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How to Wear Your Pad During Your Period

How to Wear Your Pad During Your Period 

January 8, 2024

How you wear your pad with wings can make a world of difference when it comes to ultimate comfort and security. So sit back, relax and let’s make this the best period possible!

Where to Position an Aunt Flow Pad On Your Underwear 

Central Placement for Maximum Coverage

To maximize coverage and prevent leaks, position your Aunt Flow pad centrally in your underwear. Ensure that the wider part of the pad covers the entire area where you expect the flow to be. This central placement not only enhances protection but also minimizes the chances of the pad shifting during movement.

Securing Wings for Extra Stability

If your pad comes with wings, use ‘em! Aunt Flow pads have wings designed to wrap around the two sides of your underwear, providing an extra layer of protection and preventing the pad from shifting. Smoothly fold the wings over the sides of your underwear and press them against the fabric for a secure fit.

Unwrapping Aunt Flow Pad

Aligning with Your Body’s Contours

Modern pads are designed with contours that align with the natural shape of your body. Take advantage of this feature by ensuring the raised edges are facing upwards. This alignment not only enhances comfort but also helps prevent leaks by directing the flow toward the center of the pad.

Consider Your Underwear Style

The style of your underwear can impact how well the pad stays in place. For those who prefer thongs, look for pads specifically designed for thong use. If you’re wearing full-coverage underwear, opt for pads that offer maximum coverage. Tailoring your pad choice to your underwear style contributes to a more comfortable and secure experience.

For Aunt Flow pads specifically, cheeky or full-coverage underwear will be your best bet! This allows you to fold the wings over for secure placement and all-day comfort.

QUICK TIP: Ensure that your underwear is not wet before applying your pad. Whether you just got out of the shower or have some fresh blood on your underwear contributing to extra moisture, the pad may not stick as well. 

Avoiding Creases and Bunching

Smooth out the pad to eliminate any creases or bunching. A flat, well-positioned pad ensures uniform absorption and minimizes the risk of leaks. Pay attention to the edges, making sure they adhere smoothly to the fabric of your underwear.

Checking and Adjusting Throughout the Day

Periods are dynamic, and your pad positioning may need adjustment throughout the day. Regularly check and, if needed, gently readjust the pad to maintain optimal coverage and comfort. This simple habit ensures that you stay protected, especially during busy and active periods.

Mastering the art of thoughtful pad positioning is a small but significant step towards a worry-free and empowered period experience. 

If you haven’t tried our pads yet, check ‘em out! Through our impact program, Aunt Flow donates period products, invests in advocacy and education resources, and sponsors research to help end period poverty. Taking care of your flow takes care of her flow. 🌟

Stay in the flow — we’ll send you period positivity + timely updates on the menstrual movement.

claire coder,founder + ceo

claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! Since 2021, we've donated over 6 MILLION period products to menstruators in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®