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It’s time for the menstrual revolution: one panty at a time 🙂

For ages, sanitary pads have been the subject of debate. Some are strongly advised against by specialists, while others are really impractical to use… Today, and fortunately, women’s well-being is a priority. And it’s because it’s urgent to take care of yourself while thinking ecologically, that opting for menstrual panties will literally change your life.

You want to take the plunge and use menstrual pants, but you’re still hesitating? Want to know how it works? Is it really reliable?

We’ll give you all the answers you need!

How does it work?

It’s a lot simpler than you might think. In fact, it’s in the head that it sticks: #blocage!!!

That’s right! We’ve always been taught to have a barrier between our blood and our panties, and now, suddenly, none at all…!

First, you need to know that each panty has 4 thin absorbent layers, one of which is waterproof. This layer prevents leaks while preserving the sensation of wetness. In fact, menstrual panties can provide up to 12 hours of leakage-free protection – depending on your flow, of course – which is revolutionary? No feeling of wetness or discomfort… It’s as if you weren’t menstruating 🙂

What’s more, the fabrics used in these panties are not chosen at random. These fabrics are made from natural fibers such as cotton or bamboo, allowing air to circulate and blood to quickly reach the absorbent part. This means no dampness, and above all, no unpleasant odors.

Washable, ecological and durable, this new type of sanitary protection can be used and reused for up to 3 years!

Isn’t it a bit like what my grandmother used in her day?

For centuries, women have used fabrics that they regularly washed as hygienic protection! 😁

Yes, for the generation that has only known tampons and menstrual cups, using fabric protection isn’t all that new… But there’s a big difference between those famous fabrics and modern menstrual panties 🙂

It’s important to remember that menstrual underwear is first and foremost an undergarment. As a result, it doesn’t cause any particular discomfort when worn. No chance of your protection escaping down your pants! But underneath the ordinary panties, we quickly realize the benefits they bring to menstruation. What a liberation!

What should I expect on my first try?

Menstrual pants develop their absorption capacity with each use and wash. Don’t forget to wash it 2 or 3 times before first use.
Try to stay at home for the first try. As every flow is unique, you first need to get to know your new best friend. You’ll then know the ideal length of time to wear it. If damage does occur, don’t panic, just wear it for less time next time.

How do I care for my menstrual panties?

To preserve your menstrual pants and extend their life, it’s best to rinse them thoroughly in cold water after use. Once the water is completely clear, simply wash them with dedicated soap or machine wash at low temperature.

By following these tips, you can be sure that your menstrual panties will remain intact for many years to come.

Is it suitable for all body shapes?

There are several types of menstrual pants, with different shapes and absorption capacities. High waist, low waist, with or without lace… You can choose your protection according to your flow, your activity during your period, but also according to your well-being. They’re also available in a range of sizes to suit every woman.

NB: If your measurements are, right between two sizes, it’s up to you whether you prefer tight-fitting panties or have a bit of room 🙂
Here you go 🙂

We hope you find this information helpful. Discover our range of menstrual panties, just here

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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.

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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


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


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