The conversation around periods is making its rounds and finally the topic is becoming less taboo and more normal. Yes, we as women bleed so why does it have to shunned upon?
I’m heavily pregnant at the moment with only a few more weeks to go before bub is welcomed into this world. And while the past few months have been unexpected with my body changing so much, I have enjoyed not having a period. But as I’m sure you know, after birth, they say that bleeding happens … pretty heavily. Since I’m taking a more eco-friendly approach with re-using nappies for the baby, I thought why not think about what I can do for myself and how I can make better green decisions.
Ever since getting my period as a teenager, I was also looking to somehow get away from it or in control of it.
I jumped on the pill quite young to help with my acne and to also assist with regulating my menstrual cycle. By the time I was 21 I went to my doctor to get the Implanon, which stopped my period for 48 months.
During my teenage years, I wasn’t confident enough to accept and celebrate my body for doing what was normal, instead I was always trying to modify and improve my monthly situation.
I’ve used an array of single-use sanitary products such as pads and tampons but what’s new to me is menstrual underwear. I’ve personally never tried them but I am curious about giving them ago because they might just prove to be my new best friend.
So the big question, do period panties work? I’ve been doing a lot of research and there are so many brands out there that say they are leak proof, stain and odour resistant and also vary in styles to suit different absorbency needs.
I’ve also read that they’re great for the environment because 20 billion tampons and pads are being dumped into landfill each year. Now, that’s a lot!
Imagine finally taking control of your underwear and being able to embrace your body with confidence while taking a green approach to disposable sanitary products.
What if living your best life is only a menstrual panty away? Sign me up!