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Are tampons popular in Japan?
Tampons are far less popular than pads in Japan, so there usually aren’t as many types to choose from. However, there is usually at least one brand and a couple of different sizes offered. Tampons are called タンポン (tannponn) in Japanese.
Why don t Asians use tampons?
There’s one big reason for this: tampons are incredibly rare in China– only 2\% of Chinese women use them; in Europe, the figure is as high as 70\%. Of my female friends who have lived abroad, many aren’t endeared towards these white cotton sticks, either. Not a single person I know uses them.
Can you flush tampons in Japan?
While toilet paper can be flushed down toilets directly, in general, you can’t flush tampons away.
How do you throw sanitary pads in Japan?
The tissue papers in Japan’s restrooms are made to disintegrate in water, so you can freely throw them in the toilet bowl. Take note that you cannot do the same with tissue papers from outside. There’s also a separate wastebasket for sanitary pads, so make sure you wrap yours up properly before throwing it.
Are periods taboo in Japan?
In Japan, menstruation has long been considered a taboo subject.
How do you buy tampons in Japan?
Yes, tampons. Some of you may be thinking, “can you even FIND tampons in Japan?” Certainly! Most daily goods/drug stores sell them, and you may even find some convenience stores sell them as well. Though, they are much less prominent than pads, and usually only take up one shelf versus an entire aisle at the store.
Does Korean use tampon?
Tampons are available in Korea and can be found in supermarkets and well-stocked convenience stores. However, compared to the variety of pads available, the tampon corner will be lacking. Tampons in Korea still come in different sizes such as regular (레귤러), and super (슈퍼).
Where can I buy tampons in Japan?
How do Japanese people deal with periods?
Tampons and pads aren’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to menstruation. In Japan, however, they are the two methods most commonly used and sold, and thus the easiest to find. Nonetheless, alternatives do exist in Japan and can easily be found at various online shops or ordered directly from the manufacturer.
Can you use onsen on period?
As seen above, though doctors and onsen owners would recommend you to stay away from the waters while on your period, there is no concrete yes or no that you should. Nevertheless, as our bodies are more prone toward infection during our periods, it is of crucial to get inside the onsen well prepared and guarded.
Do tampons come in different sizes in Japan?
You have your choice of tampons in Japan, but compared to the variety of pads you can get, the tampon corner is smaller. Nonetheless, they come in different sizes and variations, such as light (ライト), regular (レギュラー), and super (スーパー).
What is the difference between American Tampax and Japanese charm tampons?
Below, I’ve compared actual tampons and applicators of the American Tampax brand, and the Japanese Charm brand, in super and regular sizes. They are, in order from top to bottom: Tampax pearl super compact; Charm super compact, Tampax regular, and Charm compact regular. As you can see, the super size tampons are identical.
What are the most popular monthly products in Japan?
This is definitely the Number One product in Japan when it comes to monthlies. Sanitary pads unarguably have the broadest variety of brands and shapes, which makes it a little hard to choose one when standing in front of them in a drugstore. Japanese pads are no different from what you’re likely used to.
What is the difference between light tampons and regular tampons?
Light: The light tampons are shorter and smaller than the regular (of course). Look for: ライト. You can also get a long, slim tampon advertised for beginners (the applicator is thinner and smaller than even the light tampons, but longer).