Heavy absorbency: designed for heavy days, mid-days, and most importantly, for everybody.
Absorbs up to 9 tampons or 5 pads of flow.
I’m a classic boxer shape designed to absorb period flow. But here’s the real headline: I’m for people who period, because not just women period. While I look and feel very un-periody, I have a four-layer towel system that can handle your period flow for hours and, with a wicking layer, can super absorb, so that you never experience any wetness. Made of organic cotton, I’m a little softer and cozier than a regular boxer, but that’s a nice feeling on your period.
When to wear: on heavy days, mid-days, and if you prefer a boxer period.
This style runs true to size. You can see our size chart here.
Body: 95% Organic Cotton with 5% Spandex Jersey
Absorbent Layer: 100% Polyester
Leak Proof Layer: 100% Polyester PUL
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 a frog: you’re doing it, you’re saving the world from waste, and more than that, embracing a new way of thinking when it comes to periods. I am in awe. Enjoy the boxer!