Many of us have scoffed at tampon commercials featuring women confidently engaging in activities like horseback riding or wearing white pants during their periods. However, these ads are correct in one regard: your period shouldn’t prevent you from doing or wearing anything you want.
As summer approaches, we’re debunking common misconceptions surrounding swimming during menstruation and exploring the benefits of period-proof swimwear.
Over the years, period swimming has been shrouded in myth, with old wives’ tales about period blood attracting sharks and concerns about hygiene discouraging menstruating individuals from entering the water.
However, there is no evidence to support these claims. Swimming while on your period won’t cause an infection or attract sharks. If you’re wondering whether you need additional protection while in the water, it’s advisable, as your flow doesn’t stop in the water. Instead, the water pressure reduces the flow, creating the illusion of a lesser flow. Once you exit the water, the flow will resume as usual.
But don’t let this deter you from diving into the water! Swimming on your period isn’t much different from managing it in your daily life, and there are numerous options available for period protection, from tampons to menstrual cups and period-proof swimwear.
Regardless of whether or not you use these protective measures, you don’t need to worry about leaving a bloody trail in the water. Even if you have a heavy flow or experience leakage, the water will dilute it.
Going on vacation or spending a day at the beach can be exciting, but for those who menstruate, it can also bring on anxiety about getting their period while swimming. Suddenly, thoughts of packing extra tampons and emergency clothing take over, and the idea of swimming seems less appealing. But with the advent of Period Swimwear, those days of worry are a thing of the past.
Period Swimwear comes in a variety of styles, from sexy one-pieces to sculpted high-rise bottoms, vintage bombshells to classic bikini bottoms. And the best part? These swimsuits are equipped to absorb up to three teaspoons of liquid, which is equivalent to three regular tampons.
Now, you might be thinking that wearing these swimsuits would feel like wearing a soggy diaper, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The absorbent liners are so subtle that the swimsuits are just as comfortable and flattering as any other swimsuit in our collection.
So, whether you’re planning a beach getaway or a day at the pool, leave the panic and preparation behind and dive in confidently with Period Swimwear.
The technology behind Period Swimwear is what sets it apart from regular swimwear. The gusset of these swimsuits has multiple layers that work together to absorb menstrual flow and prevent leaks both in and out of the water.
Similar to our Period swimwear, the absorbent layers are made with high-tech materials that quickly trap moisture and keep you feeling dry and comfortable. But what makes Period Swimwear unique is the addition of a waterproof layer on the outside, providing extra protection and peace of mind.
These swimsuits are perfect for those with light to medium flows, and can also serve as backup protection during heavier days. Plus, the discreet design of the absorbent pad means that you can wear them even if you’re not on your period.
And the best part? Cleaning them is a breeze. Simply toss them in the washing machine, and the moisture will release through the top layer, leaving your swimwear fresh and clean for your next swim. Just remember not to use bleach or fabric softener, and lay them flat to dry.
Our Swim collection has just launched, and we’re excited to share that it’s our most inclusive and diverse one yet. We believe there’s a swimsuit for every body, and finding your perfect fit is our top priority. Don’t let your period stop you from enjoying your summer fun. Shop our favorite swimsuits or explore our collection to find your own. We want to make sure you’re feeling confident and beautiful at the beach, so join us and let’s make the most out of this season, besties!