How do period pants work?

How do period pants work?

The idea of eco-friendly period products like reusable underwear that can hold your period blood (and more) can spark some questions. What are period pants and how do they work? What’s TRITECH Performance? Can it really cope with all my flows? We’re here to explain exactly what’s what with our intimawear by Bodyform® to help you understand how it works for you and your flows.

What are period pants?

Period pants are underwear that you can use during your period (and beyond) instead of using disposable products like pads or tampons. They are made of highly absorbent fabric so they can soak up your menstrual blood throughout the day (or night). With their snug fit, they look and feel just like your normal underwear, except you can bleed in them. And because you can wash and reuse period pants after wearing them, they are a sustainable solution that’s good for you and for the planet.

How does intimawear by BodyformTM work?

intimawear by Bodyform® period-proof underwear works with your body and your flows, whatever comes your way. They absorb like a pad or liner but with the comfort of your normal underwear so you can let your body do its thing and let your pants do the rest.

The gusset (that’s the bottom of the pants that goes between your legs and rests against your vulva) of all intimawear by Bodyform® is designed with TRITECH Performance for the ultimate protection. This means it has 3 separate layers which handle anything your body sends its way at any point during your menstrual cycle, from blood to discharge, from sweat to after-sex fluids, or anything in between!

The 3 layers of TRITECH Performance

  1. A moisture-wicking, cotton-soft top fabric layer that quickly moves flows and moisture deep into...
  2. A super-absorbent middle layer that holds your flows in securely for up to 12 hours.
  3. An external secure and breathable layer that enables quick drying.

Close-up cross section showing different layers of material in period underwear.

Wicking fabrics for whatever flow

Wicking fabrics are modern material which draw moisture away from the body. Because every pair of intimawear by Bodyform® uses these high-tech wicking fabrics, this means you will feel dry and comfortable no matter what your body throws at them.

You can go about your day or night for up to 12 hours assured that whatever is happening in your pants will be taken care of. Let your body do its thing and let your pants do the rest.

How does intimawear by Bodyform® prevent smells?

Our bodies are all different, so it’s normal for our intimate area to have a unique smell that’s personal to us, and for period blood to have a slight scent too! Not only are these smells normal but also unnoticeable to others, so try not to worry about them.

Just to give you some extra peace of mind, though, intimawear by Bodyform® period pants are treated with an antimicrobial odour control system that helps neutralise odour especially if it’s a hot and humid day.

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How to get started with period pants

Before purchasing a pair of period pants, it’s a good idea to learn more about all the occasions when you can use them.

They’re also a great option for different life stages: if you’re a teenager getting your first ever menstrual cycles, a mum going through postpartum, or even experiencing perimenopause.

Period pants come in a range of absorbencies so they work for different kinds of menstrual flows, whether you experience light or heavy periods. So it might be helpful to find out about how to understand the different absorbency levels and work out what pair of period pants is right for you and your flow.

Keep in mind that you can wear them during the day or at night, and some pairs are even meant for everyday use — they’re made for discharge or pee too! intimawear by Bodyform® is underwear that works with your body and your flows, no matter where you are in your menstrual cycle.

Last but not least, you may want to consider your personal style when picking out period pants. That’s right, the days when you saved ‘ugly underwear’ for your period are long gone! Our period pants come in lots of different colours and styles, from hipster to high-waisted and everything in-between to suit every mood and body shape.

Now that you know what period pants are and how they work, why not learn more about how to take care of your period underwear or discover how intimawear by Bodyform® has been designed with you in mind? And if you still have questions, you can deep dive into everything you need to know about period pants.


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