Day one: Trying Them On
Panty: Heavy Flow Hip-Huggers
I put on the Heavy Flow Hip-Huggers. They are soft and feel kind of like Spanx, but less restrictive. There is an extra layer of material in the gusset that must do all the work. It feels a little crinkly, but honestly—it's hardly noticeable. You know when you try on a pair of swimwear in the store and they have the little plastic strip in the gusset? Well, it’s nowhere near as uncomfortable as that. Honestly, I can hardly notice it. They feel snug but not too tight. Also, the black ones are kind of sexy! I don’t feel like I’m wearing my gross period knickers at all.
Today is Saturday, and I'm lazing around at home—so I feel comfortable risking the leak. But it doesn’t come. There is no odor or wetness. I don't feel like I'm sitting in my blood at all. I mean, I know that I’m bleeding because I can feel it—but you would never know from the outside. No leakage, nothing! I'm amazed! It's like they suck up all the period blood like some kind of magic! I am Super Woman! I feel empowered! I feel so good, I even download an app which tells me how my cycle is synching with the moon.
I wear the panties for 12 hours and rinse the underwear out in the shower and get a strange sense of pride—yeah! That's my blood! Look at all of it! They rub clear after a few minutes, and I hang them up to dry. I wear a second set of hip-huggers to sleep overnight, and wake up pleasantly surprised that my sheets are still clean.