This post sponsored by Knixteen.
Ever considered trying period panties? You are not alone! Period underwear is one of my favorite things to come out of this last decade and using them has been a period-game changer for me. I\’m asked a lot of questions about period panties and I thought I\’d answer a few of the most asked questions, and cover the most important highlights about period underwear. Here\’s 10 things everyone wants to know about period panties.
1. PERIOD PANTIES AREN\’T GROSS
This is the number one question that I get asked: Aren\’t they gross? I meet your question with another one: Is there a non-gross way to manage your period? I mean, really no matter how you manage your period, you\’re going to have to face menstrual flow one way or another. You have to look at in on a pad, you have to grab on to a blood/urine soaked string to remove a tampon, or dump out a menstrual cup even! If you think menstrual flow is gross, then your period is just going to be gross no matter what. Period panties like Knixteen are black on the inside so you don\’t have too see the mess and rinsing them out and throwing them in with your normal wash is really no big deal!
2. PERIOD UNDERWEAR DON\’T SMELL BAD
Like the questions about if they\’re gross, I will tell you that period underwear doesn\’t smell anymore than any other way to manage your period. Once it hits air, menstrual flow has more of a smell, but period panties are worn close to the body. The only time I notice any smell is briefly when I\’m using the loo!
3. PERIOD PANTIES ARE ONE OF TH HEALTHIEST OPTIONS FOR YOUR VAGINA
Freebleeding isn\’t a new concept, in fact, we\’ve been freebleeding up until very recently in the history of humans and it\’s still the healthiest thing you can do for your vagina. Wearing period panties means not introducing anything to the inside of your vagina and avoiding chemicals on the outside as well.
4. PERIOD PANTIES ARE CUTE!
You don\’t have to sacrifice functionality for cuteness when it comes to managing your period. Can you even imagine starting your period and getting handed a pair of these?! The kids these days, they have it too easy…but seriously, I love that we have so many options for our kids that we just didn\’t have!
5. PERIOD UNDERWEAR DOESN\’T HAVE TO BREAK THE BANK
With companies like Knixwear and Knixteen you don\’t have to break the bank buying panties and you save SO MUCH MONEY making the switch. (WANT TO TRY KNIXTEEN?? USE CODE THEVAGINABLOG15 AT CHECKOUT FOR 15% OFF!!) According to HuffPost on average, a woman has her period from three to seven days and the average woman menstruates from age 13 until age 51. That means the average woman endures some 456 total periods over 38 years, or roughly 2,280 days with her period — 6.25 years of her life. That means that the average woman spends over $18K over her lifetime! Buying re-usable period underwear quickly changes allll of that!
6. NEW + IMPROVED
There are always new and improved models coming out, so keep up! The way we manage our periods is now changing and new styles, cuts, colors and options are always popping up!
7. WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN
When you buy them you’re most likely supporting women-owned businesses, and more importantly businesses that care about your vagina. Buying period panties is giving your money to companies that want change and want a better way to take care of your period!
8. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Using period panties is a great way to be more environmentally friendly. Just think of the wrappers alone that tampons and pads have along with the applicators, boxes and products themselves! Using period panties immediately changes the impact that your period has on our environment!
9. PERIOD PANTIES ARE JUST CUTE PANTIES. PERIOD.
You can wear them even when you’re not on your period. I don\’t know why this had never occurred to me before. Instead of thinking of them just as undies you can wear once a month, think of them as undies! And those few days before your period and the few at the end are the perfect time to have some extra protection for just in case! And so many girls I know wear them as swim bottoms as well for extra back-up! They\’re truly multi-functional.
10. PERIOD PANTIES ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE MANAGE PERIODS
And I like the new direction we\’re heading in.
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Have questions about period panties?? Message me and let me know!!