What are StayFree® pads made of?


Dependable, comfortable and super-absorbent Stayfree® pads contain superabsorbent polymers (SAP) that lock in fluids to keep you dry more than other absorbent materials. Developed in 1978 by Japanese scientists, SAPs were originally used in baby diapers. Rapid improvement in the ability of SAP to absorb more than its weight in liquid transformed unreliable, poorly made hygiene products into significantly improved pads for women with periods or experiencing bladder leakage. 

In addition to bleached rayon and plastics contributing to the ability of superabsorbent polymers to hold large amounts of fluid, Stayfree® feminine pads also offer odor control and reduce irritation. Highly absorbent core materials are placed between liquid pervious top sheets and liquid impervious plastic back sheets equipped with adhesive tape for attaching pads to panties or other undergarments. Superabsorbent polymer is also used in food packaging to absorb excess fluid as well as used in wound dressings.

Advantages to Using Stayfree® Feminine Pads

Specifically designed to comfortably fit the contours of a woman's body, Stayfree® pads also offer the following benefits:

  • Reliable fluid absorption that eliminates or greatly reduces the risk of accidents
  • Easy to change and dispose of
  • Individually wrapped and ready to use
  • A variety of sizes and styles for medium, heavy or overnight wear


Stayfree® Pads for Light Bladder Leakage

Light bladder leakage (LBL) affects many women in their 30s and 40s, especially those who have had children, partial or full hysterectomies, or weakening pelvic floor muscles due to aging. For light bladder leakage, Stayfree® All-in-One Ultra Thin pads represent an excellent, dependable and less intrusive way to absorb unexpected leaks attributed to stress incontinence (happens when you laugh, cough, sneeze or jog) or urge incontinence (usually attributed to weakened pelvic muscles). If you suffer from LBL, wearing Stayfree® All-in-One Ultra Thinpads can keep you feeling dry and confident during the day and at night. In addition to using Stayfree® as a way to manage light bladder leakage, your doctor may be able to provide medications or advice for reducing leakage events.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.


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