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    Beginner’s Guide to Period Underwear for 2024

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    There are many options to choose from, when you’re deciding on how to manage your period; some are going to choose the most popular options - pads or tampons, while others move along with reusable cups or discs. But there are likely going to be those who opt out for the period undies.

    Aren’t they only used as a backup?”, you might ask. 

    Guess what! Period underwear are as good as any other menstrual product out there! It simply depends on your body’s individual needs, whether they're a match for you. 

    Wondering if they’re the ones for you? Let’s see.

    What exactly are period underwear?

    Period underwear are made to look and feel like regular underwear - with a couple of thin extra layers of fabric added in the gusset of the panty to absorb period blood and keep you dry and comfortable.

    They are a must have for:

    • your period week - you can wear it instead of your usual period protection throughout the entire duration of your period - like pads or tampons
    • lighter period flow days instead of a panty liner
    • backup to your tampon, menstrual cup, or menstrual disc on heavier days of your flow
    • overnight period protection
    • light bladder leaks
    • sneezing, coughing, laughing, jumping
    • post-partum support
    • the weekend sleep-in
    • waking up to stain-free sheets
    • dancing half-naked in your living room
    • the gym, travel, and summer heat
    • feeling more comfy and confident

    Period underwear are reusable. Wash them, use them, wash them again! Simple, cost-saving, hygienic, and eco-friendly.

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    How do period underwear work?

    Period underwear consist of an absorbent material that holds one to five tampons’ worth of flow, using a moisture barrier to keep you dry and comfortable, and a leakproof layer designed to prevent any leaks or staining.

    If you’re hesitant that your period underwear won't protect you well enough, you can start by using them on your lighter flow days to test them out. Once they build up some trust with you, you’ll be able to switch to using them as your full-time solution.

    4 reasons to switch to period underwear

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    If you’re considering switching to period underwear from your current period product, think about these: 

    • It’s as simple and comfortable as it gets – no need to overthink on the first day of your period. You’re always ready. Instead of putting on your regular undies after the morning shower, pull out a pair of period underwear from your drawer and go on with your day! No more annoying trips to the drug store. 
    • They are much less irritating than tampons or pads and aren’t as intimidating as menstrual cups and discs! 
    • They're an economically smart choice, aren’t they? Some women can spend over $15,000 throughout their lifetime on disposable menstrual products. Even though your period panties aren’t gonna last you a lifetime, they’ll be there to support you for at least a couple of years each! 
    • They create less waste (yay!). As a reusable period product, they can be washed and reworn for years. 

    How many pairs of period underwear do I need?

    It's a good idea to start with at least 2 to 3 pairs, to have enough to last you a full day. But it all depends on the way you plan to use your underwear.

    If you want them to last throughout the entire duration of your period without an extra laundry run, I suggest grabbing at least 7 pairs. You might consider grabbing more, if your flow is on the heavier side. 

    Remember: they are reusable and long-lasting, the more you have, the merrier! 

    How to wash and take care of period underwear?

    Care instructions for the period underwear can be different, so check with your period underwear user guide. For VOXAPOD period undies, the care is super easy: 

    1. Soak

      Once you remove your period undies, drop them in cold water to soak and rinse.

      2. Wash

        If you opt out for a machine washing, wash in cold water on the delicate or gentle cycle. To make your underwear last, consider hand-washing with a mild detergent. Avoid using bleach and fabric softeners. 

        3. Dry

          To dry your period undies, do not put them in the dryer. Instead, lay them flat or hang dry to help maintain the fabric's integrity.

          VOXAPOD period underwear makes managing your period a piece of cake because they provide a comfortable and easy to use period protection. 

          They are also reusable, which is great for the environment (and your pocket!). If that wasn’t enough, with every purchase of VOXAPOD period underwear, you can help fight period poverty and provide safe period care to those most in need all over the world. 

          If you have any questions about VOXAPOD period underwear drop us an email at 

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