A good dog, a jaunty hat, a silk scarf that seems new because I found it at the bottom of the scarf bin. Shoes to stride in (take THAT, osteoarthritis!). No Maxi-pad. Let that sink in. If you are a woman who has had a vaginal birth, entered perimenopause or reached a certain age, we need to talk about the Maxi-pad. You don’t need to put up with this any longer. Take it from one who tossed her Maxis.