Will One Direction ever get back together? What really happened between James, Tati and Jeffree? Were Ross and Rachel on a break? How does Kt's Leakproof Period Underwear actually work? — these are some of the universe’s biggest questions.
And while most of these will forever remain a mystery, one of these questions is super simple to answer. With some innovation and a little technology, Period Undies aren’t as big of a mystery as you might think. Let’s break down how they work, and why you’ll be ditching disposable menstrual products by your next cycle.
Then: The Same Old Solutions
Since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the same old period products have cluttered our bathrooms, bags and lockers. With tampons entering the menstruation market in the 1940’s, and adhesive pads sticking to the scene since the late 1960’s, innovation in the period department has pretty much stopped. Besides silicone menstrual cups gaining popularity in the 2000’s, there are so few options considering half the world menstruates.
Now: Innovative New Options
In 2017, Kt by Knix was born from one single, messy truth: that people leak... especially when you’re new to your period (but let’s face it, leaks can happen no matter your level of experience)! Since then, Kt by Knix has designed an entire range of sustainable absorbent undies— protecting on the lightest days to the heaviest nights.
Introducing Super Leakproof Period Underwear
Kt’s new Super Leakproof Period Underwear are the most absorbent period underwear for teens ever. Seriously. Ever. EVER!! One more time... EVER.
Capable of absorbing up to 40 ml of any kind of liquid (period blood, sweat, bladder leaks, you name it), you’ll be able to ditch disposable products like pads, tampons, and incontinence diapers for good. Before you grab your measuring cup from the kitchen, 40 mL is the equivalent hold of 8 regular tampons (or a small bottle of perfume). We aren’t kidding when we say that you’ll never have to do a period drugstore haul again.
How Does Period Underwear Work?
The secret to the absorbency is all in the layers. We know you’re wondering, how the heck does one pair of Super Leakproof Period Underwear absorb up to 40 mL of liquid???
What Makes Them Super— The Secret is in the Layers
They must be bulky, you’re thinking. And while that might be the case for other period underwear brands, all of Kt by Knix’s Leakproof Period Undies (including Super Leakproof) feel like regular underwear and are incredibly lightweight and breathable.
The layers of technical materials work hard so you don’t have to.
The anti-odor top layer wicks away moisture from your skin using natural seaweed fibre that leaves you feeling dry; the middle-layer absorbs the liquid and locks it in; and the leak resistant outer layer keeps any liquid from spotting your clothes.
Why Should I Switch to Period Underwear?
Most of us have spent years with the same period routine. Between the stocking up on tampons (read on to learn how to use a tampon) and making sure you always have extra pads lying around for emergencies, it’s time to reduce, reuse and rethink your cycle.
Ditch Disposables and Help the Planet! 🌎
Over the past few years we’ve all worked hard to eliminate single-use plastics. Between plastic straws, shopping bags and water bottles, we’ve made changes to adopt reusable alternatives. And we can do the same when it comes to our periods too!
Disposable menstrual products have been filling up landfills since Kotex created the first menstrual pad in 1921. This is pretty jarring, considering most pads contain polyethylene plastic on the sticky part of the pad. And most tampons contain a whole bunch of harmful chemicals like chlorine, rayon and dioxin. When these chemicals sit in landfills, they eventually get soaked up by the Earth and cause water and air pollution.
Further reading: What is moisture wicking underwear?
Switching to reusable pads or period underwear during your cycle is an easy way to cut out single-use menstrual plastics like tampon applicators, pads, wrappers and other packaging. On top of that, all of Kt’s Underwear are completely toxic chemical free. We’re committed to being super transparent when it comes to our products, so check out any product page to see what materials Kt by Knix uses.
Click the button below to ditch disposables with our new Super Leakproof Period Underwear and check out our entire line of Period Underwear here.Shop Now