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  • roly
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    They sell these all over Singapore and I was tempted to try them but of course now I won't be able to for months. Maybe I'll bring some home to test out later. Although they do freak me out and sound like some cray-cray Chluthlu cult panties. Blood for the blood god, etc.

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  • ophy
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    Well, there are four of us using that bathroom trash can, so it somehow manages to fill up fast even when I'm not on my period.

    How long are they supposed to last?

    Supposedly, they can last 2 yrs if you use them every month, but the founder says she is still using the prototypes from three years ago with no problems.

    They also have a 60 day no questions asked return policy, so there's no harm in trying them out.


    I'm still flabbergasted by the whole thing, tbh. I've watched the How Does It Work graphic several times but I still don't understand WHERE THE FREAKING BLOOD GOES.

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  • isadora
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    I'm lazy and I don't understand why I need to empty my bathroom trash every day! JUST LET ME FLUSH THE FUCKING TAMPON, PLUMBERS.

    I mean, it's wasteful to barely use a garbage and toss the bag.

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  • LaaLaa
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    Word. How long are they supposed to last?

    Guys Try Periods made me feel slightly better about our gross monthly hell.

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  • ophy
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    My Day 4 Thinx wouldn't have gotten any blood on my other clothes if I had thrown them into a laundry basket (nothing was leaking out anywhere, for reals), but I didn't do that anyway. I rinsed them out and put them into a mesh lingerie bag for the washer, then tossed them into the machine on cold the next day (no fabric softener). But then you have to line dry. It does take like an entire day + for them to dry out.

    As for smell, I didn't notice any at all.They have some kind of silver in one of the layers that works as an anti-microbial agent, and I guess that mitigates smell? Or maybe I am noseblind about it, dunno.

    When I use pads, I generally dump my bathroom trash every day, so I never notice any smell there either.


    Srsly, I've been using nothing but pads for 29 years, yo. So if I can FINALLY switch to something easier and more comfortable for the majority of my period days, I'm jumping on that train. Choo fucking choo, halllujah witchcraft.

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  • isadora
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    Real talk for a sec? I gave up on pads because ewwwww and also b/c I feel like if you have a bunch of pads in the garbage next to your toilet for several days have a weird smell? It's biological in nature, is best I can explain. Like I just didn't want a bloody pile festering in my bathroom. So the underwear would have to be washed immediately, I'd guess? You can't just throw them in the laundry basket b/c blood could stain your clothes, right?

    PERIODS ARE SO GROSS OMG.

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  • LaaLaa
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    I can't even imagine this. For five days I usually just give up on life in general, let alone working out.

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  • ophy
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    Well, it's not really much different from 'free' bleeding into a pad, right? They've just built the pad into the underwear . . . somehow . . . and you can't really see where the blood is going, but it must be going . . . somewhere?


    I tested my Thinx out on Day Four of a five day period, so my flow was light to medium. I was wearing the black hiphuggers, which are supposedly the heaviest flow capacity panties, with a two tampon rating (not being a tampon wearer, I don't know what that really implies). There were blotchier areas on the crotch that were a slightly different shade of black, so I knew blood was getting absorbed, but I never actually *saw* any blood (so that was waaaaaay less gross than a pad would have been). I did pass some clots, which just sat on top, but that's exactly the same as when I wear a pad. I just did the same thing I do when I wear a pad, I wiped the clots off with toilet paper and flushed them.

    On a grossness scale of 1 - 10, Thinx on a typical Day Four was about a four, whereas changing full pads all day would have been an eight. Another advantage, I wore that pair of Thinx from 7AM to 9PM. I would have gone through four or five pads in that amount of time normally. And the Thinx were not gross at the end of that time period at all. Except in the bowl and on the toilet paper, I never had to see any blood at all that day and could almost forget I was on my period.

    I should be up to six pairs before my next period, and I'll test them out on every day of the cycle. I'm super heavy on Days 2 and 3 . . . gonna just put on an old pair of yoga pants and sit on a towel and see what the actual limit is. But even if I can only safely use them on Day 1, 4 and 5 that will be a huge improvement to my quality of life (and more eco friendly!). They are a billion times more comfy than pads, of course. Doesn't feel that much stranger than wearing any pair of undies. A little thicker, but not by much. And the outer layer is like a thinner version of swimwear. Feels like I could actually work out in these, too, with no leakage worries.



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  • isadora
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    I use tampons but THEY DO DISGUST ME (especially since we all became environmentalists, and I'm supposed to wrap them and put them in the trash--I mean, I may as well just wear a pad then). I'm a pretty terrible feminist, though, b/c just the term "freebleeding" makes me wanna throw up in my mouth.

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  • LaaLaa
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    I officially want in on this dark magic!...Probably best to try it out during a recluse pajama weekend.

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  • ophy
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    It's weirdly liberating and kinda awesome not to be wearing a pad at all without any worries and OMB WHERE DOES THE BLOOD ACTUALLY GO?


    I rinsed the pair I wore yesterday in the sink in cold water just like they advised, but no blood came out.


    I expected it to be all like this . . .








    But it was actually not gross at all. The blood gets wicked away . . . somewhere? . . . inside a layer that you can't see. Despite that, the panties don't seem to get any heavier or bulkier . I don't understand this at all.











    Alls I know is that this is a zillion times better than wearing a pad, for reals. AND I'M NEVER GOING BACK.*







    * I assume on really heavy days/nights I will still sometimes wear a pad.

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  • vanessa
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    It kind of freaks me out to think of it. The point is moot for me, but I am not sure I'd be brave enough to trust it.

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  • isadora
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    I am deeply conflicted about this post.

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  • ophy
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    I am currently freebleeding into a pair of Thinx and IT IS MAGICAL YOU GUYS.


    I have no idea where the blood actually goes but I also don't care. Just went online and ordered four more pairs because OMB.

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  • dada_teacher
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    Oh, the joys of yeast infection. I hope none of you ever gets it.

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