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Pads vs. Liners

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Panty liners are extremely versatile and have multiple uses. They look very much like pads, only they are thinner and shorter; they can be worn on a daily basis to keep you feeling clean and fresh and are great for avoiding those little sweat patches we often see when we have been sitting on plastic chairs in the classroom.

One of the many signs that your period may not be too far away is discharge; a clear or creamy yellow fluid noticed in and around the entrance to your vagina or in the gusset of your underwear. It can be quite upsetting the first time you notice it and whilst it’s very normal and nothing for you to be worried about, lots of girls find it leaves them with a damp feeling down below. If this does trouble you, then you may want to try wearing panty liners every day. Most girls find that one panty liner is all they need for the day, whilst others who experience heavy discharge may change two or three times during the day for that extra special clean feeling.

Lil-lets Teens Panty Liner

If like many girls you are worried about the arrival of your period and want to be prepared; again, liners are ideal as they will capture and hold the first drops of menstrual fluid released; allowing you time to get to the toilet and change to a pad, without any unnecessary leakage onto your clothes.

Finally, your period can often become very light at the end of your menstrual cycle and you may not be sure if you have finished, and this is again where panty liners are an ideal choice for total protection from leaks.

So you see panty liners are very useful and our pouches of four liners are ideal for keeping in your school or sports bag, or even coat pocket.

Lil-lets Teens Panty Liners


Once your period has arrived, a panty liner will not be suitable for your medium to heavy days and this is when you should switch to a pad.

Pads are rectangles of absorbent material that capture menstrual fluid and hold it safely within its core. They come in differing lengths and have different names too, and you can find out more about this in my blog entitled; How to Choose the Right Product for your Flow.

If you are new to pads and liners then why not take advantage of our limited edition Summer packs of Lil-Lets teens day pads, they come with a pouch of four liners for you to try absolutely free!

Lil-lets Teens Day Pads
Lil-lets Teens Night Pads
Lil-lets Teens Sanitary Towels

The Lil-Lets teens range is available in all good Supermarkets and Chemists.


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Hi vicki, I started my period over a year ago and do have quite a lot of discharge between each period I don't use liners but don't know if I should because I do know my mum does I'm only 12 btw so if u could tell me if I would need to wear liners and why that would be amazing


I have discharge every day and i am 11 and i am also sick of my underwears obsorbeing it!!! im gonna ask my mom can i get theses. WISH ME LUCK!


I started using liners yesterday cause I was feeling uncomfortable cause of discharge. It felt brilliant and I felt much more comfortable. Liners are a great product to buy and O definitely recommend 👌

Strawberry 3

To Helpppp : I feel for you. I am sure your mum does love you. At most schools there are free period products now offered. If you find it too awkward to ask the receptionist for them, you could always email the school. I know my school offers free period products. Another thing is, if your mum can invest a little more at once, for some period pants, these are reusable and you don't need to buy new stuff for each period, you can use them again and again. Hope that helps. Also, to Lolo, yes you can use pads for discharge, but don't be afraid to chat to your mum. Maybe say that you want some for your school bag into you start in school. Hope that helps xx


I don't want to tell my mom about discharge and my older sister uses pads so can I just use pads for discharge instead of liners


ummm so we are in a bad living situation right now, so my mom can't buy me any kind of period supplies whatsoever because she says that there way too expensive. So i've just been using toilet paper which only lasts likes not even 30 minutes with my heavy flow. But just the other night, I found a bottle of really expensive wine in an old cupboard and the price was like 30, and she just bought it too. I'm really confused and am now wondering if my mom even loves me and cares enough to just buy me a box of pads for like 8 bucks. pls help anybody :(


Hey Izzy! I'm no expert on this kinda thing, but I get what you mean! It can be annoying if after you sit your liner twists or even unsticks. Here are some simple ideas. Maybe change it more often, instead of wearing it all day long. Also, when you put your liner on really make sure that it is stuck on your undies, just use clean hands and really press the liner down to insure being secure. And if that doesn't work, try a different brand of liners and see if those ones are more sticky and give you more protection! Hoped this helped and good luck!!! :) xx


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