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    I Tried The Reviewer-Beloved Period Underwear Selling For $15 On Amazon

    Fair warning, once you try your first pair, you'll want to come back for a dozen more.

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    As someone who has held too many tiny funerals for period-stained undies, I am *extremely* relieved to have found Bambody's period underwear, which is currently retailing on Amazon for $14.90 per pair.

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    They're available in women's sizes XXS–6XL individually or sold in two- and three-packs in various colors 🌈so you can ride into your flow with ~style~.  

    I'm no stranger to period undies — my flow has the personality of a vengeful chaos witch, so owning them has been key — but I've always been put off by how expensive they are, at usually $25-$35 a pair from competitors. Bambody's are at a price where I feel wayyy better buying in multiples, since it isn't such an investment.

    BuzzFeed editor in black underwear
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    Before these I only owned two pairs of period underwear and I felt like I had to be *precious* about using them, since I knew I'd be waiting for them to come out of the laundry once I was done and wouldn't get to use them until my next period. In other words, NOT GREAT, BOB. 

    Bambody's period underwear is a great alternative not just for the price, but the performance. The absorbency of these is no joke — the leakproof layer runs from all the way in the front to all the way in the back, so you can move around all day or sleep with these in any position at night and not worry about any ~surprises~ on your clothes.

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    These are designed to hold up to two tampons' worth of blood, but honestly, in moments I've been stuck — we love surprise globs raining down when we're out in public!! — I feel like it's held more than that without fail. 

    These are also a super environmentally friendly alternative to regular pads and tampons, not to mention *super* easy to clean and reuse. You just wring the blood out in the sink before popping them into laundry cycle with the rest of your clothes.

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    I've owned two Bambody pairs for six months now and they're still holding up to all that with ease — once you wring them out and wash and dry them with the rest of your clothes, they're as good as new! 

    But what really steps them up above other competitors — even the few that are within their price range — is the comfort. I'm extremely picky about wanting ~full butt coverage~ in a pair of period underwear, and while a lot of retailers cater more toward users who like "cheeky" styles, I find them v uncomfy. Bambody's underwear is also made with a super breathable bamboo fabric that make them way more cooling than other brands I've tried.

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    The seams on these are very sleek and non-pinchy, another important comfort factor. I feel as confident wearing these under leggings as I would any other pair of underwear in my closet, since they're not bulky and, more importantly to my very particular butt, don't ride up.

    I also just appreciate the versatility of Bambody. I'll often wear them when I'm running and don't want to have to depend on a pad or tampon alone, wear them to bed as extra protection from staining the sheets, and on the days where my flow is lighter, just wear them as replacements for other period products altogether.

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    What's great about these especially is unlike your regular underwear, if these get stained with period blood, they were literally *designed* for that. No more googling "how to get blood out of fabric" at 2 in the morning as you try to scrub it out of your regular cotton pairs! 

    In fact, these are so versatile that people use them for all kinds of other ~absorbing needs~, like as postpartum underwear or for mild incontinence.

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    These aren't quite as absorbent as underwear designed for these specific purposes, but reviewers who prefer a true "underwear" feel mention these are a great alternative. 

    And I'm not the only Bambody stan — these have gotten over 6,700 5-star reviews on Amazon for people who are also singing their praises.

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    "I deal with PCOS and endometriosis which make my periods HEAVY for the first three to four days. I ordered two pairs of these underwear and two pairs of the kind with the white waistband (from the same manufacturer). They absorbed better than a pad, were comfortable, and the top layer stayed dry. Amazing. I had been thinking about buying the really expensive version of these underwear (Th*nx) but the price was ridiculous. This underwear does exactly what I need it to do for half the price. They are easy to hand wash and hang dry. I plan on ordering more. The stitching and waistband are solid and they don't bunch, don't ride up, and don't roll. They provide front and back coverage. They're literally perfect. If you're on the fence about these, I urge you to give them a try. They'll save you money (no pads or tampons needed, and you won't stain your regular underwear and have to replace them)." —drsmaw

    "These are exactly what I hoped for in period panties. I'd put off purchasing for a long time because I was afraid period panties would smell or leak or I'd feel the blood. None of my fears were founded. I bought them for post-partum after my baby was born. I started using a few days after my baby was born and I had graduated from adult diapers. I could wear these for close to 12 hours without feeling any type of wetness, smell, etc. They never once leaked. I'd change them in the morning and evening, and they worked great. This was my third baby and I'm also suffering from low pelvic floor and mild incontinence, so these are super helpful for that as well. My one complaint is they take forever to air dry, but that makes sense as these panties hold so much fluid without showing/feeling. I don't feel bulky when I wear these — just underwear under there. I can't wait to use with my cup as I'll be able to completely ditch disposable sanitary products for my period. I might just buy another pack and never wear 'normal' underwear again." —Emaebe

    "I purchased this product for all-day use, not just overnight wear. I also purchased a pair of Thinx, and this performed as well if not better, and for a fraction of the price! Sizing: matched my standard underwear size. Comfort: breathable fabric that didn't make me sweat like pads do. Felt exactly like wearing a regular pair of underwear. Protection: Medium flow lady here. I typically changed pad/tampon every two to three hours on my heaviest day. I was able to wear one pair of these the entire day, changing to a new pair before bed. I will note that when I used the restroom, I did use some toilet paper to remove any fluid that I could to prolong the wearable time. If you've got a heavy flow, I would suggest changing partway through the day or starting out with a tampon/pad to give yourself some extra time to get home to change it. I never had any issues with leaking. This product stayed exactly where I needed it to, no shifting out of place and causing a mess. This was actually an issue I've had with my pair of Thinx, which is why I would rate this product over theirs." —Valerie Miller

    Plus if this cut isn't so much your style, Bambody has a whole bunch of other designs on their Amazon storefront, including boy short, hipster, and bikini cuts.

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    Get the boy short for $14.90, the bikini for $13.90, and check out the rest of Bambody's absorbent styles for more options.

    Anyway, at $14.90 a pop, Bambody's options aren't *that* much more money than a quality pair of underwear — plus they come with the added insurance of knowing you'll never have to toss them if they get too stained.

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    Moment of silence for our fallen undergarments. 

    Period-havers of the universe, y'all can snag a pair of Bambody's period underwear on Amazon for $14.90 (available in women's sizes XXS–6XL) or check out the rest of the Bambody shop for more options. As always when it comes to the flow, godspeed and good luck.

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    In the meantime if anyone needs me, I will be busy being EXTREMELY smug about outsmarting my period once and for all!! 

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