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Butterfly® patches look easy, but may take some practice to master. Be sure to read the directions and get to know the product before you try Butterfly patches for the first time.

Long Wings

Long Wings provide hygienic removal, and should always be placed upwards

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Adhesive

Gentle adhesive that stays in place for comfortable protection

Absorbent core

Absorbent core and odor shield protect against accidental leakage

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    Step 1

    Peel off the paper backing and fold the Butterfly patch in half with the adhesive on the outside of the fold.

    Hold the Butterfly patch so that, when in position, the 'Long Wings' are facing up towards your back for easy removal.

    Illustration showing how to use the Butterfly® patch.
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    Step 2

    Reach around (or reach between your legs) and use your finger to guide the center of the Butterfly patch to your anus. Press adhesive to secure the Butterfly patch to your cheeks.

    It may take a few tries to learn how to position the Butterfly patch just right.

    Illustration showing how to use the Butterfly® patch.

Recommended Techniques

When Butterfly patches are placed correctly, the center of the Butterfly patch should touch your anus. The adhesive should gently cling to your skin. The ‘Long Wings’ should face upward for easy, hygienic removal. The ‘Short Wings’ should be out of the way of your stream of urine. Here are some additional tips of how to apply Butterfly patches.

Butterfly® Patches

Between the Legs

Grab in the middle of outside wings. Bend it, sticky side out, long wings up, forefinger behind the absorbent core. Reach between your legs and tuck the patch all the way up between your cheeks.

Butterfly® Patches

Around the Back

Grab in the middle of outside wings. Bend it, sticky side out, long wings down, forefinger behind the absorbent core. Reach around and tuck the patch all the way up between your cheeks.

Common Misconceptions

Butterfly® Patches

Do not wear it long wings down. The long wings are meant to go up for maximum comfort and easier removal.

Butterfly® Patches

The adhesive should not touch your hand. Make sure the adhesive side is facing out when you fold and insert the patch.

Butterfly® Patches

Do no stick Butterfly to your underwear. It's not a panty liner.

Butterfly® Patches

Do not flush it down the toilet. Properly dispose of Butterfly in the trash can.

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