More Frequently Asked Questions
Are period panties odour-proof?
They will remain odor-free if they are washed correctly, and if they are changed when they start to feel wet during the day. Please see our care instructions above for how to eliminate odors.
Are period panties hot to wear?
With the extra layers of fabric, the underwear is warmer to wear than regular underwear. However, bamboo fabric is more breathable than polyester and cotton, which is why Bambody underwear is cooler than other brands of period protection underwear.
What are the undies made from?
The fabric body of the underwear is made from predominantly bamboo, with cotton and spandex for structure and stretch. The central leak proof gusset is a bamboo fabric that is polylaminated, which is then covered by a second layer of bamboo fabric. The absorbent styles have a central crotch section that is made from polyester (80%) and nylon (20%). The hipster waistband is made from nylon (52%), rubber latex (30%), and polyester (18%).
Do Bambody period panties make a rustling noise?
Nope. The underwear will not make any noises as you walk, dance, run, skip and move around.
Do the undies contain silver particles?
No. Silver is toxic, so we don’t use silver particles or threads in our fabric.
Can period panties be used for incontinence?
Yes, period panties can be used for incontinence. While they do not offer the same level of protection as a diaper, the advantage is that period panties basically feel like regular underwear. If you want to use Bambody period underwear for incontinence, we recommend the absorbent style rather than a leak proof style. The absorbent style is also a favorite amongst pregnant women who are experiencing incontinence due to pregnancy.
Can Bambody period panties be worn for swimming?
You can wear period panties while swimming, but as soon as they are saturated with water, their ability to absorb any discharge is significantly decreased. We recommend a menstrual cup as the best form of protection while swimming.
Are period panties re-usable?
Yes, absolutely! Bambody period panties are designed to be re-used like regular underwear. Washing, or at least soaking or rinsing directly after wearing will ensure that get a long life out of Bambody period undies.
Can period panties replace pads?
Yes. Many of our customers use our period panties to replace pads. However, please note that hygiene is very important. If you expect a heavy discharge or flow, it’s best to consider using another period protection method along with your period underwear, or changing your period underwear throughout the day, when you notice that they start to feel wet. Particularly if you’re new to period underwear, we recommend trying them as ‘back-up’ protection first, until you know how they work for you.
Do the undies contain PFAS?
No. Bambody has been tested by the Hohenstein Institute in Germany and has obtained the Oeko Tex Standard 100, Class 1 Certification. This proves that our garments don’t contain any chemicals that are harmful to human health.
Do period panties make a panty line?
Yes. To make an effective period protective style of underwear, we cannot make a thong style.
Is it a problem if my underwear dries out before I rinse or wash it?
You'll need to soak the underwear in soapy warm (not hot) water for an hour. Rinse, check for stains and repeat. Wash by hand or by machine once most of the stain has gone.
Do period panties require additional inserts?
No. There is nothing that you will require to insert into the underwear. Period panties are designed with a built-in leak proof and/or absorbent layer.
Are period panties safe?
Yes. Please ensure that you follow the care instructions, as hygiene is important when caring for period panties. If left to dry after wearing, they will become much harder to wash, especially the absorbent style.