FAQ Interlabial Pad

FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

What are Interlabial Pads?

Soch interlabial pads are small, leaf-shaped pieces of absorbent cloth that can be folded and placed in between the lips of the labia (mouth of vaginal opening). When placed between the labial lips, they can catch your discharge or menstrual flow. They help direct the flow of blood toward the center of the pad. This avoids leaks and stains on the sides. During periods, they must be used in conjunction with period panty, cloth pads, or as extra protection when using menstrual cups. These do not have a leak proof layer.

How much blood will the interlabial pad absorb?

The interlabial pad is small, but it is meant to catch the “gush” that you experience during menstruation. It prevents all the blood from getting onto to your pad.

Should I always back up the interlabial pad with a cloth pad/menstrual cup?

Preferably, yes. If you are using the labia pad just for white discharge, then you need not. But if you are using it to absorb menstrual flow, then you should back it up with a panty liner, pad or a menstrual cup.

How does one wear the interlabial pads?

Fold the interlabial pad lengthwise in half, as shown in the pictures below. Gently separate the lips of your inner labia. Place the folded interlabial pad in between the lips of the labia. Alternatively, you can also roll the pad lengthwise and place in between the lips of the labia in a similar manner. Once in place, you can keep the pad for as long as you need (up to 6-8 hours). You can change it sooner depending on your flow.

Will the Interlabial pad stay in place?

The pad must be folded and placed near the labia; therefore, it may move its position if not properly placed. It is advised to ensure that it is well-placed.

What is labia and where is it located?

Women often use the term ‘vagina’ to mean everything down there, i.e., everything that is part of the female reproductive anatomy. However, let’s clear this, once and for all. Look at the diagram below.
The clitoris is the female organ for sexual pleasure. The urethra is the female organ for urination. The outer labia refers to the fleshy covering of the entire structure. The inner labia is the second layer of the fleshy covering that is closer to the urethra and the clitoris. The hymen is a thin, stretchy membrane that some women have; it covers the entrance of the vagina. In most cases, the membrane wears out due to physical activities. And finally, the vagina. The vagina is the canal that connects the female reproductive system on the inside. White discharge, period blood, and babies come out of the vagina.

How do I wash and clean the interlabial pads? What are the loops and string for?

Each set of the interlabial pad comes with three inter labia pads (that have a loop attached to each) and a string that have a button. You can loop in all three of the pads together and soak them in water and give a good rinse. Else, you can put them in your washing machine (once you have removed all blood by soaking them in cold water). The loop, button, and string are provided so that you don’t lose them while in the laundry/drying or storing. Use a mild soap and soak them in cold water. Hot water sets stains; so don’t use hot water right in the beginning. Once the stains are gone, you can rinse them with lukewarm water if you so wish.
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