When can you use period pants?

When can you use period pants?

Are period pants an affordable option for your flow? From rocking a dance class to sleeping soundly, you can use intimawear by Bodyform® at any point during your cycle…

Wondering about investing in a pair of period pants, and want to know about all the different ways you can use them? Then look no further! You can wear period underwear overnight to feel secure while sleeping, or even to feel comfortable while exercising on your period.

Let’s find out about all the different uses for your period pants.

Can you wear period pants all day?

Having to change period products throughout the day can be a hassle, especially if you find yourself without access to a bathroom! There’s also the problem of forgetting to bring spares, or finding the time to change them during a jam-packed day.

Introducing intimawear by Bodyform®. You can wear them for up to 12 hours and know that your period flow will be held safely inside. Simply pop them on in the morning and go about your day – whatever activities come your way, they’ve got it covered. 

Can you wear period pants when exercising on your period?

Sometimes when you’re on your period, all you want to do is lie under a blanket and wait for it to end. But other times, getting out and doing some exercise can help to make your body and mind feel good. It’s even been proven that both low-intensity exercise like yoga and high-intensity exercise like aerobics can actually reduce the intensity of period pain symptoms! [1]

Donning your period pants with your regular work out gear can help you feel comfortable and protected while exercising on your period. There’s no need to panic about your period pad chafing while running, your tampon string sticking out from under your shorts or your protection being visible as you squat. Period pants look and feel exactly like regular underwear, so you can work out without any worries.

Plus, period pants have a moisture wicking layer that quickly takes in your menstrual flow and other liquids and moves them away from your body, leaving you feeling comfortable and dry – so sweat to your heart’s content! 

Can you wear period pants while sleeping?

Period pants like our Hipster period underwear for heavy flow can hold fluid in securely for up to 12 hours, so they’re the perfect thing to wear overnight while on your period. And without worries about staining your pyjamas or sheets, you’re sure to get a good night’s sleep. Just put on a fresh pair at night time before you settle down to bed for the most comfortable protection of your dreams! 

Can you use period pants even when you’re not on your period?

Period pants can deal with whatever fluid you throw at them – whether it’s heavy blood clots, sticky discharge, light spotting, post-gym sweat, or after-sex fluids. In fact, even if you don’t know what you’ll have to deal with that day, period pants mean you are prepared for anything that comes your way.

There are different absorbencies of period pants available to match to how heavy or light your flow is. Our Light absorbency period pants are perfect for lighter flow days at the beginning or end of your period, while our Moderate period pants are more suitable for the unpredictable days in the middle of your cycle 

Are period pants affordable?

Unlike when you buy single use period products that end up being thrown away, period pants can be washed and reused over and over again. Providing you take care of your period underwear, it’s guaranteed they will last for a minimum of 50 washes. This means you can wear them multiple times, and save money from not having to buy disposable period products in the long run. And they’re better for the planet too! 

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Pop them on and go, whatever your flow

And there you have it! Period pants can help you live fearlessly, whatever you have going on that day. They’re even great to wear at different times in your life, such as if you’re experiencing postpartum discharge or going through perimenopause.

If you’re unsure about which pair fits with your body and lifestyle, learn what pair of period underwear is right for you and your flow. 

Medical disclaimer

The medical information in this article is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. Please consult your doctor for guidance about a specific medical condition. 


[1] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31538328/


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