She has many names - Aunty Flo, Lady Business, Crimson Tide - but the truth is, ladies, that our monthly visitor is almost always a pain. From bloating to exhaustion, evolution dealt us a poor set of cards. Don’t even get me started on the cramps! However, the worst feeling of all is feeling unwanted and unconfident about your body and yourself. Everything about this time feels like the world is punching us in the gut, both literally and figuratively. Does it need to be this way? I beg to differ.
Words: Johanna Raudsepp
With improvements in healthcare, it seems silly that our main options today are still cotton stuck to our underwear and cotton on a string. Not only are these probably not the most comfortable solutions, they’re also costly and environmentally unfriendly. Luckily, there are people out there who witnessed the problem first-hand and reacted. Today, many innovative eco-conscious solutions for tackling periods are emerging on the market. The period cup is a fantastic solution, but I completely understand ladies who don’t wish to use this method (especially if you’re not used to using tampons). Therefore, I want to introduce you to Knix - your new leakproof best friend.
Knix has a range of leakproof period underwear that will keep you safe and take away your worries. Their collection features different styles and sizes, so that every woman can find their perfect match. The Knix underwear range is made of thin leak-resistant fabric, capable of absorbing your runaway flow. I know I wouldn’t love anything more than to wear skirts or dresses, especially in the summer, without having to worry about leakage. Knix allows us girls to do just that. It boosts your confidence and makes you feel sexy, even if Aunty Flo has decided to pay a visit.
What is more, Knix are reusable and therefore completely wallet- and eco-friendly. According to Sapling, the average amount a woman spends on tampons in her lifetime is roughly 1300$ - a number calculated solely for the very average woman, not considering pantyliners, or any other extra feminine hygiene products that we might need. A pair of Knix only costs 18$. Sounds like sustainable is the way to go here. If we need to spend money on taking care of something so natural anyway, why not buy a product that will last, and that even makes us feel confident while wearing it? Whichever sustainable option you choose out of all, I’m excited that there’s another alternative out there for us ladies. So why not get your kicks from wearing Knix.