural plant essence to help control odour and with its quick absorbency that keeps your confidence all day.

Period Panties

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If you’re so used to rely on disposable menstrual supplies like pads, tampons, and liners for your period, then you can imagine why period panties are such a big deal. Period panties look and feel just like regular underwear, but they have a special layer that helps prevent blood from seeping through.

Ultimately, period panties can be cost-effective as well as a great choice if you want to cut back on waste. Check out Love Luna Period Underwear which has four layers of protection including a soft cotton lining, absorbent and breathable padding, a waterproof layer and a sleek microfibre outer layer. They can absorb up to 20ml of liquid for Heavy Absorbency series.  Measuring only 3mm in thickness, the padding area is still discreet enough for your everyday wear.

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Menstruation is a normal function of a woman’s body.  You shouldn’t be ashamed about your period and your period shouldn’t interfere with your lifestyle. If you have questions or concerns about your menstrual cycle, talk to your consult your GP immediately.

Have you chosen your menstrual product from this article to try next? Share this guide with your girlfriends today!

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