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. Some feminine incontinence pads and guards for men have adhesive tabs to help them stay in place. Pads and guards have a polymer layer in them for maximum absorption. 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.