Testimonial: 24 hours with my period panties

When using tampons or sanitary napkins for years, it's difficult to change your habits! If you have difficulty visualizing yourself wearing menstrual panties , you will find the testimony of Juliette who was kind enough to share with us her first experience with Smoon panties of particular interest.

First impressions of Smoon panties

“As soon as I received my Smoon panties, I couldn't wait for my period to arrive so I could try them out. It was the first time! I ordered two to try, telling myself that I would buy a third if they met my expectations.

I was already won over when I opened my mailbox: just a cardboard envelope and tissue paper to protect the panties - no plastic and no unnecessary packaging , great! Plus I found the design of the envelope very pretty. Once the panties were unpacked, I was finally able to touch them and the material reminded me a little of that used for swimsuits. This worried me a little because I was afraid it would be uncomfortable. I examined the absorbent part and said to myself that it looked very thin... I was happy not to have to wear "diaper effect" panties, but not totally reassured...

I put both panties in the washing machine and waited patiently for my period to arrive.

First day of period: conclusive test

I realized I had my period late in the morning while going to the bathroom. As I work from home, I was able to put one of my two pairs of panties straight on.

The first thing I thought when I put it on was that it was a little tight in my groin. I was afraid I had chosen the wrong size. Finally, after 5 minutes, the panties must have relaxed a little because the discomfort disappeared. With each flow, I felt a slight humidity in my crotch, then a few minutes later, the sensation disappeared – the famous draining fabric kept its promises!

I continued with the normal course of my life, I didn't feel any discomfort like with a towel, but I must admit that I was very happy to be able to test the panties at home. Knowing that you can change at any time in case there is a leak helps you take the plunge and shake up your habits.

When the evening arrived, I was won over by my new period panties but I was waiting to test them at night. Before going to bed, I put on my second pair of panties and washed the ones I had worn all day in cold tap water, a little proud I must say of the small gesture I had made for the planet by not throwing away a sanitary napkin that day.

The first night: the crash test!

During the first day of my period, my flow is still quite light. On the other hand, it can be very heavy on the second day, especially when I sit up in bed before getting up. I bleed so much at this point that I systematically stain my sheets. The panties held up very well: no leaks on the sheets. I was amazed! I rinsed the panties and was really surprised at all the blood that came out.

Small disappointment however: I wanted to put on the panties worn the day before but they were still damp. So I will have to buy a third one. It's true that two seemed a little unrealistic for my entire week of periods. So I put a good old sanitary towel on for about two hours, until the panties were perfectly dry. When it did, I wasn't unhappy about removing my sanitary napkin...

In the afternoon I did my yoga session. I did several sun salutations then the tree pose. My period panties followed all my movements: I felt really comfortable.

My opinion on Smoon menstrual panties

I've been waiting for a long time for protection that is both ecological, practical and pleasant to wear: I really didn't want to put my comfort second during my periods, they bother me enough as it is!

In the end, I am really satisfied with these panties. I now know that you have to wring them really well after washing them by hand so that they dry overnight, or put them in the machine. In terms of sensations, it’s also really more pleasant. I hated feeling wet with a sanitary napkin. It really caused me irritation. As I sat there, I kept wondering if there was a leak going on...and often there was.

As someone who doesn't tolerate synthetic materials well, I don't feel suffocated by the material at all. In fact, I don't think about it because it's completely forgotten.

Finally, the practical side of menstrual panties suits me completely: not having to think about buying protection every month, not having to change them every 2 or 3 hours... It's perfect for my rough sense of organization . »

Thanks again to Juliette for taking the time to share her opinion on Smoon panties with us! We hope that it will have convinced you to take the plunge yourself, don't hesitate, it's satisfied or your money back!

By Emilie