Panty liners, pantiliners, cloth pads, cloth panty liners, cotton panty liners, organic panty liners, panty liners with wings, reusable panty liners, washable panty liners, liner pad, cloth sanitary pads, organic sanitary pads, period pads, menstrual padsA panty liner (also pantiliner, panty liner or panty shield) is an absorbent piece of material used for feminine hygiene. It is worn in the gusset of a woman's panties. Some uses include: absorbency for daily vaginal discharge, light menstrual flow, tampon and menstrual cup backup, spotting, post-intercourse discharge, and urinary incontinence.
Panty liners are similar to sanitary napkins/pads - but are much thinner and narrower than pads. As a result, they absorb much less liquid than pads - making them ideal for light discharge and everyday cleanliness. They are generally unsuitable for the menstruation medium to heavy flow, which requires them to be changed more often.
Disposable panty liners are made with a sticky adhesive on the back of the pad to hold them in place in the panties, and some styles have 'wings' which wrap around the panties, providing additional stability.
Reusable cloth panty liners come in a variety of sizes, materials, patterns, colors, and absorbencies, and are usually secured to the underwear by wrap-around wings that snap together at the ends. These are made of cotton (often organic) and can be washed and reused for years.