What to expect using period pants for the first time
Written by fluxies customer and blogger, Bella.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably got a question about period pants: what are period pants? What do they feel like? How do period pants work? Are they comfortable? Or, maybe you just want to know if they’re worth the hype.
Well, I have good news for you: they are. And after wearing them myself for the first time a few months ago, I can tell you exactly what went down and what to expect when trying out your own pair of period pants.
Choose a style that suits you
When looking for the best period pants for you, you want to make sure the style is something you like, and that they are comfortable for your body type.
Period pants come in different styles and absorbencies, so it's important to choose something that suits you and your flow best. Our period underwear is available in different materials, from Organic Cotton to TENCEL, and in different absorbencies, from Light flow to Super Heavy flow, absorbing up to 5 tampons worth of blood. They also come in different styles, from Bikini to High Waist. Find your perfect pair of period panties by taking our quiz.
Try your fluxies on at home
If you are new to period pants, try them out at home before making the leap into public. Trying them out at home will allow you to get used to the feeling of wearing them and make sure you're comfortable with the fit and feel. If you find the fit is good and they feel comfortable, try wearing them during your heaviest flow. Everyone's flow is different, and this way, you can get an idea on how long you can wear them for leak-free.
Wear your new period pants!
Once you've got your period pants on and you're ready to go, the first thing to know is that they're going to feel great! They feel like wearing regular underwear, so you will feel more comfortable, confident and able to do more things than before. They're moisture-wicking, super absorbent, and leak-proof, so you can feel safe and dry for up to 12 hours.
The best part about wearing period underwear? No more worrying about stained underwear or leaking onto your clothes from tampons or pads.
Washing your period pants.
When it comes to washing your period pants, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you should always wash them with cold water. This will help preserve the elasticity of the material and make sure they last longer. 30 degrees or less is ideal.
Next, use a mild washing detergent. Don't use bleach or fabric softener as this can affect the absorbency and stop them from working as they should!
Finally, air dry them or place them on a warm radiator to dry. They should be dry and ready to use again the next day.
After washing and drying your new period pants, simply put them away ready for next month! As with any new routine, you'll feel more confident with each use, which is a big deal when it comes to something as personal as your period. Plus, reusable period products can help you save money because you won't have to buy tampons or pads anymore! Reducing waste is always good for the environment, so that's another bonus of using period pants instead of traditional period products.
The bottom line
If you're looking for a more sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to disposable pads and tampons, consider switching over to period pants. They're easy to use, comfortable, convenient and safe for the environment. With so many benefits, it's no wonder that more women are choosing this option over traditional period products.
The experience can be a bit daunting at first, but we promise it gets easier! Once you get used to wearing period pants and how they work, they'll feel like second nature. We hope this guide has helped answer any questions you have about using period panties for the first time. If not, don't hesitate to get in touch — we're here for you!