We are going to talk to you about organic cotton panties. Indeed, many health professionals advise you to wear cotton panties during your cycle but also during your period. Today, we are going to explain you why.
What are the advantages of organic cotton panties?
The advantage of wearing cotton panties is that they will allow your vulva and vagina to breathe. We can never say it enough, inside the vagina, your vaginal flora is made up of good bacteria that protect you. Nevertheless, this flora is very sensitive and can very quickly change and no longer protect you. This can be the case, for example, when you wear synthetic clothes or clothes that are a little too tight, which will promote a warm and humid environment that can upset your flora and lead to vaginal infections such as vaginal mycosis. Indeed, vaginal mycosis is a vaginal infection due to a disturbance of the flora. Contrary to what one might think, it is not necessarily an infection that is caused by an external fungus, it can be a fungus that is present in a completely physiological way in the vaginal flora, but which in certain contexts, can modify itself and multiply in a pathogenic way. To give you an example, the fungus involved in most vaginal mycoses is Candida Albicans, which develops in particular in warm and humid environments (if you want to know more about vaginal mycoses, you can check out the Instagram account @les.conseils.pharma.de.lea, or our Youtube video on this subject).
Wearing cotton panties is therefore an excellent way to keep your flora healthy and avoid discomfort and infections, during or outside of your period. Indeed, fungus is also favored by hormonal changes, which is the case during menstruation since it is specifically a hormonal change that causes menstruation. This is why many women complain of recurring fungal infections around their period.
Why choose organic cotton instead of conventional cotton?
But cotton is good, organic is even better because it avoids putting your vulva in contact with fabrics containing pesticides or allergens that increase irritation, discomfort, vaginal dryness, and that will also unbalance the flora.
It is for all these reasons that at Elia we have chosen to create a range of menstrual panties in organic cotton that respects your body and our planet while guaranteeing feminine models, and this even during your period.