Today I am going to be reviewing the period undies range from Modibodi. This is going to be a bit TMI, so if discussing one’s menstrual cycle isn’t your thing…probably best to click elsewhere. I used to use a moon-cup religiously (Google if you’re not sure what that is) but after having my daughter, I found myself wanting to less and less. I still think they are a fantastic option but were starting to hurt going in and coming out. I decided to try a less invasive, more comfortable method and here is what I have to say about it!
1.) What Are Period Undies?
Period undies are a reusable and sustainable leak-proof apparel that replaces the need for moon cups, pads, tampons and panty liners. Modibodi offers a range of sizes and options depending on your flow/days in your menstrual cycle. There is even a swimwear line! They come in adorable prints and designs to make you feel cute during a typically uncomfortable time. The undies contain breathable fabric and moisture wicking absorbency to repel odours and keep you feeling fresh.
2.) Heavy Flow/Overnight Options?
You can order undies that are specifically for heavy flow and overnight sleeping. In fact, every pair that I own fits this category, as my menstrual cycle can be quite unpredictable.
I ordered: a.) Carbon Neutral Seamfree Full Brief (Moderate – Heavy Absorbency) in Coastal Blue, b.) Recycled Seamfree Full Brief (Heavy-Overnight Absorbency) in Lemon Splice Blue and c.) Recycled Seamfree Full Brief (Moderate – Heavy Absorbency) in Hypnotic Blue. I also own two pairs of Bonds Period Undies for lighter days. I wear a size 12.
3.) Don’t They Feel Gross During The Day?
I honestly don’t feel gross wearing period undies. They are super supportive, comfortable and breathable. I like the way I don’t have to worry about leaking. I can just put on a pair and live my best life. If you do have a particularly heavy flow, you can always change, but in the first couple of days of my menstrual cycle, I wear an overnight pair for extra security and they work great.
4.) How Many Pairs Should I Buy?
This is honestly up to you. In total, I own five pairs (3 from Modibodi and 2 from Bonds). I do think I will buy more though. They aren’t cheap but remember, they are sustainable, great quality and reusable. Once you own them, you can rewash and wear as many times as you would a regular pair of undies. There are some great deals on the website you can look out for, or you can invest in a bundle. If a typical period lasts 4-5 days, I would personally purchase 6-8 pairs so you can account for the night, swimming and changes.
5.) What Are The Downsides To Period Undies?
The biggest downside is the price. A standard pair on the Modibodi website is $35. You can definitely purchase cheaper options from supermarkets, but I like the quality and designs offered by the aforementioned company. I would also say that the transition from a previous menstrual cycle method to period undies can be challenging. It’s hard to trust that you’re not going to leak all over your clothes. You may feel quite paranoid in the beginning. However, with enough time, you’ll see you have nothing to worry about.
I think I covered as much as possible. As you can see, I am really happy with this new method. It works for me. I also want to mention that the Modibodi website features plus-size models, models with disabilities, elderly models, all races and shapes. They do not airbrush or manipulate their photos. I love them for this and wish every company would do the same. There is plenty of size inclusivity too. Let me know if you have used period undies before and what you thought of them. Thanks for reading!
Peace & Love xoxo
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts/opinions on this product are my own.
So, I had my last period in October of 2018. I’m post-menopause now. However, I admit to being insanely curious about the period underwear. What a great review. And honestly, the price isn’t that bad when one considers what one spends on menstruation in any given year. A great review.
Thank you so much! I really hope it gives readers another method to consider purely for comfort reasons