Review: Thinx Period Panties

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Photo: Slate

Today’s post is all about Thinx Period Panties. You may have seen their subway ads or heard about all the controversy it stirred last year. Some people wanted the ads taken down because apparently showing women in their underwear with the word “period” attached to it is “scandalous” and “inappropriate.” But using this very same visual to sell sexual fantasies is perfectly normal. Slow clap for our patriarchy…

I personally loved the ads. When I made my first purchase back in 2016 no one around me knew what they were, so it was really cool to finally see it out in the open. I think it’s about time…

I have three styles as shown below but they now carry 6 different styles, organic tampons, and leotards. Their website will likely answer all the questions you may have…Each purchase also goes towards their Thinx Foundation where they provide programs to educate and empower young women.


Here’s my rundown of the Hiphugger, Sport, and Cheeky Styles.

Hiphugger ($34):
-Claims to be for ‘heavy’ days and holds up to 2 tampons’ worth.
-I have the original version (black with lace) and the current version (nude with the striped mesh band).
No vanity sizing: the ‘xs’ I have in the current version is a bit tight as opposed to the ‘s’ I have in the original, which fits better. As you can see the size difference in the picture above.
-Leak free for about 7-8 hrs on the heavier days of my period (day 2 and 3)…I can wear these all day from day 4 till the end of my period. *Everyone is different though so it is important to keep a pad or tampon on hand, just in case.*
-I wear these when I know I have a busy day and can’t keep running to the bathroom to check OR I want to sleep through the night without having to wake up to change my pad.

Sport ($32):
-Claims to be for medium days and holds up to 1 1/2 tampons’ worth.
-This is my favorite style. Probably because it reminds me that I have just gotten through the worst hurdle and am heading towards the end. For me, they are leak free from day 5 till the end. But if you have a lighter period, this may be the only one you need.
All day security for when you think your period is about to come.

Cheeky ($30):
-Claims to be for light days and holds up to 1 tampon’s worth.
My least favorite style…mainly because I don’t like things to bunch up or ride up. But if you normally wear cheeky styles then this will work for you.
-I wear these when I am on my last day and just want to wear leggings or jeans without VPL (visible panty line).

Final Thoughts
-To me, they are more comfortable than wearing a pad or a tampon. *I still wear pads and have them on hand though*
-Requires an extra step for cleaning them. You have to hand wash them before putting them into the wash on the cold/delicate cycle.
-I love wearing the hiphugger and sport styles. They are comfortable to wear all through the night and towards the end of my period. If you have lighter periods, both these styles will likely work for you throughout your whole cycle.
-If you decide to give them a try, buy a cycle set of 3, 5, or 7 panties for (10%, 15%, and 20% off).
-There’s a 60-day trial period so if you’re curious, there’s no harm in taking the plunge…

This was a really lengthy post. Hopefully, you found it helpful. If you have any questions or comments, leave them for me below.

Thanks for stopping by!


Disclaimer: This is not an ad. Just sharing my experience.