Period Underwear FAQs
Can I wear period underwear by itself / without additional protection?
Depending on your flow, period underwear can be a total replacement for disposable menstrual hygiene products (panty liners, pads, tampons) OR can work in conjunction with them. It’s all about knowing your flow, and which absorbency level suits you best.
How many pairs of period underwear do I need?
This depends on whether you use them by themselves or in conjunction with other menstrual hygiene products, and how often you change them. If you go through a few pairs a day, you may want to get enough to last you a few days. If you are able to wash them about every second day, you can cut down on the number of pairs you'll need.
Can they be used for light bladder leaks?
Yes! If you experience light bladder leaks (e.g. when sneezing or jumping), period underwear can be worn to catch these leaks. They are breathable, odour resistant, super absorbent, leak-proof, stain resistant, and wick moisture away from your skin so you feel dry and fresh all day.
Can they be used for postpartum bleeding?
Yes, but the amount of blood loss post-birth can vary greatly from person to person. We suggest you purchase the Heavy absorbency underwear and use them as backup in that first week post-birth. Then you may be able to use them on their own ongoing. They won't go to waste of course, as you can keep them and use for your periods once they return.
Will they feel different from my regular underwear?
The gussets are just a little thicker than regular underwear, so they will feel only slightly different.
How do I wash my period underwear?
Period underwear can be hand washed or machine washed. Soaking or rinsing soiled undies in cold water before hand/machine washing helps to remove as much blood as possible and prevent stains. However, if it is not convenient for you to soak, you can also rinse them with cold water, then toss into the washing machine, run a gentle cycle with cold water, and hang to dry.
How long can period underwear last?
The lifespan of a pair of period undies vary greatly according to how they are cared for and how often they are used. Generally, they will last for 6 months to 2 years, and this is dependent on the wash and care. Underwear is considered a delicate product, so the elastic and thread may get damaged with wear and tear. However, this will not impact the effectiveness of the absorbency built into the gusset.