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Choosing the Right Thinx for You

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by Toni Brannagan | 03/28/2022

We hear variations of this Q pretty frequently: “Period undies. Got it. So which ones should I buy?”

Thinx comes in soooo many cute styles, it can be overwhelming to choose just one (or three, if you’re trying out one of our Saver Sets). But the truth is, there’s no *right* answer here! Depending on the heaviness of your ~flow~ and what style of undies you typically feel the most comfortable in, there’s def a perfect pair of Thinx for you.

Hopefully, this breakdown of some of our fave styles in layman’s terms will help you out:

Hiphugger - Our best-selling style! Why, you ask? They look and feel like your everyday undies, complete with a comfy lace waistband and a full-coverage fit. Holds up to 3 regular tampons' worth of flow (also available in heavy and super absorbencies).

Boyshort - Leak protection should def be gender neutral. Our Boyshort will have your back (and your front, and your sides) on your heaviest days. Holds up to 3 regular tampons' worth of flow.

Cotton Boyshort - Same vibe as above, but in our ultra-cozy (and eco-friendly!) Modal Cotton fabric. Perfect for sleeping, lounging, or whatever else it is you're doing on your period. Holds up to 5 regular tampons' worth of flow.

Cheeky - Basically the Hiphugger’s wild-child sister – for when you’re feeling up to braving the outside world without full coverage, but still wanna be confident you won’t have any leaks (and that your booty will look cute). Holds up to 1 regular tampon’s worth of flow.

Hi-Waist - All you need to know about the Hi-Waist is that they look SEXY AF and I don't want to wear anything else, even when I'm not on my period. Seriously, they're *that* good. Holds up to 4 regular tampons’ worth of flow (also available in our super absorbency).

Sport - It’s nice to have the option to look ~cute~ while you’re on your period, but sometimes you just want to focus on function. Our Sport undies are the practical protection you need for light to moderate days when laying on the couch isn’t an option (and they’re really cute, too). Holds up to 3 regular tampons’ worth of flow.

Thong - We all have pants/dresses/skirts/etc. that won’t hide lines from even the cheekiest of undies, let alone a bulky pad. Well, that’s where our Thong saves the day! It holds up to 1 regular tampon’s worth of flow, but also works great with a tampon or menstrual cup for extra leak protection.

Cotton Thong - For those lightest days when you’d really rather be wearing nothing at all, but still need a lil' protection — this Thong in our buttery-soft, breathable Modal Cotton fabric will do the trick. Holds up to 1 regular tampon’s worth of flow.

French Cut - TBH, the French Cut is one of the most underrated Thinx styles, in my humble opinion. These babies are equipped with a sexy high-cut leg that will have you feeling très Parisien. Holds up to 4 regular tampons' worth of flow.

Super Cotton Brief - Again, you realllly can't go wrong with our ultra-cozy and breathable Modal Cotton fabric. Pair that with this comfy, full-coverage brief style and you'll be in period-absorbing heaven. Holds up to 5 regular tampons' worth of flow.

air Bikini - Traveling? Exercising? Trying to avoid summer swamp a$$? Yeah, we got you. Our Thinx air™️ collection is made from an ultra-thin micromesh fabric that dries super fast, and this Bikini cut is perfect for everyday wear (even when you're *not* on your period). Holds up to 2 regular tampons' worth of flow.

Sleep Shorts - Over a thousand 5-star reviews can confirm: these are the holy grail for sleeping on your period. Our Sleep Shorts have built-in period underwear with extra coverage for overnight peace of mind from leaks (and c'mon, they even have pockets). Holds up to 5 regular tampons' worth of flow.

Leggings - Whether you're running errands or doing yoga, our Leggings are equipped with period-absorbing technology so you don't have to sweat it over surprise leaks or keeping extra products on hand. Holds up to 3 regular tampons' worth of flow (but check out the rest of our apparel collection for even more styles and absorbencies).

What are your go-to styles of Thinx period underwear? Which underwear styles do you mix & match when your period comes? Let us know in the comments below!

Toni Brannagan is a writer and was the former Copy and Content Manager at Thinx.

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