#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 field. She agreed to tell us how our Elia menstrual panties have simplified his daily life.

Like thousands of other women, Margaux did not feel comfortable with the products she uses, and wanted to move towards other solutions.

"I was a little tired of throwing away my panties every time I had my period. Between the stains and the little plastic sticky strips that I could never take off, I had to throw away dozens of panties. Then comfort too: the sanitary napkins burned my groin, one time out of two, my tampon was badly positioned and bothered me"

What solutions remain... The cup? It didn't tempt her. "I've never tried it, but I don't like the idea of having a plastic foreign body in my body."

It all starts with Julie, her sister-in-law suffering from very different periods.Abundant and Irregular. When Margaux wanted to try a new type of menstrual protection..

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

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

Margaux tells us, however, that she hesitated for a long time before taking the plunge. "There were 3 points that held me back: the smell, the wash, and the leaks."

What should not be ignored is that the smell comes from the bacteria present in the stagnant, moist blood. With the eucalyptus fiber absorbent area of Elia menstrual panties, there are no bad odors because bacteria simply don't have time to grow. This is because eucalyptus fiber has antibacterial properties that neutralize odors for nearly 12 hours, which also provides a feeling of freshness. There is also no risk of toxic shock syndrome with our lingerie.

"I was a little apprehensive about having to rinse them by hand. It may be silly, I know, but it disgusted me a little... But in fact, 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 washing information on the Elia website :)"

One of the last points that Margaux was afraid of, the leaks which are a real nightmare for her during the period and which often make her paranoid! "It has nothing to do with normal panties in terms of absorption! Finally, after more than a year of use, I have never had a leak, so I don't ask myself the question anymore"

Once Margaux's fears and doubts have been annihilated, she tells us that she feels much freer. "The first two or three times, I used them at home, I was afraid of having a leak, and now I'm living again! It's soft like a classic panty in fact, but absorbent like a tampon. Frankly, I'm much more serene! »

At the end of our interview with Margaux, we asked her how she uses, washes and takes care of her menstrual lingerie. She explains to us that when she gets out of the shower, she puts it on and dresses. "Like classic panties".

Regarding washing, Margaux also explains that after wearing it for several hours, and when taking a shower, she rinses it thoroughly in her sink, until the water runs clear. "It can take me 1 to 2 minutes to rinse." Once the water is clear, she wrings it out and puts it unfolded in her wash bag. "I usually wash it within 24 hours, to prevent wet panties from staying in my dirty laundry basket for too long." She also tells us that she only puts one panty on per wash bag so that it is not too crushed and well washed. "For drying, as with other clothes, I hang it out. On the other hand, I avoid putting a clothespin on the absorbent area so as not to damage it."

We are delighted to have helped Margaux find the best fit for her in terms of sanitary protection.

"I have 2 Philomène panties and I keep them on for 12 hours during the day. The first days of my cycle can't resist it. 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 for more than two or three hours at a time. With menstrual panties, I no longer have this unpleasant feeling of humidity that I used to have."

That said, Margaux admits that her 2 panties are not enough for her. So she ordered 2 other ARMANDE shorties, more absorbent, to be more comfortable the first night of her cycle. "Ideally, and in order to be totally serene in terms of laundry, I think I would need about ten. But I'm building up my stock little by little."

We thank Margaux for her time and testimony, and are delighted to have been able to help her feel better on a daily basis.

Our desire is for every woman to feel good and comfortable during this time of the month, and if we have contributed even a little to your comfort, then it's all won for us!

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