In an effort to not make weird eye contact on New York City public transportation, I find myself either closing my eyes in hopes I doze off or reading the ad posted inside the train cart.
Earlier this week I found myself aimlessly reading an ad for period-proof underwear called Thinx. “PERIOD WOES HAVE MET
THEIR MATCH,” the ad with women sporting an array of underwear silhouettes. “That can’t be true,” I said to myself. Even on my lightest flow days you’d never catch me going with a pad or tampon just in case. Ever. I’ve had too many accidents as a teenager that taught me to stay strapped at all times.
So, interested in the ad I saw I went home and snooped on their website to find out more information. According to their site, Thinx is a brand committed to breaking the taboo surrounding menstruation and empowering women and girls around the world with it’s award-winning, patented technology keeps ladies “clean, dry, and, as always, lookin’ fly” during that time of the month.
So how does it work? Thinx holds up to two tampons’ worth of liquid. So, you could eliminate the need for panty liners if you choose and even make these undies your tampon or menstrual cup backup.
From “hip hugger heavy days” to “boy short light days,” there’s a style for every gal, with each pair equipped with a top layer that wicks all liquid into the über thin absorption layer right beneath it, so that you feel super dry. Basically, if you choose, you can wear Thinx all day long. And a word of assurance from Thinx: “No, you don’t have to change them during the day, no, they don’t feel like diapers, and no, it’s not like sitting in your own blood.” Oh yeah, they’re reusable too. Just rinse first, then drop them in the washing machine on cold and hang dry.
So, would you wear ’em?