What is Free Bleeding?
Free bleeding is what it sounds like. It's the practice of menstruating without blocking or collecting the period flow. It’s going through your period without the use of menstrual products. It's menstruating without the use of tampons, pads or other menstrual products to absorb and collect your flow.
Women have been doing this for centuries. Women would either free bleed, use rags, or make tampons out of things like sponges. However, this may not always be an intentional choice. Some women may feel comfortable free bleeding rather than using a pad, tampon, or menstrual cup. While others lack access to these products or simply cannot afford them.
In some countries menstrual products are taxed as luxury items. Those in low income communities struggle and can barely afford feminine hygiene products. Many young girls around the world have to miss school because they lack resources to deal with their periods.
Free bleeding has become a subject of public debate in the last few years. It has been used to challenge period stigmas and taboos. Women have been protesting the high prices of menstrual products. Calling attention to the environmental issues relating to disposable tampons and pads.
One of the reasons we did not have more sustainable products available was not having the freedom to speak freely and openly about our periods.
We talk about free bleeding and then mention reusable period products. We could say these also go into the menstrual product box, but these new products are quite different.
Did you know, women throw away about seven pounds of feminine hygiene products every year! Think about all those plastic applicators that go straight into the trash... It’s not like they are always recycled. Disposable tampons, pads and applicators are also polluting waterways and harming marine wildlife.
Ditching tampons completely, will help the environment!
Switching to reusable menstrual products is the way to go! Reusable underwear, pads or menstrual cups are easy alternatives to disposable products. This means less trips to the store and less money out the door.
Our Period Panties consist of a multi-layer moisture absorbent technology. A moisture-wicking layer, an odor-controlling layer, an absorbent layer, and a leak-resistant layer. This allows you to move freely and comfortably without any leakage or any discomfort.
What’s your biggest fear on your periods? — Leaks! Stains! Red Alert! Dealing with period leaks and stains can be quite frustrating and stressful. Period panties are designed to absorb menstrual blood and keep you leak free all day.
Period panties are made to replace disposable menstrual products or serve as a backup for heavy periods. They are ideal for light bladder leaks and will keep you dry during physical activity. They are easy to clean. Cold wash, hang dry, and reuse.
With various sizes available, you can choose one that fits you best. Don’t buy a size too big or too small. Wearing the wrong size may encourage leaks. They also come in a large variety of attractive colors.
Enter the new age of wearing period panties and menstrual cups. Organic, easy to use, environmentally safe, and reusable.