Say Ta-Ta to Tampons and Hello to These 5 Tried-and-Tested Period Undies Brands
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The tampon shortage has been the topic of Reddit threads for months now, gaining international attention after an article in Time exposed the tampon scarcity as “the supply chain problem no one’s talking about.”
The nitty and gritty of it gets a bit complicated and blame-y, from tampon companies pointing fingers at Amy Schumer (for her successful Tampax ads) to complaining that materials needed — such as plastic and cotton — are becoming extremely “costly and highly volatile” to acquire.
But truth be told, we don’t want to get into all that. We’re here to tell you that you can absolutely be on your period without using tampons, and the experience will not only be more comfortable but also more sustainable.
How? With period undies. Again, not only do they provide the ultimate comfort during (arguably) the most unpleasant week of the month for menstruating people, but they’re also an eco-friendly option, minimising the need for single-use menstruation products like tampons and pads.
In the past couple years, though, more and more brands have emerged that provide local and sustainable sexual wellness and menstrual hygiene products. So many, in fact, that it can be tough to keep track of them all and what they offer.
To help you weed through them all, we’ve rounded up three of our favourites. These are what we consider to be the best period underwear brands on the market right now, as well as what makes them so unique. With this concise list, you can choose the perfect pair for you.