There are many intrepid female travelers these days. They do everything from solo backpacking across Asia to moving their kids to Croatia. For all that us amazing women do we come across two issues that we are always seeking advice for from other seasoned globetrotters. These two burning questions are about birth control and our periods. While birth control is an important topic to talk about it is all about personal choices and the body’s responds to the different type available; there is no one size fits all solution. For menstruation, there just might be.
I heard of a company for women by women called Thinx over a year ago. They made underwear for your period. That means no tampons or pads. I couldn’t trust the idea right away, but a couple of weeks ago I decided to try them out because I was desperate for luggage space. It was a life-altering decision. I picked the panty that held the most blood as I didn’t want an accident. It didn’t feel weird, there was no mess, and they looked fabulous on! I could not find a downside.
I have since bought more as the site suggests five pairs as being the perfect number to take you through your period. There are different styles for light or heavy days. The panties aren’t too expensive being around $30 and can replace other sanitary options for two years. For me, three of panties is good enough while traveling as you can wash them out and dry them. That’s only $90 on your period for two years! Shipping was free and new customers get $10 off their first purchase.
If you are interested in trying them out you can find the website here.