Having to deal with the cramps, mood swings, and other unpleasant side effects of your period can feel like more than enough to handle. If you have to worry about leaking when you’re wearing a pad on top of that, then your time of the month can be very overwhelming. However, there are many tricks you can use to make sure that you have a leak-free and worry-free period. Make sure you’re putting on your pads correctly. In order to put on your pads correctly, you have to take them out of their packaging, remove them from their wrappers, and then make sure to place them right in the middle of your underwear, so they don’t go too far up or too far down. If they have wings, then remove the wrapper from the wings and make sure you wrap them tightly around the bottom of the middle of your underwear to hold the pad in place. Once the pad is securely placed inside your underwear, you can put it on, smoothing it down to make sure everything is in place.
- Some women prefer to use cloth pads over the more common pads. Though they are not said to be more absorbent, they are more environmentally conscious.
- You should try to get pads with wings to make sure that they don’t move around too much and that they are tightly stuck to your underwear.
- If you always tend to leak either in front or behind your pad, you can also move it up or down a bit, depending on where you tend to leak.
- Just make sure that the underwear isn’t too loose. Looser underwear will actually make your pad move around more and will make it more likely that you’ll have an accident.
- Though a pair of period panties can cost $20-30 dollars or more, if you get just a few pairs and always wear them on your period, they can be a worthwhile investment.
- If you’ve run out of pads or pantyliners, don’t be afraid to ask a friend or even a teacher for some backup. Remember that every woman has had her period, and even if your friends can’t help you, they will be sympathetic. If you’re one of the first of your friends to menstruate, then you can try to ask the people who you know may be able to help.