Feminine Care: Choosing the Right Product

Choosing the right Feminine Care products

There are so many pantiliners, tampons and pads to choose from. What are they all for and where do I start?

If you've ever been overwhelmed while looking at the wall of feminine hygiene products at the drugstore you’re not alone. So, where do you begin?

When it comes to choosing the right product, just remember to go with your flow. Consider how your flow changes as your period progresses over time. For most women, it tends to be light at the very beginning and you may want to start with a liner. As your flow increases, you might move onto using a tampon or a pad. Make sure you change your tampons every 4 to 8 hours. Tampons can be worn overnight for up to 8 hours. You may choose an overnight pad or a long pad at bedtime during your heaviest flow or you may prefer a super or super plus absorbency tampon for overnight (per manufacturer’s directions do not use a single tampon for over 8 hours). It all depends. If you’re involved in activities like playing sports, you’ll want a liner, pad or a tampon that will support and protect you as you move your body around. Sometimes it’s just about what feels comfortable. You’re the expert on your own body, so experiment and find out what’s right for you.

How do I choose the right absorbency?

If your flow is light to medium, try regular absorbency. If medium to heavy, try using a super absorbency. Your flow can change during a cycle, so you may find you need to switch absorbencies when it's time to change your tampon. Always use the lowest absorbency you need to control your flow.

Playtex® Sport: Tampons


  • 360°™ Sport Level Protection® tampon designed to fit your body and its every move for a protective leak barrier.


  • FlexFit™ interlocking fibers work quickly to trap leaks.

Contoured Applicator

  • Contoured Applicator for comfortable, precise placement.

Only Playtex® has a 360°™ design and FlexFit™ technology that moves the way you move. These are great tampons for swimming, biking, running or whatever your activity of choice is.

Playtex® Sport: Pads


  • Pulls fluid quickly into the pad and wicks moisture away, keeping you dry and fresh.


  • Designed to twist and turn with your body, providing sport level protection™.

Odor Shield™

  • Technology designed to neutralize odors before they start.

Your period shouldn't interfere with your active lifestyle. Playtex® Sport® Ultra-Thin Pads with Wings protect you while comfortably fitting and staying in place.

You've got game! Don't let your period get in the way. Playtex® Sport® Ultra-Thin Pads with Wings are designed with an anti-leak absorbent core that pulls fluid quickly into the pad and locks it inside. The ultra-thin pads with wings keep your pad in place and the ultra-soft, cottony cover provides comfort while you work your hardest in whichever activity you choose. Playtex® pads have a sport level protection™ design to comfortably fit your active life. Play on!


Exceptional Construction

  • CAREFREE® ACTI-FRESH® liners are super-absorbent to lock fluid away. Our process results in a thin, absorbent liner that feels as soft as your panties. The fibers in each CAREFREE® ACTI-FRESH® liner’s cover are bonded together to give you a soft, cotton-like* feel that moves with you.

*Product does not contain cotton.

Super Thin and Absorbent

  • CAREFREE® ACTI-FRESH® liners do a great job of keeping you fresh, confident and comfortable.

8-hour Odor Control System

  • Peace of mind is built into every CAREFREE® ACTI-FRESH® liner. Our unique odor control system gives you that extra boost of confidence when you need it.

STAYFREE® ​Maxi Super: ​Pads

STAYFREE® Maxi Super benefits include:

  • Anti-leak core locks in fluid and helps keep you drier.
  • Reinforced FOUR WALL PROTECTION® is designed for leak protection side-to-side and front-to-back.
  • Cottony dry cover** is soft and quilted to absorb faster and help keep fluid away from your body.

**Product does not contain cotton.

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