Thinx Period Panties
This company not only has an ambitious goal of ending period shaming once and for all, they also sell period-proof underwear. Yep, you heard right. These underwear claim to replace your not so trustworthy tampon or your diaper-like pad. Oh, and they have really cute designs too.
Why We Like It:
When I first heard about Thinx panties a few months ago, I was instantly intrigued, though not 100% sold on using them myself. I admit that it seemed a bit icky to just bleed freely, but I definitely liked the idea of cutting down on my tampon waste.
Though I‘ve ruined many beautiful pairs of underwear trying everything from menstrual cups, pads, and liners, like many women, my preferred feminine hygiene product is the tampon. Sometimes, though, like on really heavy days or really light days, a tampon just doesn't cut it for me.
The panties are bit pricey, but when I calculated how much I spent on tampons in a year, suddenly it didn't seem so bad. And the styles are actually really cute (some are even...sexy!!) I decided to buy a pair and test them out. Here is what I liked about them:
- They are really sexy, fit great, and look and feel just like regular underwear (my boyfriend even complimented them without having any prior knowledge of my purchase...score!)
- They are great for light days when you no longer need a tampon but you don't want to ruin yet another pair of panties with pesky spotting.
- They are great to wear during heavy days, in addition to a tampon, in case you have some leakage.
Though I wouldn't completely replace tampons with period-panties (I didn't like that wet feeling down there...probably the same reason I don't like pads) I would definitely recommend them for a boost of confidence on your lighter/heavier days.