honestly i use menstrual cups instead of pads/tampons and i forget im ragging all together. they take a little bit to get used to but they last for years and are the healthiest and cleanest alternative to any menstrual tactic, just dont forget to boil them before each use. some parents are weird about them but once they hear the benefits there's no reason to be biased, also you can exercise all you want to without any downfalls, if you think you might leak just wear a small panty liner. it sounds like a big step but once you're used to them you will never want to go back, and they save you hundreds outta wallet