If you're like us, you've probably been looking for a way to wear your favourite thong on your period. You've already tried every pantyliner and nothing feels right. But don't worry — we've got some quick tips that can help you find the right fit for your flow. Whether you're looking for something for those days of spotting or want some extra protection to your tampon or menstrual cup, these tips will help you feel comfortable during those difficult few days of the month.
How can you wear a thong on your period?
Wearing a thong on your period usually means you have to wear a tampon or use a pantyliner to go with it. But what if you don't find sanitary pads and tampons comfortable? And what if you're trying to be more eco friendly? Well, reusable period thongs are eco-friendly, comfortable, and keep you covered.
Reusable period thongs are designed to give you leak-free protection on your lighter days, or for spotting and light discharge. They absorb your blood and keep it locked in with a waterproof and absorbent gusset hidden within the underwear.
fluxies thong is made in the same way as our other period pants, with a super absorbent gusset made up of different layers. The top layers are moisture wicking to keep you dry, whilst the middle layers lock in the blood, and the bottom layer prevents any blood from leaking through, so you can feel confident all day long.
We recommend using our period thong as a replacement for pantyliners, to absorb light leaks and discharge. But saying that, some of our customers with a lighter flow use them throughout their period with no problems at all. You know your flow best, so go with what works for you.
When should you wear a thong on your period?
You should wear a thong on your period if:
- You have a light flow: If you're spotting or have light discharge, a thong can be great for you. It will hold everything in place and prevent any leaks happening.
- You're active: Thongs are great for exercising, because they won't bunch up in places where they shouldn't be bunched up — like between the cheeks of your butt! And let's face it: no one wants their underwear rolling up into their crack when they're doing squats at the gym (or anything else). Plus, if there is any leakage from heavy sweat or moisture buildup around the vaginal area, this will be absorbed by your leak-proof thong.
- You like to travel: Thongs can be a great option for long distance travel, where luggage space may be limited. Our period thong is also easy to wear under any types of clothing with no VPL.
- As a backup: If you use other period products, such as pads, tampons, or a menstrual cup, a period thong can be the perfect backup and act as extra protection for leaks.
What to expect when wearing a thong on your period
There's nothing to worry about when wearing our period thong. We recommend you wear it as a backup to other protection, or for light leaks, spotting and discharge. This will make sure you stay leak-free. Plus, with their lightweight construction and breathable seamless material blend, they'll feel comfortable even under tight fitting clothing.
How to care for your period thong
To care for your fluxies period thong, wash it with like colours in 30 degrees or less with a mild detergent. Do not use bleach or fabric softener, as this could damage the absorbent technology. Hang to dry and do not use a tumble dryer.
What do our customers think about wearing our period thong?
- Felicity, UK:
"Great for that extra bit of coverage you need at the end of your period or between periods that still feel super comfortable. I love wearing mine, so much so that I’ve now bought quite a few pairs!"
- Chloe, UK:
"These are so good. I hate wearing normal pants because of the VPL so these are a great alternative to normal period pants."
- Marina, Cyprus:
"They work great for lighter flow days, I actually wear them on non-period days as well!!"
- Nell, UK:
"I bought these thongs to wear with my sport gear and leggings. They are so so comfortable."
So there you have it! We think thongs are a perfect pick towards the end of your period, because they keep everything in place, prevent leaks and are easy to clean. We hope you've found this article helpful in deciding whether to wear a thong on your period. If so, check out our range of period panties here at fluxies!
Can you sleep with a thong on?
If you are comfortable enough to wear a thong while sleeping without any discomfort, then yes — you can sleep with it on! If you tend to bleed more while sleeping, then you might want to consider wearing something with some more absorbency, like our Sleep Short.
What should you wear on your period?
There are no rules when it comes to what you should wear on your period, especially if you're wearing our period pants underneath! We have all different styles of period pants, including Seamless styles, so you can find something that works for every outfit. Our period underwear is also 100% leak-free, so you can feel confident wearing those white trousers!
Are thongs comfortable?
If you’ve never worn a thong before, it might take some getting used to, but our period thongs are breathable, comfortable, and made from soft seamless materials, meaning no VPL. We recommend trying one out (or two) before buying in bulk. It’s always better to know what you like before making a big purchase. You can find our period proof thong here!