Are Period Panties Sanitary?

Are Period Panties Sanitary?

 

 

Doe period panties cause UTI? Does period underwear cause bacterial infections? Do period panties cause TSS? Can you wear period underwear all day? Is period underwear toxic?

 

Read on to find the answers to these questions and more:

 

Heralogie’s period undies have not been known to cause any UTI’s, TSS or bacterial infections. Our fabrics are quick dry and multi-layered, as well as made with anti-bacterial fabrics to account for this. Our general advice is to monitor your flow and change based on your personal flow and comfort level. We do not recommend wearing period underwear for over 12 hours at a time. Also we do not recommend sharing period panties or wearing garments if they have not been washed for multiple uses. If you have a particularly heavy flow, you can use these period panties as backup to a menstrual cup or other menstrual product as well.

Our period underwear is non-toxic. We have OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certifications on our garments to make sure they are indeed non-toxic. Not all period underwear is the same, and each manufacturer has their own blend of fabrics. Not all period underwear has been tested for toxins and carcinogens. Many generic tampons and pads do contain trace amounts of pesticides, bleach and carcinogens.

There are things you can do to make sure the undies do not accumulate bacteria as well. For example, wash undies soon after use. Use cold water to dissolve blood proteins. Use gentle laundry detergent to wash the garments. Hang dry in a sunny, dry and well-ventilated area (i.e. not in the shower/bathroom, where it is generally moist). This will help the underwear dry quicker as well.

Heralogie does not offer medical advice. Please refer to your OBGYN or doctor for personal professional advice.