I wanted a backup for my cup and something else to wear on lighter days when I didn't feel like a cup. I wanted something discreet enough to wear with leggings and that wouldn't chafe my privates like some underwear and most pads do. I ordered my favorite color, black, and they came on time, made me look pretty dang good, and they were comfy enough to wear without realizing a difference from any other undies. They're slightly thicker of course, so you may sweat more, but luckily they're absorbent so it literally doesn't matter if you do. They seem to absorb a light-medium flow ok for a few hours, but I mostly just use them as backup so I can't vouch for how long. ORDER A SIZE UP. I wear a size small in basically everything, including underwear, but I decided to trust the reviews and order a medium. Perfect fit, good idea. When I take them off for the day, I rinse and rub in cold water until it runs clear, then I just toss them next to the hamper and line dry. They take quite a while to dry, but I have like 5 pairs now so it's fine. And they're cheap enough that you can actually buy that many without breaking the bank. The quality also seems pretty good. I've heard that they hold up better than many of the other main brands. Definitely recommend.