Period underwear has gained popularity as a sustainable and convenient menstrual product option. However, there are still some misconceptions and myths surrounding period underwear that may deter potential user. In this blog post, we will debunk common misconceptions about period underwear to provide accurate information, clear up confusion and show you exactly why you should give our period underwear a go if you haven't already!
Let's set the record straight and highlight the many benefits of using period underwear as a reliable and eco-friendly option for managing menstruation.
Misconception #1: "Period underwear is uncomfortable."
Many people assume that period underwear is bulky, uncomfortable, and feels like wearing a diaper. However, modern period underwear is designed with innovative technology that combines absorbent layers with moisture-wicking fabrics to keep you feeling dry and comfortable. Our period knickers have a built in super-secure gusset material that fits snugly against the body, absorbs all flow and feels like regular underwear, allowing you to move freely without any discomfort.
Misconception #2: "Period underwear is not absorbent enough."
Some people worry that period underwear may not be absorbent enough to handle heavy flows or overnight use. However, period underwear comes in different absorbency levels, just like pads or tampons. You can choose the right absorbency level that matches your flow and needs, whether it's light, moderate, or heavy. For overnight options we recommend the higher absorbency knickers to provide reliable protection during sleep.
Misconception #3: "Period underwear is not leak-proof."
One of the biggest concerns people have about period underwear is leakage. However, period underwear is designed with multiple layers of absorbent fabric that traps menstrual fluid and prevents leaks. The moisture-wicking technology helps to keep you feeling dry and comfortable, and the waterproof layer on the outside prevents leaks from escaping. When used correctly and with the right absorbency level, period underwear can provide reliable leak protection, even on heavy flow days.
Misconception #4: "Period underwear is difficult to clean."
Another common misconception about period underwear is that it is complicated and time-consuming to clean. However, most period underwear is machine washable and easy to care for. After wearing, you can rinse off the excess blood, soak in cold water, and then wash with mild soap and cold water. You can also machine wash them with colors and hang dry. It's a simple and effective way to keep your period underwear clean and fresh for your next use.
Misconception #5: "Period underwear is only for people with light flows."
Some people think that period underwear is only suitable for those with light flows and not suitable for heavy flow days. However, as mentioned earlier, period underwear comes in different absorbency levels to cater to various flow types. Whether you have a light, moderate, or heavy flow, there is a period underwear option that can provide reliable protection for you. You can choose the absorbency level that suits your flow and use it with confidence. For all flow options click here.
Misconception #6: "Period underwear is not suitable for sports or physical activities."
Many people believe that period underwear may not be suitable for sports or physical activities and may cause discomfort or leaks. However, period underwear is designed to be comfortable and reliable during physical activities. The moisture-wicking technology and snug fit keep you feeling dry and comfortable even during workouts or sports. Plus, period underwear eliminates the need for additional pads or tampons, making it a convenient option for active menstruators.
Period underwear is a sustainable and effective option for managing menstruation. It's time to debunk the misconceptions and myths surrounding period underwear and provide accurate information about its comfort, absorbency, leak-proof properties, ease of cleaning, suitability for different flow types, and use during physical activities. By addressing these misconceptions, we hope to empower more people to consider period underwear as a reliable, comfortable, and eco-friendly option for their menstrual cycle.