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Period Underwear

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:37 pm
by potatochipeater
I have seen period undwear advertised on TV a lot lately. I don't know a heck of a lot about the product except that it somehow traps blood and doesn't leak. I was curious about the material its made from and how it does the job it's designed to do. Is the product all it seems to be? How reliable is it? I'm sure there are others here who would like to know more. Although male I do have a partner and feel it's important to know about menstruation and products designed to make it easier.

Re: Period Underwear

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:11 am
by Sam W
Hi potatochipeater,

Period underwear works on a similar principle to pads; the crotch of them is extra absorbent so it traps and holds period flow. The undies themselves are made from normal fabric, like cotton, which is part of the appeal for some people because it means you can just wash them with the rest of your laundry.

As for reliability, there about as reliable as pads or tampons are, because they're designed to hold a certain amount of flow. Some people find they can make it through their period using just the underwear, while others prefer to use them as back-up along with tampons or a menstrual cup.