SIX pairs of period underwear arrived in a pouch. I like how Tres Belle designed the feel of the fabric and colour. There is light elastic on the legs and waist so nothing digs into either my legs or lovehandles. Heres way too much info but I hope it helps. I forgot my diva cup. Between getting two kids a dog and a grandma out the door, my needs were forgotten (can you relate???) so I have tried these out on a heavy flow day on accident. Good news, no leaks. Yes, when I finally was able to go take care of business it was not pretty to remove said underpants, etc etc, but my jeans were not stained while out on the town. Would I do this again, def not on purpose but it does give peace of mind to know these are quite good at keeping bodily fluids contained, even massive amounts. Can you wear them instead of a pad? Well yes on super light days or when youre almost done with your period. Washing! I find the best way for me is to soak them in the sink with OxyFree to remove stains. Then I toss all six pairs in the wash for an extra clean. Yes, Im probably weird, but this is how I keep them clean and sanitary. The crinkle in the fabric is sometimes or not. Depends on how they washed and dried. I dont hear it and Im not aware of it once they are on. They are fine under all my clothes. Theyre kind of big, so if youre wearing tight pants you may see some of the seems. For me, they dont show in my clothes. Pants. Dresses. Whatever is all good. They dont go up my bum either. No picking or pulling out. Thank goodness. These are not for everyone. My sister finds leak protection panties "disgusting." For me personally, I prefer not to bleed through my dress and leave a stain on a chair at work - now that is "disgusting!" I'll happily wear grandma style panties for a few days a month to avoid a disaster and have peace of mind. To each their own:-) Overall I give these a five because Ive had them over a year and they do what theyre made for. Ive had zero leaks and zero stains on clothes. Great Job Tres Belle!