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Maxi Pads

 –  Although every woman is different in her own way, feminine care is an important part of any woman's life. From the start of puberty until menopause, women must find ways to deal with their monthly menstrual periods, so that they can feel and look their bests. Today, there are many ways of managing menstrual flow to help women be confident and to simplify feminine hygiene during "that time of the month." The maxi pads department at drugstore.com can help you to find the perfect feminine care solution to meet your needs when your monthly period arrives.
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Unlike tampons, maxi pads are an external form of menstrual protection. These products are simple pads made of cotton and other absorbent materials. One side of the maxi pad features the padding that is used to capture menstrual flow, while the other side is outfitted with a self-adhesive strip. When the backing is peeled off of the maxi pad, it can be attached securely to the panties and will remain in place until removed. Many women prefer maxi pads because they do not have to be changed on a set schedule like tampons, and they can be used by all women, even those who have recently delivered a baby.

Maxi pads come in many different varieties to meet the needs of women. One of the biggest differences between products is their level of absorbency. Thinner pads are intended for the early and late phases of a period when menstrual flow is lighter. Super and ultra-absorbent pads are capable of meeting a woman's protection needs on the heavier days of flow, and overnight products are maximally absorbent to prevent leaks while a woman sleeps.

In addition to differences in absorbency, maxi pads have other features that set them apart from one another. Some maxi pads have wings, tabs that are folded down around the panties. The wings help to keep the maxi pad flat against undergarments to reduce the chances of leaks. Extra long pads are also available for women who are concerned about leakage. Some maxi pad products are scented and help to reduce odors. These pads can be used in place of or along with feminine cleansing products to keep a woman fresh during her period. Natural maxi pads are also available and preferred by some women. These products are made only with natural fibers and are often free of chlorine and other synthetics.

drugstore.com can help you stock up on all of the feminine care supplies that you need for a great low price. In addition to maxi pads, we have an array of pain relief products to help reduce discomfort during menstrual periods and many feminine deodorant and cleansing products to meet your feminine hygiene needs. When you shop with us, you can eliminate the hassle and embarrassment that you may feel when shopping for feminine care products in stores, as we will ship your order right to your home in very discreet packaging. Browse our maxi pads department now to get the protection you need to feel confident at any time of the month.

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