In the beginning, pads seems to be the easiest and most comfortable way of dealing with the early stages of your period. Cottons Organic Ultra-Thin Regular Pads are designed with young women in mind. To use the pad, firstly unwrap it from the packaging and then make sure you stick the adhesive side (sticky side) down on your underwear. This helps the pad to stay in its place. You will notice there are little wings on the side of the pad. Make sure you fold them over the sides of your underwear. This gives you extra protection from leaks and also keeps the pad more secure.