The guide to menstrual panties

Adopting period panties or menstrual panties is a step that can sometimes be dreaded. Faced with decades of hygienic, periodic and disposable protection, many women are asking questions about this new ecological, economical and sustainable protection. Find everything you need to know about our Louloucup period panties in this complete guide, specially concocted for you!

Period panties, what are they?

Period panties look like everyday panties. It is a beautiful piece of elegant and comfortable lingerie. The only difference is that it absorbs period blood very effectively. Today, these revolutionary sanitary panties are available in thongs, thongs or even shorties to allow all women to find what they are looking for! From light flow to very heavy flow, menstrual panties have a very high absorption capacity preventing leaks and leaving your intimate area dry all day!

  • Certified organic cotton

  • Healthy and non-toxic fabrics

  • No silver nanoparticles

  • No risk of irritation

Adopting menstrual panties means:

  • 🌼 Turn to a solution that respects your health.

  • 🌍 Have a washable and reusable alternative to preserve the environment

  • 🥰 Make the choice of comfort to live your period peacefully.

The composition of our period panties Louloucup

The composition of our period panties Louloucup

At Louloucup, we offer cute period panties, of impeccable quality and very comfortable. The majority of our production takes place in Portugal. Thus, we are proud to produce 80% on European soil. Our manufacturing workshops are audited on the protection of workers' rights by trusted third-party organizations such as BSCI or AMFORI.

All the fabrics used for our panties are certified Oeko-Tex 100 and approved by various government authorities. They are not harmful to health or the environment. The Oeko-Tex 100 label guarantees fabrics free of harmful substances and in particular silver nanoparticles. The composition is regularly tested by independent laboratories. 

It is the combination of these three technical fabrics that allows an optimal experience with the
menstrual panties: no bad surprises, we are protected according to the level of absorption of each of our models. 🌼

It is the combination of these three technical fabrics that allows an optimal experience with the menstrual panties: no bad surprises, we are protected according to the level of absorption of each of our models. 🌼

How to take care of your period panties?

How to take care of your period panties?

The maintenance of your washable period panties is a very important point that will determine their lifespan. The better you take care of them, the longer they will last. 

The maintenance of menstrual panties: the steps
STEP 1 - RINSE WITH CLEAR WATER:

After using your period panties, rinse them with cold water to evacuate the blood present in the different layers of tissue. Keep rinsing until the water runs clear. 

STEP 2 - WASHING THE PERIOD PANTIES:

For washing your period panties, you have two alternatives:

Machine wash

In the washing machine, menstrual panties can be washed at 40°. They can be washed at the same time as the rest of your laundry. We advise you to wash them in a laundry net, to avoid damaging them and preserve them as long as possible!

Hand washing

You can also wash your handmade period panties by rubbing it with detergent (not greasy) before leaving it to soak in cold water for about thirty minutes.

In order to take care of your period panties, please avoid: Fabric softener Fabric softener and stain remover. Indeed, these products can attack your panties and make them lose their effectiveness. In addition, soaps and detergents containing fatty substances are not recommended. Marseille soap or Aleppo soap can clog tissue pores and prevent blood from draining into lower tissues.

STEP 3 - AIR DRY:

Sources of heat make your period panties lose efficiency, so we ban the dryer ! Opt instead for a air drying'outdoors

Maintaining Your Period Panties When You're Away From Home

Menstruate on a business trip, in the office or while traveling, can often be complicated. We sometimes worry about having to change our protection away from home. 

Our panties are designed to offer you a optimal protection all day. If you have a very heavy flow, or even hemorrhagic, we recommend our Clara panties, it should be able to absorb your flow all day without having to change you. Otherwise, you can wear your period panties in addition to a menstrual cup, it is also possible.

Maintaining Your Period Panties When You're Away From Home

How to choose your period panties?

Choose your period panties according to your flow

When choosing your period panties, the first question you usually ask yourself concerns your menstrual flow.

Every woman is different and the flow can vary with the years and the contraception. Therefore, the ideal is to have different models that allow you to always remain well protected depending on the moment of your cycle.

Our menstrual panties exist with different levels of absorption:

light flow : absorption of 1 to 1,5 tampons, generally for the beginning and end of menstruation, spotting and white discharge,

Average flow: absorption of 2 to 3 tampons *

Abundant flow : absorption of 4 to 5 tampons for very heavy or even haemorrhagic periods and the postpartum.

Each of our Louloucup models has its own level of absorption. Best to do a test at home. In this way, you will be able to use your period panties in the best conditions! We have also inserted a diagram on all our panties with the details of the absorbent protection. Do not hesitate to test, vary the panties and take the time to carry out a comparison between sanitary and menstrual panties.

In case of doubt, the menstrual panties can be used in addition to another period protection, such as the menstrual cup.

Which Louloucup model to choose?

Which Louloucup model to choose?

At Louloucup, we offer a wide choice of models that look like lingerie traditional. We do everything to offer beautiful panties of impeccable quality. We offer a variety of fits, fabrics and sizes so there's something for everyone. Our panties keep their promises and adapt according to your cycle and your menstrual flow

The models Clara et Fafa are perfect for women with very heavy periods, or in postpartum.  

You can then opt for our medium flow collection. The protection goes up quite high in the front as well as in the back. Our medium flow panties are perfect if you sleep on your stomach or if your flow tends to go backwards.

Those who have a weak menstrual flow can opt for our light flow models like our menstrual thong (Chloe thongs). Our light flow models are also perfect for White discharge and spotting. These specific models ideally replace the panty liners disposable.

How many panties for a menstrual cycle?

How many panties for a menstrual cycle?

Since it is necessary to rinse and then wash her used panties, you will need several period panties during your period. For this reason, Louloucup offers packs at advantageous prices. 

To get off to a good start, we recommend at least 3 period panties

Period panties can protect for up to 12 consecutive hours. It is necessary to change panties periodically at least twice a day. However, depending on your flow, you may need to change your menstrual underwear more often (up to three times, especially for heavy and/or bleeding flow). 

To approach your period calmly and to be able to change your model from one day to the next, the ideal is to have a pack of 5 period panties 

Our panties have a decreasing price when you buy them in batches

Our panties have a decreasing price when you buy them in batches
Why choose period panties?
Protect your health

Many people decide to turn to menstrual panties after discovering the dangerous compositions of tampons and disposable towels.

Indeed, various studies have revealed the presence of chemical compounds in disposable sanitary protection: carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, pesticides, hydrocarbons, etc.

The periodic protections being in direct contact with the mucous membranes, so it is important to make sure to use healthy and respectful products for your body. The buffers are implicated for several years in the onset of CST or Toxic Shock Syndrome, for example. 

To protect your health, periodic panties are therefore a great ally. Although the strain in question of toxic shock syndrome is present in only 1% of women, the prolonged use of internal period protection is a risk of bacterial development.

Prioritize comfort

At Louloucup, your comfort is our priority. The cuts of our period panties are particularly neat. Before the validation of the model and the production, all our panties are tried on different morphologies and in several sizes. The cut of the panties is not the same in XS or XL. Beyond the XL size, the models are modified and the size increased in order to offer a optimal comfort.

In addition, the inside of all our panties is entirely in certified organic cotton. Some styles of period panties are completely in cotton. Cotton is a natural and soft material to wear. It offers a comfort of use that does not give this “plastic layer” effect often felt when wearing a disposable protection. 

Save money 💸

Save money 💸

Finally, menstrual panties represent a hygienic protection et Women really economical.

A woman lives about 35 years with her menstrual cycles. A menstrual cycle usually occurs every 28 days, or 13 times a year. Expenses related to disposable sanitary pads over a year are therefore important! It is estimated that a woman uses approximately 10 disposable sanitary pads in her lifetime.

Menstrual panties, although they constitute a significant budget to purchase, have a lifespan of 3 to 5 years. They generally pay for themselves in 5 to 10 cycles. Much less expensive, therefore, than the purchase of disposable protections throughout the year! While saving money, you are doing something for the planet. Buying panties for your menstruation is also green ! You limit your waste using underwear reusable and washable. 

Looking for cheap period panties ? Find our panties and discounted menstrual thongs and in batch on our shop.

Louloucup is a French brand that wants to offer best period panties. Let's recap: 

- we guarantee irreproachable quality thanks to a controlled composition (without chemical products harmful) and respectful for your vaginal flora

we use organic cotton to guarantee optimal comfort, but also to avoid allergic and other reactions irritations,the menstrual underwear Louloucup is totally part of an approach zero-waste, it is much more environmentally friendly than sanitary napkins or tampons by being reusable et Washable,the menstrual absorbent panties is really very reliable. No accidents, no leaks, no stains on the horizon with our panties! By choosing a reusable hygienic protection, you make real savings in the long term!

So convinced? Are you ready to adopt period panties? In any case, if you have any questions, our customer service is always at your disposal! :)