The Sacred, The Beautiful, The Messy, The Period.
Period panties, that’s right ladies. Thinx underwear for menstruation has literally changed my life when it comes to getting my period. I absolutely despise wearing pads and tampons make the pressure and cramping worse during my cycle, especially the first day.
Don’t get me wrong I love diva cups but I was starting to notice that inserting anything just didn’t feel right for me anymore. I now have an option.
Thinx makes beautiful menstrual panties for all stages of your cycle. What I mean by that is there are different absorbency rates based on blood flow. Now, I know your thinking, how the heck does this work? Thinx has a patented technology that is antimicrobial, moisture wicking, leak-resistant, and absorbent so you wear them just like you would a pad only NO PAD! (FYI -thinx can be worn on their own or with a pad or tampon depending on your flow) They even have a build your own cycle set based on your own personal needs!
I have 4 pairs that I rotate during my period. The hiphugger, which I use for my heaviest day, the sport and boy sport for medium days and cheeky for my lightest day. They are safe to wash in cold water then hang to dry.
Another added bonus is that they are beautiful. I love the way I feel when I wear Thinx. They are comfortable and come in many different colors and styles. When I feel bloated and gross the last thing I want to do is reach to the back of my drawer and pull out my old, blood stained panties. I don't know about you but I'll take all the sexy I can get during my cycle.
This invention is doing its part to cut down on waste as well. The average woman disposes of 250-300 pounds of pads, tampons, and plugs throughout her bleeding years. Times that by the number of women using these types of products throughout her flow lifetime and you get a pretty big number. Keep it in your panties and out of the landfills! WINNING!
Also, I find history fascinating so I wanted to touch on a brief history of woman's products. Prior to 1888 woman used rags, cotton, sheep's wool, grass, and rabbits fur among many other natural materials.
The first sanitary napkin was actually created by nurses for men to stop excessive bleeding on the battlefield.
It was later reintroduced and marketed as a woman's product. It was bulky and often fell out of underwear. They looked more like diapers then a pad.
The tampon was invented by an osteopathic physician named Earl Haas in 1929. He wanted to invent something better for his wife then the rags she had been using. The invention was marketed as Tampax.
Interestingly enough the first cup was created in 1937 by an actress named Leona Chambers and was made out of latex. The idea of reusable internal protection was scandalous so it never took off. It wasn't until the 21st century that a new medical grade silicone was introduced and woman all over the world started to favor this new product.
Of course there have been a few other inventions that never caught on such as the sanitary belt. The period jockstrap. Uhhhhhh...What?
This means that in all of our history as woman we've only had a couple of inventions for our moon time. I don't know about you but the creation of a non-bulky beautiful period panty makes me pretty darn happy. As I write this post in a T-shirt and my Thinx panties, I am extremely grateful for this advancement.
If you are on the fence about giving them a try, use this link to get $10 off of your first order! If for some strange reason you don't like them, you can always wear them as regular panties.
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