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Period Pants: The Basics

If you have only just heard about period pants, you may have been living under a rock. It seems like nearly every woman of a certain age and demographic has been fed the Thinx or Modibodi adverts on their Facebook Feed. Period pants look just like normal underwear, except well, they aren't normal underwear. The gusset of period pants comprise several layers of fabric including a leak proof barrier and an absorbent inner layer. This allows you to menstruate directly into your underwear without any additional protection. The period pants collect your menstrual fluid and stop it from leaking onto your clothes. It's pretty clever and pretty unbelievable to think it's taken this long for someone to come up with the idea! They have gained popularity over the last few years due to the fact that they are both comfortable and discreet, as well as better for you and better for the environment.

Ok, I'm interested. But I'm not sure where to start.

A good starting point for learning more is our help center which should answer your most burning questions before you get started.

Once you are ready to buy, you'll need to think about what you are using them for. Do you just need to replace liners? Or are you looking to replace tampons or sanitary towels? How heavy is your flow?

Fialuna currently offers two styles to choose from:

Classic Briefs - Light/Moderate Flow

This style is perfect to use as a back-up to a menstrual cup or tampon or on their own for lighter and moderate flow days. They are incredibly thin with just a single layer of cotton absorbency. These pants can hold about 2 tampons worth of menstrual fluid and provide protection from the waistline of the underpants on both the front and the back. This makes them a great solution for night time menstrual protection.

Hipster - Moderate/Heavy Flow

Fialuna's hipster style period pants have a thicker microfiber absorbency layer which will hold about 3 tampons worth of menstrual fluid. These come in a luxuriously soft bamboo fabric. The hipster style provides leakproof protection from the waistline at the back of the pants to around the pubic bone in the front of the pants. Again, because you'll be fully protected in the back of the pants, these are a great solution for night time use.