We totally understand that making the move from disposable period products to reusable ones can feel daunting and you probably have a few questions…. We’ve put our heads together to try and answer the most commonly asked questions so hopefully you’ll find everything you need right here. If not, ping us an email and we’ll make sure it makes the list!

 

General FAQs

No, TSS only occurs with internal products.

Category: Period Pants

Throughout pregnancy you may experience an increased amount of discharge and during postpartum bleeding you may have a tender perineum. Period pants are recommended for pregnant women and also for postpartum bleeding.

Category: Period Pants

Yes, absolutely!

Janet on switching to Lunapads Performa Pads:

“Using soft, black cloth pads makes endometriosis less dramatic. I’m a very visual person, so blood stains and clots on a black surface is less dramatic. You can’t really see it that much. Having something less irritating (goodbye disposable pad rashes!) comfy and soft close to my body is much more comforting when I am already in pain and discomfort. It’s nice to have products that calms the drama rather than adds to the already intense uncomfortable time I have with endo. I was worried that I would bleed through it all but I don’t. It works perfectly. I changed pads as often as I would with regular pads.”

Category: Period Pants

Period blood shouldn’t have a strong odour. With disposable products, the plastic in the products creates an anaerobic (no air) environment, which can often lead to an increase in bacteria and an unpleasant odour. Most period pants are cotton or bamboo, and so they’re very breathable!

To keep your pads smelling great for years and years, it’s important to make sure to wash and care for them properly. If the pads are heavily saturated, consider soaking them for an hour or quickly rinsing them out before washing properly.

To ‘strip’ the pants as you would with diapers you can wash them over and over again in fresh batches of hot water until the water runs clear and there’s no suds or residue coming out in the rinse water. This means you’ve removed all build-up of old detergent/soap residue (which will catch and hold onto odours). Then, hang to dry in direct sunlight.

 

Category: Period Pants

One pair of FLUX Undies will last at least 3 years.
LunaUndies will last between 3-5 years.
One pair of WUKA lasts up to 25 washes.
THINX pants should last 2 years.
Modibodi pants last between 6 months – 2 years. 

Of course these all depend on you taking good care of your period pants and reading the instructions!

Category: Period Pants

Swimming during your period can be tricky. Period pants aren’t ideal for swimming because they will will absorb any water they come into contact with – leaving limited room to absorb your period. Plus, any menstrual flow already in your undies could seep out into the pool when you get in.

We recommend a menstrual cup for swimming!

Category: Period Pants

Some period pants are not treated with stain resistant chemicals because they can be damaging for marine life when the pants are washed.

Most period pants are black so even if they are slightly stained it won’t be visible. That being said, some people prefer light-coloured products because it can be easier to tell when the pants needs to be changed.

If you rinse your pants with cold water as soon as possible after use you can reduce the chances of staining.

If staining does occur you can spot-treat them using this natural product.

 

Category: Period Pants

Period pants can be folded and stored in a laundry bag until you get home/ to a washing machine. You can always rinse them whilst you’re away if you won’t be able to put them in a washing machine for a few days.

Category: Period Pants

Make sure you check the washing instructions on your product as each brand is different.

Most brands recommend that you rinse the pants with cold water and then throw them in a cold black wash, preferably in a laundry bag (as is recommended with any high quality underwear). If the pads are heavily saturated, consider soaking them for an hour before you wash them. You can then hang-dry the undies inside out, bearing in mind that they will take longer to dry than your normal pants because of the absorbent layers.

Fabric softeners and tumble drying are not advised as they may decrease the performance and absorbency of the pants.

Category: Period Pants

One pairs of period pants will cost you between £23 – £31 and each pair should last you at least 2 years. Don’t forget to check postage rates too as lots of period pants companies are located abroad!

Category: Period Pants

On your heavy days (aka days when you use more than two regular tampons) you will probably want to use a menstrual cup or organic tampon as well as your period pants.

However, everybody’s flow is different! The best way to find out is to test the pants and have some spare products in your bag for emergencies.

WUKA holds 20ml of your flow which is equivalent to 4 tampons worth. Luna Undies hold up to 1 tampons worth of blood on their own, or 2 tampons worth with an insert. Some styles of THINX pants hold up to 2 tampons of blood.

Category: Period Pants

This depends on how heavy your flow is and how often you want to do laundry!

3-5 pairs are recommended for a cycle of 4-5 days. Of course if you wash them more regularly you can buy less and rotate them quickly!

Some pants are compatible with removable absorbent inserts that you can replace like you would a pad, which means you have to change pants less often (e.g. Luna Undies).

Category: Period Pants

Yes, there are many types of period pants! Almost all period pants currently on the market hold 1-2 tampons worth of flow, except WUKA pants which hold 4 tampons worth.

Most brands will have a variety of designs, absorbencies and sizes so browse a few sites before you buy.

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Menstrual Cups

Menstrual cups are soft, flexible cups made of silicone or latex rubber, that you fold and then insert just like a tampon. Instead of absorbing your blood, like a tampon or pad, the cup catches it and you can empty it down the toilet. Menstrual cups hold more blood than your average tampon so you shouldn’t need to empty it as regularly as you would change a tampon.  A menstrual cup should last you about 5 years and is perfect for travelling (who wants to carry boxes of tampons and pads around whilst on the move?).

91% of women who tried the menstrual cup said that they would continue to use the cup and recommend it to a friend. Menstrual cups cost £9 – £24.90 and will last you 5-10 years.

No, TSS only occurs with internal products.

Category: Period Pants

Throughout pregnancy you may experience an increased amount of discharge and during postpartum bleeding you may have a tender perineum. Period pants are recommended for pregnant women and also for postpartum bleeding.

Category: Period Pants

Yes, absolutely!

Janet on switching to Lunapads Performa Pads:

“Using soft, black cloth pads makes endometriosis less dramatic. I’m a very visual person, so blood stains and clots on a black surface is less dramatic. You can’t really see it that much. Having something less irritating (goodbye disposable pad rashes!) comfy and soft close to my body is much more comforting when I am already in pain and discomfort. It’s nice to have products that calms the drama rather than adds to the already intense uncomfortable time I have with endo. I was worried that I would bleed through it all but I don’t. It works perfectly. I changed pads as often as I would with regular pads.”

Category: Period Pants

Period blood shouldn’t have a strong odour. With disposable products, the plastic in the products creates an anaerobic (no air) environment, which can often lead to an increase in bacteria and an unpleasant odour. Most period pants are cotton or bamboo, and so they’re very breathable!

To keep your pads smelling great for years and years, it’s important to make sure to wash and care for them properly. If the pads are heavily saturated, consider soaking them for an hour or quickly rinsing them out before washing properly.

To ‘strip’ the pants as you would with diapers you can wash them over and over again in fresh batches of hot water until the water runs clear and there’s no suds or residue coming out in the rinse water. This means you’ve removed all build-up of old detergent/soap residue (which will catch and hold onto odours). Then, hang to dry in direct sunlight.

 

Category: Period Pants

One pair of FLUX Undies will last at least 3 years.
LunaUndies will last between 3-5 years.
One pair of WUKA lasts up to 25 washes.
THINX pants should last 2 years.
Modibodi pants last between 6 months – 2 years. 

Of course these all depend on you taking good care of your period pants and reading the instructions!

Category: Period Pants

Swimming during your period can be tricky. Period pants aren’t ideal for swimming because they will will absorb any water they come into contact with – leaving limited room to absorb your period. Plus, any menstrual flow already in your undies could seep out into the pool when you get in.

We recommend a menstrual cup for swimming!

Category: Period Pants

Some period pants are not treated with stain resistant chemicals because they can be damaging for marine life when the pants are washed.

Most period pants are black so even if they are slightly stained it won’t be visible. That being said, some people prefer light-coloured products because it can be easier to tell when the pants needs to be changed.

If you rinse your pants with cold water as soon as possible after use you can reduce the chances of staining.

If staining does occur you can spot-treat them using this natural product.

 

Category: Period Pants

Period pants can be folded and stored in a laundry bag until you get home/ to a washing machine. You can always rinse them whilst you’re away if you won’t be able to put them in a washing machine for a few days.

Category: Period Pants

Make sure you check the washing instructions on your product as each brand is different.

Most brands recommend that you rinse the pants with cold water and then throw them in a cold black wash, preferably in a laundry bag (as is recommended with any high quality underwear). If the pads are heavily saturated, consider soaking them for an hour before you wash them. You can then hang-dry the undies inside out, bearing in mind that they will take longer to dry than your normal pants because of the absorbent layers.

Fabric softeners and tumble drying are not advised as they may decrease the performance and absorbency of the pants.

Category: Period Pants

One pairs of period pants will cost you between £23 – £31 and each pair should last you at least 2 years. Don’t forget to check postage rates too as lots of period pants companies are located abroad!

Category: Period Pants

On your heavy days (aka days when you use more than two regular tampons) you will probably want to use a menstrual cup or organic tampon as well as your period pants.

However, everybody’s flow is different! The best way to find out is to test the pants and have some spare products in your bag for emergencies.

WUKA holds 20ml of your flow which is equivalent to 4 tampons worth. Luna Undies hold up to 1 tampons worth of blood on their own, or 2 tampons worth with an insert. Some styles of THINX pants hold up to 2 tampons of blood.

Category: Period Pants

This depends on how heavy your flow is and how often you want to do laundry!

3-5 pairs are recommended for a cycle of 4-5 days. Of course if you wash them more regularly you can buy less and rotate them quickly!

Some pants are compatible with removable absorbent inserts that you can replace like you would a pad, which means you have to change pants less often (e.g. Luna Undies).

Category: Period Pants

Yes, there are many types of period pants! Almost all period pants currently on the market hold 1-2 tampons worth of flow, except WUKA pants which hold 4 tampons worth.

Most brands will have a variety of designs, absorbencies and sizes so browse a few sites before you buy.

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Period Pants

Period pants are absorbent underwear that you can wash and reuse again for up to 2 years. Period pants come in a range of styles (including thong style!) and absorbencies. Some have inserts that you can remove and change as you would with a pad. Some people use these in conjunction with the menstrual cup or for overnight bleeding.

A pairs of period pants will cost you between £23 – £31 and each pair will last you at least 2 years.

No, TSS only occurs with internal products.

Category: Period Pants

Throughout pregnancy you may experience an increased amount of discharge and during postpartum bleeding you may have a tender perineum. Period pants are recommended for pregnant women and also for postpartum bleeding.

Category: Period Pants

Yes, absolutely!

Janet on switching to Lunapads Performa Pads:

“Using soft, black cloth pads makes endometriosis less dramatic. I’m a very visual person, so blood stains and clots on a black surface is less dramatic. You can’t really see it that much. Having something less irritating (goodbye disposable pad rashes!) comfy and soft close to my body is much more comforting when I am already in pain and discomfort. It’s nice to have products that calms the drama rather than adds to the already intense uncomfortable time I have with endo. I was worried that I would bleed through it all but I don’t. It works perfectly. I changed pads as often as I would with regular pads.”

Category: Period Pants

Period blood shouldn’t have a strong odour. With disposable products, the plastic in the products creates an anaerobic (no air) environment, which can often lead to an increase in bacteria and an unpleasant odour. Most period pants are cotton or bamboo, and so they’re very breathable!

To keep your pads smelling great for years and years, it’s important to make sure to wash and care for them properly. If the pads are heavily saturated, consider soaking them for an hour or quickly rinsing them out before washing properly.

To ‘strip’ the pants as you would with diapers you can wash them over and over again in fresh batches of hot water until the water runs clear and there’s no suds or residue coming out in the rinse water. This means you’ve removed all build-up of old detergent/soap residue (which will catch and hold onto odours). Then, hang to dry in direct sunlight.

 

Category: Period Pants

One pair of FLUX Undies will last at least 3 years.
LunaUndies will last between 3-5 years.
One pair of WUKA lasts up to 25 washes.
THINX pants should last 2 years.
Modibodi pants last between 6 months – 2 years. 

Of course these all depend on you taking good care of your period pants and reading the instructions!

Category: Period Pants

Swimming during your period can be tricky. Period pants aren’t ideal for swimming because they will will absorb any water they come into contact with – leaving limited room to absorb your period. Plus, any menstrual flow already in your undies could seep out into the pool when you get in.

We recommend a menstrual cup for swimming!

Category: Period Pants

Some period pants are not treated with stain resistant chemicals because they can be damaging for marine life when the pants are washed.

Most period pants are black so even if they are slightly stained it won’t be visible. That being said, some people prefer light-coloured products because it can be easier to tell when the pants needs to be changed.

If you rinse your pants with cold water as soon as possible after use you can reduce the chances of staining.

If staining does occur you can spot-treat them using this natural product.

 

Category: Period Pants

Period pants can be folded and stored in a laundry bag until you get home/ to a washing machine. You can always rinse them whilst you’re away if you won’t be able to put them in a washing machine for a few days.

Category: Period Pants

Make sure you check the washing instructions on your product as each brand is different.

Most brands recommend that you rinse the pants with cold water and then throw them in a cold black wash, preferably in a laundry bag (as is recommended with any high quality underwear). If the pads are heavily saturated, consider soaking them for an hour before you wash them. You can then hang-dry the undies inside out, bearing in mind that they will take longer to dry than your normal pants because of the absorbent layers.

Fabric softeners and tumble drying are not advised as they may decrease the performance and absorbency of the pants.

Category: Period Pants

One pairs of period pants will cost you between £23 – £31 and each pair should last you at least 2 years. Don’t forget to check postage rates too as lots of period pants companies are located abroad!

Category: Period Pants

On your heavy days (aka days when you use more than two regular tampons) you will probably want to use a menstrual cup or organic tampon as well as your period pants.

However, everybody’s flow is different! The best way to find out is to test the pants and have some spare products in your bag for emergencies.

WUKA holds 20ml of your flow which is equivalent to 4 tampons worth. Luna Undies hold up to 1 tampons worth of blood on their own, or 2 tampons worth with an insert. Some styles of THINX pants hold up to 2 tampons of blood.

Category: Period Pants

This depends on how heavy your flow is and how often you want to do laundry!

3-5 pairs are recommended for a cycle of 4-5 days. Of course if you wash them more regularly you can buy less and rotate them quickly!

Some pants are compatible with removable absorbent inserts that you can replace like you would a pad, which means you have to change pants less often (e.g. Luna Undies).

Category: Period Pants

Yes, there are many types of period pants! Almost all period pants currently on the market hold 1-2 tampons worth of flow, except WUKA pants which hold 4 tampons worth.

Most brands will have a variety of designs, absorbencies and sizes so browse a few sites before you buy.

Category: Period Pants

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Reusable Period Pads

Reusable pads are used in the same way that you’d use a disposable pad, but they aren’t squeaky or sticky and can be washed and reused again for years! Reusable pads come in a range of sizes, materials and patterns. Some people use these in conjunction with the menstrual cup or for overnight bleeding.

A set of reusable pads will cost you about £10 – £35 and some can last up to 10 years.

No, TSS only occurs with internal products.

Category: Period Pants

Throughout pregnancy you may experience an increased amount of discharge and during postpartum bleeding you may have a tender perineum. Period pants are recommended for pregnant women and also for postpartum bleeding.

Category: Period Pants

Yes, absolutely!

Janet on switching to Lunapads Performa Pads:

“Using soft, black cloth pads makes endometriosis less dramatic. I’m a very visual person, so blood stains and clots on a black surface is less dramatic. You can’t really see it that much. Having something less irritating (goodbye disposable pad rashes!) comfy and soft close to my body is much more comforting when I am already in pain and discomfort. It’s nice to have products that calms the drama rather than adds to the already intense uncomfortable time I have with endo. I was worried that I would bleed through it all but I don’t. It works perfectly. I changed pads as often as I would with regular pads.”

Category: Period Pants

Period blood shouldn’t have a strong odour. With disposable products, the plastic in the products creates an anaerobic (no air) environment, which can often lead to an increase in bacteria and an unpleasant odour. Most period pants are cotton or bamboo, and so they’re very breathable!

To keep your pads smelling great for years and years, it’s important to make sure to wash and care for them properly. If the pads are heavily saturated, consider soaking them for an hour or quickly rinsing them out before washing properly.

To ‘strip’ the pants as you would with diapers you can wash them over and over again in fresh batches of hot water until the water runs clear and there’s no suds or residue coming out in the rinse water. This means you’ve removed all build-up of old detergent/soap residue (which will catch and hold onto odours). Then, hang to dry in direct sunlight.

 

Category: Period Pants

One pair of FLUX Undies will last at least 3 years.
LunaUndies will last between 3-5 years.
One pair of WUKA lasts up to 25 washes.
THINX pants should last 2 years.
Modibodi pants last between 6 months – 2 years. 

Of course these all depend on you taking good care of your period pants and reading the instructions!

Category: Period Pants

Swimming during your period can be tricky. Period pants aren’t ideal for swimming because they will will absorb any water they come into contact with – leaving limited room to absorb your period. Plus, any menstrual flow already in your undies could seep out into the pool when you get in.

We recommend a menstrual cup for swimming!

Category: Period Pants

Some period pants are not treated with stain resistant chemicals because they can be damaging for marine life when the pants are washed.

Most period pants are black so even if they are slightly stained it won’t be visible. That being said, some people prefer light-coloured products because it can be easier to tell when the pants needs to be changed.

If you rinse your pants with cold water as soon as possible after use you can reduce the chances of staining.

If staining does occur you can spot-treat them using this natural product.

 

Category: Period Pants

Period pants can be folded and stored in a laundry bag until you get home/ to a washing machine. You can always rinse them whilst you’re away if you won’t be able to put them in a washing machine for a few days.

Category: Period Pants

Make sure you check the washing instructions on your product as each brand is different.

Most brands recommend that you rinse the pants with cold water and then throw them in a cold black wash, preferably in a laundry bag (as is recommended with any high quality underwear). If the pads are heavily saturated, consider soaking them for an hour before you wash them. You can then hang-dry the undies inside out, bearing in mind that they will take longer to dry than your normal pants because of the absorbent layers.

Fabric softeners and tumble drying are not advised as they may decrease the performance and absorbency of the pants.

Category: Period Pants

One pairs of period pants will cost you between £23 – £31 and each pair should last you at least 2 years. Don’t forget to check postage rates too as lots of period pants companies are located abroad!

Category: Period Pants

On your heavy days (aka days when you use more than two regular tampons) you will probably want to use a menstrual cup or organic tampon as well as your period pants.

However, everybody’s flow is different! The best way to find out is to test the pants and have some spare products in your bag for emergencies.

WUKA holds 20ml of your flow which is equivalent to 4 tampons worth. Luna Undies hold up to 1 tampons worth of blood on their own, or 2 tampons worth with an insert. Some styles of THINX pants hold up to 2 tampons of blood.

Category: Period Pants

This depends on how heavy your flow is and how often you want to do laundry!

3-5 pairs are recommended for a cycle of 4-5 days. Of course if you wash them more regularly you can buy less and rotate them quickly!

Some pants are compatible with removable absorbent inserts that you can replace like you would a pad, which means you have to change pants less often (e.g. Luna Undies).

Category: Period Pants

Yes, there are many types of period pants! Almost all period pants currently on the market hold 1-2 tampons worth of flow, except WUKA pants which hold 4 tampons worth.

Most brands will have a variety of designs, absorbencies and sizes so browse a few sites before you buy.

Category: Period Pants

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