I Tried Thinx Period Panties

Hey y’all

I’ve recently purchased a pair of Thinx period panties. I’ve always been intrigued by them and wondered just how they worked. I was super skeptical and was slightly grossed out by it. Were we supposed to just sit in our period blood all day? How was the blood not going to leak through? Just how does it work? 

I was flipping through social media and I said fuck it. I’ll order a pair. So order I did! I went to the Thinx website and ordered a pair. First of all, there’s tons of styles of underwear to choose from. I picked a pair of brief styled underwear simply because well it seemed like a safe choice for a first timer, although I’m sure any other style would’ve worked out just fine! The day after I ordered them, they were shipped to me and appeared in my mailbox nearly a week later. Talk about fast (also considering I ordered them on a Friday)!

Apparently, they can hold up to four tampons worth of blood (which is a lot in my opinion). You def will get your money’s worth out of them. They’re machine washable and reusable! Just an fyi if you get them, wash them in cold water and hang them dry. If you want to put them in the dryer, tumble dry them on low. 

Just how do they work? There’s some material that feels like a pad when you put them on. There’s four layers in the padding. The first layer sucks up the wetness of the blood. The next layer fights odor so you won’t deal with any horrible smell from wearing the underwear all day. The third layer is a super absorbent material so that nothing leaks through. The final layer prevents leaks from even happening, which definitely works like a charm!

If you’re super concerned about any blood leaking through, of course you can use whatever method you use for your period in conjunction with the underwear but you should be good with just wearing the underwear. My flow is usually really heavy for the first few days of my period and I just wore only the underwear and I was jus fine for the rest of the day. I put them on as soon as I felt cramps and went to the bathroom to check if it (my period) was on (sorry for the tmi) and sure enough, I was starting my period. 

I ordered a size small and when I first got them in the mail, it looked like it was way too big. I actually tried them on (over the underwear I was wearing of course) and sure enough, they fit nice and snug! So if you’re ordering them, they are true to size. If you’re worried that you ordered the wrong size and try them on to find that they are actually the wrong size, you have 60 days to exchange them, so no need to fret! 

Super excited to try them out!
I got a brief in a size small
Not going to lie. I bought a size small and was concerned when they came in ( I was scared they wouldn’t fit). They fit!!!
Front view. No stain. This is after all day of wearing them by the way!
The back view. No stains!
The only “stain” that I noticed after wearing them all day!

The price point: $40. I paid nearly $40 for one pair of brief undies! They are more than worth the price thats for sure but its pretty expensive to me if you’re buying more than one at a time. I do plan on buying more in the future (at least three pair) so I’ll more than likely buy them over time and maybe I’ll get different styles. Now I went to the Ruby Love website and they have some choices that are cheaper than Thinx (and they’re black owned if you’re looking to support black women entrepreneurs) so maybe if you’re looking for a less expensive option, Ruby Love would be your go to. Now like I said, I haven’t tried that brand yet so I’m not sure if the quality would be just as good as Thinx. 

Have you tried wearing period undies? Would you be willing to try them? Let’s chat in the comments! Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll try my best to answer them for ya!


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