How Period Swimwear Actually Works.

How Period Swimwear Actually Works.

Gone are the days of letting periods hold you back from enjoying your time in the water. Period swimwear is changing the way we approach swimming and water sports, offering peace of mind during that time of the month. Designed with built-in technology, our period swimwear lets you dive into life without hesitation, making sure you stay comfortable and confident whether you're catching waves or lounging by the pool. 

How does period swimwear actually work?

Yes, you can go swimming on your period! Here’s the lowdown on how period swimwear keeps you covered: 

Smart Absorbent Fabric:

Our period swimwear isn't your average swimwear. It has special fabric layers built-in that soak up menstrual flow while you swim. These layers are placed strategically to keep you feeling dry and comfy, so you can focus on having fun without leaks.

Leak-Proof Magic:

Leaks? Not a chance. Our swimwear has a clever leak-proof barrier that quietly does its job, keeping your period where it belongs—inside your swimwear, not in the pool.

Comfort, Uncompromised:

We get it—you need swimwear that feels good and stays put. Our designs fit snugly and comfortably, so you can move freely and confidently. They're elastic, breathable, and quick-drying, because comfort shouldn't be optional.

Easy-Care, Easy-Wear:

After a swim, just rinse your period swimwear like you would any swimsuit. It's easy-care and ready to go for your next water adventure. No fuss, just fun.

Choosing the Right Period Swimwear

Finding the perfect period swimwear is all about comfort, fit, and functionality. With options ranging from bikini bottoms to swimsuits, there’s something to suit every style and preference. Here’s how to navigate the choices and find swimwear that meets your needs:

Think About Your Flow:

First and foremost, consider your menstrual flow. Period swimwear comes in different absorbency levels, so think about whether you need light, moderate, or heavy protection. This ensures you can swim with confidence, knowing you're adequately covered.

Fit and Comfort:

Next, look for swimwear that fits snugly without being restrictive. The elastic materials and thoughtful designs of period swimwear are crafted to stay in place during water activities, providing you with freedom of movement and confidence.

Style and Coverage:

Think about the style and coverage that best suits your preferences. Whether you prefer bikini bottoms, swim shorts, or full-body suits, choose a style that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Consider factors such as coverage around the waist and thighs to find the right balance of comfort and style.

Size Matters:

Getting the right size is crucial for both comfort and effectiveness. Check the size chart provided to make sure you get a proper fit. Remember that a well-fitting swimsuit will enhance your comfort and prevent leaks.

Durability and Care:

Consider the durability and care requirements of the swimwear. Our high-quality materials are designed to withstand frequent use in water. Follow care instructions provided to ensure your period swimwear remains in top condition and maintains its absorbency over time.

How does the outer fabric used in period swimwear compare to regular swimwear?

Our period swimwear is made from sustainable materials, including recycled nylon made from post-consumer waste, making it an eco-friendly choice. Unlike regular swimwear, the outer fabric of our period swimwear is water-repellent, which helps keep water outside the swimwear. This stops water from mixing with blood, reducing the risk of leaks and providing leak-proof protection during periods.

How long can I wear period swimwear without any leaks?

Our period swimwear is designed for moderate to heavy flows, and can hold up to the equivalent of 3 tampons worth of menstrual fluid without leaks. Our Swim Bikini is ideal for days when you need maximum coverage and protection. Whether you're swimming, surfing, or simply lounging by the pool, you can trust our period swimwear to keep you comfortable and secure throughout your water activities. 

Period Swimwear | Frequently asked questions:

How does period swimwear work?

Period swimwear have built-in specialised absorbent layers designed to manage menstrual flow while you're in the water. These layers absorb and lock in menstrual fluid, preventing leaks and keeping you comfortable during swimming and other water activities.

How do I care for period swimwear?

After each use, rinse your period swimwear thoroughly with cold water to remove chlorine, salt, and any residual fluids. Then pop it in the wash with mild detergent and leave to air-dry.

Can period swimwear be worn alone, or do I need additional protection?

Period swimwear is designed to be worn alone without the need for additional menstrual products like tampons or pads. It can be worn with a tampon or menstrual cup if you prefer.

How long can I wear period swimwear without leaks?

Our period swimwear is designed to provide reliable protection for moderate to heavy flows. It can typically hold up to the equivalent of three tampons' worth of menstrual fluid without leaks, ensuring confidence and comfort during water activities.

Is period swimwear comfortable to wear?

Yes, period swimwear is designed with comfort in mind. It uses soft, stretchy materials that provide a snug yet comfortable fit, allowing for ease of movement and ensuring a secure seal against leaks.

How does the absorbency of period swimwear compare to traditional menstrual products?

Period swimwear offers varying levels of absorbency to match different flow intensities. It can provide similar or even superior absorbency compared to traditional menstrual products like tampons or pads, depending on the specific design and absorbent materials used.

Is period swimwear environmentally friendly?

Yes, many brands, including ours, use sustainable materials in their period swimwear, such as recycled nylon and elastane. Choosing period swimwear over disposable products contributes to reducing waste and supporting sustainable practices.

Does your period stop in water?

Despite what many people believe, your period doesn't actually stop when you're in water. According to the NHS, the UK's largest health website, periods continue regardless of whether you're in water or not.

Can I wear period swimwear for activities other than swimming?

Yes, period swimwear is versatile and can be used for various water-related activities, including surfing, paddleboarding, or lounging by the pool. Its water-repellent and quick-drying properties make it suitable for active lifestyles.

Can I wear period swimwear if I have a heavy flow?

Absolutely! Period swimwear is specifically designed to provide reliable protection for heavy flows. Choose styles with higher absorbency levels to ensure maximum comfort and confidence during your period.