Are you tired of the years and money spent suffering from pads or tampons, disappointed by the lack of effective improvements made to feminine products? Well, ladies, meet period underwear. This innovative method of using material that is stain-resistant, leak-proof and still comfortable is the perfect way to free yourself of worry during this already stressful time of your life.
EmpowHER found several companies that sell period undies, finding out how their products help women everywhere to have a happier and healthier period.
Lunapads has been around since 1993 and created a line of period underwear called Lunapanties. Suzanne Siemens, the co-founder of Lunapads, spoke with EmpowHER about the inspiration behind the brand.
"It really started out of our own basic needs; originally, Madeleine [co-founder] created Lunapads because she was experiencing health complications from using tampons, so she wanted to use a more natural alternative," said Siemens. Lunapanties developed as a result of those pads, as the two women realizes it would be a lot more convenient to just put the pad in the panty.
The brand itself was invented in response to two primary issues.
First, "some of the content in pads and tampons is questionable and they are not the best option for people with chemical sensitivities. Second, [there are] the environmental consequences. On average, a single woman will use up to 11,000 pads and tampons in their lifetime," Siemens said, expressing concern.
What with the waste that comes of these products as well as the use of so much material that is not recyclable, it is clear that such products do create a big environmental issue. Lunapanties allows you to protect both your own body and our environment.
Three sisters started development of Vv SkiVvys in 2005. These panties are now known as "the prettiest protection you will ever wear!" according to their site. This brand of underwear was created in an effort to move past products that were already available and did not sufficiently protect women from leaking through "needle holes, or ...