Why use a panty liner?

why use a panty liner

We all know that menstrual pads are for periods – but what about the panty liner? We chatted with some natracare users about how they use panty liners, how often they wear them for, and for what purpose!

The “everyday” liner

Many women we spoke to like to wear a liner everyday. Why? Well, it’s common and natural to have some discharge during the day. It can make things a damp and uncomfortable, especially when working out. A panty liner is a great way to maintain a ‘fresh and clean’ feeling throughout the day. It’s good to change a liner every 3-5 hours.

Light incontinence

Stress incontinence (SUI) is a type of light urinary incontinence. A weak or damaged urethra can leak when strained – for example when sneezing, jumping or laughing. It’s extremely common, especially after giving birth, so it’s nothing to feel embarrassed about. Many have told us that they use panty liners as protection for little leakages. When you need that much more protection there is a Dry & Light pad for light urinary incontinence.

Lighter period days

Sarah from Leeds told us how she likes to use a panty liner rather than a pad for the light days at the end of her period. A panty liner can give you a bit of protection without using a full sized menstrual pad! Many find a liner provides more than adequate protection. We like this idea, as it saves you wearing and using more than needed.

With a tampon or menstrual cup

Tampons and mooncups are great, but occasionally there is a risk of leaking. For some a panty liner acts as reassurance as ‘just-in-case’ protection during their period.

Explore Natracare Liners

woman using a panty liner

We’ve all got different habits, and that’s why we have a variety of panty liners for every need. Long, short, wrapped, curved we have them all and they are always organic and natural and biodegradable!

Finally, we’d like to thank all the ladies who spoke to us! Do you use panty liners everyday or at a particular time? Have you found any other uses not mentioned above? Let us know in the comments! Our everyday body functions are so important, it’s good to know each others ‘normal’ whether it’s discharge, incontinence or periods. Let’s keep the conversation going and ensure our bodies are better understood. Talking about intimate experiences is insightful, empowering and helps share information.

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15 thoughts on “Why use a panty liner?

  1. shaina said:

    You are speaking about organic tampon or cotton tampon “non bleached”???? We all know that the cotton itself is yellow when it came from the tree? So how can you say that it is non bleached???? I grew up in a cotton farm and i know it very well that you need to bleached it before it will become white…. You are fooling the people!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Natracare said:

      We use organic cotton which is cleaned using a non-chlorine bleaching method, or Totally Chlorine Free. We use an oxygen bleaching process, which is the safest process for the environment as it does not release toxins into the environment.

      This process destroys any bacteria in the cotton, resulting in the purification and whitening of the raw material. This is then thoroughly rinsed and monitored until the correct pH is achieved. We then use hygienic, clean organic cotton to make Natracare products. We talk about our bleaching process here: http://www.natracare.com/why-natracare/chlorine-free/

  2. joy iloagu said:

    Can pantyliners draw out disease from the body ?

    • Natracare said:

      No. Panty liners are simply designed for everyday freshness and not used for curing diseases.

  3. alka mall said:

    Can stress incontinence increase with age?

    • Natracare said:

      The likelihood can increase with age. Muscles around the urethra can become more stressed and weaken over time – many factors can affect these muscles. Pelvic floor exercises are really important to help keep these muscles strong.

  4. What is the age of wearing a panty liner

    • Natracare said:

      Any age that feels suitable for the person who wants to wear them, there is no right or wrong age or way to use them.

  5. Roslyn Robinson said:

    I am after a panty liners that is wider than the normal ones I find they scrunch up as I am a larger woman not wearing small panties I do go want menstrall thick pads just a thin liner

    • Natracare said:

      Hi Roslyn, I would suggest you try the natracare curved liner as this is one of our wider ones and hopefully best suited for you.

    • Natracare said:

      Natracare liners are single-use, they are biodegradable so can return back to nature.

  6. Helen said:

    I don’t wear panty liners at all, is that bad? All my friends do but I haven’t even thought about having to use them.

    • Natracare said:

      Hi Helen. Not at all. Some people like to use them on light flow days or with a menstrual cup, but if you prefer using other menstrual products, that’s completely fine!