Period swimwear is the next phenomenon in period protective clothing and if you've tried period knickers before then you'll know that this magic sorcery is real, people. Period pants are a recent revelation, with high street brands like Marks and Spencer jumping on board to lingerie heavyweights like Chantelle.
Now that sunny vacay plans are here, as well as brighter, longer days inspiring regular visits to our local lido or leisure centre pool - not forgetting wild swimming adventures, too - summer basically means an influx of water-based fun that can be quickly ruined by 'coming on'.
Tampons and menstrual cups are a dissatisfactory solution underwater, feeling uncomfortable and restrictive. Plus, after PUMA and period pant experts Modibodi revealed in a recent global report that 1 in 2 girls are quitting sport due to periods, with fear of leaks and the impact that has on our sport performance, it is a sad truth that our cycle can hold too much control on our day to day lives.
Period swimwear is a game changer and we're pretty thrilled about it, TBH. Also, by delving into reusable period-proof apparel - which are super stylish, we have to say - you can feel safe in knowing with every wear you're making a sustainable choice by adding less tampons and sanitary product waste to landfill.
How does period swimwear work?
The leading brands that've already got the fine art of period-proof pants down to a T have now put that clever tech into swimwear. The reusable leak proof designs feature fast-drying absorbent lining, preventing the need for tampons, pads or any sort of flow protection, or, as many styles can be designed for low-moderate flows the swimwear can also be used as secondary protection on a heavy bleed day. You simply rinse after use, before adding to a gentle cold wash and then you're good to wear again and again.