I love to learn about innovative ideas when it comes to women’s health and well being. Growing up in the 90’s we weren’t offered many options when it came to our periods. You had only 2 options as far as I am aware: normal pads and tampons.
I remember disliking both options but that’s what was conventional and easy to find. That’s not to mention how periods were a taboo topic, let alone alternative ways of getting through those days. It was something we would not talk about, or just briefly discussed.
In this post we will discuss about these incredible reusable period pants by WUKA and why you should definitely consider it.
Plus, we answer all of the burning questions you may have about using period pants, if you have never tried!
Read on til the end of the post for your chance to win some of these great WUKA products to try for yourselves!
Growing up, periods was almost something girls were ashamed of. Thankfully these obsolete ideas are fading away and we finally have access to a range of products catering to our preferences and needs.
What I love the most about this revolution is that we can see when it comes to discussing periods and the options available, is that now we have options and are free to decide what suits us better.
There are many choices when it comes to periods. Pads, tampons, menstrual cups, period pants – all of these are great options.
Reusable underwear with a built-in core (like period pants) is the most sustainable option compared to the others.
That being said, period pants are the innovation that’s really getting people talking.
They’re a great choice for those who have trouble inserting a menstrual cup, and offers a more discreet and tailored fit for anyone who finds sanitary towels uncomfortable, moves about, leaks or show through clothes.
Because they are so easy to use, they would be such a great option for young girls who are just getting used to their period.
I was so happy to see that Wuka has a starter pack for girls that just started their period. Your first period starter kit was created to ensure a stress free start to periods. Wuka believes that periods should hold no teen or tweens back from achieving great things in life. It should be celebrated with pride.
The WUKA first period kit pack has everything your teen/tweens need to start their period with confidence. Wuka’s award-winning period pants have an absorbent layer that can hold up to 3 tampons’ worth of flow
Reusable period pants are becoming increasingly popular for women of all ages.
If you’re fed up with wearing sanitary products, menstrual cups, tampons or pads, Wuka’s products could be the solution for you.
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So, let’s get into all the questions you’ve probably been wondering..
What are reusable period pants?
Menstrual period panties are reusable underwear that can be worn while menstruating without the use of any other sanitary product. They look like any other pair of panties from the outside, but they have an absorbent gusset that soaks up any blood and keeps it away from your skin.
How does it feel to wear Period Pants?
The period pants should feel dry against your skin regardless of your flow. If you start feeling like things are getting a little damp that is an indication that it is time to change.
Wuka also created to Super Heavy Flow pants which is the only pair of period pants that can hold up to 60ml of your flow.
With a gusset running all the way from the front to the back, with double layer of absorbency only on the gusset section, the front and back is single layer only with 20ml absorbency. Keeping you dry and absorbing your flow for up to 10+ hours.
When should I change it?
Talking about changing, we mentioned that you should feel dry. You can chose different absorptions to better suit how heavy your flow is. The ideal would be to put a fresh pair in the morning and another before bed.
If your flow is particularly heavy or you are at the beginning of your cycle you may need to change it more often. Go with your gut and change as you like. At first it may take some adjusting but you will get there.
What material are Period Pants made of?
Wuka reusable pants are made from Tencel collection, the fabric is extra breathable, cooling and is moisture-wicking. Eradicating the fear of smell, sweat, or feeling restricted, Tencel is 3 x softer than cotton so the levels of comfort are unmatched.
Even you are looking for an option that is even more eco-friendly, WUKA just launched their new Repurpose range which is made from 2nd hand fast fashion fabrics that have been saved from filling landfill and turned into beautiful period pants.
If your main motivation in transitioning to reusable products is environmental, then the new repurpose range is something you definitely want to try!
How many should I get?
The amount of period pants you may need depends on how heavy your flow is and how long your periods tend to last. We’re all different. Some people have light periods and some of us experience much heavier flows!
Some of us bleed for about 3-4 days and others bleed for 7-10 days. You can start from 5-7 pairs and decide if you need more as you go.
Like we mentioned, if you are new in the period pants world you may need some time to adjust. Take it easy and be patient. It is worth it! You know your flow best and Wuka offers deals for cycle sets with 3 and 5 pairs of period pants.
Is it hygienic?
Yes, absolutely! Not only the materials are top quality and unlike pads, the pants will absorb any blood from the surface. The fabric used on period pants are designed with technology that will prevent bacteria and germs from building up so you will not have to worry about any unpleasant smell.
Make sure you change it accordingly and you will not have to worry about any odour.
Why should I switch to period pants?
Reusable period pants are a great alternative to disposable pads and tampons and are also an environmentally-friendly alternative to disposables.
They can be worn day and night and they hold up for years if properly cared for, which will reduce your expenses over time. So, the need to replace the pad or tampon every few hours is completely eliminated when you switch to period pants.
Reusable period pants are a revolutionary tool for women and improve the quality of how they deal with their periods. They can be used for up to 12 hours and then washed and reused. They help reduce waste by having to change your period pants less often, which also helps with skin irritation and odour control.
Founded in 2017, WUKA is a female-led start up, making the UK’s first ever reusable and leak-proof period wear. WUKA stands for Wake Up Kick Ass because we believe that nothing should hold you back on your period. Wuka believes that periods should not cost the earth.
“When studying for my Environmental Science degree, I discovered that more than 200,000 tonnes of tampons and pads were sent to UK landfills every year, contributing to the mounting tide of plastic pollution. This was my ‘lightbulb moment’. I knew something had to change about the way we handled menstruation.” – Ruby Raut, Founder & CEO
Wuka offers a great range of products and a variety of styles for you to choose. From boxer Shorts to thongs, I am sure you will find a style that will not only look super cute but also suit your flow.
We hope you enjoyed this post and are excited to try these incredible products as much as we were.
When it comes to women’s health we need to do whatever we can to find options that not only understand but empower women. Wuka is all of it and more. We are so happy we had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with such a beautiful, caring and empowering brand!
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Luciana joined our team as a mum blogger in 2020. A dedicated mum to a lively daughter and a dog, Luna, Luciana brings authenticity and passion to every post. Her expertise in parenting and lifestyle topics offers practical, relatable advice for real-life situations.