I Tried Period Pants For The First Time And Here Are My Thoughts

*This post includes a PR item from Ohne period pants. See the end of the post for more details.


Years ago, there were only two products that you could buy for your menstrual cycle - tampons or pads. You knew where you stood. Nowadays, there are not just tampons and pads. You have menstrual cups, reusable cloth pads and now period pants. 


Since I started my period at the age of 14 (TMI, sorry), I've only used pads. Purely because I'm one of those women who is scared that a tampon will get stuck or lost 'up there'. The same goes for menstrual cups - I won't even think of trying one. I may do it in the future, but not yet. Also, most tampons and pads are not environmentally friendly, which is not the best. 

A pair of lilac Ohne period pants

So, the only other option for me to try to replace pads is period pants. When period pants became so popular to use in menstrual cycles, I was both sceptical and intrigued. I never really thought they could absorb the amount of blog lost during one's period (again, TMI, sorry). There was always that scepticism that I could be walking around Morrison's and worrying I could be leaking. Also, I thought that period pants would feel incredibly bulky, similar to a nappy. Not that I wear nappies these days, but you know what I mean.


When Ohne reached out to me and asked me to try their period pants, I thought, why not?! They're worth a try! I thought it would be interesting to know whether I could convert to wearing these rather than bulky pads. I wanted to see if they could absorb, keep me remaining dry throughout the day and be comfortable to wear. 

A woman wearing period pants

Ohne is a period pants brand that sells toxic-free and plastic-free period pants. Their products have been certified by the leading organic certifying body in the UK - the Soil Association. They also donate a small revenue from their sales to The School Club Zambia, a charity that helps vulnerable schools in Zambia. Ohne sells pants of different colours and styles. Here, I'm wearing the High-Waist-Moderate in Lilac Sky.


Let's get back to how I got on with wearing period pants for the first time! I made a risky move and wore them on a day I was working. Could have gone either way! For the first time, as I wasn't sure exactly how much they'd absorb, I wore them for 8 hours. When I took them off at home, there was no mess and no sign of leakage. They were extremely comfortable and I didn't feel self-conscious or worried about leakage. An advantage to wearing period pants is that I don't have to worry about finding a toilet to check if I need to change the pad over. 

A woman wearing period pants

After use, it's as simple as rinsing them out and putting them in the machine for a quick spin. Then they're ready for use again, so easy! The only little snag with these is that they're a bit of an investment. You'll need to buy at least 3-4 pairs to last throughout your menstrual cycle, depending on how light or heavy your period is. In a way though, even though it's a bit of an investment, you're saving the planet in the long run! 

I would definitely recommend Ohne as your first period pants product!


They're comfortable, stylish and are a great menstrual cycle product to have at hand! I can safely say that I am now a period pants convert! For you to get £10 off your purchase at Ohne, tap/click this link to get your period pants now!

A woman wearing period pants


I'd love to know your thoughts on period pants - have you tried them before?


*This is a collaboration with Ohne. These pants were sent to me in exchange for a blog post. All period views are my own. For more information, please read my disclaimer. Thank you for your support!

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  1. I'm a period pants fan! I've got a few pairs now and have got a few reusable pads too. I'm not one for cups, the thought scares me a bit, but pants / pads have been my go to for a while now. I still use disposables from time to time (when I'm not caught up with washing) but these have got to be my period weapon of choice.

    Claire.X
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. I need to try the reusable pads sometime, I do need to purchase more period pants soon! I always have disposable pads as you just never know! x

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  2. Thank you for taking one for the team. I have heard about these and even saw them in the store when I was buying my products. I admit that I'm curious about them. But, I don't have one of those happy periods that you see on the commercials. I wouldn't feel comfortable trying them and leaving the house for fear of a walking crime scene. I definitely would never with the cups, but I might get brave enough for the panties one day. Thank you for your review. I feel a little more comfortable considering them.

    ~ Cassie | letsgrowmom.com

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    1. I understand your worries and concerns Cassie, I felt the same way when I first tried them on! It may worth trying a pair for just around the house and see how you get on with them then? I won't ever try the cups either, I don't like the thought of using one of those!

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  3. I've never seen these before, they do sound like they could be good to try, definitely good for the re-usability factor. x

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    1. They're definitely worth a try Victoria, I love that they're reusable! x

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  4. I absolutely love period pants and have been using them for about 3 ish years now. My fave brand is Modibodi, but I also have 2 from Ohne & I have to say they're just as good as my fave brand! I love how soft the material is against my skin.
    I'm so pleased you've tried period pants now and are converted to them. They really are the best switch you can make for your period🥰
    Love the photos in this post too hun 🤗🌟
    Sarah xoxo

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    1. I would love to try the Modibodi period pants, I've heard good things about the brand! I'm so glad that you like Ohne too! I'm glad that I've converted to period pants now x

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  5. As you say, period pants are an investment but when you consider the cost of sanitary products (economic and environmental) it seems like a no brainer! x

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    1. Exactly Lisa, they're definitely worth the investment in terms of sustainability and environmental reasons! x

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  6. I'm with you on the cups. I'm absolutely petrified of one getting stuck. I'd love to use them because I think they're the most environmentally friendly, but yeah...the fear. And, very embarrassing moment, but I did get a tampon kind of stuck once. It was the before bed change, just after midnight when I was at uni and alone in my flat. Spending 15 minutes wondering wtf I'm supposed to do if I can't fix this was enough to put me off using them for a very long time (TMI but after much wriggling and position shifting, I was solo successful). I'm glad you got on well with these. I love that we have so many options now. I have a few pairs and I wear them in the house and on my lighter days but I've always had leak fear using them on my heaviest, and the practicality of having to change them during the day is a little complicated x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I would have been panicking if I get a tampon stuck, at least you got it out successfully yourself! It's so good that we have so many sustainable menstrual cycle options now, hopefully it'll mean goodbye to pads and tampons in the future! I think if you're somebody who is a little wary about trying period pants, wear them around at home first and wear black leggings, trousers etc. Hopefully that should make you feel at ease then! x

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  7. I have a few pairs myself and they are so comfortable! I love wearing them at the end of my period x

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    1. I think they're definitely better for midway through/the end of your period Lea! x

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  8. I love my reusable period pants! They are so comfy and I have to refrain from wearing them at other times because they are just so much nicer to wear.

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    1. That's good that you love yours lovely! They are incredibly comfy aren't they?!

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  9. A very useful post, thank you very much for sharing your experience! I'm not one for the cup either and I've often wondered how many pairs of these pants one would need for a week, especially if they don't have the washing machine spinning every single day. This cleared it up for me! x

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

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    1. Yeah it's tricky as to know how many to buy! But I think as long as you have 2/3, then you should be ok! Like you said, it's not like we put on a wash everyday! x

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  10. I have heard so much about period pants, but must admit that I haven't tried them yet! I made the switch to a menstrual cup almost three years ago and it was a total game changer, but really want to give these a try too x

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    1. It sounds like the menstrual cup works well for you Cristina, hopefully you'll give the period pants a try in the future! x

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  11. I have period pants and they are great investments. A great way to save money and the environment. Thank you for sharing your experience and your thoughts.

    Lauren - bournemouthgirl

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    1. Yes Lauren! They're definitely a great way to save money and be sustainable also! x

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  12. Period pants are incredible! It's such a nice way to reduce waste and save some money. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. They're so sustainable and environmentally friendly aren't they?!

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  13. I don't have a period at the moment but I'd love to try something like this when I get it back! I've tried some reusable pads and got on with them well :)

    Corinne x

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    1. They're definitely worth a try Corinne! x

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  14. Like you, I've always been a bit sceptical about period pants but now I'm wanting to try them out for myself.

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    1. I hope you decide to try them out one day Kelly x

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  15. Thanks for your honest review. Its always been in the back of my mind to move to period pants so I am a bit more confident to so now. thanks

    http://www.mariesconnections.com/

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    1. I'm glad that reading this post has made you more confident about getting period pants x

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  16. I have a very similar blog post coming out soon Lucy for a different brand of period underwear, and I'm obsessed with them! I was sceptical just like you, but don't think I'll ever look back now x

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    1. I'll make sure to read that blog post Kelly! I'd love to know your full thoughts on period pants! x

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  17. Thanks for this review, I seriously considering making the switch to period pants. Due to my contraception I only have a period every few months so I think now is the perfect time to try them out and try and reduce the amount of pads I use.

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    1. It'll be worth trying them out Lauren, especially as you only have a period every few months x

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  18. I've only used pads too, but last year I started using period pants & they're a gamechanger! They're so comfortable to wear & I've never experienced any leaking even with wearing them while being out & about or while sleeping. I only have 2 pairs though so I do need to purchase more!
    That's great to hear you've had a good experience with using the period pants too!

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    1. That's great to hear that you have had good experiences with period pants lovely! I need to purchase some more also!

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  19. First of all love the photos you look stunning hun! Secondly I haven't heard of this brand before but I have seen and heard about a lot of other period pants brands. I too am scared and nervous and because like you said it is a big investment I have been too scared to try. I think I need to just bite the bullet and do it, especially as I work from home as well so if I can get myself trusting them and seeing that they don't leak etc then I can start wearing them out too! Thanks for your review and it is great that they worked so well for you xx

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    1. Aww thank you so much Gemma! It's always better to try them out first at home, then if (heaven forbid) anything happens, then at least you're in the comfort of your own home! xx

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  20. I love period pants, I'm such a convert! Although an investment I always think I've saved money in the long run with not having to buy disposable products every month!
    Amy x
    callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Period pants are definitely an investment but great for the long term and it will save you money x

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  21. I'm the same as you, have never tried a tampon and don't like the idea of a menstrul cup. I have tried period pants and thought they would feel like a nappy, but it is really convinient not having to change pads in the day & they are so comfortable x

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    1. I thought it would feel like wearing a nappy also, but they honestly don't feel that way when you're wearing them! x

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  22. I love period pants they're a real saviour for those days I feel like I need extra support

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  23. I love period pants! I only have one pair, but need to invest in some more. xx

    Zoey | www.zoeyolivia.com

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    1. I need to invest in a another pair or two also Zoey! xx

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  24. I recently change from pads to period pants. There are so amazing. I love them so much. I have not heard of this brand before but I will check them out. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Ohne are definitely a great period pant brand and I'm so glad I'm a period pant convert now!

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  25. I am trying two different brands currently and one is most definitely better than the other, but both are really good x

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    1. It's good that you have found a brand which you are happy with! x

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  26. I saw your IG post on these and I'm looking into these right now! I need some period pants asap!

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    1. Try them Amie, you won't be disappointed!

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  27. I've only tried one pair and pretty sure they were the primark ones and still have to say I was so impressed. For me the best time to wear them is a WFH day or in the night time, so comfy! xx

    I swear I'm getting through more handcream than usual and even more than before the pandemic! Think it's the shift of weather xx

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    1. Oh I never knew that Primark did period pants, I will have to check that out! xx

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  28. I need need need to try period pants - the ones from Ohne look so brilliant too! I love the colour you picked, gotta admit it's a risky move to be that light but so so pretty x

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    1. The colour is pretty and I did take a bit of a risk picking a lighter colour, but it was well worth it! x

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  29. I really need to try something like this, I'm just worried about them failing or something. I think I would be incredibly paranoid. They are so much better for the environment though, I am very intrigued.


    Amy x
    The July Rose

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    1. I can understand how you feel Amy, it is a little nerve-wracking when you first use them, but it's definitely worth a try! x

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  30. I am yet to purchase any period pads, but thank you for sharing your thoughts. It has helped me consider this for the future.

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    1. I hope you do purchase some period pants in the future!

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