I still remember the exact moment I got my first period. It was during English class at around 3pm on a Friday, right before I was meant to have a sleepover.
It’s just one of life’s cruel jokes, isn’t it? At the same time we’re learning to navigate our menstrual cycles, we’re obsessed with staying at friends’ houses.
And I tell you what, nothing struck fear back then quite like the idea of leaking through. I still remember checking my backside every time I went to the bathroom.
And even though we now have so many options when it comes to period care (menstrual cups, pads, tampons, etc) when I saw that period underwear brand Modibodi now has sleep shorts for teens, I thought: GENIUS.
If these had been around when I was that age, sleepovers would’ve been a breeze.
How period sleep shorts work
There are different options to suit different levels of flow or activity. The teen sleep shorts, for example, can hold up to 20ml of liquid, which equates to 3-4 tampons. All while keeping the wearer dry and comfortable. And aren’t they cute?! They honestly just look like regular PJs (teen me is green with envy right now).
As for cleaning, they’ve made that pretty easy too. Simply hand rinse before popping the shorts into a garment bag and adding to your regular wash.
I don’t even have kids yet and I’m about ready to add to cart. So if you’re the mum of a teen, these might just be the answer you’ve been looking for. Not to mention the sustainability benefits too!
As for the price, you’re looking at $35 a pair. Not bad when you consider they can last up to two years. I might just nab a pair for myself…
Have you ever tried period underwear? Do you have a teen in your life who could use these?