One pair of Period underwear will absorb a whole 8 hour day of heavy bleeding, which you would then change for a fresh pair to take you through a night of sleep. On lighter days, one pair of Period underwear will last a day and a night.
Let’s really think about the idea of leaking. Leaking is something that we’ve been taught is horrific by companies that make tampons and pads (which, by the way, we’ve all regularly leaked with). Using Period means shaking off some of that programming: what you experience with Period might feel like leaking, but is actually flowing. And our hyper-absorbent four layer is ready to catch it all.
First of all, Period doesn't leak. Second of all, the difference is just a state of mind.
Some brands use sprays and finishes in their fabrics to control smell, but these chemicals contain heavy metals we're just not sure about. Until the anti-microbial technology has a natural alternative that's seriously non-toxic, we're going to sit that option out. Fresh period blood doesn’t have a scent that carries. You might smell it on yourself, but think about it - have you ever smelt somebody else’s blood? Also, we’re human. Smells are OK.
Dr. Sade, our Chief of Medicine, says:
Good news - the material will absorb the liquid that typically surrounds the clot. While the material cannot break down the semi-solid part of the clot, this portion is natural and typically no cause for alarm*. We would recommend a quick *tap tap* of toilet paper on the crotch of the panties when we're in the bathroom to help collect those more solid portions.
(*If you feel you are passing large blood clots (quarter-size or bigger) and your doctor is not aware, be sure to inform him or her to be thorough)
Everybody. You don’t even have to be on your period, or even have a period. We also have adaptable underwear for people with different abilities, as well as boxers, to ensure that everyone who gets a period feels comfortable.
The average period on tampons and pads costs $240 a year. Period costs about $60 a year. We recommend you have ten pairs in your drawer, which will last you for years. If ten is too pricey, five pairs per period is totally doable if you hand wash them as you go. If you can’t stretch to five, we’ve made it work with two.
See for yourself. A fun way to really measure it is to put all the waste that you’d accrue from a normal Period in a sink as you use it. All the plastic. All the stuff. That will be your last waste Period. Remember this every time you have a waste free period with Period. Feel free to high 5 anyone around!
We all get a little wet sometimes. Period can take care of that too.
Of course. Although are you sure you want to use a product that is more leak-free than a tampon to back up a tampon? If at first you don’t feel comfortable taking the risk, you could try Period underwear one day when you’re at home. You’ll see.
Yes, you can! We recommend tumbling dry on low, but whatever happens, happens.
That’s the whole idea.
Our fabrics have been rigorously tested to ensure we comply with best practices. Actually, we think Period is the safest, best way to period and our Chief of Medicine agrees.
Period is a completely different experience, where you're not clogged up and can really just experience your period for the first time (the way you should have done all along). With no waste, it's also much better for the Planet.
And BTW, do you know the FDA has 400 defect warnings about tampons? Yikes.
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We felt the word had had a pretty bad rap for the last two thousand years. It was part of an old story, one where people were embarrassed and ashamed of their periods, and taught to pretend they weren’t even there. We don’t believe in that story. We believe in a new one, where your period can be a symbol of your personal power.
From the moment you start your period, and even before. Period is just like regular comfy underwear, designed to catch any leaks. And it lasts all day!
Everybody periods in different ways. We’ve created the two period guarantee, so that you can work out how many pairs of Period you need to get through your period.
Definitely. Also, congratulations!
Before we answer that, let’s talk about what ‘fresh’ actually means. Are we talking about the astringent ‘fresh’ that decades of advertising has systematically told people they have to be. Or are we talking about feeling clean and not leaking? We’re that kind of fresh.
Please do! A lot of stuff comes out both during and after your pregnancy. We all know how powerful those sneezes can be. And those laughs.