Period underwear is becoming increasingly popular and well known. A few years ago I wasn’t even talking about them as an option for menstruaters, so they’ve really come a long way!

Here is my list of considerations for these products:

💰 expense-initial outlay of money but longer term investment-you’ll soon recoup the money you would have spent on throw away products, then it all becomes savings!
🩲 You’ll probably need to buy a few pairs for different parts of your cycle
🩲 You might need to carry a spare pair around with you whilst you get used to using them and to make sure you have the right fit
👩‍👩‍👧‍👧 come in all sizes and companies have teen selections too
✉️ Lots of companies offer returns/refunds or exchanges if you’re not happy which is great when you are first trying them out
🌍 Better for the environment than throw away plastic products such as the average tampons and pads you buy at supermarkets
🩸 They DON’T leak! I’ve read SO many reviews and use them myself and can tell you they don’t!
💧 You need to get used to the sight of your own blood as you need to rinse them out with cold water before putting them in the wash
🧽 You need access to a washing machine
🔥 They must air dry, don’t put them in a tumble dryer
🤗 Comfortable to wear
👙 Also come in sportswear and swimwear
🤸‍♀️ Great option for people just starting their periods as they don’t need to worry about changing pads or inserting tampons

I really feel that alongside organic & biodegradable tampons and pads, menstrual cups and cloth pads, period underwear gives us another sustainable, comfortable and practical choice for our period needs!