The menstrual swimsuit: the essential of this summer!

Summer is coming and with it the desire for swimming, tanning and relaxing by the water. But for some women, this season is often associated with a time of stress and discomfort due to their period. Indeed, bathing during your period can be problematic if you don't know how to go about it. In this article, we are going to give you advice to help you bathe in peace during your period and especially the trick to bathe without a tampon.

Can you swim when you have your period?

The first question that arises is whether you can swim during your period. The answer is yes, of course! Menstruation is not a disease and does not prevent you from enjoying your vacation. However, it is important to take a few precautions if you want to avoid leaks and stains.

If you are used to using tampons, you can continue to do so. Tampons are designed to be worn while swimming and can be very practical. However, if you don't like tampons or prefer a more eco-friendly solution, there are several alternatives.

How to swim without a tampon when you have your period?

If you don't want to use tampons, there are several solutions that allow you to bathe safely during your period.

First of all, you can opt for the free instinctive flow ! Some women control their blood flow during their period by contracting the muscles of the perineum.

Another option is the menstrual cup. The menstrual cup is a small silicone cup that is inserted into the vagina to collect menstrual flow. It is very comfortable and can be worn while swimming. However, if you are not comfortable with the menstrual cup, there is a third solution: the menstrual swimsuit.

The menstrual swimsuit is THE solution we advise you to bathe during your period without using tampons or towels. It is a swimsuit with built-in menstrual protection and you do not need to put on additional protection. So you can swim, sunbathe and relax without having to worry about your period.

Which menstrual swimsuit to choose?

If you are interested in menstrual swimsuits, Smoon has just launched its brand new range of special beach swimsuits!

SMOON menstrual swimsuits are the first suitable for medium flow. No need for a tampon in addition to putting on your swimsuit, the SMOON menstrual swimsuit is worn without additional protection throughout your cycle and absorbs up to 2 conventional tampons . It is perfect for this summer and we explain why:

  • No compromise on style

Fall for the plunging neckline of the menstrual swimsuit from the Smoon x Etam collaboration.

Or fall for the redesigned waist combo, V neckline and adjustable straps to cross or not of the Smoon Nereides swimsuit.

Have fun mixing and matching your classic swimsuit tops with the Oceanides - Hydriades high waisted Smoon bikini briefs for teens.

  • Freedom of movement

With a menstrual swimsuit, you can swim, surf, paddle board, and all kinds of water activities without worrying about stains or leaks. You can also relax on the beach without worrying about changing your tampon or sanitary napkin. Like Smoon menstrual panties , the technical part of the swimsuits consists of 3 absorbent, draining and waterproof layers . On top of that, they have anti-leak silicone seals on the sides: the blood does not escape, the water does not infiltrate, it's all good!

  • Ecological

Smoon menstrual swimwear is more environmentally friendly than disposable tampons and sanitary pads, as it reduces waste and negative impacts on nature. But they are mostly made of OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified recycled materials.

  • Even better than a classic swimsuit

In addition to having the qualities of a classic swimsuit such as materials resistant to salt water and chlorinated water, Smoon menstrual swimsuits protect against UV rays ( UPF 50+ )!

  • Ease of use

Menstrual swimsuits are incredibly easy to use. Just slip them on like any other swimsuit, and you're good to go.

Where to find us ?

Find the black Nereides et Oceanides swimsuit on our website.

Prefer to try our menstrual swimwear? To discover and try on the Etam menstrual swimsuit and its plunging neckline, go to Etam stores where it is available exclusively.

Our Monoprix x Smoon menstrual swim briefs can be found in black and green in Monoprix stores.

How to use a menstrual swimsuit?

If you've decided to try the menstrual swimsuit, here are some tips for using it well:

  1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE: As with any piece of clothing, choosing the right size menstrual swimsuit is important. If the jersey is too big, the silicone bands may not stick well and blood may escape. The swimsuit should fit snugly and it is normal to feel a little tight on first use.
  2. Put on the front swimsuit like a classic swimsuit
  3. Rinse the swimsuit after each use: after using the menstrual swimsuit, it is important to rinse it with clean water to remove the blood. You can then wash it by hand or in the washing machine, at a maximum of 30°C. Avoid greasy soaps such as Marseille soap for a longer life of your jersey.

Ultimately, summer is a magical time of year, and a period swimsuit can make this time even more wonderful. This year, your summer will rhyme with no stress. So go ahead and find your favorite period swimsuit, and let the summer begin!