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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:33 pm
by Julie3Girls
Do they work? I’m guessing so since they are becoming more popular.
Any brands better than others?
Any issues?

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:39 pm
by Lurker
I've only tried Modibodi and I sent them back. They absorbed liquid ok but not clots, and the clots are slippery and just....slipped out. I'd say "sorry TMI" but given the topic it's probably all good!
If you're not that clotty it'd be ok, or maybe the other brands are better.

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:40 pm
by Mrs Claus
I have bonds and modibodi....I prefer bonds

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:44 pm
by Julie3Girls
Thinking for the 14 yr old who hasn’t started her period yet. Just thought it might be a good idea as a backup plan at least

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:46 pm
by Rosie28
I have Bonds, Thinx, Tom’s and modibodi, they’re all good. Tom’s are available at Coles if you want a cheaper easy one to try.

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:24 pm
by Scootaloo
We have a mix of modibodi, bonds and love Luna. My 15yo says bonds are her favourite and prefers them. I like my modibodis best though.

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:36 pm
by Jerry
Period undies are game changers. DD got her period at age 10 and they made things so much easier for her. She had extremely heavy (and clotty) periods but the period undies were fine for her.
We had Thinx undies originally (bought online from USA). They are so nice.
Now she also has some of the ones bought from supermarket and Big W, which are good, but not as good as thinx.

The thinx certainly did cope fine, with no leakage. Easy to clean.

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:37 pm
by blueshoe
I’ve only been using them for a while and generally use them with a cup in case of leaks or at the tail end of my period, so not by themselves at peak flow. Others might be better placed to advise in terms of absorbency.
In terms of comfort I imagine it’s like undies in general - will really depend on how the cut fits an individual. I have Bonds and love Luna. I find the bonds ones feel bulkier and I prefer the cut/feel of the love Luna ones.

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:05 pm
by Ballogo
I've just come in from hanging a set on the line.

My girls have been using Modibodi "Red" - which is the teen range - for the past few years. They won't use anything else any more.

We have bought three sets over the years and it seems they are continually refining their design. My eldest just bought the regular range which is a different fabric from the teen range. She really likes the over night ones.

My youngest has occasional leaks but I usually discover that's due to her own laziness. Both still prefer to wear bike shorts over the top.

The only problem I have is the girls caring for them properly. They're supposed to rinse them in the shower, then I wash them on a delicate cycle. At times the girls rinse them then leave them in their bathroom until they need them next and then ask me where I put them. Or leave a pile to soak in the laundry - suffice to say the smell after a week is putrid.

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:05 pm
by VeritasVinumArte
I have been using Thinx as my full time undies for 4 years now. Perrimenopausal so irregular periods from 16d to 50+ days. Very happy I wear them full time as I was wearing a white dress the day I had my 16d period (after a 42d one),

I upgraded to their maxi period undies when they became available as I do get flooding. I wear the Maxi Thinx on days 1-2 of my period without problems of leaking. I did have a minor leak when flooding on day 1 with standard Thinx.

My DD at 11yrs (grade 6) wears Thinx every day to school so she will never be caught out.

Bonds look great too as do Tom’s. I don’t like Modibodi ones.

I wash in normal wash for every day wear (and throw in dryer as normal). When I have my period I rinse and then wash those in a cold wash (usually do 3 days together).

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:29 pm
by IamtheMumma
I have Love Luna. Now that I've lost a lot of weight, my periods are so light compared with before. I still use a cloth pad and period undies overnight for the first 2 days but it is comforting to know I'm not going to be leaking anymore. Pre weight loss, nothing worked except folded cloth nappies. The period undies (heavy/postpartum) ones would leak without warning.

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:17 pm
by Greenbean
I've bought my first ones from Bonds. I've only used them as precautionary as I wasn't 100% sure when I'd get my period (first one post parting).

It is soooo nice not having to wear a liner or a pad while waiting for it to come. I haven't tried them yet on their own. I'll probably do it on the tail end of my period

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:55 pm
by Kiwi Bicycle
I have Modi Bodi, Bonds and Toms. I think for best value and comfort Bonds is the best. Very dry feeling, sub $ 20 on sale and the pad part isn't excessively large ( Toms is overly generous, with the pad extending right up to the waist band). Modi Bodi has a merino top layer on the oad which can end up smelling plus can feel damp. They are also the most expensive. I haven't tried Love Luna as they are nylon fabric which when I felt it, was not very soft.

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:47 pm
by Jen1
My girls use Bonds as that is all I bought. They love them.

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:23 pm
by Spidey_Senses
I use them for a few purposes. Overnight they stay put better than pads so less likely to leak. They are great for days when you arent sure if your period will start or has finished. I also like to wear them as a backup to tampons to avoid leaks. I wouldnt use them alone all day for work though. They would get too smelly I reckon.

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:37 pm
by WaitForMe
For heavy days, I don't like them, they smell towards the end of the day. No amount of absorbency and anti bac fabric can deal with blood thats been sitting at body temp for hours.

For overnight or lighter days where there isn't much quantity, they are great.

Also good if your period is irregular, I like wearing them the days leading up to my period. As a teen every class I'd get up and check my chair and try and check the back of my skirt. And now, heading into peri menopause, I'm back to the same thing except now I can feel it starting and when it does its immediately heavy - terrifying feeling when you're stuck in a meeting!

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Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:51 pm
by Ozgirl
WaitForMe wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:37 pm For heavy days, I don't like them, they smell towards the end of the day. No amount of absorbency and anti bac fabric can deal with blood thats been sitting at body temp for hours.

For overnight or lighter days where there isn't much quantity, they are great.

Also good if your period is irregular, I like wearing them the days leading up to my period. As a teen every class I'd get up and check my chair and try and check the back of my skirt. And now, heading into peri menopause, I'm back to the same thing except now I can feel it starting and when it does its immediately heavy - terrifying feeling when you're stuck in a meeting!
I dont believe you are supposed to wear them all day. I certainly dont.

I love my Thinx ones.

I did get a pair of Bonds ones recently. Ad as a pp said up thread they are much bulkier.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:30 am
by Spidey_Senses
WaitForMe wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:37 pm Also good if your period is irregular, I like wearing them the days leading up to my period. As a teen every class I'd get up and check my chair and try and check the back of my skirt. And now, heading into peri menopause, I'm back to the same thing except now I can feel it starting and when it does its immediately heavy - terrifying feeling when you're stuck in a meeting!
I know that feeling. Yuck.

I agree with PP I wouldnt wear the period undies all day on their own on a heavy day. Some people might change half way through the day if its possible. If you are a cup user they would be a good backup to that.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:40 am
by Kreme
My 14yo has been using them since she got her period 2 years ago. She uses them in conjunction with pads. Starts the day off wearing the undies with a pad on top and then disposes of the pad at lunch time and wears just period undies for the rest of the day. So no need to carry pads in her pocket or change undies while she’s at school. She has Thinx and modibodi and likes both of them. She also has modibodi swimmers which have been great.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:54 am
by ANNODAM
I own Bonds, Thinx & Modibodi.
Wear them everyday.
I prefer the Thinx but wear the Bonds more as I own more pairs, just easier & cheaper than the Thinx to buy here.



EFS:

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:03 am
by Jerry
Kreme wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:40 am My 14yo has been using them since she got her period 2 years ago. She uses them in conjunction with pads. Starts the day off wearing the undies with a pad on top and then disposes of the pad at lunch time and wears just period undies for the rest of the day. So no need to carry pads in her pocket or change undies while she’s at school. She has Thinx and modibodi and likes both of them. She also has modibodi swimmers which have been great.
That's what DD did on heavy days. Worked well. And made school easier not having to carry a spare pad for rest of day around.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:20 am
by Ozgirl
Just a thought for those saying they (or their daughters) are caught out be surprise.

Whilst it might seem a big ask but temping can help with this. As your temp drops the day of your period starting (if you ovulated).

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:21 pm
by VeritasVinumArte
On the heavy days of my period I will wear a pair of undies from after my shower in the morning until I get home from work (4pm or so) and then change to another pair for evening/overnight and change again come morning. If really heavy I may change again before bed. So 2/3 pairs are used in a day on heavy days. My heavy days may be singular or 5 days - love perrimenopause. I have no idea.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:11 pm
by lazycritter
WaitForMe wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:37 pm For heavy days, I don't like them, they smell towards the end of the day. No amount of absorbency and anti bac fabric can deal with blood thats been sitting at body temp for hours.

For overnight or lighter days where there isn't much quantity, they are great.

Also good if your period is irregular, I like wearing them the days leading up to my period. As a teen every class I'd get up and check my chair and try and check the back of my skirt. And now, heading into peri menopause, I'm back to the same thing except now I can feel it starting and when it does its immediately heavy - terrifying feeling when you're stuck in a meeting!
Thank you for this info, I've been wearing pads every day as I don't know when the red demon is going to turn up anymore. And I was wondering over night it might help but I have had always had trouble with leakage at night. I usually wear a tampon at night and I've had to change it during the night sometimes.
Tmi... Last night I thought I was right to just wear a pad (thinking I was at the end of the heavy stretch but the blood just by passes the pad altogether and runs through the ummm...back way and I'm wearing good night's but it passes it and I suddenly feel it leak out the top of my er.. Derreire crack... So the tampon is the only thing to stop leaks and won't last.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:47 pm
by BeAwesome
I have Thinx and Bonds.

Thinx arent as bulky, but for some reason, the material has pilled on the butt in every single pair, on their first wash, which isn't great for the cost.
Bonds I've had no quality issues, but they do feel a bit bulkier.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:01 pm
by VeritasVinumArte
@lazycritter I wear the Thinx boy shorts (which are period undies) with a pair of normal Thinx undies as double backup when I am having flooding issues. I find the boy shorts reassuring at night.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:05 pm
by Kiwi Bicycle
lazycritter wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:11 pm
WaitForMe wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:37 pm For heavy days, I don't like them, they smell towards the end of the day. No amount of absorbency and anti bac fabric can deal with blood thats been sitting at body temp for hours.

For overnight or lighter days where there isn't much quantity, they are great.

Also good if your period is irregular, I like wearing them the days leading up to my period. As a teen every class I'd get up and check my chair and try and check the back of my skirt. And now, heading into peri menopause, I'm back to the same thing except now I can feel it starting and when it does its immediately heavy - terrifying feeling when you're stuck in a meeting!
Thank you for this info, I've been wearing pads every day as I don't know when the red demon is going to turn up anymore. And I was wondering over night it might help but I have had always had trouble with leakage at night. I usually wear a tampon at night and I've had to change it during the night sometimes.
Tmi... Last night I thought I was right to just wear a pad (thinking I was at the end of the heavy stretch but the blood just by passes the pad altogether and runs through the ummm...back way and I'm wearing good night's but it passes it and I suddenly feel it leak out the top of my er.. Derreire crack... So the tampon is the only thing to stop leaks and won't last.
Toms and Modi Bodi heavy all have the absorbant pad going up to the top of the waistband.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:12 pm
by IamtheMumma
lazycritter wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:11 pm
WaitForMe wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:37 pm For heavy days, I don't like them, they smell towards the end of the day. No amount of absorbency and anti bac fabric can deal with blood thats been sitting at body temp for hours.

For overnight or lighter days where there isn't much quantity, they are great.

Also good if your period is irregular, I like wearing them the days leading up to my period. As a teen every class I'd get up and check my chair and try and check the back of my skirt. And now, heading into peri menopause, I'm back to the same thing except now I can feel it starting and when it does its immediately heavy - terrifying feeling when you're stuck in a meeting!
Thank you for this info, I've been wearing pads every day as I don't know when the red demon is going to turn up anymore. And I was wondering over night it might help but I have had always had trouble with leakage at night. I usually wear a tampon at night and I've had to change it during the night sometimes.
Tmi... Last night I thought I was right to just wear a pad (thinking I was at the end of the heavy stretch but the blood just by passes the pad altogether and runs through the ummm...back way and I'm wearing good night's but it passes it and I suddenly feel it leak out the top of my er.. Derreire crack... So the tampon is the only thing to stop leaks and won't last.
That's why I went for the terry towelling nappies folded into quarters. It isn't all that comfy but its better than leaking like a stuck pig. I could get to sleep at night. For months, I was waking every 2hrs to change undies and pad. Sleeping on a towel isn't comfortable. The nappies are more comfortable than that.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:05 pm
by WaitForMe
lazycritter wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:11 pm
WaitForMe wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:37 pm For heavy days, I don't like them, they smell towards the end of the day. No amount of absorbency and anti bac fabric can deal with blood thats been sitting at body temp for hours.

For overnight or lighter days where there isn't much quantity, they are great.

Also good if your period is irregular, I like wearing them the days leading up to my period. As a teen every class I'd get up and check my chair and try and check the back of my skirt. And now, heading into peri menopause, I'm back to the same thing except now I can feel it starting and when it does its immediately heavy - terrifying feeling when you're stuck in a meeting!
Thank you for this info, I've been wearing pads every day as I don't know when the red demon is going to turn up anymore. And I was wondering over night it might help but I have had always had trouble with leakage at night. I usually wear a tampon at night and I've had to change it during the night sometimes.
Tmi... Last night I thought I was right to just wear a pad (thinking I was at the end of the heavy stretch but the blood just by passes the pad altogether and runs through the ummm...back way and I'm wearing good night's but it passes it and I suddenly feel it leak out the top of my er.. Derreire crack... So the tampon is the only thing to stop leaks and won't last.
Yeah its funny when I was younger I barely had a period at night time, it was like it went to sleep just like me. Not so much anymore and yes pads aren't so great. Period undies are better but overall I prefer a menstrual cup. I typically only have one or two nights that are really heavy, the other nights are a more 'normal' flow and I can use either period undies or cup on those days, depends what I feel like.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:17 pm
by lazycritter
Thank you, ladies... I'll have to try the boy shorts and the ones with the padding to the waist.
@IamtheMumma do you use the terry as well as a pad?
I've thought of cups but just don't know that I could trust them. I'd be expecting it to break and then everything goes Carrie.

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Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:30 pm
by Biscuits
@lazycritter I used Modibodi exclusively for about 2 years before trying a cup. I was hesitant and the first one I bought wasn't a good fit at all, so that was annoying (50 bucks wasted), but the second one has been excellent and I'm so glad to have it. It is definitely worth a try if you can afford to possibly try a few.

The Modibodi heavy/overnight have worked really well for me, but they do definitely develop a smell (a soak in vinegar water helps). 1000 x better than pads or tampons though. If you try them, get a decent stock (I think I have 10 pairs) as they do take a while to dry and it's good to know you always have them on hand/a spare pair to freshen up.

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Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:51 am
by Julie3Girls
Thanks so much for the feedback everyone.
Think I will grab a couple of different ones and let her try them. Like the idea of using them with a pad, and then getting rid of it half way through the day for school.

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Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:31 pm
by Suzyr
That ship has sailed for me but my 17 year old uses them. She uses Bonds and swears by them. Much better than pads which she used (although she does use pads if going away as easier to get rid of - period pants need to be washed and dried). They come in different stages i.e. heavy and light.

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Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:00 pm
by IamtheMumma
lazycritter wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:17 pm Thank you, ladies... I'll have to try the boy shorts and the ones with the padding to the waist.
@IamtheMumma do you use the terry as well as a pad?
I've thought of cups but just don't know that I could trust them. I'd be expecting it to break and then everything goes Carrie.
No just the terry.

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Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:45 am
by Greenbean
@lazycritter I find sleeping on my side helps with that problem. Km a back sleeper normally but that results in what you mentioned too

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Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:08 am
by Ker
I've bought my DD several pairs of period undies, as she was having problems with leaking while at school. She started with Modi Bodi red, then I bought her Love Luna, tom's and Bonds. She hated the Bonds and said they felt like nappies. She likes Love Luna but they're not absorbent enough for heavy days - she uses them and Tom's for lighter days towards the end. She wears Modi Bodi the rest of the time. She has both the bikini and the boy shorts and likes both and they've stopped the leaking issues.

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Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:10 pm
by lazycritter
Greenbean wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:45 am @lazycritter I find sleeping on my side helps with that problem. Km a back sleeper normally but that results in what you mentioned too

It happened while on my side. I've learnt from early days not to sleep on my back with my period.

I think my body is deliberately messing with me or its crooked.

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Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:48 pm
by Greenbean
lazycritter wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:10 pm
Greenbean wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:45 am @lazycritter I find sleeping on my side helps with that problem. Km a back sleeper normally but that results in what you mentioned too

It happened while on my side. I've learnt from early days not to sleep on my back with my period.

I think my body is deliberately messing with me or its crooked.
I mean the way pads are designed for night is fundamentally broken as many women have this problem