The Ultimate Guide to Using Period Underwear

The Ultimate Guide to Using Period Underwear

Congratulations on making the switch to AllMatters Period Underwear! This comprehensive guide is designed to help you seamlessly integrate this sustainable option into your menstrual care routine.


Table of Contents:


Choosing the Right Absorbency

One of the key features of AllMatters Period Underwear is the choice between two absorbency levels:

  1. Light/Moderate: This level is ideal for lighter flow days or as a backup for other menstrual products. It can hold up to 2 tampons' worth of fluid.
  2. Moderate/Heavy: Designed for those heavy flow days or overnight use. It can absorb up to 4 tampons' worth of fluid.

Initial Preparation

Before wearing your new period underwear for the first time, it's important to wash them. This helps to activate the absorbent layers, ensuring they function optimally. Use cold water and a mild detergent. Do not use fabric softeners or bleach. You can also find our detailed Cleaning and Care guide here.


Wearing Guidelines

Wearing period underwear is similar to regular underwear but with a few nuances:

  1. Fitting: A snug fit is crucial for preventing leaks. The underwear should sit comfortably against your skin.
  2. Positioning: Ensure the absorbent gusset is well-aligned with your body. Misalignment can lead to discomfort and potential leaks.


Changing Schedule

The frequency of change depends on your menstrual flow and the absorbency level you've chosen. For specifics, consult our How Often to Change Period Underwear guide.

  • Light/Moderate: Ideal for 4-6 hours of use. Also suitable for overnight protection during light flow days.
  • Moderate/Heavy: Designed for up to 8-10 hours of wear, making it a reliable choice for heavy flow days or overnight use.



Cleaning and Care

Proper care is essential for maintaining the durability and efficacy of your period underwear.

  1. Rinse: Immediately after removal, rinse in cold water to minimize staining and remove excess fluid.
  2. Machine Wash: Wash in a gentle cycle with mild detergent. Avoid using fabric softeners as they can affect absorbency.
  3. Dry: Air-drying is recommended. If you must use a dryer, opt for a low-heat setting.


Combining with Other Menstrual Products

You can pair your period underwear with menstrual cups for added security. If you’re considering a menstrual cup, our Everything You Need to Know About Using Menstrual Cups is a valuable resource.

To compare period underwear with other menstrual products, consult Period Underwear vs Menstrual Cups: Which is Best for You?.

FAQ and Additional Resources

For further queries, head over to our AllMatters Period FAQs.

 

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