If you’re helping a teen menstruator navigate those first few years of getting their period, you may still be working to stock your cabinets with the products that feel right for them and their body. As anyone who has been through their monthly visits knows, your exact combo of period products (from pads to tampons to cups to period panties) is something that takes a bit of trial and error (and maybe some accidental leakage) to figure out. As back-to-school season ramps up, it’s even more important to consider the products that will help your young menstruator feel confident moving through their school day, after school activities and beyond without any additional period stress.
Since there’s so many period products to choose from in 2021, it’s simultaneously easier to find a product that will actually feel good and comfortable and harder to narrow down the overwhelming selection. But never fear, we’ve rounded up a selection of teen-friendly products that range from practical and easily accessible drug store finds; reusable, sustainable and understated choices for a discreet time of the month and comfortable and totally non-intimidating options if the regular super plus tampons feel a bit scary.
So if you’re in the market for an overview of teen-friendly period products, you’re in the right place — read on for a few of our favorites and hopefully you’ll find something that’s the perfect fit.
A version of this story was published April 2020.
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