This is going to be a strange thing to say, but these Kotex Wow sanitary pads landed on my desk right in the nick of time to trial! Ahem. TMI? :P I mean these aren’t things you can just trial off the bat – there is a time and occasion for everything, as they say :P
So, sanitary pads. How exciting can they be? Very, if Kotex would have you believe it. Here’s a funny story about Kotex, I thought I’d share before I tell you about these new pads.
When I was in school, my teacher told us that she got her son to go to the local store to help pick up a box of Kotex for her. The young boy jumped on his bike and cycled off, yelling “Kotex! Kotex” at the top of his lungs so he wouldn’t forget! Needless to say the whole neighbourhood knew what he was off to the stores for.
Yes, Kotex has been around for a long long time. But I’ve never used them, interestingly enough.
But to move with the times, Kotex has gone and given the ol’ neglected pads a high fashion design ostensibly for the fashion forward female. I do have 2 questions as to why this would be necessary.
First. Sanitary pads aren’t something you’d flaunt, nor is it something you’d wear to make you feel good or sexy, like sexy pretty lingerie. Most times, if you have to use a sanitary pad, you feel… for want of a better word, like crap! You’re bloated, you’re cramping, you have mood swings and you just feel awful. My mood and PMS symptoms weren’t alleviated by the pretty looking designs on the pads, I’m sorry to confess.
Second. By the time you use the sanitary pad, and its time to discard it, you aren’t about to go gawk at the design… or what’s visible of it. You also aren’t likely to invite people to look at it (gag!) You just want it as far away from your body as possible.
So, from a personal view point, I cannot see how a sanitary pad with designs is a good idea. However all that said, I have never used Kotex sanitary pads before this so this is also a quick review of the Kotex Luxe Ultrathin Sanitary Pads instead.
Hey, I found myself liking these ultrathin pads! I do still use cloth pads when I’m at home but for work, I’ve gone back to disposables because its just more convenient. Long hours + cloth pads don’t go very well. I do still find cloth pads infinitely more confortable, but when I do use disposable pads, I always go for ultra thin ones and these are lovely.
Very thin, yet absorbent and at 23cm, a comfortable length to prevent “accidents”. Does its job well enough, and is comfortable enough against the skin (without giving me a rash), so I’m quite happy with these.
Pricing wise, its a bit pricier than what I’m used to using – Whisper Ultra. But its more comfy coz of the cottony top layer although I like the dry feel of Whisper’s. I guess we can’t have it all.
Cons: Not sure about the designs on the pads
If you’d like to inject some colour into your monthly torture, you’d like to know that the individually wrapped Kotex Luxe Ultrathin Design Pads comes a pack of 6 (3 designs in a pack) and in a reusable drawstring polybag. The tins hold 6 pads in 3 different designs and are limited edition till 31 December 2010 or while stocks last.
Personally, I’m not about to get out there and go nuts over these for the designs on the pads. But I will consider getting the Kotex Ultrathin pads, or the plain ones anyway, when I next run out. At least I know now I have options!
Kotex Luxe Ultrathin Design Pads retail at RM4.90/6 at all major pharmacies. Kotex Luxe Fusion Day pads (23cm) retail at RM15.90/20 while Kotex Luxe Fusion Night Pads (32cm) retail at RM15.90/14. Find out more at www.kotex.com.my