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If you haven't heard of #SavetheUndies yet, it's a campaign by Kotex to gather women everywhere to keep our undies from getting ruined by poor Lady products, and increasing our ability to stay active in our lives, and not be hampered by that week every month that rivals the real "Hell Week" for some of us.
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I chose the Full Size Tampons option, which included:
I'm opening talks about the box now, since I've tried two of the 5 available products to test! I've tested the Super Security Tampon, and one of the Barely There liners.
Security Tampon [Size: Super]
Okay, I've got good things from my #SavetheUndies box, and I've got bad. Since this is a review, we'll start with the bad. In this unfortunate case, it's the Security Tampons.
Normally, I use Tampax pearl in Super. They're sleek, they're easy to hold, they're nearly invincible when it comes to leaks, and I've just never ever had any issues. They may not be perfect, but they're pretty darn good. But, they do still leak. And this is supposed to save our undies, right?
First, the super Security Tampon from Kotex is HUGE. And by huge I mean... Dry erase marker huge. I have never had a tampon so HUGE before even using it! No issues with using it, but my god. Did not anticipate the size. But, for the size, and the name, I expected it to last at LEAST 8 hours. With Tampax Pearl I can use them perfectly fine but with the heavier flow I tend to have, I'm changing every hour sometimes. And it's just not polite conversation to be out and about, and have to say "Sorry, bathroom" every hour. They'll begin to question your sanity, especially if you're not drinking anything. The size and the lasting power did not correlate, sadly. And not because it COULDN'T hold that much liquid, but because it wouldn't stay IN for long. First time in my life I've had a tampon try to take itself out.
Second, the Security Tampon's removal string is just that. A piece of fairly flimsy string, tied in a tiny sewing knot, wrapped around a wad of cotton that is to be the tampon. When I went to remove the escaping tampon, I tugged as I normally do, And immediately felt the cotton wad tearing. TEARING. Just two days ago I read a story of a woman that LOST a piece of her tampon INSIDE OF HER after it broke apart. I thought surely she was crazy.
Nope, it happened. I slowed the tug to a crawl, and eased it out gently, and sure enough the flimsy string was cutting the wad of cotton in half, like a sheep shorn for a sweater. After that, I'm afraid the Security tampons are a big load of nope for me.
Barely There Panty Liners
Now the better half of the review. The 'Barely There' panty liners are definitely BARELY there. Good! And Bad. I used mine in conjunction with the Security Tampon, and they did a good job of protecting my undies during the whole "security" breach fiasco. However, the protective film paled in comparison to the next leading brand's extra thin liner, which somewhat disappointed me. These are comfortable, flexible, and stick VERY well to the undies, making for great friends if you're an active woman!
However, the protection area is minimal because of the strange oval shape, and unless you're SUPER experienced at where your undies need the most protection, it's going to be a guessing game as to where to put these, to make sure your leak spots line up with the protected area.
And, that's it for now! As soon as I get the chance to test the other products in this #SavetheUndies mission box, I'll let you all know! For today though, I'll be avoiding the Security Tampons and considering the Barely There panty liners!
HAVE YOU TRIED THESE PRODUCTS?
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