Over the past few years, period underwear has become the period product of choice for many. However, some women still have some unanswered questions about period undies. So, we thought we’d help you better understand this alternative period product. In this guide, we’ll be answering your most commonly asked questions about period underwear. So, you can make an informed decision about whether it's the right menstrual product for you. Let’s get started!
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But first, when did Period Underwear become so popular?
Period underwear, as we know it has been around since 2013. However, You’ve probably noticed the spike in the popularity of period underwear over the last few years. This sustainable alternative has become the period product of choice for many women all over the world. The spike in the popularity of period underwear is likely linked to the positive impact it has on the planet, in comparison to single-use period products, like pads and tampons. Many women also find it to be more convenient, compared to products like the menstrual cup. There’s also something empowering about redefining your period and how you manage menstruation.
Your top 10 questions about period underwear answered
1. What is period underwear?
Let’s start at the beginning! Period underwear is an alternative period product to tampons and pads. Essentially, it is a specific type of underwear that has been designed to be worn during your period. At Bendon, we’ve got a range of period underwear called Flo, which has a range of styles and sizes to suit different needs and preferences. So, you’re sure to find a period underwear solution that suits you.
2. How does period underwear work?
Period underwear works by absorbing menstrual blood and drawing it away from your body, helping to prevent leaks and stains. The absorbent layer is typically made from a combination of materials like cotton, polyester, and spandex, which are designed to be comfortable and moisture-wicking. When it comes to period underwear, the aim of the game is to feel just as comfortable as you would if you were wearing your regular underwear.
3. Does period underwear actually work?
Yes! Period underwear has been specifically designed to be worn during your period and has become a trusted period product to help support you when you're menstruating. The technology used in our Flo period underwear is designed to bleed into, you while keeping you feeling dry all day long. So, you can take on the day with confidence.
4. Can I wear period underwear if I have a heavy flow?
Absolutely! There are so many period underwear solutions for every stage of your menstrual cycle. At Bendon, we have period underwear made for light and heavy flows. Our Flo Heavy style is designed with higher absorbency levels to provide you with extra protection during your menstrual cycle. And our Flo Light style gives you a good level of absorbancy for your lighter days.
5. How do I make sure period underwear doesn't leak?
If you’re new to period underwear, you might have some concerns about leakage and that’s totally normal. If you do have some hesitations, we recommend starting slow. Try out your period underwear at home first. If you're out and about, make regular trips to the bathroom to check everything is ok. Choosing the right size and absorbency level is also the best way to help prevent leaks.
6. How do I wash period underwear?
Taking care of your period underwear is super easy. For best results, we recommend rinsing your underwear before you wash them in your machine. Try to avoid using hot water when washing your period underwear as this can actually set stains. Once you’ve given them a rinse, you can pop them in your machine with your regular detergent. It’s really that simple!
7. How long can I wear period underwear?
We recommend that you change your period undies at least once every 12 hours. Ensure you are changing them as frequently as other period products like pads and tampons. This is the best way to prevent leaking. It will also help you feel more comfortable and confident as you go about your day. If you do have a heavy flow, you might want to take some extra precautions and change them a little sooner.
8. How long does period underwear last?
Period underwear can be worn over and over again. However, we do recommend replacing them when you notice they aren’t quite as functional as before. Period underwear can last anywhere from 6-12 months, or even longer if you take good care of them. To ensure you get the most out of your period undies, be sure to wash them gently and avoid using fabric softeners or bleach. After all, looking after your underwear properly can help keep them fresher for longer.
9. Where can I buy period underwear?
If you’re looking to opt for the environmentally friendly period product, and don’t know where to buy them from, we’ve got you covered! At Bendon, our mission is to make women feel their best, no matter the day of the month! So, If you're looking to try out period underwear, try our Flo period underwear for yourself.
10. What are the benefits of period underwear?
Period underwear offers several benefits over traditional period products like pads and tampons. It's comfortable, eco-friendly, and cost-effective, and has a high absorbency rate to help prevent leaks and stains. At Bendon, you can find period underwear that doesn’t compromise on style. No matter if you want to go for classic black or try a fun pattern, there’s something for everyone.
Are you ready to make the switch to period underwear?
So, there you have it, your 10 most commonly asked questions, answered. If you’re looking for a comfortable, eco-friendly, and hassle-free way to manage your menstrual cycles, period underwear is perfect for you! By choosing period underwear, you can reduce your environmental impact, save money, and feel more comfortable and confident during your period. With a variety of styles and sizes to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect option to help you feel confident and supported during your menstrual cycle. If you're ready to make the switch, shop our Flo Period Briefs online, so pop into your local Bendon store. Give period underwear a try today and experience the comfort and convenience of this sustainable period product.
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