Period panties for teenagers: all you need to know

The first period and how to navigate it

The time before and after having your first period can be filled with a lot of new emotions and experiences. It can be something they’ve been longing for or something they've been dreading. It can be painful, unpredictable and difficult to manage. But it doesn’t have to be. 

It’s hard to say the exact age when the first menstruation arrives, but there are some signs that their first period is coming and some first period symptoms to look for. Some of them are: having tender breasts, pubic and underarm hair starting to grow, as well as vaginal discharge. Some may experience light spotting at first, while others can have moderate flows from the beginning. Some have irregular menstruations, while others experience heavy flows. The first period is different for everyone – and that’s completely normal. 

Period-proof underwear for your teens 
When we say it doesn’t have to be a hard time, we mean it. We have designed an amazing series of comfortable, leak-proof and reusable period panties specially made for young menstruators. Comfy, invisible underneath clothes and made for all-day protection. Made to last for at least 50 washes – which means if their underwear is worn and washed once per menstrual cycle, they will last for about four years. Let them say goodbye to leaks or fumbling with pads and tampons. You can trust the period panties for your teen will do the job, all day, for a long time. In our extensive FAQ you can find the answers to our most common questions like how the period panties work, what size to choose, or how to know when it’s time to change. 

What fits and absorbency levels are there? 
Our Teen Period Panties come in two different fits: the Teens Hiphugger and the Teens Boxer, both made in a super soft organic cotton blend. Designed to make life as a teen easier with undetectable period protection beneath their clothes. Wear them for up to 10 hours, then rinse, wash and wear again and again.

The Teens Hiphugger Mid-high comes with medium absorbency and can absorb up to 3 pads’ or tampons worth, perfect for everyday use for teenagers with medium flow. The Teens Boxer Super comes with high absorbency which can absorb up to 5 pads’ or tampons worth – great for heavier flows or for sleeping in. 

How many period panties does your teenager need? 
Our period-proof underwear is washable and can be used again and again. We recommend starting with 3-5 pairs: that way, they are covered for an entire menstruation cycle. But every person is unique, with individual flow levels and needs. So, you can always start with 1-2 pairs to complement any other protection they might have. That’s a good way to ease into using a new product – and to find out what works best for them. 

When it’s time to wash the period panties, just rinse them in cold water, wash in 40°C, hang to dry inside out – and you’re done. Simple as that. If you want to read more about how to wash and care for your teenagers’ or your period panties, check out our wash and care guide.

Can you wear period panties all day? 
Well, the short answer is yes. The long answer is our period-proof panties for teenagers (and for you) come with built-in menstrual protection that, at the highest absorbency, can be worn for up to 10 hours. That’s all day in school, on the weekends, for activities, or wherever they’re headed. A good thing to keep in mind is that the number of hours they can wear the panties depends on their flow. Choosing a higher absorption level for a lighter flow allows for longer wear. 

The most important thing is to find the right absorbency for your teenager and their individual flow and you can rest assured there’s no more skipping gym class or feeling stressed to change protection. The Engineered Leak Tech™ gusset will absorb the menstrual blood and keep them dry, safe and comfy. Giving your youngster the possibility to be themselves, unapologetically. Without ever having to worry or feel unsure. 

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