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- Do you know what all women fear once a month? Bleeding, smells and stains … the undeniable mark of the arrival of menstruation. But, if it is a natural function of our body, why is it still difficult to find a product that is practical, comfortable and natural to the body? (not to mention eco-friendly)
- How does it work?
Do you know what all women fear once a month? Bleeding, smells and stains … the undeniable mark of the arrival of menstruation. But, if it is a natural function of our body, why is it still difficult to find a product that is practical, comfortable and natural to the body? (not to mention eco-friendly)
Perhaps that is about to change since, fortunately, enterprising women are getting down to work to offer us one more alternative for our reddest days. We are talking about something so everyday for everyone, but taken to the maximum: anti-flow underwear! Yes, you read that right.
The idea of making underwear especially for those days has been brewing for years and it seems that it is getting stronger. Why? Because in addition to its numerous benefits, it promises to revolutionize the way we live with our period, without harming the environment.
Beyond cumbersome menstrual cups to put on, tampons with toxic chemicals and uncomfortable sanitary napkins, the anti-flow underwear is made of cotton layers and fabrics that absorb your flow, avoid stains and do not generate odors. All this added to that you can wash them to use them again. Like any other panty.
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How does it work?
The anti-flow underwear is made with cotton layers and fabrics that allow an immediate absorption of any flow. Although it varies by brand, most of those you find online currently absorb the same as 2 or 3 tampons, depending on your flow. In addition, these garments have technology that saves odors, do not feel heavy and their washing instructions are very simple. This way you gain comfort, save money and reduce the waste you generate.
“Each woman has different needs and tastes, and age is an important factor to consider. There are women who cannot insert objects into their bodies, so it is important that we have hygienic, ecological options that are natural to physiological functions”, explains Crystal Etienne, creator of the anti-flow clothing brand Ruby Love.
Two personal situations gave Crystal the urge to launch her own clothing line: the frustration of using sanitary pads, and seeing how difficult it was for her daughter to practice swimming when she was menstruating. This coupled with the experience of seeing how other girls chose not to swim, not being able to insert a tampon into their bodies.
Given this phenomenon (more common than one can imagine) Crystal focused on creating not only panties, but also swimsuits and even pajamas that absorb menstrual flow. "It is important that we break the taboo on menstruation, it is a health issue and it is important that we speak about it from an early age," adds Etienne.
Without a doubt, it never hurts to try new options that allow us to have bearable periods and more if we do not harm the environment. Find the best option for you and give your body the opportunity to feel comfortable even on the most sensitive days.