They are a reusable period product that is lightweight and made to be very similar to regular underwear. They’re washed either by hand, or a washing machine, and are used for light to moderate cycles or as extra protection with cups or tampons.
They’re designed to have multiple layers to absorb menstrual waste whilst conforming to the body to prevent leaks. They have a soft outer layer for comfort, a core absorbency layer, and multiple layers made with materials like merino wool. This makes them anti-odour, anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial. They are also made with sustainable materials, are recyclable, long lasting, and they do not contain PFAs or harmful substances.
If you’re curious about why you should make the switch, there are many reasons. If you are looking for a more comfortable choice that allows you to free-bleed without worrying about pads crinkling or bunching up, these could be a great solution. If you are not comfortable with products that are inserted like tampons or menstrual cups, or if you want to wear them without worry, specially designed period underwear may be the best choice for you. They can be a very useful alternative, and are also sustainable, as well as costing less in the long run over traditional, disposable period products. On top of all that the underwear and packaging are all recyclable as well.
It all depends on your flow, but generally we recommend wearing them from anywhere from 8 to 12 hours. If your period is lighter, it could be longer. If heavier, it could be shorter. They can also be used as a back-up to other period products or if you have heavy discharge or spotting.
This is completely up to you, but generally we recommend having anywhere from 3 to 4 pairs for your cycle. You can always buy one pair to test them out before committing to a full wardrobe of period underwear, of course.
There is period swimwear which you can buy and wear in the water; however, AllMatters period underwear is not currently designed for swimming.
We don’t recommend you use period underwear for incontinence, but there are other options of pee-proof underwear available on the market.
Yes! You absolutely can use them for postpartum bleeding - just be sure to keep checking them because how long you wear them for depends on how heavy your bleeding is. They can also be used for heavy discharge and spotting.