Whatever pads you choose, make sure you monitor your flow so you can adjust your pads accordingly. Womenshealth.gov suggests “you should change a pad before it becomes soaked with blood. Each woman decides for herself what works best.” Keep an eye on your menstrual cycle and assess what is normal for you. Then experiment with your pads until you find one that makes you feel comfortable, dry and worry-free. After all, your period can be a pain, but maxi pads are there to help you make it through with no leakage and no drama.