Period-proof panties > any other period product.
Today is the last day of #MenstrualHygieneMonth!
I’m so grateful to @shethinx for sending me a new cycle set this month, and for the chance to collaborate with one of my all-time favorite brands. I bought my first pair of #THINX undies in 2014 (I think. Maybe 2015.) They were my favorite #lifehack for not wanting to sleep with a tampon or pad, but now I’ve graduated them to all-day use.
Lately I’ve been really conscious about what I allow in and around my body (and realized that I mostly hate both tampons & pads, and I’m not thrilled about the idea of sticking something synthetic like a menstrual cup up my vag!) I was so pumped when I found out that @shethinx now sells organic cotton underwear.
black organic cotton briefs
These are the organic cotton briefs. They hold up to 2 tampons worth of ~blood~. They’re comfortable and functional as hell. The organic cotton line also comes in bikini and thong (and in grey!) but I like the briefs best because they hold the most fluid.
do you just wash these when your cycle ends??
I rinse them out in the tub after I take them off, then run them through the wash on cold for good measure, and air dry!
when during your cycle do you wear these?
The whole cycle! The first couple days I change underwear once, but the rest of my cycle I can go all day.
how many do you have?
I have 6 pairs now! 1 sport, 1 cheeky, 1 hip-hugger in the original fabric, and 3 organic cotton briefs. The organic cotton briefs are my favorite. I also want to try out the thong for light days at some point.
*I'm also happy to answer any questions in the comment section of this post :)
Some #MENSTRUATINGfacts, courtesy of THINX
Did you know? A majority of states tax period products because they aren’t considered necessities. What do they consider a tax-free necessity? Chips, Mardi Gras beads, BBQ sunflower seeds, rolled up fruit candy, Viagra and Rogaine.
Reality check: The price of poor menstrual hygiene can be devastating, even deadly. How? In developing countries cervical cancer and infections are rampant because people who menstruate must use filthy, unwashed rags.
Fact: Unable to afford or access proper menstrual products, millions of people with periods around the world rely on materials like scraps of old clothing, pieces of foam mattress, toilet paper, leaves, and banana fibres to manage their menstruation – all of which are unhygienic, ineffective, and uncomfortable.
No student should miss a day of school or feel ashamed because they don't have access to tampons or pads. Requiring schools statewide to provide students with access to menstrual hygiene products is a long-overdue move that will help remove barriers to learning and the strong stigmas still associated with normal bodily function. -- Linda Rosenthal, Assemblyperson, NY.
Reality check: In the US, people who bleed have reported giving up their food stamps for money to buy tampons.
Toilet paper is provided as a necessary personal hygiene product for free in schools - and period products should be too.
If you hate...
- bulky pads
- sticking dry cotton up your hoo-ha
- or want to invest in a sustainable period product
... then These babies are for you.
Happy bleeding 〰️