The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.
The Adaptive.

The Adaptive.

Regular price $12.00
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Heavy absorbency: Designed for heavy days and optimum accessibility. 

Absorbs up to 9 tampons or 5 pads of flow. 

Hi! I’m the new adaptive Period. The most important thing you need to know about me, first of all, is that I’m new. The old adaptive was a great start, but between you and I, there was a lot of community feedback and suggestions for improvement, and voila! I was created! The new amazing adaptive - yes, I added an adjective, because I am amazing - people who period don’t have to get in and out of me, they can open and close the side fasteners. See, amazing! While I’m grateful for the old adaptive in paving the way in comfort, ease of getting in and out, and absorbency, I have to say me - the new one - has really taken it up a few notches in terms of the Velcro fasteners and the overall shape. Not everything new is better, but in this case, wow! It is. Don’t worry about the old adaptive. They’re sipping Pina Coladas on a beach somewhere. I’m here now. New. New. New. New. New. New. 

When to wear: day or night, on heavy or light days. For those who love easy access, this will be a favorite. 

Trying to do period math? Click here to work out how many pairs you need for your period according to your Flow Threshold.

This style runs true to size. Please order your most standard size.

You can see our size chart here.

Our Fabrics

Body: 90% Nylon Brushed Microfiber with 10% Spandex Jersey

Absorbent Layer: 100% Polyester  

Leak Proof Layer: 100% Polyester PUL

Toxicity

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.

Check out our absorbency test video here.

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.

Personal message from soil: I know it’s highly unusual to get a message from soil but in this case, I just had to say thank you. Just by using one pair of Period underwear, you’re saving the natural world from 9 tampons or 4 pads being thrown away and (because they don’t biodegrade) polluting the Earth for generations. From me and all my microbes - thank you.