Yup. I’m for those days when your period has your foot down on the flow pedal. I have a little less fabric than the high-waisted, but with the same four-layer towel system I have just as much absorbency. My padding is designed to take whatever the flow throws, while making you feel extra secure and safe. Oh, did I also mention how cozy and comfy I am? Anything a tampon or pad can do, I can do so much better.
When to wear: On your heaviest days. Also great for postpartum and perimenopause.
Trying to do period math? Click hereto work out how many pairs you need for your period according to your Flow Threshold.
This style runs true to size. Order your most standard size.
None, zero, nada, zilch. We are proud to be one of the few period underwear brands that do not use any toxins in our products because who wants chemicals near the most sensitive part of their body? Not us. Or you.
Our fabrics have been rigorously tested by a third-party company to ensure we are compliant with industry standards and best practices. We are proud to use fabric that is free of PFAS toxins. You can read more about product safety here.
How to take care of your Period.
Rinse for a few seconds.
Either hand wash and hang dry, or add to the laundry pile.
Regular wash, no bleach.
Tumble dry low or hang dry.
Do not dry clean.
Each pair of Period. underwear can hold up to 10 tbls, or 8-10 tampons, worth of blood.
You can see the length of the absorbent panel here.
How long will one pair of Period. last?
Everybody periods differently so it’s tough to be exact. Our average time is about 8 hours on a heavier flow day. Though some customers need to change after 3 to 4 hours, and others can go up to 14 hours (lucky them!). As your period gets lighter, one pair can take you through the day and night (just like regular underwear). But again, everybody Periods differently, so you need to take one cycle to figure out exactly how often you need to change. Start with a conservative estimate on your heavy days, and check in on your Period underwear after 4 hours. If you still feel good, give it another hour. Keep going until you figure out your limit. Here at Period, we find we need between 3 to 4 pairs on the first two heavy days, including evenings. And if you leak, please forgive us! Just this once. (Remember how many tampons you have forgiven). Treat the ‘leak’ as a gift and note the hour of your leakage. That is the best indicator of your ‘flow threshold’ how long the underwear will last for you.
Message from an Octopus: Hi. I wanted to send you a personal message of gratitude for being conscious enough to stop using disposable products. Imagine me now, shaking your hand eight times. That’s what I’m doing. And sending you good energy with my two hearts. Tampons and pads take generations to biodegrade, cause endless pollution and they are frankly stupid inventions - and I should know what stupid is because I have eight brains. Be proud of yourself - you’re making a big change.