Any woman over the age of puberty knows what it’s like to have your panties betray you during “that time of the month.” You’re on your period, minding your own business, going about your day when suddenly you experience a moment of sheer and utter terror as your feel a small droplet of liquid escaping the supposed security of your tampon, sanitary napkin or diva cup. Now you’re faced with the decision of standing up and allowing more people to partake in your embarrassment or sitting and waiting, letting the leakage continue and culminate.
Simply put, it’s agony.
And sadly, an agony far too many women have experienced. But apparently, we haven’t suffered in vain.
After a similar experience involving a white skirt, twin sisters Radha and Miki Agrawal and their friend Antonia Dunbar decided to come up with a pair of underwear that would prevent these types of incidents, without having to resort to the infamous but effective granny panties.
The stain resistant and yet stylish panties are called THINX. The underwear comes in a variety of forms including hip hugger, a luxe and lacy variety and thongs for the super light days when you’re you know…pretty much drying up. And they’re pretty.
Sounds great right? Right. But it gets even better. With every pair of underwear purchased, THINX will give seven washable and reusable AFRIPads to a young girl in countries where menstruating students can miss up to a week of school during what many call their “week of shame.” Literally, millions of girls miss school every month because they don’t have the proper equipment to handle their menstruation.
Check out the video below of the women talking about their creation and learn about how your purchases will benefit the girls who need AFRIPads and the women who make them.
If you’d like to purchase some of this underwear, which is reviewed quite highly you can do so at the THINX website. The panties range from $24- $47 for a single pair and then there are 3-5 day cycle sets from $79-$129.