Period-Proof Underwear: How It Works
Let’s be honest here – we understand that when you hear the words ‘period underwear’, the first thing that crosses your mind is probably huh? Period underwear isn’t exactly everywhere, so it makes sense that most people don’t understand what it is or how it works. But fear not, we’re here to help! We’re going to give you the 411 on our period underwear and all the wonderful, magical things it can do.
How does period underwear work?
First of all, our absorbing panties aren’t going to feel like you’re slipping on a Huggies diaper. The gusset of our ‘Oh-No’ Proof Underwear is essentially like having a really thin panty liner built into your panties, but much more comfortable.
You might be wondering, why do I need this? Well, I don’t know about you, but I constantly worry about my tampon leaking through onto my underwear, or worse, my jeans. One time I was running late for work, so I didn’t change my tampon before leaving the house like I normally would. Of course, I got stuck in traffic and spent the entire drive worrying about whether or not my tampon had leaked. If I had been wearing my Knixteens, this would have been a very different story.
Then, there are those few days leading up to your period when you’re thinking is it going to come this afternoon? Tonight, while I’m sleeping? Tomorrow, while I’m in class? Getting my period when I’m out or at a time I don’t expect it is a huge fear of mine. I used to put a tampon in when I knew I was close to getting my period, just in case. Let me tell you, wearing a tampon when you don’t have your period is not comfortable.
Our absorbent undies have completely eliminated this problem for me – Knixteens can hold 2-3 teaspoons of moisture, so this covers me until I have time to put my tampon in. This means I can go about my day without worrying about when Aunt Flo is going to arrive!
Do period panties smell?
Next up: smell. You know what I’m talking about. We all know that distinct smell your period can give off – some say it smells like fish, others say pennies, but either way, it’s not good. Luckily for you, our underwear has odor-crushing technology that eliminates those unwanted scents and keeps you smelling fresh as a daisy.
When I’m not on my period, I love wearing our athletic underwear when I go to the gym. Between my legs can get sweaty when I work out, which can undoubtedly cause a scent I’d rather live without. Since the ‘Oh-No’ Proof Underwear has Lycra Sport technology, it’s super absorbent and wicks sweat away instantly, so I’m left feeling more confident while I do my squats.
Now you might be wondering, don’t you have horrible panty lines if you wear Knixteens underneath your leggings? I’m so glad you thought of that question, because the answer is no! Knixteens are seamless, which means you won’t see underwear lines when you wear your favorite outfits.
Can I wear absorbent panties instead of tampons?
We have to stress that no, our anti-leak underwear does not replace your usual tampon, pad, menstrual cup or whatever period products you may use. Think of our menstrual panties as a friend or companion – a little helping hand for your trusted period products. The only time we recommend wearing our underwear on its own is on the light days, like right before your period or when it’s on its way out.
How to wash your period panties
To wash our underwear, you just have to toss it in the washing machine with the rest of your clothes and hang to dry. If you’re concerned about blood transferring from the panties and onto your other clothes, give it a quick rinse in the sink before you toss it in the washing machine. I personally have never rinsed my Knixteens before putting them in the wash and haven’t had an issue, but always better to be safe.
Hopefully you’ve gone from thinking huh? to wow! when you hear the words ‘period underwear’. Got any more questions? Send us a message on any of our social media platforms and we’ll be happy to give you all the info.