Can you use incontinence underwear for periods?

2 Comments13 May 2022

Yes, you can use incontinence underwear for periods! Our period and pee pants are designed with absorbent and waterproof protection from the front waistband through to the back waistband - the same pants can be worn daily for incontinence and then for your monthly period too. 


I answer the pee and period questionnaires here at Cheeky Wipes. Nothing is off limits, no TMI is too far and I am unfazed by anything our bodily functions (or malfunctions) can throw at us! For every hundred questionnaires filled in at least sixty mention incontinence, sometimes with a dose of shame or embarrassment, a need for discretion and to minimise its impact.

Please do not feel alone! A UK population-based cross-sectional postal study of 1415 women found a prevalence of urinary incontinence of 39.9%, due to embarrassment it is accepted that this is under reported. A study found that nearly half of women over 50 have experienced some incontinence from coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising. Two thirds hadn't consulted a doctor about the issue and just tried to manage alone.

"Perfect. Just what I had been looking for. Slight incontinence problems with age and these pads give me confidence to be about and about" Lyn trustpilot Dec 21


How do incontinence underwear and period pants work?

Incontinence underwear and period pants work by having different layers of material which work together to keep you feeling dry and comfortable.

Our menstrual and bladder weakness pants have a cotton layer next to your skin, followed by extra absorbent layers (of varying absorbency from light flow, moderate flow, heavy flow), then a leak proof / waterproof layer of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), finished with either a satin or jersey feel outer layer. Moisture is drawn quickly through the cotton layer into the absorbent core which extends to all areas that might need to catch leaks, whether you are running, jumping, chilling or sleeping.


Our incontinence pants will keep you feeling cooler and will help avoid the irritation of wearing daily disposable pads and pants. You will quickly notice the financial saving too! We currently have 5 pairs for £49!


Can I use incontinence pads for my periods?

Yes, you can use incontinence pads for your periods.  All of our pee and period products are interchangeable for your everyday needs or your monthly cycle. Whilst our specific Feeling Fearless incontinence pads are designed with charcoal impregnation to help with odours, they can still work brilliantly for your period.

No need to buy twice! Likewise, our Bamboo or cotton pads can be used for wee or blood! Washable pads have the advantage that even if you didn't have a leak, they can be washed and reused rather than going to waste!


We hope you've enjoyed our Cheeky guide on whether incontinence pants can be used for periods and that if you haven't tried a pair yet, you feel more confident to. We are so sure that you will love our period pants and pads that we have created a 90 day trial scheme for them, so if they don't work for you, we'll refund you in full.

If you enjoyed this, we think you would like this blog on How often should you change period pants? or have a browse of all our blogs!

As always, if you're unsure of what you need to make the switch, please do drop the team a line or use the online chat function. The team all use the products themselves and just LOVE to chat pee poo and periods, all day long, nothing is TMI and we all love to overshare based on our own experiences...

About the Author:  Kirstin Scriven is part of the Customer Experience team at Cheeky Wipes, which since 2008 has been selling the original reusable wipes kit. She is mum to 3 and loves the forest, the sea and the hills!

Along with the rest of our crack team, she spends most days talking about poo, pee and periods and loves a chance to overshare. The business was recognised with a Queens Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2021, celebrating their hard work over the last 13 years.

Nick Bell
09 September 2023  |  10:23

This was a very informative discussion document that as a cross dresser found very useful. I have incontinence so find it difficult to find a suitable line of underwear. I'll be purchasing some of your products. Many thanks, Nick

11 September 2023  |  12:18

I am glad it was useful! Best wishes, Kirstin

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