5 Things to Know Before Buying Period Underwear

5 Things to Know Before Buying Period Underwear

You’ve seen them online, you’ve seen them in stores, your friend is wearing them, and you wonder what the buzz is about? We’ve put together a list of 5 most important things you need to know before getting your first period pants. 


1. Absorbency Levels

Just like pads and tampons, period underwear comes in a variety of absorbency levels, for lighter, medium and heavy days. Pick a pair that suits your usual flow, ensuring comfort and leakproof protection. Not sure about the strength of your flow? We’ve made it easy for you - click on “How to choose?” where you’ll find the different absorbency levels explained in more detail.


2. Materials and Comfort

The comfort of period underwear relies on the fabrics. Snuggs offer recycled and sustainable materials, with moisture-wicking, antimicrobial, and leak-resistant qualities. Choose between natural fibres like organic cotton or advanced, super soft synthetics, such as recycled nylon. 


3. Sizing and Fit

Selecting the right size ensures both comfort and effectiveness. Pants that are too tight might lead to discomfort, while overly loose-fitting ones could prove less leakproof. We’ve prepared an online sizing chart where you can find your ideal fit. If you’re hesitant, we recommend you opt for your regular size. If the pants don't fit, we can conveniently exchange them for you. 


4. Proper Care Guidelines

Extend the lifespan of your period underwear through proper care. While some brands only advise washing in cold water, snuggs can be washed in a washing machine at 40°C. Pro tip: rinse your snuggs in cold water before machine washing and avoid using any fabric softener. This way, you’ll maintain the underwear's absorbency and overall quality.


5. No tampons or pads required

The last piece of advice is a total game-changer. Are you ready? Okay, here it comes… You can switch to ONLY wearing period underwear while menstruating, without having to combine it with single-use products such as pads or tampons. And since snuggs last up to 12 hours, you’re totally good to go throughout the day, wearing the same pair you put on in the morning. Isn’t that amazing? 

Snuggs offer a convenient, eco-friendly, comfortable way to manage your period without having to worry about it day and night. The question is - are you ready to switch up your menstrual care and experience worry-free periods?

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