Hygienic rules and protections



Pad, tampon, panty liner, menstrual panties, menstrual cup...

What hygienic protection to choose during your period ?

Select the periodic protection that best suits you, according to your age, the flow of your periods, the time of day, your activities...

Discover the specificities of each Saforelle hygienic protection currently available on the market:


It is the basic hygienic protection. Easy to put in place and to change, the sanitary napkin does not require any intravaginal handling.


Practical, discreet, the tampon is the hygienic protection that has constituted a real revolution in the lives of women! This small cotton cylinder slips into the vagina to absorb the flow of blood. Just like the sanitary napkin, it must be changed regularly: every 4 hours to 6 hours maximum, or even more often if the periods are very heavy. Do not forget to wash your hands before and after handling the tampon. At first, a little practice may be needed to handle it.

The tampon is an excellent protection for the sport as well as the swimming pool.

The media coverage of cases of toxic shock syndrome, sometimes linked to the misuse of tampons, may have sown doubt among the followers of this mode of periodic protection. We must be reassured because these cases are extremely rare and, above all, proper use respecting the rules of use (cited above) makes it possible to avoid them.

Some tips and rules of use to follow regarding its use :

  • Do not wear a tampon for more than 6 hours
  • Do not sleep with a tampon
  • Do not flush it down the toilet as it can clog the pipes


The cup or menstrual cup is an alternative to tampons. It comes in the form of a biomedical silicone cup that is inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual blood. There are several sizes, adapted to the flow and the width of the vagina. Very economical, the menstrual cup lasts 5 years on average.

Prefer those without phthalate and without Bisphenol A. It must be emptied regularly (every 4 to 6 hours maximum) and cleaned between each use. It is essential to wash your hands before and after use. Note that, like the tampon, its installation and removal requires a little learning.

TSS may be linked to misuse of the menstrual cup. Cases are extremely rare and, above all, good use respecting the rules of use makes it possible to avoid them.

A few tips and rules to follow :

  • Do not wear a menstrual cup for more than 6 hours
  • Do not sleep with a menstrual cup
  • Sterilize the menstrual cup before use


Thin and discreet, the panty liner can be used in various circumstances: when your period is approaching, to prevent possible small bleeding, during your period, in addition to a tampon or a menstrual cup, at the end of your cycle. or when menstruation is scanty. Apart from the rules, you can also wear a pocket panty liner, easy to take with you everywhere, in order to protect your lingerie in the event of unusual small losses.


Comfortable, safe, easy to use, economical and ecological, menstrual panties are a revolution in the hygienic protection department. With an absorption capacity equivalent to three tampons, only 3 millimeters thick, it guarantees non-intrusive protection and limits the risk of leakage. Its ultra-absorbent core is made of multi-layer textile technology, combined with the softness of cotton, respectful of privacy and the planet. Panties for periods certified Oeko-tex® and without chemical absorbent.

Menstrual panties can be worn as the only hygienic protection or in addition to a tampon or a menstrual cup. For the night, it seems ideal as the main protection, even in the event of abundant flow (the lying position limits the amount of blood lost). Another advantage is that it is washable and reusable. Unlike disposable sanitary protection, the use of menstrual panties therefore limits waste, in addition to being guaranteed without chemical substances. Tested under dermatological and gynecological control, this periodic protection exists for adult women* and teenagers.

A few tips and rules to follow :

  • Machine wash at 40°C, without using fabric softener
  • Do not iron
  • Plan a rotation of two or three panties for the period to cover the entire cycle

Use tests: 50 volunteers, sensation perceived by 82% women

Use test under dermatological and gynecological control - Perceived efficacy in 25 volunteers - 2020-0110-04/2020.


Medical and obstetrics gynecologist