In my Everlane GoWeave trousers review I had mentioned I was trying out Thinx for the first time and that I'd write-up a review on it later. And I've been meaning to do it except I kept getting sidetracked by the constant flow of Everlane, Grana, and Cuyana items to review. But thanks to Shilpa who emailed me and reminded me that this Thinx review is overdue.
So let's talk about menstruation.
On the menstruation scale of a feminine, light 3-day bleeding to a 7-day gruesome murder-scene-type bleeding, I am definitely on the bloody murder side of things. That means I'm always prone to leaks. Leaks on sheets, leaks through jeans, leaks on white leather car seats (horrifying, I know), etc. So I've always done the good ole' double-up of tampons and pads. But when I heard of Thinx, I know I had to give them a try. If you haven't heard abut them before, their product is an underwear with an absorbent anti-bacterial middle layer and a moisture wicking top layer, and it's meant to basically replace pads and/or keep you from leaking. And long story short, it works. It's actually quite awesome and I highly recommend them for anyone who has leakage or just wants to replace their pads or tampons (if you're a light bleeder). For me, this just means wearing tampons and my Thinx underwear, and I have no more fears of errant blood spots.
Here are some other pros about Thinx:
~Not only do absorb like crazy but they keep you super dry. So sometimes I don't even know whether I leaked or not. And Thinx also come in different "absorbency styles" so the hiphugger can hold about 2 tampons worth of blood while boyshorts are for lighter days.
~ They come in nude or black, but the nude underwear is nude on the outside and black on the inside (so there's no staining). So even though I'm not quite ready to wear white jeans during my heaviest of days yet, theoretically it's possible.
~ Thinx are super comfortable but are a tad thicker than normal underwear (hence possible VPL). But if anything, it feels like you're wearing swim bottoms.
A note about the sizing. I'm usually between and small and a medium when it comes to underwear, but I went with a medium on this since I wanted to take into account bloating during my heaviest days. And the medium is perfect. I ordered the sport style and the cheeky style and my favorite is the sport (it was a tad more comfortable than the cheeky since the lace on the cheeky isn't the softest). I think if I order more, I might try the hip-hugger for the heaviest days.
I definitely recommend all women give this a try. Even if you've never had a leak in your life (for you lucky gals this can be a tampon/pad replacement). For women who have had similar leakage problems as mine, Thinx are an answer to your anti-leak prayers. If you're interested in trying them out this Thinx referral link with get you $10 off your first order. On my first order I also ordered 3 at one time to get 10% off (you'll still be paying almost $100 for 3, but trust me these are worth it). As usual this review isn't sponsored, but if you do shop through the link I will get $10 off my next order of Thinx as well!
P.S. If you do get some Thinx underwear, it's probably good to note their recommended cleaning procedure. I've thrown these in the washer and dryer and though there wasn't any major damage, the thread of one pair started unraveling quite a bit. So I would recommend at least hang drying them.
P.P.S Since we're on the topic of period products, I've also tried the Luna cup (which is like the diva cup, a reusable silicon cup to catch your blood), and for me personally it didn't work. It was messy, uncomfortable, and it still leaked (the cup literally runneth over).
Anyone else try Thinx yet? What has your experience been like?