Incontinence pads for women and incontinence pads for men, also known as guards, are another option to use individually. Unlike other products, incontinence pads are meant to be used with your own underwear. Feminine pads are usually best for women while guards for men are better suited specifically for men. They are created specifically for the anatomy of each sex so it’s best to purchase the type that fits you. Male urinary incontinence pads and female incontinence pads vary in their thickness. The thicker they are, the more difficult they are to remove and the bulkier they are. Some feminine incontinence pads and guards for men also have adhesive tabs to help them stay in place. The majority of incontinence pads and guards available are disposable. Pads and guards have a polymer layer in them for maximum absorption. These beads absorb moisture and wick it away to keep the wearer dry. These products can accommodate more moisture compared to something like a pantyliner which is only meant for light use. Incontinence feminine pads with wings and incontinence guards for men have a waterproof back on them to prevent moisture from leaking onto the underwear. Sanitary napkins and pads with wings meant for menstrual use cannot prevent leakage in the same way for incontinence. It is better to use a female incontinence pad for both issues if that is a concern.