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How hygienic is period underwear?

18 Jan, 2023

How hygienic is period underwear?

But how hygienic is period underwear and how long can you wear them? We'll tell you all this and more in this article.

How does period underwear work?

Period underwear looks like normal underwear at first glance. However, they have a special feature. The inconspicuous briefs are made of several layers of absorbent fabric.

This so-called membrane system ensures that the escaping menstrual blood is drawn directly away from the body and absorbed. This ensures that everything stays pleasantly dry despite your period.

Basically, menstrual underwear works just like conventional pads. However, unlike sanitary pads, period underwear is reusable and most women find it much more comfortable.

Period pants: Is it hygienic at all?

Maybe you've just heard about period underwear for the first time and are wondering if they are hygienic at all. After all, they are supposed to absorb menstrual blood and be reusable at the same time.

Of course we can understand your concerns. However, we can assure you that you don't have to worry about hygiene.

If you wash your period underwear properly and don't leave them on for too long, they are perfectly hygienic and have no disadvantages compared to disposable items like sanitary towels.

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Hygienic cleanliness without biocides?

Period underwear very often contains biocides. Biocides are substances that kill germs and bacteria to ensure optimal hygiene.

This may sound good in theory at first. However, we have deliberately decided against their use. Among other things, biocides are suspected of promoting various health problems, such as allergies.

In addition, they are washed out of the clothes in the washing machine. On the one hand, they lose their effect anyway, and on the other hand, they are released into the environment in this way.

If you have any concerns about hygiene, we can reassure you at this point. As long as you take good care of your Weekiss period underwear and change it regularly, hygienic cleanliness is guaranteed even without biocides and the risks associated with their use.

How long can you wear period underwear?

How long you can wear your period underwear depends on your menstrual flow and the absorbency of the panties. You may need to change your period panties after only five hours. Or they may stay dry for eight hours or more.

However, to ensure good hygiene, you should not wear your period underwear for more than 12 hours at a time. At the latest, you should always change your panties, even if they still feel completely dry and the wearing comfort is not affected.

How do you care for period underwear properly?

Last but not least, it is important to take good care of your period knickers to ensure good hygiene. Ideally, you should rinse them briefly in cold water after wearing them.

Then you can wash them in the washing machine with the rest of your dark laundry. Weekiss period panties can be washed at up to 40 degrees on the easy-care cycle. To protect the fabric and ensure a long life, you should use either a colour detergent or a wool detergent.

After washing, simply hang your period panties to dry before slipping them back on and enjoying their great comfort.

Period knickers is suitable for all women

Every woman's menstrual cycle is unique. It can be a little shorter or a little longer, and not all women have the same periods.

For this reason, period underwear is available in different styles. In addition to different cuts and sizes, there are also models with different absorbency levels to choose from.

In this way, every woman, regardless of the strength of her period, has the opportunity to choose a panty that fits her needs perfectly and in which she can feel completely comfortable in everyday life.postpartum knickers

Period underwear for young women

Period underwear is also perfect for girls who have just had their first menstruation. Especially the uncomplicated handling of the panties proves to be a great advantage for young women. After all, this phase of their lives is stressful enough as it is.

It is therefore all the more important that teenagers can rely on their menstrual products and that they offer them optimal protection in everyday life without unnecessary complications in every situation. With mestrual underwear, that is exactly what is guaranteed.

Period pants: How many briefs do you need?

It should go without saying that a single pair of period underwear is not enough for your entire menstrual period and that you will need several pairs of panties in any case.

It is not possible to say in general how many period panties you need. Various factors play a role in this. Among other things, the absorbency of the panties, the amount of bleeding and your daily life are important.

Apart from that, it also depends on whether you want to rely exclusively on period underwear during your period or only want to wear the panties as additional protection to your menstrual cup or tampon.

In our experience, most women get by with five pairs of period panties, as long as they wash them every two days during their period. However, if you have heavier bleeding or a particularly active lifestyle, it's not uncommon to need a few extra menstrual panties.

Weekiss period underwear as a practical set

If you would like to equip yourself with Weekiss period underwear, you can order a variety of practical period panty sets directly from us, as well as individual panties.

For example, you can choose the low-priced starter set with two different Weekiss period pants to get an idea of the high quality and excellent wearing comfort.

Or maybe you want to get the right equipment right away. In that case, you could choose one of our complete sets of five or even seven period panties. Regardless, we are sure that our period underwear will leave nothing to be desired.


As you can see, hygiene is not a problem with period underwear. As long as you follow the manufacturer's care instructions and change your panties from time to time, you can rely not only on safety and comfort, but also on hygienic cleanliness.