Once somewhat of a novelty within the menstrual care department, period underwear are arguably more popular than ever — and for good reason. Because they are reusable (just requiring a good wash between uses!), period underwear are often considered a more eco-friendly option for absorbing blood and preventing leaks than some disposable products.
They’re also designed to feel similar to a regular pair of underwear, eliminating the bulky feeling and shifting that some complain of while wearing a super absorbent pad or liner. What’s more, you can find their absorbent innovation in a wide variety of styles and cuts; think: thongs, boy shorts, briefs, cheeky styles, and more.
Want to try a pair during your next period? Scroll through this shopping guide below.