11 Best Period Panties That Add Freedom To That Time Of Month

Feel cute, even though your body doesn't.

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Real talk, ladies: Periods are no fun! They are messy, uncomfortable and often rather inconvenient. And that's even before worrying about being prepared with all those supplies available one week a month.

But imagine if it was easier. What if we existed in a world where all you have to do during your period was put on a pair of panties, like you do any other day, but they were special period panties for the occasion?


Well, they actually do exist. There's cute underwear that have leak-proof protection, and many can be worn instead of pad or tampon. Don't just take our word for it. Here are the best period panties to save you during your time of the month. 

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1. Rael Period Panties


Rael’s Period Panties offer extra support for optimal comfort, breathability and protection. Made with 100 percent certified organic cotton, the Panty must be worn with a pad or tampon but is designed with a layer of film to protect your clothes and sheets from unfortunate leaks throughout the day or night.

(Get Rael, $39.99 for 3 pairs)

2. PantyProp


Two-thirds of women wear maxi pads, and PantyProp is the only line of period-proof underwear, swimwear and sleepwear for women and teens that can be worn with or without a maxi pad. The full line features a patent-pending leak-proof gusset. The design helps prevent front, side and back leaks and stains for incredible worry-free comfort.

(PantyProp, $19.99)

3. Thinx Thong


For the lightest days, these period panties holds up to 1/2 of a tampon’s worth. Thong is a sexy lil thang with an extra-durable waistband and just the right amount of protection.

(She Thinx, $24)

4. Dear Kate Ada Brief

Three layers of breathable fabric make these undies leak resistant, stain releasing and moisture wicking. They contain no plastic or films, and the full lining holds up to two regular tampons’ worth.


(Dear Kates, $44)

5. Undie Pads Disposable Period Panties

Disposable period panties with a built-in pad, and up to 12 hours leak-proof protection. These bbsorbs three times more than any pad or tampon, and the pad stays in place to prevent shifting. Underwear made with special Spandex thread for a comfortable, curve-hugging fit.


(Click for rates, reviews and availabilityAmazon)

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6. Yoyi Fashion LeakProof Period Panties

Inner leak-proof lining, excellent for days with menstrual cycle heavy flow, post partum bleeding or urinary incontinence. It serves as extra protection from leaks, but you do need to add the pad/tampon. The underwear protects you if there is an overflow from the pad/tampon.


(Yoyi Fashion, $22)

7. Harebrained She-Rag Master Of the Uterus Briefs

These are novelty underwear, and are not meant to serve as a replacement for a tampon, pad, or cup. But aren't they just adorable?

(Hare Brained Design, $12.99)

8. Lunapads MAIA Brief


MAIA Brief period undies are adjustable to fit your flow. Featuring an absorbent, leak-proof lining and removable insert to keep you comfortable and dry all day long.

(Lunapads, $41)

9. Anigan StainFree Period Panty Tie Dyed Seamless Boyshorts

These period panties offer great protection for women and girls during their menstrual cycle. Plus, they're also undeniably cute.


(Anigan, $18.95)

10. Modibodi Sensual Hi-Waist Bikini


Using alone on heavy period days, or overnight for protecting your white sheets, boom! Flow able to handle is 15-20ml, which equals about 2 tampons and 3 teaspoons, and it feels sustainable and safe! Use these solo on medium-heavy period days and keep snug as a bug for overnight leaks.

(Modi Bodi, $25)

11. 4period Women's Absorbent Period Panties


These organic cotton protective period panties can stop leaks and help with a wide variety of issues, like overflow from protective products or protection on the lighter days of your period.

(Click for rates, reviews and availability, Amazon)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at alywalansky@gmail.com.

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