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Why do they choose bulk sanitary napkins?

There is no outer packaging, no shelf life and other corresponding marks, and 100 pieces are only sold for 22 yuan -- this is the bulk sanitary napkin sold on Taobao.

On August 28, the topic of bulk sanitary napkins rushed to the microblog hot search. Because some netizens commented and questioned in an online store of bulk sanitary napkins: do you dare to use such cheap three noes products? Dare to buy? Two customers who had bought it replied, 'life is difficult' and 'I have difficulties.'

They are not a small group. In fact, most of the online stores selling bulk sanitary napkins on Taobao platform sell 200-300 pieces a month, and nearly 800 purchase comments. Guests discussed whether these products were comfortable and easy to use, and some shared that they had been buying them.

The price may be the reason why they choose these bulk sanitary napkins.

Menstruation and sanitary napkins are not a small expense for women. On average, a woman has 2535 days of menstruation in her life, which is equivalent to nearly seven years in her life. Women must buy enough sanitary napkins, tampons or other sanitary supplies to maintain the dignity and convenience of daily life.

On the other hand, sanitary napkins need to be replaced frequently. The normal amount of menstrual bleeding of an adult woman is 20-80ml. Ideally, the sanitary napkin needs to be replaced every 2-3 hours. The replacement frequency of traditional sanitary napkins such as menstrual tampons and menstrual cups can be less, at least once every 8 hours. However, due to the low popularity of such products in China, most women still choose to use sanitary napkins.

The BBC has launched a 'menstrual expenditure calculator', which concludes that if a 55 year old woman starts menstruating at the age of 12, she will spend £ 1604.52 on sanitary products in her life, that is, nearly 14627 yuan.

In China, there is still a big gap between residents' income. Premier Li Keqiang disclosed such a set of data at the press conference of the third session of the 13th National People's Congress on May 28, 2020. At present, the per capita annual disposable income of Chinese residents is 30000 yuan, but there are 600 million people with low and middle income and below, and their average monthly income is about 1000 yuan.

Due to differences in living conditions and income levels, women from poor families may be willing to use only one sanitary napkin a day during menstruation.

The bulk sanitary napkins on Taobao platform are very cheap. Sanitary napkins are available in various lengths and models. The cotton pieces covered with only one layer of plastic inner packaging are neatly arranged in rows and wrapped with transparent plastic. Their common characteristics are cheap and large quantity, and the average unit price of each piece is about 30 cents.

However, the low price may not mean that these sanitary napkins are unqualified.

The interface news asked several bulk sanitary napkin online stores. The customer service said that the products sold by them had their own brand, factory disinfection certificate, factory license, monitoring report and other documents.

The online store that appeared in the microblog hot search also showed a production and operation license. Its affiliated company is Quanzhou Xianghe sanitary products Co., Ltd., which was established on August 4, 2004. Its main business scope is manufacturing and sales of sanitary products. According to the company's official microblog information, it produces more than 10 production lines such as sanitary napkins, pads, baby diapers / tablets, adult diapers / tablets, maternal napkins, maternal adult care pads, anti overflow milk pads and adult baby wipes, and has brands such as' Xinting ',' yierman ',' Mommy care 'and' romantic young women '.

The company refused the interview request of interface news. According to the information of tianyancha app, the company passed the spot check and test of local government authorities in 2018 and 2016.

Bulk sanitary napkin online stores are mostly marked with Quanzhou, Fujian. Fujian is also one of the main gathering places for sanitary napkin manufacturers. The most famous sanitary napkin related enterprise in Fujian is HengAn international, which owns brands such as Anle, Anle sanitary napkins, Anle baby diapers and xinxiangyin paper napkins. Industrial cluster is also one of the reasons why it has become the delivery place of bulk sanitary napkins. However, even so, it is still doubtful whether the quality of bulk sanitary napkins can meet the standard.

Another concern is whether sanitary napkins on the market are too expensive?

The low cost of making sanitary napkins has long been an open fact. Previously, Chongqing Baiya sanitary products Co., Ltd. disclosed the production cost when preparing for IPO. According to the prospectus at that time, the cost of a sanitary napkin was about 40 cents, while in the terminal market, the average selling price of the company's sanitary napkin brand 'free point' products was about 1.25 yuan per piece.

This is also the selling price of most sanitary napkin brands in the market. Among the top selling brands in tmall supermarket, gaojiesi has 16 sanitary napkins for daily use. The price is 29.9 yuan, and the unit price is about 1.9 yuan; The daily selling price of hushubao Yungan sanitary napkin is 16 pieces, 17.9 yuan, and the unit price is about 1.1 yuan; Sophie's night super sleeping series of 8 tablets, the daily price is 15.6 yuan, and the unit price is about 1.95 yuan.

In addition to manufacturing costs, companies also need to pay the corresponding costs of marketing, production, R & D and so on. In addition, in terms of Taxation, China's sanitary napkins are applicable to value-added tax. China's current value-added tax belongs to the proportional tax rate. According to the taxable behavior, it is divided into three tax rates of 13%, 9%, 6% and two tax rates of 5% and 3%. At present, the value-added tax of sanitary napkins should be 13%.

Some women in the world still experience 'period poverty'. (photo source: visual China) in fact, not only in China, but also in the world, some women still experience 'period poverty'. This concept has been constantly discussed, which means that women cannot obtain basic materials for health management in the physiological period due to the constraints of backward concepts, taxes and poverty. According to the guardian, in developed countries such as the UK, 10% of young women still can't afford to buy sanitary napkins every month.

The phenomenon of "menstrual poverty" has also been concerned by some public welfare and charitable organizations in China in recent years. However, reports in this regard are still rare.

Zhiyan consulting conducted a survey in 2016. The subsequent report shows that from 2012 to 2016, the market penetration of sanitary napkins in China increased from 91.3% to 96.5%, approaching saturation. Even in the third and fourth tier cities, rural villages and towns and other areas, the use of sanitary napkins and pads has been more widely popularized.

But the use of sanitary napkins and pads is only the beginning. According to the report, there is still a large gap between women in the third and fourth tier cities and rural towns and women in the first and second tier cities and coastal developed areas in terms of income and personal health care awareness. Their quality requirements for sanitary napkins and pad products, pursuit of diversity of experience and replacement frequency are far from reaching the level of developed areas.

After the bulk sanitary napkins appeared in the microblog hot search, many people began to pay attention to the topic of 'menstrual poverty'.

'I'm really sad to see this, because at least I can choose (brands and products), but many people can't.' A netizen said.

Remind! Never buy these sanitary napkins again & hellip;

1. Medicine sanitary napkin

Teenage girls like to use those with fragrance or medicinal effect, thinking they can sterilize and eliminate the smell. But in fact, medicinal sanitary napkins are not only easy to cause allergies, but also cause gynecological diseases in serious cases. Although medicated sanitary napkins can clean the private parts of menstrual women to a certain extent.

It is generally used when abortion or diagnosed with a certain disease. It can effectively kill harmful bacteria in the vulva and play the role of adjuvant treatment. It is suitable for some women with gynecological diseases, but it is not necessary for healthy women. Chinese herbal sanitary napkins can not treat gynecological diseases, and it is impossible to prevent diseases.

2. Cool sanitary napkin

Many girls feel that there is always an unpleasant smell during menstruation, so they choose sanitary napkins with floral and mint smell. However, although this type of sanitary napkin can cover the smell, it is also easy to cause skin allergy. The cool feeling of the sanitary napkin is that the sanitary napkin adds peppermint on the surface material, which will be harmful to women's body.

The use of cool sanitary napkins will not damage the weak acidic environment in the vagina, nor will it lead to less menstruation. However, it should be noted that for women with sensitive skin and allergic constitution, using sanitary napkins with spices and drugs will cause skin irritation and allergic reaction.

3. Inferior sanitary napkin

The inferior sanitary napkin itself does not meet the standard and can not meet the sanitary requirements. A number of inferior sanitary napkin manufacturers posing as big brands were exposed on the Internet, indicating that there are also many fake and shoddy products in sanitary napkins. The allergy is likely because the materials of these fake products are shoddy, and even the minimum sterility can not be achieved.

What should I pay attention to when buying sanitary napkins

1. Look at the packaging

First, carefully read the important marking information of the outer package, such as the manufacturer's name, production address, production batch number, production date, disinfection and sterilization mark, shelf life, etc., especially pay attention to whether the package is clearly marked with the manufacturer's hygiene license number. The above information is incomplete or ambiguous, and it is determined that the product quality is unreliable.

2. Choose big manufacturers and brands

It is best to choose the brand sanitary napkins produced by large manufacturers. This kind of manufacturer has a large production scale and has been operated for a long time. The production process, technology and hygiene are relatively small, and the workshops are reliable. In addition, if there are problems, you can find the manufacturer's after-sales service to solve them.

3. Price

Sanitary napkins are daily necessities after all. The price is generally about a few yuan to more than ten yuan. It is not recommended to be greedy for cheap to prevent buying fake and shoddy products. It is also not recommended to blindly follow the trend and choose functional sanitary napkins. Most functional and health sanitary napkins have the behavior of cheating customers and false sales, and the price of sanitary napkins is dozens or even hundreds, which is not optional.

4. Check details

Check that the outer package of sanitary napkin is intact, sealed and within the warranty period; After opening the package, the appearance of sanitary napkins shall be clean without damage, white without dirt, mildew and odor, and the quantity and size of sanitary napkins in the package shall be consistent with the bidding document of outer package; Gently press the sanitary napkin with your hand to rebound naturally. Gently tear and pull the sanitary napkin. The surface of the sanitary napkin is not easy to be damaged. The self-adhesive strip is firmly adhered and will not fall off easily. The self-adhesive strip has strong viscosity and strong ability to adhere to clothes. After tearing off, it will not stick to clothes. The self-adhesive itself is not easy to be torn. It feels soft and comfortable, has good elasticity and good water absorption;

5. Select Size

Sanitary napkins are divided into different sizes and functions according to the time of menstruation, such as night lengthening type, daily type, pad, etc; Choosing the appropriate size of sanitary napkin is conducive to the comfort of physiological period and saving energy.

6. Does it contain allergenic additives

Some sanitary napkins include some ingredients, such as motherwort, essence, etc., which are called traditional Chinese medicine efficacy or fragrance. The female friends who choose such sanitary napkins should first consider whether they are allergic to these additives. If allergies are not recommended, After purchase and use, observe whether there is allergy after use.

Keep away from taboos when using sanitary napkins

1. Do not wash hands before using sanitary napkins. When we use it, we will use our hands when unpacking, gluing and even smoothing the sanitary napkin. If we don't wash our hands, we may infect the sanitary napkin with germs and bury potential health hazards in private places.

2. The sanitary napkin is in the bathroom. The design of sanitary napkin in the house where I live now is hidden in the dark, which can not be exposed to the sun all year round, and it is hygienic