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There for you, whatever your menstrual protection

We wanted to give you a choice

We’ve got a secret for you: You’re the only one who knows what type of menstrual protection is best for you. We’re not going to tell you what to do, even if we do sell panties!

If you’ve come to our site, it may be because you’re dissatisfied with your current menstrual protection. We’re not here to sell you a dream, we’re here to let you know that if your current protection doesn’t work, we’ve developed a solution that’s more economical, more ecological and more comfortable.

Philosophy

Menstruating with well-being and without taboos

The important thing for us is to give you the information you need to make the best choice. Do you prefer the menstrual cup? We raise our cup of wine to you! Do you still want to use tampons or pads? Good! And if you choose menstrual panties, we want to give you access to panties that fit your budget and are available in your size. The only thing more unpleasant than getting your period is being told what to do with it!

Do you prefer the menstrual cup? We raise our cup of wine to you!

Do you still want to use tampons or pads? Good!

The only thing more unpleasant than getting your period is being told what to do with it!

Founder

Speaking of ladyboss...

In Madagascar, where I grew up, menstruation is a taboo subject. We don’t talk about cycles, hormones and even less about menstrual protection options. Before arriving in Quebec in 2012 and launching Ora Protections in 2021, I had no idea that the tampons and sanitary pads I used every month could contain toxic materials harmful to vaginal flora.

It was after the birth of my third child, tired of disrupting my little sleep to change pads, that I decided to find out more about this subject.

Talking to other women around me, I realized that many of us were misinformed, or had never asked questions. I realized that I’d lacked education when it came to my health. That’s why I decided to make women’s health my main mission.

Values

Our commitments

Ecoresponsibility

We've gone through our products and packaging with a fine-tooth comb to make them as eco-responsible as possible. We use tencel, recycled nylon, organic cotton and bamboo. No fabric contains PFAS, which are harmful to your health and to the planet. Our packaging has been reduced to a minimum and contains no plastic.

Kindness

Above all, we want you to feel good and experience menstruation as comfortably as possible. That's why we don't judge other types of menstrual protection. That's also why we offer you a refund if you don't like your first menstrual panties. See our policy for details. If you encounter a problem with our products, we'll be there to listen and accommodate you as best we can.

Inclusiveness

Our panties are designed for all menstruating women. All our panty models are available in sizes XS to 4XL.
For us, keeping our prices as affordable as possible without compromising on quality and reliability is also a step towards greater inclusiveness.

Transparency

We have nothing to hide. We take the utmost care with our size guides and product sheets, so there are no surprises. The composition of the fabrics and the place of manufacture are clearly indicated on our products.

Our panties are designed right here in Quebec, but sewn in China. Making our panties locally is one of our goals, but we haven't yet managed to find the perfect match to accommodate our production volume and keep our costs as affordable as possible. Between local facts and accessibility, we've chosen (for now) accessibility.
If you can't find the answer to your question in our FAQ section, please contact us!

Manufacturing

The path of your panties

Exploration

Every year, we take into account the comments and needs of our customers through surveys and by keeping abreast of market trends.

Ideation

In our Montreal office, we design the panty models and technology to meet your needs.

Revelation 🙌

We deliver them to your door in eco-friendly packaging! Your periods will never be the same!

Design

We audit and certify our suppliers to ensure they comply with environmental and ethical standards.

Inspection

When the panties arrive at our warehouse in Lavaltrie, Quebec, we check that everything is perfect.

Join our community!

Participate in our mission and share information so that all women have access to health information.

Partnership in healthcare

We regularly collaborate with post-delivery health professionals, school nurses and CLSCs. Would you like to have samples to educate women about their options? Let us know how we can work together.

Social media partnership

We also like to discover new content creators and encourage projects that reflect our values. If you'd like to take part in our photo shoots, share our products with your community, or organize a fundraiser, drop us a line!

"Ora Protections is more than just panties and towels. It's my contribution to education about menstruation and the well-being of all the people who experience it every month."
- FELANA

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New V.S. Liquidation collection

As you’ve probably noticed, our panty designs as you’ve always known them are on clearance. Don’t worry, we’ve simply made changes to our manufacturing processes. Older models won’t be coming back, but you can find similar models in the new collection.

Please note that clearance items are neither exchangeable nor refundable.

What's new with
the new collection?

If you wash

A minimum of 3-5 panties will give you time to wash and dry after use, then carry over to the next cycle. Choose different absorption levels to suit your menstrual flow.

3 to 5 pants / cycle

To avoid thinking about it

Do you want to stop thinking about washing and make sure you have enough? Count 2 to 3 panties per day of menstruation. All you have to do is put them in the wash at the end of your period!

2 to 3 panties / menstruation day

Hip and waist sizes are quite similar from one model to another. The difference is most obvious in the crotch.

Your hips Recommended size
27-29 XXS
30-32 XS
32-35 S
36-39 M
40-44 L
44-47 XL
48-50 XXL
51-53 3XL
53-55 4XL

If you’re hesitating between 2 sizes, it’s up to you to decide whether you prefer tighter-fitting panties or more room inside. You can also view detailed measurements for each model ⤵

How many panties do you need?

It’s important to choose the right menstrual panties according to: your menstrual flow, the number of times you change and the duration of your period.
The more absorbent your protection, the longer you can wear it.

Light flow
30 ml / menstrual cycle

Equivalent to 1 tampon a day or a few drops on a towel.

1 pair of panties / day

1 pair of panties / night

Average flow
30 to 50 ml / cycle

Equivalent to 2 to 3 tampons a day or a pad every 3 hours

1 pair of panties / day

1 pair of panties / night

Abundant flow
50 to 70 ml / cycle

Equivalent to 4 to 5 tampons a day or 1 towel every 2 hours

1 to 2 panties / day

1 pair of panties / night

DAILY CLEANING REQUIRED

A minimum of 3-5 panties is needed to last through a period. However, you’ll need to wash the panties between uses so that you can reuse them on subsequent days. Choose panties with different levels of absorption to adapt to your menstrual flow, depending on the day of your period.

3 to 5 pants / cycle

NO WASHING BETWEEN USES

Don’t you want to think about washing between uses? Count 2 to 3 panties per day of menstruation. After each use, rinse and set aside. All you have to do is put them in the wash at the end of your period!

2 to 3 panties / menstruation day