Your Guide to Using Pads

Sanitary towels, sanitary pads, or as we like to call them, ‘pads’, are easy to use and are worn in panties. There are two product formats when it comes to pads, namely Ultra-thin and Maxi pads. Kotex® Ultra Thin pads offer a body-conforming fit for up to zero leaks and total comfort and confidence to manage your period effectively. Whereas Kotex® Maxi pads offer 3 in 1 benefits of protection against leakage, maximum comfort and a perfect fit with your body protection against leakage.



If you want to know how to use pads, first familiarise yourself with them. You’ll notice that pads have sticky strips on the bottom that hold them firmly in place inside your panties. The pad sits inside your panties with the sticky side away from the body (not up against the skin – ouch!). If you’re using a Super or All Nighter absorbency pad, you’ll notice that the back of the pad is usually longer than the front. This is for added protection for heavy flow days or for overnight.


Each Kotex® Ultra Thin pad is packed in its own easy-peel wrapper that lets you remove the peel strip and wrapper in one quick action. This means you can have your pad placed securely on your underwear and be on your way in no time!


Once you’ve unwrapped the pad, put it on the inside of your panties with the sticky side pressed against the material.  This will make sure that the pad doesn’t move around in your panties.


Some pads have extra bits on the sides called ‘wings’ for added securing to underwear. The wings fold over the edges of the middle of your panties so that the pad stays securely in place and gives you extra protection against leaks.

When to use pads

Pads can be used anytime while you have your period – choose the absorbency that best suits your flow.  Tampons may be harder to insert towards the very end of a period when the flow is much lighter, so Normal absorbency pads can be especially useful here to manage the lighter flow.


Whether you prefer Maxi or Ultra Thin, remember to stock up on your Kotex® pads after every cycle.

The advice provided in this material is general in nature and is not intended as medical advice. If you need medical advice, please consult your health care professional.


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