How to choose your menstrual panties?

It is not always easy to choose your first period pantieswhich flow to choose, which shape suits me, and so on.? So if you're still unsure, this guide is for you!

1. Know your flow

Every woman has a different flow and this can change depending on her cycle, age, contraceptive method, sport or diet.

graphique flux

The losses during a cycle are measured in ml: an average flow will correspond to 40ml and a heavy flow to 80ml.

As you may have noticed, these losses are not constant: in this case the 2nd and 3rd days are usually the heaviest! 

infographie différents flux

Our medium flow models have an absorption capacity of 30ml or the equivalent of 2 normal tampons . Our heavy flow models have an absorption capacity of 58ml, which is the equivalent of 4 normal tampons and 2 supers. Beware, the frequency and speed of discharge can saturate the panty faster than expected.   

For the first few days of your period, choose a heavy flow model, and for the middle and end of your period, a medium or light flow model.  

2. Choosing your shape

It's up to you to choose the model you feel most comfortable in: panties, shorty, high waist, thong... All our models are seamless and offer a different absorption capacity . You can use the photos below to get an idea of the shape of our models.

  • black microfibre menstrual panties

    Panties

    The cut of the panty is more scalloped on the hips and buttocks. They are available in medium and heavy flow in the microfibre and cotton range for adults and teenagers.

  • menstrual shorty black

    Shorty

    The shorty cut is available in medium flow and in adult and girls sizes. It has more coverage on the hips and buttocks. 

  • menstrual high-waisted panties black

    High briefs

    The high waist is more enveloping and will come up to your navel, following your shape. Perfect for those with a large waist. 

  • menstrual thong black

    Thong

    And the thong is ideal for the beginning and end of the cycle. It is made for those who like a very low cut! 

3. Find your size

Our models fit normally. We therefore recommend that you start with the size you are used to wearing. It is important that the absorbent zone is well adjusted to follow your movements and avoid leaks.  

Our microfibre range uses a slightly sheathing microfibre main material, especially when first worn. This material tends to soften from the first day and then stays in place. 

Our teen range is specially designed for younger girls who do not yet have pronounced hips. For girls who have already formed, we recommend that you consult our sizing charts to see which of the teen or adult ranges will fit best! 

For more details, please consult the size charts on each product sheet. 

SIZE BOTTOM SIZE HIP CIRCUMFERENCE
SMOON ADULTS
XS 34/36
84-88 cm
S
36/38
88-92 cm
M
38/40
92-96 cm
L 40/42 96-100 cm
XL 42/44 100-104 cm
XXL 44/46 104-108 cm
SMOON ADOS
10/12 years 76-82 cm
12/14 years old
82-86 cm
14/16 years old
86-90 cm

Need some advice? Hesitation about the size? Contact Charlotte from customer service by phone at 06.12.56.57.83 or by email at contact@smoon-lingerie.com