Advantages of Using Period Pants
Sunday, 20 December 2020
Period Pants are a great alternative to cloth sanitary pads (CSP) and menstrual cups, they can also be used in conjunction with both.
With many period pants offering front to back absorbency period underwear can make a great reliable and leak free sanitary protection option.
The initial outlay may look more expensive than CSP and cups but compared to the cost of disposable options period underwear is a no brainer.
For this calculation we have used WUKA period underwear for comparison.
For an average flow we would recommend 3 pairs of underwear for 24 hours, 2 medium and 1 heavy (for night) and we would recommend 3 days’ worth of underwear, this allows you sufficient time for washing and drying.
Initial outlay- £332.73
Average use of Disposable products- £6 per month x 12 = £72.
£156 x5 (years) = £360
The average cost of your period is £5.54!!!!
Switching to period pants can save on average 1200 disposable pads from landfill.
Period pants come in different designs and absorbencies. At one end of the scale we have the very low absorbency Flux Undies Invisible Thong which would be for the last few days of your period or if you have light spotting. At the other end of the scale WUKA Midi Heavy Briefs which hold the equivalent of 4 tampons. It's common to have different pants for different stages of your period.
Period Pants are also popular for sports for light incontince. The Cheeky Mama Feeling Sporty look just like normal pants but give great absorbency. The Flux Undies Invisible Cheeky are a personal favourite for working out in as they are so thin you don't have a thick VPL line.