#Testimonial: My period with menstrual pants

#Témoignage : Mes règles avec les culottes menstruelles

It was in Marseille that we met Margaux, a 29-year-old Export Manager in the textile industry. She agreed to tell us how our Elia menstrual panties have simplified her daily life.

Like thousands of other women, Margaux didn't feel comfortable with the protection she was using, and wanted to find other solutions.

"I was a bit fed up with throwing away my panties every time I had my period. Between the stains and the little plastic adhesive strips that I could never get off, I had to throw away dozens of panties. Then there was comfort: sanitary towels burned my groin, and every other time, my tampon was badly positioned and got in the way".

What were the remaining solutions? The cup? She wasn't tempted. "I've never tried it, but I don't like the idea of having a plastic foreign body in my body".

So it all began with Julie, her sister-in-law suffering from very heavy, irregular periods. When Margaux wanted to try a new type of menstrual protection, she turned to Julie.

"It's the ultimate menstrual panty, the Rolls Royce of sanitary protection," Julie told me. Margaux tells us, amused. "She had apparently tried several other brands of panties, but the Elia was the most comfortable and healthy solution for her"..

Convinced by such enthusiasm, she let herself be tempted by the adventure!

Margaux confides, however, that she hesitated for a long time before taking the plunge. "There were 3 things holding me back: the smell, the washing and the leaks".

It's important to remember that odor comes from the bacteria present in stagnant, moist blood. With the eucalyptus-fiber absorbent zone of Elia menstrual pants, there's no unpleasant odor because bacteria simply don't have time to develop. In fact, eucalyptus fiber has antibacterial properties that neutralize odors for up to 12 hours, providing a fresh feeling too. Nor is there any risk of toxic shock syndrome with our lingerie.

"I was a bit apprehensive about having to rinse them by hand. It might be silly, I know, but it kind of grossed me out... But actually, it doesn't bother me at all. Maybe because it's my body after all, but I don't find it dirty. I wash them quite naturally. I also found all the washingon Elia's website :)"

One of the last points Margaux was apprehensive about; leaks, which are a real nightmare for her during periods and often make her paranoid! "It's got nothing to do with normal panties in terms of absorption! In the end, after more than a year of use, I've never had a leak, so I don't ask myself the question any more".

Once Margaux's fears and doubts had been allayed, she confided that she felt much freer. "The first two or three times I used them at home, I was afraid of leaking, and now I'm reliving it! It's soft like a pair of panties, but absorbent like a tampon. Frankly, I'm a lot more serene!"

At the end of our interview with Margaux, we asked her how she uses, washes and cares for her menstrual lingerie. She explained that when she gets out of the shower, she puts it on and gets dressed. "Just like a pair of classic panties".

As for washing, Margaux also explains that after wearing them for several hours, and when it's time to shower, she rinses them thoroughly in her sink, until the water runs clear. "It can take me 1-2 minutes of rinsing". Once the water is clear, she wrings it out and puts it unfolded in her wash bag. "I usually wash them within 24 hours, so that the wet pants don't sit in my dirty laundry basket for too long".. She also confides in us that she only puts one pair of panties in each wash bag, so that they don't get too crushed and are well washed. "For drying, as with the other clothes, I hang them out to dry. However, I avoid using a clothespin on the absorbent area to avoid damaging it..

We're delighted to have helped Margaux find what suits her best in terms of sanitary protection.

"I own 2 Philomène panties and keep them on for 12 hours during the day. The first days of my cycle can't resist them. All my losses are absorbed. When I used tampons and pads, I changed every 3 hours or so. Not necessarily because it was necessary in terms of flow, but for comfort and smell: I couldn't see myself keeping a tampon on for more than two or three hours at a time. With menstrual panties, I no longer have that unpleasant feeling of wetness I used to have".

That said, Margaux admits that her 2 panties aren't enough for her. So she ordered 2 more absorbent ARMANDE shorties, to be more comfortable on the first night of her cycle. "Ideally, and in order to have total peace of mind when it comes to washing, I think I'd need a dozen or so. But I'm gradually building up my stock.

We'd like to thank Margaux for her time and her testimonial, and are delighted to have been able to help her feel better every day.

We want every woman to feel good and comfortable during that time of the month, and if we've contributed even a little to your comfort, we're all set!

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