Heavy absorbency: designed for those heavy first period nights and days. Excellent for flows that are finding their rhythm.
Absorbs up to 7 pads of blood.
Hi! I’m called The Junior Sleeper because I’m designed to help absorb the night flows of people who are in the first years of their period. But here’s the thing. I may be called The Sleeper but I turn everyone who comes into contact with me into a sleeper. I’m super comfy, super absorbent and resolutely leak-free, which means that any teen wearing me feels so worry free, they become a heavy sleeper (Yes, even more than usual). My four layer towel system goes all the way up to the front and back (and along the sides!) So I prevent any bloodied sheets, which relaxes parents and turns them into sleepers. And, well, I can just go on and on about how great I am and how I can even be used during the day for teens with heavy or irregular flows, but that might turn you into a Sleeper. Did I mention how comfy I am?
When to wear: any day or night of a junior period.
This style is intended for teenagers or petite adults and runs true to size.
Teens should order their most standard size.
A women's extra small can comfortably fit in a juniorsmedium.
A women's small can comfortably fit in a juniors large.
Body: 90% Nylon Brushed Microfiber with 10% 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.
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.
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