Thick or thin Pads
Pads are usually divided into two main categories: thick and thin. Both provide the same level of protection. Choosing between the two is just a matter of preference.
Thick pads, also referred to as "maxi", are made of thick absorbent cushion and provide maximum comfort. They are particularly recommended for heavier flows.
Thin pads, also referred to as "ultra" are made with a compressed, absorbent core which is only 3 mm thick, making it a more discrete option.
Pads for Light and Heavy Flow
In most girls, the menstrual flow intensity varies throughout the cycle. At the beginning and at the end of your period, the flow is usually light. You can choose a sanitary napkin for light flow.
In the middle of the cycle, when your flow is more abundant, larger pads are more convenient. If you’re a heavy sleeper, consider using a pad that’s adapted for night time. It is the largest in size, and has higher absorbency power.
Pads With or without wings for Leakage control?
Some sanitary napkins feature side guards, also known as wings, which have adhesive strips which can be wrapped around panties to prevent leakage from the sides, and provide extra confidence on the move.