Patented is an absorbent device insertable into the interlabial space of a female wearer. The absorbent device has a length, a width, a thickness and a longitudinal centerline. The absorbent device has a backsheet and a tab joined to the backsheet The tab has a first zone and a second zone. The first zone is located separately from the backsheet and the tab. The second zone is located proximal to the location of the backsheet and the tab. The first zone has a first stiffness and the second zone has a second stiffness. The first stiffness is greater than the second.