If you are a person who menstruates, you have probably seen ads for Thinx Underwear on social media. That’s how I first discovered it.
My initial thoughts? This is too good to be true, there’s no way they work! If they do, they must be uncomfortable. They are also a bit too pricey for me to purchase them when they might not work.
Months and months went by, and I had considered getting them, but never did. Then one day I was scrolling through Facebook, and saw the ad again and thought, “You know what? Let’s just do it!” (So Facebook advertising works I guess)
They have a deal for purchasing multiple pairs. 3 for 10% off, 5 for 15% off, and 7 for 20% off. I went for the 3 for 10% off. One thing I would suggest for anyone who is still unsure but wants a deal is to find a friend or 2 and split a large order together.
I received an email when the underwear was shipped with a tracking number. I always appreciate this when I order things online. This email humorously said “Your THINX are on the way (and so is your period…)”
I loved the packaging that they came in, with adorable washing and care instructions. Along with the care instructions, was a powerful message about what this company’s mission is, which is to destigmatize periods.
Everything about what this company and product stand for is a feminist’s dream. And you can feel good in knowing that by purchasing a pair of Thinx, you are helping women and girls in the developing world.
Now let’s talk about the product itself. The material of the underwear feels nice. I was worried that it would be very thick and stiff. Especially in the crotch. You can feel the difference between where the absorbent layers are and not.
I tried them on right away when I received them. I was, fortunately(or unfortunately) on my period at the time. They were pretty comfortable! I ordered the Hiphugger panties, so I can really only speak to that style in regards to comfort.
I have been using them for about 5 months or so. I can wear them for an entire day and night without any leaks or discomfort. I sometimes use them as tampon backups on my not as light days. (I generally have a light period, so those who have a heavy flow may only be able to use them for tampon/cup backup or change throughout the day, or maybe not, they are really awesome!)
Cleanup is pretty easy. Considering how comfortable and convenient they are, it is worth the effort to care for them properly. Much like cloth pads, you should rinse them out in the sink after taking them off. After this, they can go into the washing machine on a cold water setting, and then hung to dry. Because they can’t go into the dryer, I never just toss them into the laundry hamper, in case it’s forgotten that they are in there and accidentally end up in the dryer. Or my husband does laundry and doesn’t know they are in there in the first place. So I only wash them when I know I will pay attention.
My one and only complaint is that the top band of the panty is a very delicate fabric that can easily get caught on things. So there are a couple pulled threads that I’ve had to cut off. But it actually looks like that is an issue they have solved since I purchased mine because online it looks different now.
In conclusion, I highly recommend these! When I think about the number of pads I have not used because of Thinx, I feel great knowing how much less waste I am producing.
Thinx are earth conscious, inclusive, comfortable, convenient, and help women and girls in the developing world, how can you not love that?
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