- 2 regular tampons' worth
- 1 regular pad's worth
- 3 pantyliners' worth
- 15 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.
Cheeky style with semi coverage fit.
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.
Almost all my underwear is black so I was happy to find some made for that time of month that are black AND cute! They are high quality, and have more absorbency than I've seen elsewhere. I recommend them!
I love that the Mia Cotton Bikini is PFOA free and that it is made from breathable organic cotton. It also holds blood flow well. I don't love the absorbent padding being sewn all the way up the backside adding an undesirable bulkiness to the underwear or the very narrow front bikini line. So on the most important issues like chemicals close to my genitals you're winning, but on issues of comfort and style there's still room to grow.
I like these a lot. They sit well on me, a thin girl with some wide hips. They’re very comfortable and they work well with plenty of protection. My only complaint is that when my bleeding is heavy, some of the blood doesn’t soak into the material and it stays on top, making me feel like I’m sitting in the blood. Most of it absorbed but it still felt kind of wet even though it probably could have absorbed more.
I do love this thinner version - I have five pair of the jade cotton brief and love them, but I wanted something thinner for lighter days. At first I just couldn’t vibe with the fit, as the butt is much more narrow than the Jade and it feels more...roomy or light, less secure, than the overall fit of the Jade, but for lighter days I’ve found them to work really well, and worked my way into enjoying how they feel
I bought these when they are still 1 size small, I did not see the sign that says 1 size smaller. When I received them I was so disappointed that it did not fit me, I emailed them and the customer service are so easy to talk to. They are so kind to do an exchange for me to get my right fit. And now, I've used it for like 5 periods now and so happy say that I never got any problem. This is the best item I ever brought online!!