It's like a very thick and strong panty liner, I use it biggining and end of period. I herd that non organic liners and napkins could contain bleach for cotton and some harsh chemical as well, I decided to use organic sanitary goods for my body, some people notice their period is lighter and smell less.
I like the fact that I don’t get a rash from wearing these pads. This is due to the cotton lining, no chemicals, & no perfume in these pads. I don’t notice a scent or smell. I think they would be improved by adding wings. They feel comfortable and they work well for me, but sometimes the absorption is not enough. I will also try a pad with higher absorption.