My daughter and I had a problem. We had to find something other than disposable pads, as they were not only uncomfortable but ineffective at times, but she found tampons too painful to use.
I did comparison research on period panties, and although this brand did not receive the highest rankings of all, we felt they would be the best choice for us. While other brands didn't have the added step of the inserts, they also were not machine dryable, and reviews said they could take forever to air dry. Beside that, this brand did have the highest rankings on absorbability.
After using these for the second month in a row, we have nothing but praise for this underwear! The inserts are extremely effective and provide ample coverage, without looking or feeling bulky. We've had no accidents (even overnight), and they wash and dry so easily. My daughter is especially relieved to have found something that works that is neither uncomfortable or painful.