Period Pants - perfect for cycling and sports
Friday, 21 February 2020 | Admin
We understand that period pants possibly seem, well, a bit gross, after so many years of indoctrination that period blood is 'dirty' and that disposable pads or tampons are the 'norm'. We get asked lots of questions about how they work, and people seem to think that they are bulky and maybe leaky.
Can you see period pants under clothes?
Well, here's me at the gym last week, on day 2 of my period which is my heaviest day:
(Sweaty Betty leggings just in case anyone was wondering...)
I'm wearing our 'Feeling Sporty' cotton period pants. As you can see, the pants aren't at all bulky, I don't even have a VPL. I was happy to squat and lunge with confidence, really comfortable knowing that I wasn't going to end up leaving bloody smudges on my leggings or the equipment.
My reusable period pants were my only protection, I didn't need a pad. And unlike single-use period products, I didn't have rubbing or chafing at the tops of my thighs every time I moved. And no annoying tampon string tugging every time I adjusted position either.
Simply pants. Period Pants which have an absorbent layer to catch the blood and a leak-free lining to hold it there. Easy.
Today is my heaviest day and if I was at home, I'd stick a cloth sanitary pad in my period pants too. That's not because the pants aren't absorbent enough because they are super absorbent, but because like most of you, I prefer to feel fresh even when on my period, and it's really easy to whip out a reusable sanitary pad at lunchtime than to change your knickers. Nobody wants to have to change their knickers off in a toilet cubicle if they can get away with it.
At Team Cheeky, we're all about simple reusables. There's no secret sprinkling of unicorn dust or magic fluff contained in the fabric of our pants. Because it's not necessary. They are just different pants that you wear when you've got your period - which happen to be leak free and absorbent too.
If you've still got questions, we understand - and we have heard them all before. Our fab customer services team have got a degree in oversharing and they all use our pads and pants, so they are really well placed to answer any questions you may have. And if you complete our tailored reusable period protection questionnaire, they can recommend exactly what you need for your periods.
90 day Period Pants Free Trial policy
We've also just launched our 90 day pants trial, so you can try a single pair of period pants for that period - and return them if you don't get on with them. We believe that these pants are 'game-changing' - we know this because lots of you have told us! So we're putting our money where our mouth is. We know that periods can be a bit random, you've got a full 45 days to try the pants. And if you don't get on with them, we'll refund you. More details here...