- 3 regular tampons' worth
- 1.5 regular pad's worth
- 4.5 pantyliners' worth
- 25 mL
Can be used alone or as a back up if you have a heavy flow #knowyourflow
4-layers protection all the way up the back.
Hipster style with full coverage fit.
If you are in-between sizes, we recommend sizing up.
1. Feel Dry with a soft and breathable organic cotton that absorbs super fast
2. Feel Fresh with an anti-microbial lining that fights bacteria and odors
3. Feel Secure with a super-absorbent fabric that holds up to 5 tampons' worth
4. Feel Free with a leak-resistant outer layer that keeps it all in
It is basically up to you and your flow!
Our styles with a 4 or 5 tampons' worth of absorbency are absorbent enough to be worn alone even on your heaviest days, but if your flow is extra-heavy, they work great as an reliable backup too, if that makes you feel more comfy and secure.
Our styles with a 0.5 to 3 tampons' worth of absorbency are great to use as back-up to tampons/pads/cups/etc or alone on lighter days.
We decided to differentiate our absorbency by the number of regular tampons' worth of liquid they can absorb. For each of our styles, you'll see the number of tampons associated.
Choose the highest absorbency if your flow is heavy and you want to free bleed wearing them alone. If you have a lighter flow, or just want a backup to wear with a cup or tampon, our lighter absorbency styles might be just what you're looking for.
Here’s a quick rundown:
4-5 tampons' worth of absorbency: Equivalent to 40-50mL. When to use: Alone on your heavy days - usually on the second and third day of your period when your flow is the heaviest. Also in the first week of postpartum. Or if you have medium bladder leaks.
2-3 tampons' worth of absorbency: Equivalent to 20-25ml. When to use: Alone on your light-moderate period days, or as back-up on your moderate-heavy days. Also great for postpartum (after the first week), or for light bladder leaks.
0.5 tampon's worth of absorbency: Equivalent to 5ml. When to use: Alone on light period days (usually the last day of your periods, or when you aren't sure they are coming yet or they are truly gone!), as backup to other products, or for sneaky leaks, sweat & discharge.
It depends on your flow!
The styles with a 4 or 5 tampons' worth of absorbency were designed to last all day or overnight even on heavy days for most women. But if your flow is extra-heavy, you may need to have to change them once.
After you develop some experience with them, you should be able to feel when they start being full and need a change. They will wick moisture less quickly and start feeling damp. That should be your cue to change them!
But you can definitely wear them for as long as you feel comfortable, even overnight.
We do not recommend wearing them for more than 12 hours for hygienic reasons.
No diaper or pad feel here! Though they contain 4-layers, these are utlra-thin so that our undies are not too bulky but actually breezy. They should feel like regular underwear (if not better!)
The leak-proof layers work together to wick away moisture and odors to keep you dry & fresh, while absorbing the liquid. You won't feel any wetness.
Nope. Not at all!
Our undies have an organic cotton inner layer in the crotch - the one touching your skin - that is wicking the liquid inside very quickly (so that you also feel dry!). Once the liquid reaches the second layer made of microfiber, the PHBV/PLA inside works on fighting bacteria and odors to keep you fresh and odor-free.
Just make sure to care for them properly and wash them to keep things fresh.
We would never offer a product that we aren't 100% sure are safe for you!
Our panties are being tested regularly by external laboratories for potentially harmful chemicals and are certified PFAS-free.
Our products are also always free of silver particles, and we only use GOTS-certified organic cotton and OEKO-TEX 100 materials.
Numbers are in: an average menstruator uses 5 to 15 thousand pads and tampons in a lifetime. And the vast majority of them will end up in landfills and oceans, and will take 500 years to decompose as they are mainly made of plastic and chemicals. So basically they'll be on your planet much longer than you will.
That’s a whole lot of waste that can be avoided by switching to reusable period panties. And they will also make you save money with all the single-use disposable products you won't have to buy each month anymore.
Super comfortable and absorbent! I was actually surprised by how much these gold! I wouldn’t wear them in a super heavy day. But, they are perfect for a medium or lighter flow day. They are less bulky than the jade briefs that I also bought, which is nice when you don’t need the absorbency.
It actually works!
Plus they are way softer than pads!
I don't like the extra smooth synthetic feeling of this fabric. I originally ordered cotton but their entire supply was stolen so I settled for this. Very absorbent and well built and customer service is amazing. But I prefer cotton still
Nice fabric but runs small
They are very comfy and I use them most days of my period without any other protection. On my heaviest days. I'll use a menstrual cup with the underwear and I don't have any problems. I just have really smelly period blood and sometimes when it's really heavy it feels like some of the blood sort of sits on the surface. Overall, I am very happy with the product and think Lilova is much cheaper than other brands.