Picture this. It’s a Sunday morning, sunlight is streaming in, and your period just got over. Life is good.
You head to the bathroom only to see- you’ve wrecked your favourite pair of undies. Sigh. Your period may be over, but it’s leaving behind its mark in the form of unsightly spotting and discharge stains on your underwear.
Now while those stains may be universally undesirable, let it be known that the actual discharge is not! While type and frequency vary from person to person, vaginal discharge plays an important role in flushing out dead cells and keeping your intimate area healthy.
It’s a natural system refined through years of evolution, and you should only be concerned if your discharge either looks or smells significantly different from its usual form.
Unfortunately, evolution didn’t account for overpriced lacy thongs. That’s where your new savior, the humble panty liner, comes into play. Think a sanitary pad, but more low-key (it’s thinner, smaller, and holds less liquid). It can’t be used to soak up the actual blood during your period, but can be used for virtually anything else.
When To Use A Panty Liner
- All the time, if you so please! You can wear panty liners to take care of your daily levels of discharge, leaving you feeling pleasantly clean and fresh. It’s generally agreed that they should be changed every 3-5 hours.
- Instead of playing period roulette for a few days before your period, indecisive about whether you should wear an anticipatory pad or not, pick a panty liner. It’s so small and thin that you won’t even notice it’s there, and can hold enough menstrual blood to tide you over.
- When your period finally gets over, wear a panty liner for a few days in case it decides to make a surprise resurgence, or to ward off the stains caused by post-menstrual spotting.
- If you’re a new mom, panty liners are handy for managing the postpartum flow you may experience for a few weeks after childbirth.
- Panty liners also make for neat sweat-absorbing pads you can stick on the inside of your shirts to wick away armpit sweat. Or you could just get Pee Safe’s sweat pads made specifically for that purpose.
While panty liners are an inarguably handy discovery, it’s natural to feel slightly guilty about being wasteful with them when you may not actually need it. Speaking of natural, we’ve got you covered. Pee Safe’s panty liners, like our pads, are 100% biodegradable and made of organic cotton. So you can put your underwear first, knowing you’ve done your part to contribute to a more sustainable world.