I bought three pairs of these to rotate, in the heaviest absorbency. They are pretty much faultless. Despite what it says about absorbency, I can wear one for a whole day, sometimes longer, and it absorbs everything. Totally everything. Then at the end of the day, I put them under the shower for a cold rinse until they're totally clean, and air dry them. They take a fair while to air dry which is why 3 pairs is the perfect amount to rotate. It's so nice not to worry about buying and carrying round pads or tampons, and not having to change them during the day. These have actually made my period a lot easier to cope with. They do begin to smell towards the end of the day/if they have absorbed a lot, but only when you pull them down you notice it, never when you are wearing them normally.