We have all experienced the shock of accidentally ruining a good pair of underwear during our period. Then, they inevitably become "that pair". You knowww-- the ones we keep hidden in the back of our drawer to be used only during our period. They might be old, and stained, and ugly, but we resort to using them in fear of ruining another good pair. We have lived this way for far too long, but we no longer have to!
Period underwear is a relatively new concept that more and more women are giving a try. There are so many pros to making the switch from disposable pads and tampons. Here are our top reasons why you should give them a try!
1. Eco-friendly and Machine Washable
In today's world, it is more important than ever to make an effort to reduce our carbon footprint. Did you know that over disposable feminine care products generate more than 200,000 tons of waste per year, and they all contain plastic – in fact, pads are around 90% plastic!
If this isn't alarming enough, typical tampons are made from plastic and contain nasty chemicals that persist in the environment for over 500 years. The average woman will use between 11,000 and 16,000 tampons in her lifetime. This means A LOT of plastic waste that ends up in our sewers and landfills.
With period underwear, this problem can be greatly reduced if not completely eliminated. Many styles of period panties are highly absorbent and designed to absorb the equivalent of up to 4 tampons. For most women, a pair of period underwear will work all day with no problems or leakage.