Moist Panties. *shudder* Isn’t that awful? The words? The thought of it? All of it?
It’s awful. And that’s my life since my period returned after I stopped nursing Harvey. I had 1 period in 4 years thanks to (miraculously!) gestating and nursing two babies back to back, and when it returned after those four years, it’s like it’s making up for lost time or something. I always had an easy period pre-kids… 4-5 days long, a couple days of medium flow and a couple days of spotting. No biggie. Now it’s like DAY 1 comes on and suddenly HOLY HELL I’m changing the super tampon every two hours for the next 3 days and if I’m 10 minutes late I’m screwed. Basically, I’m constantly leaking through super flow tampons and ruining underwear, which is what led me to this.
Period Underwear. Sounds a little weird, I get it, but bear with me.
They look like normal underwear (just a little thicker with a waterproof layer of course), and they work FANTASTICALLY well. I’ve only tried the “hiphugger” style (which hold up to 2 tampons worth of blood), but I freakin’ love them! I tend to wear them every other day – the first day my period is coming on, the middle flow heaviest day (with a tampon in as well – it’s just to save me from ruining regular underwear), and the final day of my period. It is SO cool. There are multiple layers built in (kind of like a diaper – ha!) so you don’t feel any wetness against your body at all, and at the end of the day you just hand rinse, wash cold, and hang them to dry. Easy. I’m definitely going to invest in the “cheeky” style for those first and last days as well, with my end goal being to own 5 pairs that I can wear each day and through that night without having to wash every night.
So what do you think? Creepy? Amazing? Somewhere in between? It’s a new period tool that you maybe didn’t even know existed! Click through my referral link if you want to buy a pair and we each get $10 of THINX cred as well – who hoo! Make sure you size up if you’re between sizes – I got larges and they fit fine, and I’m normally a medium or large depending on the underwear.
Also, every pair you buy helps a woman in Uganda who doesn’t have access to the ubiquitous tampons that American women tend to use, and that’s pretty damn cool.