You have just bought your first menstrual swimsuit but you don't know how to use it. Léa, a pharmacist, gives you some advice on how to use your menstrual bathing suit safely!
When to change your menstrual bathing suit? How long should I keep my menstrual swimsuit on?
Co-designed with 3000 of you and with the recommendations of health professionals, our Arielle two-piece menstrual swimsuit is finally available to accompany you all summer! Are you wondering about the technology and innovation behind this swimsuit? How does it work? How long can you keep it on? We explain it all in this article!
Why change your swimsuit when it gets wet?
At Elia, we have chosen the two-piece. Indeed, we design all our menstrual panties with gynecologists and midwives. They explain to us that: keeping a panty or a bathing suit wet for too long favors the development of bacteria, fungus, can unbalance your vaginal microbiota and thus lead to infections, irritations, mycoses and a whole bunch of intimate inconveniences. Indeed, when you swim, your bathing suit absorbs chemicals, germs, bacteria that are in the water. When you get out of the water, all the conditions are there to promote the proliferation of these germs: the humidity combined with the heat and the absence of light promote the proliferation and development of bad bacteria. This is of course not systematic, but it can happen, especially if you are already prone to vaginal and/or urinary tract infections, if you have a fragile immune system, if you are diabetic, if you are taking a treatment that tends to weaken your immune system. It is preferable to change quickly after bathing so as not to remain in contact with the humidity for too long. A classic swimsuit without an absorbent zone dries rather quickly, but in the case of our menstrual swimsuit, it will take longer to dry (logical!). We advise you, in the ideal, not to keep your menstrual bikini more than 2 hours after having bathed.
What is the solution when you want to change but not get dressed right away?
If you want to extend your tanning session, you can use our Sixtine shorty, perfect for heavy flows with its double layer of absorbent fabric. Sixtine comes in three colors: black, poppy red or royal blue, the same colors as our Arielle swimsuit top: perfect for a mix&match look! Incognito, no one will suspect that you are menstruating and heavy flows can continue to enjoy the sun!
To find our menstrual swimsuit, Arielle it's right here! You can also find our shorty Sixtine, available in 3 colors!