- 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 in extended crotch area.
Second-skin style with a buttery-soft, stretchy, breathable & comfortable feel. No seam period underwear.
Bikini style with semi coverage fit.
This style runs true-to-size.
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.
This was my first go at period panties, and all I can say is WOW! These are so thin, smooth, and buttery soft! I am usually a pad wearer, and they get expensive (especially when you dont have a job currently)! I had been wanting to try period panties for a long time... I wish I had these growing up when I had first started my period, when it was insanely heavy. The only negative I noticed upon first putting them on was the back seam was quite thick, but I got used to it pretty quickly. I admit I was also worried that the liquid catching area didn't come up far enough in the front for my taste, (but that was because I'm used to long pads) but it ended up being fine. I was super impressed with everything about them- they're thin, there was no odor at all, no leaking, felt dry all the time! I didn't even notice anything coming out of them when rinsing?! I found myself washing them every 12 hrs, and reusing them as much as possible til the end of my cycle. That got real old quick, lol. So the next sale I jumped back on here and ordered more pairs! I do want to make note... when I ordered these I went based off the size chart, and at that time these were listed as true to size. They fit comfortably... but now theyre listed as they run big, so keep that in mind! I ordered that same size for my other pairs, I really have my fingers crossed that they fit!! Sorry, not sorry for the super detailed review, but I like to know details when reading them. I am a very honest person, and when I find something I love, I shout it out to the world (and tell everyone I know about it too that bleeds)! Lilova is so affordable and I know they're the real deal, so I do not even care to compare to other companies. I will stick with em as long as they are in business!