how do period pants work

How Period Pants Work?

Our absorbent & 100% reusable Nickeze period underwear is a real game changer for your menstrual cycle.

Did you know that?
  • In UK, 4.3 BILLION disposable sanitary products are used every year
  • 700,000 panty liners, 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million pads are flushed down the toilet EVERY DAY in UK
  • A typical sanitary towel can be up to 90% plastic, and a standard pack of sanitary towels contains the same amount of plastic as 4 carrier bags. Almost all conventional sanitary products contain plastic in some form.

If you are looking for sustainable & reusable alternatives, period pants are your answer.

“Underwear only?” You might be wondering, You bet — and we’ll give you all the reasons in this article! What are period pants and how do they work? Why should you choose our period underwear?

Keep reading to know more about period underwear in details or get in touch with us to have a chat!


Before understanding how period pants work, let's discuss What Is Period Underwear or Period Pants?


Period pants are essentially pants that you intend to wear during your period with or without other sanitary products. If you have extremely heavy flow, you can use period underwear with tampons, sanitary pads or menstrual cups, but on your moderate or low flow days, period pants alone can work magically to lock in your period flow without the need of any menstrual cups, tampons or sanitary pads. Our Nickeze period underwear looks like regular underwear but these period panties are made with special technology, combining absorbent and leak proof fabrics that are designed to be both absorbent and leak proof. Our Nickeze period underwear is 100% reusable, you can just wash the period pants & re-use them every month.


How do period pants work?


Using special technology, period underwear contains absorbent and leak proof fabrics that make period pants fully absorbent and leak proof. Our Period underwear can typically hold upto 8 tampons worth of flow. There are 4-5 layers in Nickeze period pants. One, Cotton/Organic cotton/Bamboo layer next to the body for protection of the delicate vulva and promote natural PH of the vagina. Middle layers are absorbent layer and leak proof layer. Outer layer is cotton/organic cotton/ bamboo or spandex depending on the style. If you have very heavy flow, it is advisable to use period underwear with a tampon or pad but for your moderate to low flow days, don’t worry about any leaks or stains as period pants are completely capable of absorbing your period blood. If you are hesitant to switch to period underwear, start using period pants on lighter flow days or as an additional backup protection to your sanitary product before switching to period underwear completely. 

You can wear period pants overnight. While exercising, swimming or any other outdoor activities you can try our Period Swimwear & Period Sports Shorts. Now you can enjoy your outdoor activities without the worry of staining and leakage using our period underwear. No leaks, no worries!


Why should you switch to our Period Underwear?


Period underwear are not only comfortable and leak proof but they are a more ecologically sustainable smart choice. If you are looking for a solution that is less irritating than tampons, more comfortable than pads and less messy than menstrual cups, try out period pants now. With period underwear you have no worries of leaks and save all the tampon or pad changing runs!

The huge pile of pads and tampons used by women end up in landfills and oceans. Not only the sanitary products but their wrappers, applicators also increase the volume of waste dump. Period underwear, on the other hand, are 100% reusable. You can simply wash them and wear them again and again. 

A woman can spend upto €16,000 approx in her lifetime on traditional sanitary products.

Period pants are not designed to stop the flow of your period blood. Rather, using period underwear allows free flow of menstruation. This can be unsettling at first because women are habituated with obstructing the flow of period blood but give period pants a try overnight or on your light flow day. 

Nickeze is a Irish brand owned by Ellie Loftus, qualified general nurse with postgraduates in Paediatrics and Intensive Care as well as a Master of Science from a leading University. Above all Ellie Loftus is a mother to two girls, and an athlete herself. Hence all our Nickeze period underwear are designed by women for women. Not only period underwear and period pants, we have period swimwear, period bikini bottoms, period spots shorts available in different sizes.

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