What’s the difference between a panty liner and a pad? Which one is better?

Both panty liners and pads are used to absorb menstrual flow to keep your clothes from becoming wet with blood. Panty liners are smaller and thinner and are typically used at the beginning and end of a woman’s menstrual cycle when her flow is lighter. Pads come in different shapes and thicknesses and are usually worn during heavier period days. Using panty liners vs pads is a personal choice.