What are period pants and how do they work?

What are period pants and how do they work?

Did you know that in the 1800’s women had menstrual cups made from aluminium or hard rubber, tampons and period pants didn’t exist, and menstruation in general was seen as such a taboo that some customers didn’t even want to purchase them! Well, it’s safe to say that period products have come a long way since then.

It’s no secret that periods can be a pain, but the right period product can make all the difference. Cups, disks, pads, tampons, pants - there are various options to choose from that will help you feel comfortable and dry during your time of the month.

In this article, we want to talk to you about period pants, how they work and why they’re a game changer.

What are period pants?

Period pants, briefs, undies, panties, underwear - whatever you want to call them - are the next generation of period products that give both comfort, security and help make the world more sustainable.

Period underwear looks exactly like everyday underwear and products can range from bikini style to full brief style. So, whether you love your granny pants, or prefer a smaller pant style, there’s something out there to suit everyone.

But what is it that makes them ‘period proof’?

Love Luna period pants and how they work

Our period briefs come with four layers of protection, so you can have peace of mind that we’ve got you covered from any sneaky leaks throughout the day.


All Love Luna products are washable, reusable and designed to replace disposable pads and tampons, or be worn with tampons and menstrual cups if you require extra protection. After all, only you know your flow!

How do you use period pants?

If you’re new to using period pants, it’s best to try them out at home at first, so you can get used to how they feel and know at what point you’ll need to change them.

For long days out where you’re worried one pair won’t last you, there’s nothing stopping you from using extra sanitary products with the pants, such as a menstrual cup. You know your body better than anyone else, so listen to what it’s saying and you’ll only grow your confidence with using period pants.

To wash your period pants without ruining the technology or fit, we’ve created a step by step of the best way to get them clean here.

Why are period pants better than disposable pads 

Period pants are the new way to deal with periods in a more sustainable, eco-friendly and economical way. Unlike disposable sanitary pads and tampons, period pants are reusable and can be washed and worn again. 

Don’t you just hate that bulky feeling of a pad in your underwear, scrunching up and getting uncomfortable? Not only are period pants good for the environment, but they also offer a more comfortable experience for those who wear them.

Don’t believe us? Here are just some reviews from our happy customers.