I have both, and the padded panties work well for quick trips to the store or otherwise shorter duration use. I prefer the Dresstech silicone pads for longer wear, as I use them with their crotchless panties and a nice gaff. This allows me to fully use the Ladies Room without having to drop the panties. I do need to ensure the crotchless panties are situated properly to allow for, lets say, proper delivery whilst sitting down.
Also, the silicone pads feel better on me. I haven’t had a problem with sweating, even in the summer.
I have the shorter version of the pads as I use them with shorts or a shorter skirt in the summer.
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