Tampon sizes..what do they really mean? In this article, learn the different tampon sizes, what flow they are best for and everything else you might want to know about picking the right tampon size. Let’s go!

What tampon size is right for me?

So many options, right?

  • Teen flow
  • Moderate
  • Super flow
  • And, more!

Teem Flow

If you’re a Teen Flow, then it’s time to party.

If you’re a Super, you might want to stock up! But whatever your flow, remember this: The best menstrual solutions are the ones that work for your body.

So experiment with different tampon sizes until you find what makes you feel comfortable and confident.

Your flow may be a bit unpredictable on the first few days of your period, so you’ll need to use a larger tampon size for that heavy flow while it’s still coming in. The rest of the time, a smaller tampon should do just fine.

Regular Flow

For lighter flows (1-2). Fits 7 – 9 grams. Length 3½”. Diameter 0.7–1 inch . Made from cotton with rayon staple fibers added for strength and absorbency.

Tampax Pearl is the #1 OB tampon recommended by US gynecologists.*

Super Flow

For medium to heavy flows (3-6 Fits 10 – 12 grams. Length 4″ Diameter 1–1¼”. Made from cotton with rayon staple fibers added for strength and absorbency.

Tampax Pearl is the #1 OB tampon recommended by US gynecologists.*

Super Plus Flow

For very heavy flows (6+ Fits 13 – 15 grams. Length 4″ Diameter 1¼–1½”. Made of 100% cotton, which gives it a softer feel than other Tampax tampons.

Super Tampax Radiant is over 20% narrower than Regular tampons to help provide a comfortable fit during your heaviest days so you can move around freely without worrying about your tampon slipping out. The smaller size also helps uncomfortable dryness and the 100% cotton material gives you a dry feeling.

U by Kotex Tampon Sizes

U by Kotex has introduced a new range of tampons called U Ultra . These have been carefully designed to reduce the dryness that many women experience when wearing tampons.

*As per Tampax Pearl website in Feb ’15

Moderate:

For light to medium flows (1-3 Fits 6 – 8 grams Length 4″. Diameter 1–1½”. Made from rayon/cotton blend fiber, which is softer than other brands and allows for all day comfort. Playtex Gentle Glide 360° Clean Sweep Regular Flow Tampons give total confidence with an hourglass shape that slides right in won’t stop until your flow stops.

U by Kotex has introduced a new range of tampons called U Ultra . These have been carefully designed to reduce the dryness that many women experience when wearing tampons.

Light Tampon Size

For very light flows (1-2 Fits 4 – 6 grams Length 3″. Diameter 1–1½”. Made from 100% cotton for extra softness and comfort on your lightest days. Playtex Gentle Glide 360° Clean Sweep Ultra-Thin Regular Flow Tampons are designed with a special hourglass shape that helps them slide in easily, making insertion even easier than before, while the unique tapered tip makes removal easy too.

Other brands also make Super Plus, Light Plus and Junior Flow tampons. Be sure to check the package for more information on sizing.

If you’re experiencing discomfort with tampon use , it might be that your flow is heavy enough that you need a larger or longer tampon than what you’ve been using.

If the dryness persists, seek advice from your doctor . U by Kotex has introduced a new range of tampons called U Ultra . These have been carefully designed to reduce the dryness that many women experience when wearing tampons.

Try switching pads to find your best tampon size

Alternatively, try switching to pads during your period and save yourself some money in the process!

U by Kotex has introduced a new range of pads called U Ultra . These are 20% narrower than regular pads which helps them feel more comfortable against your body.

If you’re experiencing discomfort with pad use , it might be that your flow is heavy enough that you need a larger or longer pad than what you’ve been using. If the dryness persists, seek advice from your doctor .

U by Kotex has introduced a new range of tampons called U Ultra . These have been carefully designed to reduce the dryness that many women experience when wearing tampons.

Final Word on Tampon Sizes

Now get out there and get active! Your body was made for more than sitting at home on the couch or in bed all day while menstruating ! Life doesn’t stop just because you are on your period, so neither should you. Good luck!

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