FAQs

What ARE period undies?!

Period underwear is a comfortable option to replace disposable menstrual products. Washable and with an absorbent core, they can be worn alone or with a tampon or cup for extra leak protection.

Is bleeding through underwear hygienic?

Absolutely! All the materials used in Vitals are breathable, so there is never going to be any bacteria accumulation after a good wash. It is incomparably safer and gentler on the body than bleeding through synthetic coated pads and tampons. All the materials are breathable, hence there will be no odours after a good wash and dry. 

Do the undies irritate my skin?

No, they won’t! All the materials used are breathable and plant-based wherever your skin touches. 

Are there any toxins in Vitals?

No. We have taken great care in our material choices. All our materials are certified Standard 100 by OEKO TEX. They are absolutely safe as per human and ecological concerns.

What can Vitals period undies do?

Vitals undies and periods make a great team. Shielded with the best leak proof finish, they absorb your period flow with ease.You wear them like your regular undies - double wash with cold water - air dry them before using them again.

How much flow can they actually hold?

Vitals can hold up to 3-5 super tampons worth depending on their style. Our heavy flow undies can take up to 40mls or 5 super tampons worth while our medium flow undies take up to 25mls or 3 super tampons worth of flow. 

Do period undies smell?

No, it just smells like usual YOU. There are no synthetic fragrances coated on the Vitals undies to make period flow smell rosy. It's a misconception that periods smell extremely awful. Most menstruating humans experience this because most disposable pads and tampons are coated with synthetic fragrances or made with unbreathable plastic materials  which trap airflow leading to odour. 

Will I feel wet against my skin?

Nope! Vitals period undies have a super absorbent core, and breathable fabrics which wick moisture away, keeping you dry and fresh around the clock.

What sizes do you cater to?

Vitals range cover from an XS to a 6XL, with a range of flow and style options to suit your needs.  

Can I swim with Vitals?

You totally can. Vitals Originals are breathable and swim-friendly. There are no bulky fabrics like in the absorbent gusset. Vitals won't get ‘filled up' or 'soggy' when immersed in water. Wear a fresh pair every time you get into the water. Read more here.

Do I need to wear my Vitals with a pad/tampon/cup?

All Vitals are designed to be worn solo as per your flow. Just change into a new pair when you need to. If you are wearing medium flow undies, you can pair it up with other period products. Heavy flow undies are most comfortable when worn solo. 

How many undies do I need to cover my period?

We suggest a maximum of 8 mixed flow period undies to even the heaviest bleeders for a seamless period cycle without any pressing laundry needs. You may need less if you can wash and dry more often or have a light/medium flow. We have curated packs available for all your needs. 

How often do I need to wash my Vitals undies?

It’s best to rinse them right after use. Follow up with a hand wash or cold machine wash with a gentle detergent after a rinse. If you'd like to run a wash with all your cycle's period undies, then rinse and dry immediately after use and add all your used undies to the laundry at the end of the cycle.  

Can I use Vitals for bladder leakage or postpartum discharge?

Yes, you can! Remember that period undies are capable to take only light bladder leakages though - like one of those accidental leaks after a big sneeze.

Can my discharge bleach the undies?

Yes, and it’s normal. Vaginal discharge is usually acidic. If your discharge is highly acidic, undies do get bleached. A quick tip is to avoid wearing undies for longer than 24 hours when menstruating. Stay hydrated to keep your body's pH normal. Bleaching does not affect your period underwear's performance.