How to choose your menstrual panties?

choosing period panties

Faced with the avalanche of information found on the web, it's not easy to know how to choose your menstrual panties! 

What is the nature of our flow? Which menstrual panties according to your situation? Panties, shorty or tanga? 

Here are the main points to take into account to find menstrual panties that perfectly suit your needs.


according to Santé Magazine, a woman loses between 20 ml and 80 ml of blood per cycle. 

To choose the right menstrual panties, it is therefore necessary to assess its flow in order to direct its choice towards a suitable solution.

How to manage a light flow?

A flow is light when it is estimated at less than 40 ml per cycle, which corresponds to the capacity of approximately 1 tampon and a half per day. 

As the flow is not regular, for most women, this corresponds to the end of the period, white discharge or spotting.

In this case, we can afford to opt for the rule tanga, which remains sexy and light while providing protection for up to 12 hours. 


choosing period panties


How to manage a normal flow?

A so-called “normal” or “average” flow is estimated between 40 ml and 50 ml per cycle, or the equivalent of 3 to 4 tampons per day.

To visualize, this corresponds to about 4 tablespoons! It's a lot less than you think! 

In the case of a normal flow, the ideal is to start with a fairly covering form and move on to tanga for the last days of your period.

medium flow menstrual panties

How to manage an abundant flow?

We qualify as abundant rules when the losses are between 50 ml and 80 ml or 4 to 5 tampons per day. Beyond that, we will speak of hemorrhagic rules. 

These significant losses often result from an identifiable cause, such as wearing a copper IUD, a hormonal fluctuation, a fibroid. One can also be concerned during a postpartum or premenopausal period. 

It's important to consult a health professional when her periods are abundant in order to detect possible disorders and to provide a solution to prevent anemia from setting in. 

In the event of an abundant flow, starting the cycle with period shorties and ending it with panties seems the safest solution. Of course, you must provide at least 3 shorty per day, because this flow will not allow you to last 12 hours with the same underwear. 

high waist menstrual panties heavy flow hemorrhagic


Choosing your underwear is a question of personal taste, comfort, but also morphology. It's the same for menstrual panties! Even if very often, the best thing is to test, here are some tips to refine your choice.

👙 Choosing period panties

Panties are THE standard underwear! The one of which we have at least one copy in our closet. 

Long considered has-been, panties have been making a comeback in recent years. High waist, bloomers, openwork, we forget about grandmother's panties, now panties are meant to be sexy, ingenuous, feminine.

Low-rise panties are ideal for those with wide hips with round thighs, but also for those with flat buttocks. 

Its high-waisted version is perfect for shaping those with a little belly.

👙 Choose a menstrual shorty

The shorty is the comfort underwear par excellence. Very enveloping, it is not used at the waist and follows the shape of the buttocks. But make no mistake, the shorty has evolved to remain a sexy underwear! Lace, jewelry, transparency, it's the shape that perfectly rhymes style with well-being!

The shorty will suit all those who want to show off their buttocks while feeling safe during their period.

👙 Choose a menstrual thong

The tanga is the best ally to feel seductive. It subtly reveals the shapes and its high-cut cut highlights the curve of the buttocks. More comfortable than thongs, but sexier than panties, it's the ideal alternative if our hearts are swaying!

The tanga is perfect for sublimating plump buttocks or even those with slender hips. On the other hand, to avoid if you have flat buttocks.


Depending on age and physical condition, hormones are brought to evolve and therefore modify the rules.

Evaluating your situation allows you to better understand your menstrual cycle and therefore to be better prepared.

What period panties for a teenager?

Are you a teenager and have you recently menstruated? 

Know that generally, in adolescence, the periods are scanty and very irregular. It is estimated that the cycle is anarchic during the first 2 to 3 years of menstruation. If in doubt, do not hesitate to consult a gynecologist, but this situation is very common.

Period panties for teenagers are adapted to the morphology of young girls, and today there are more and more choices in terms of shape, absorption... Generally, panties for light flow will be suitable, but since we are all different, you may need more absorbent panties. 

choosing period panties

Which menstrual panties for a menstruating woman?

In order to properly approach her cycle, a "normally menstruating" woman will ideally need a pack of 5 period panties in order to have a comfortable ride. The choice of form and absorption are to be adapted according to your flow and your personal tastes. You can even juggle between period panties and the cup for more freedom.

Which menstrual panties for postpartum?

When we have just given birth, we inevitably wonder about the return of our periods. After nine months without periods, back to reality!

In postpartum, two periods of bleeding are to be distinguished:

  • LochiaThese are discharges that serve to expel the various residues of pregnancy. They accompany the uterus in its gradual return to its normal size. Generally very heavy, his bleeding will last 10 to 12 days. It will be necessary to provide period panties for abundant flows, with a covering form. Newly mum, comfort and peace of mind will be in order!
  • The return of diapersIt's the return of the rules! This is not necessarily bad news! This is a sign that your body is functioning well and that it is slowly recovering from the hormonal storm caused by pregnancy. Our rules may have been changed and may be entering a somewhat unstable period. They can be more abundant or lighter, and very often they are irregular. To deal with any eventuality, it is better to be equipped with menstrual panties of different shapes and adapted to different flows. 

Which menstrual panties for pre-menopause?

The period preceding menopause is punctuated by hormonal imbalances which will very often cause an irregularity in the menstrual cycle. This is also the first symptom that will alert a woman to the arrival of her menopause. Periods can become much heavier. Spontaneous minor bleeding (spotting) can also occur outside the cycle. 

The ideal will therefore be to have a wide range of menstrual panties ranging from heavy flow panties for the period to light flow panties for spotting. Knowing that the average duration of pre-menopause is estimated at 5 years, the investment is largely profitable.