Sanitary tampon

March 30, 2004

1. A sanitary tampon comprising: a single layer absorber folded into a plurality of layers and compressed into a column shape over its entirety while maintaining a layered structure, said single layer absorber including an absorbent layer made of an absorbent fibrous material and a hydrophobic liquid-permeable layer covering both surfaces of the absorbent layer, the absorbent layer having a plurality of small open recesses in both surfaces of the absorbent layer and extending toward an inner area of the absorbent layer, wherein prior to compression, the small open recesses have an opening diameter of 0.5 to 1.0 mm and a depth 1 to 5 mm, and are distributed in a density of 1 to 10 recesses/cm2.