What are period panties? 

Leak proof underwear, sometimes referred to as period panties, are designed to keep you dry and comfortable without the need to constantly change tampons and pads. They are a great alternative to traditional pads, tampons, and even menstrual cups on days when you are on the go and don’t have time to constantly hit the restroom. 

How does period underwear work? 

Leak proof panties are made with absorbent microfiber that wicks away moisture. An added layer of fabric keeps you dry throughout the day while staying leak proof and worry free. Different styles offer different levels of coverage and absorbance. From more highly absorbent briefs, hipsters, and high-waists to more minimal coverage period thongs for your lighter days. If you’re wondering how to wash period panties, luckily, it’s super simple! After wearing, you just throw them in the washing machine by themselves on delicate, air dry, and they’re ready to wear again when your period rolls back around. 

How long can you wear leak proof underwear? 

How long you can wear a pair of period underwear really depends on your flow. It’s recommended that you wear them for no longer than twelve hours. For a normal day on your period, one pair of briefs or bikini style period proof panties should do the job. It’s important to change and wash your absorbent underwear regularly. If you wear one pair all day and still want coverage at night, slip on a new pair. 

Best Period Panties 

Bare Necessities carries fan-favorite brands like Saalt leak proof underwearBali, and Proof. You’re sure to find the perfect period panties for your lifestyle and your flow!  


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