Most girls have faced the fear of leaking during their period. It’s an understandable concern. After all, it’s never fun to stain your knickers or clothes, but with a little practice and the right protection, you can work out how to stop period leaks and to avoid period stains. Learning how to prevent period leaks takes some planning and some knowledge of your period. Understand your flow & pick the right level of absorbency
Your flow will typically be heaviest on the first two days of your period. This means you’ll need higher absorbency products and to change more often in order to prevent period leaks. This will vary slightly based on whether you are wearing a sanitary towel or a tampon.
On regular days changing your pad every 4 to 6 hours is a good rule of thumb for preventing period leaks. ALWAYS Ultra pads with their super absorbent gel core are good for up to 8 hours of leakage protection. However, you may need to change your pad more often on days your menstrual flow is heavier. Put your pad on straight
It sounds simple, but make sure that you’ve put your pad on straight! A crooked pad that doesn’t cover your panties will do you no good. Make sure the middle of your pad is centered in the crotch of your knickers when you press it on. This will ensure that it’s in the right spot to catch your period blood where it’s coming out.Experiment with different size pads
Sometimes, however, it’s not you, it’s your pad! If you have the wrong size pad, it doesn’t matter how often you scamper off to the loo to change your pad. Here’s the thing. Not all girls are shaped the same, so why should all pads be the same? Choosing the right pad for you may prevent period leaks.
For example - ALWAYS Ultra pads come in four different sizes to fit the unique body shapes of girls. Each size has its own unique shape. Find the ALWAYS Ultra pads for your body and flow - because the better it fits the better it protects.
The sizes are clearly marked on the outside of the package so you can easily find what you’re looking for at the shop. Picking the right size for your needs will help prevent unsightly pad bunching and annoying leaks. Wear an overnight pad at night
We all toss and turn and twist in our sleep - which is why it can be helpful to use an overnight pad at night to help stop period leaks. They provide extra coverage in the back – so no matter how much you move about in your sleep, you’ll be covered. You may also want to consider using a pad with wings to protect the sides of your undies. How to prevent period leaks when wearing a tampon
In order to prevent period leaks if you’re wearing a tampon, it’s important to body changes for your flow. Tampons should be changed every 4 to 8 hours. If you soak through a tampon in less than 4 hours, move up an absorbency level.
If you are using a tampon for period protection, you may choose to wear an ALWAYS Dailies panty liner for extra assurance against the occasional leak when it’s time to change your tampon. They are just 3mm thin and remarkably flexible. You may even forget you have one on. Don’t get caught off guard
In order to prevent period leaks at school, be sure to stash some ALWAYS Ultra pads or in your bag and locker. This way you will never be caught off guard by your period. Be sure to make enough time to run to the bathroom between classes to check on and change your pad. If you don’t want anyone to know what you’re up to, discreetly slip a pad or tampon into your pants pocket, and no-one will be the wiser.