No pad, no tampon. Just panties.
Mylène Vellay from the GoWonder community tried the Thinx Undies. Let’s see what she thinks of the period-proof underwear that promise to keep you dry & #leakfree.
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I ordered two Thinx undies (hip hugger and sport) and received them after a week or so. One thing to note is that you will have to pay for customs at reception, so do factor this in your budget.
Here are the different styles Thinx offer:
The packaging looks pretty awesome, and the pants too! I actually couldn’t wait, so I did wear one of them even before my period, and confirmed they’re really comfy!
HOW THEY WORK
THINX is made up of four bits of tech that makes ‘em anti-microbial, moisture-wicking, absorbent, and leak-resistant. The top layer fights bacteria and absorbs any liquid into the über thin layer right beneath it, so you always stay dry.
I have started to use only the cup quite recently and no more tampons at all, but as I don’t always have the opportunity to empty it throughout the day and it sometimes leaks, I wanted to also get rid of the pads.
After using my two Thinx pants during the last period, mostly with the cup but without it for the last couple of days, here are a few observations:
1- Two are definitely not enough! I think the minimum you can get away with when combining with the cup is 3, but 4 to 5 would be more convenient to wear – soak – wash – dry.
2- It does not leak and feels super comfy. I had my heaviest days on the weekend when I was literally out all day, with not always the possibility to use a bathroom with a sink, the cup leaked big time… But my trousers remained totally dry. It even felt a little more comfortable than with a pad and I was less scared of it overflowing.
3- I am not 100% convinced about the cold water hand washing only. I will double check their website instructions once the period is over and probably do a machine wash anyway. As it is black (even the beige pants have a black lining) I find it difficult to be sure it is clean enough. After checking, a machine wash is ok, but then again, two are not enough, as I won’t do a machine wash every day!)
4- They are thick. Of course, several layers to make sure they don’t leak. Visually, that’s not an issue, they are not showing more than my usual seamless underwear. But they take a looong time to dry (about 24h indoors with nice weather and window open. That’s again with hand wash only)
I will buy more and never should need pads or tampons anymore. If you’re on the move, however. The hygiene /washing part would worry me a bit…
This post is written by Mylene.
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