By clothing-bag, 24/11/2022

Beyond tampons, pads and cups: what are menstrual panties and how do they work? Beyond tampons, pads and cups: what are menstrual panties and how do they work?

In a world that is increasingly aware of the environment and in the midst of the zero waste movement, which aims to minimize the garbage and waste that we generate, it seems logical to look for an alternative to the hygiene products that we use during menstruation, they produce tons of waste per year that take hundreds of years to break down.

In the last decade, the menstrual cup has been postulated as the ecological alternative par excellence to tampons. However, options to collect menstrual flow externally, although they are less popular, also exist, such as recyclable pads and menstrual panties. The latter, still quite unknown, are postulated as one of the most comfortable and effective alternatives.

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What are menstrual panties?

As the name suggests, menstrual panties are a underwear designed to collect the menstrual flow during the days of the cycle. They promise to be the alternative to wear practically all day or all night, and although it depends on the amount of flow and the brand, in general they ensure that you can last perfectly between 8 and 12 hours with them on without staining your clothes and without feel wet and uncomfortable. When they don't absorb anymore, we just have to take them off, wash them and save them for another time.

How do they work?

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about menstrual panties is the fear of staining clothes when they no longer absorb. However, they are designed not to be.