Thinx Period Panties: A Real-Life Road Test

bloody good!

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I've never been excited to get my period before, but when I sneezed while laying in bed this morning and I got that familiar feeling…you know, that hyper-fast army roll out of bed ("Shit! Shit! Shit! Watch the sheets!"), I’m secretly delighted. I’m excited because this week, I’ll be testing out those Thinx period panties I've seen online. I want to know: Do they work? 

If you don’t know what they are, Thinx panties are underwear that work as period protection. So, here’s the plan: I'm going to attempt to do an entire cycle using only the Thinx panties. No period protection (e.g., pads, tampons, menstrual cups), except the panties. I’m going in.

My initial qualms are: I don't wear pads, so will this be like sitting in a puddle of my own blood all day? Will they be uncomfortable? Gross? Leaky? Stinky? Let’s find out!