I Tried These Period Panties So You Don't Have To
No pad, no tampon. Just panties. AND I BOUGHT THEM. You're welcome.
In the great debate of pads versus tampons, I fall firmly in the tampon camp.
Here's a skinny model twirling in the brand's different design options. As you can see, they are supposed to look hot, despite being primarily intended for blood capture.
The panties come in three styles: thong, cheeky, and hiphugger. The more coverage, presumably, the more period blood the underwear can absorb. You know what they say: Go big or go home. I bought the hiphugger.
The Underwear Arrives
How They Work
Day 1: Light Day
Day 2: Heavy Flow
For Day 2, I was nervous. Could this underwear really be my period Moses? Or, just a couple of hours from now, would I be telling everyone that I spilled paint on myself in art class? Only time would tell. I suited up and headed out.
As tends to be the case on a heavy day, some of the blood was, ah, dark and slightly solid. That's normal! Unfortunately, this part did not absorb into the fabric, instead resting on the panties' top layer. Cool cool cool. I guess this also happens when you wear pads, but like I said before, I'm a tampon girl.
Nevertheless, I wore the underwear ALL DAY and did not have a leak. I did not feel wet. In periods past, I would have gone through the work day using at least two tampons, maybe three. Straight up? I was impressed.
Why You Should Embrace the Period Underwear
EMBRACE IT! Thinx is like the Toms of the underwear game. When you purchase Thinx, part of the proceeds goes to make reusable pads for young women in Africa. That's a bigger deal than you might thinx (haha).