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#1 123Babies4Me

Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:04 PM

So my period has returned after pregnancy/breastfeeding for the last two years. I'd love some advice on all these new period products - modibodi? menstrual cups? - what do you like/not like? All I know is pads and tampons! Thank you!

#2 reachforthestars

Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:18 PM

I can't comment on cups as i've not tried them but I *love* modibodi undies, they're brilliant and very easy to care for. Great for both periods and post kid leaks.

#3 Chchgirl

Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:42 PM

I am 51 and my cycle is still in full swing with no end in sight at the momemt. I only just tried Modibodi recently and honestly I wish they had made these years ago, would have made the last 36 years easier!

#4 Murderino

Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:52 PM

I love my JuJu cup and my Thinx undies.

I wear the Thinx when it’s due and switch to the cup once it’s come.

#5 BeAwesome

Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:02 PM

I'm a recent convert to Thix, they're fabulous.

#6 smilinggirl

Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:27 PM

I use a diva cup and modibodi undirs gor backup because sometimes I forget to empty the cup! Love using a vup especially as I do a lot of swimming and hated swimming with tampons

#7 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:16 PM

I just love period underwear as now I don't have to worry about ruining my underwear with stains, plus added bonus of not being damp from sweat etc. I use them instead of panty liners for when expecting ( mine is non regular) during, with tampons so not worry about leaks or mis wipes and at the end when tampons are overkill. I have Modibody and am very happy with them.

#8 IamOzgirl

Posted 19 August 2019 - 06:30 PM

I used a cup. Moved to Thinx and haven't looked back!

#9 StartledFlamingo

Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:47 PM

I switched to a menstrual cup after my first child and really like them. So simple. You may need to try a few types (cup shape and end type are the main differences) and they take a ittle bit of practice. Most websites will have something to help you get the right size.

I use the undies sometimes- whichever brand you can buy at Woolies - and they're pretty good for lighter days, in place of a liner or lightweight pad, but they are noticeably thinker than  normal undies.

#10 EmmDasher

Posted 19 August 2019 - 07:51 PM

I use a Lunette brand cup in the smallest size and love it. So easy and perfect for me. I got lucky with the first one I tried.

#11 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:05 PM

I have been a Thinx advocate for nearly 3 years. As my cycle is unpredictable I basically wear Thinx everyday for security.



#12 Charli73

Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:11 PM

Where do you buy these thinx?

#13 ytt

Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:23 PM

So just a query (I haven't had a period in 16 years due to mirena)

I bought Modibodi for sweat issues and I found them so much worse. They chafed my thighs and seemed to hold on to the sweat and leached worse through my pants (thanks menopause!!)

Am I doing something wrong???

#14 Lallalla

Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:34 PM

I have modibodi and love them!

However I can see why they would not work for sweat issues.

After the success with modibodi pants I have been trying to build up the courage to try a cup, problem being they’re not cheap and I don’t have money lying around if the first one (few?) don’t work for me

#15 CallMeFeral

Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:43 PM

Menstrual cup has changed my life, but it did take a long while to get used to and learn.

#16 Chchgirl

Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:50 PM

View Postytt, on 19 August 2019 - 08:23 PM, said:

So just a query (I haven't had a period in 16 years due to mirena)

I bought Modibodi for sweat issues and I found them so much worse. They chafed my thighs and seemed to hold on to the sweat and leached worse through my pants (thanks menopause!!)

Am I doing something wrong???

I'm not sure, I've heard success and fails so maybe they aren't good for everyone.

Tmi but I'm 51 and no where near menopausal,  I track my cycle on an app and am still like clockwork every month, so decided to buy 5 pairs.  My period is quite heavy and I find them great but a friend of mine hated them.

#17 Prancer is coming

Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:55 PM

I love my cup.  You just put it in and forget about it.  I change it once a day, sometimes twice if my cycle is a bit more heavy.  I have a diva cup and it is fine, just took a bit of getting used to.  It does not work as well as it used to, but I think that is more about my cervix being really low and I probably should see a doctor about....

Occasionally I get a bit of spotting with the cup(due to above issue) and I recently bought modi bodi.  I love 5hem, they just are like normal undies.  I also use on my light days.  It is like I can forget I have my period with these two products.

#18 Chchgirl

Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:56 PM

View PostPrancer is coming, on 19 August 2019 - 08:55 PM, said:

I love my cup.  You just put it in and forget about it.  I change it once a day, sometimes twice if my cycle is a bit more heavy.  I have a diva cup and it is fine, just took a bit of getting used to.  It does not work as well as it used to, but I think that is more about my cervix being really low and I probably should see a doctor about....

Occasionally I get a bit of spotting with the cup(due to above issue) and I recently bought modi bodi.  I love 5hem, they just are like normal undies.  I also use on my light days.  It is like I can forget I have my period with these two products.

If only we could have had these tools many years ago!

#19 Murderino

Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:07 PM

Thinx are available online - https://www.shethinx..._RoCY9cQAvD_BwE

I don’t know of a physical store but it’d be on the website. They held a pop-up shop event in Melbourne last year so DD and I went there. I got mine and we got her three pairs as she was having some discharge which has since stopped.

#20 Pearson

Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:58 PM

I have modibodi, love luna and thinx. Most of the time, they're ok. Then my body turns on me and throws a curveball period. Tb
Then they cant even keep up.

Still it's better than  pads or tampons.

#21 Ellie bean

Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:04 PM

Can I ask, can you put the Modibodi etc undies in the dryer or do you have to line dry, and does it take long/ are they really thick and slow drying? Thanks

#22 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:11 PM

I have thrown myThinx in machine and dryer for the past 2.5 years without issue. As mentioned above I actually wear them everyday.

#23 petal71

Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:14 PM

I haven't used modibodi etc or a cup, but I have, for the last decade or so, used reusable fabric pads. I love them. My periods are on the light side, so one would last 8 hrs or so. You soak, wash as normal and they are ready to go for next month. They never leak on me. I do swap them over to regular pads for the last day or so as they are a bit too absorbent when there is little flow and so they feel a bit chaffing then. I love that one pack or regular pads now lasts me 6 months or more...

Edited by petal71, 19 August 2019 - 10:15 PM.


#24 Prancer is coming

Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:52 PM

View PostEllie bean, on 19 August 2019 - 10:04 PM, said:

Can I ask, can you put the Modibodi etc undies in the dryer or do you have to line dry, and does it take long/ are they really thick and slow drying? Thanks

I put mine in the dryer.  It is a heat pump dryer so tends to be gentle on clothes.

I don’t think they are that thick.  They are a thicker in the crutch than normal undies,but at the same time just feel like normal undies to me (I just have medium ones, overnight or heavy might be different).  They are not slow drying.  I have dried both cloth nappies and cloth pads, and the undies definitely dry quicker than them.

Edited by Prancer is coming, 19 August 2019 - 10:52 PM.


#25 redchick

Posted 20 August 2019 - 05:41 AM

I have really heavy periods so haven’t tried thinx etc but I love my diva cup for overnights. I use it with a reusable cloth pad as backup.




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