Thinx has a number of different styles of period panties! It can be difficult to know which one will work for different flows or days so I went to the challenge of trying them all!
I’ve tried all of the different types and ranked them in these 5 categories.
How much does it hold
What day of my period that I wear it on
How well I think it works
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Before I dive into each pair, I want to briefly talk about my cycle so you can get a feel for how I’m judging and rating each of the pairs. My period lasts around 5-7 days but it can last for 10.
I’ve struggled with a hormone imbalance for years and talk about it more in this post 10 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You’re on Your Period.
I typically wear one pair of Thinx and then change every 24 hours as you do with your normal underwear. Only on extremely heavy days do I maybe change once every 12 hours.
Upfront, I am Thinx Leader which means I have a discount code you can get $10 off if you use this link. If you use the code/link, I receive a small commission but have bought all of these pairs except for the super hiphugger which was gifted. I actually use my discount code when I buy pairs for myself!
I bought my first cycle set (7 pairs) four years ago, and all of them have held up amazing. I originally bought 3 cheeky, 2 sport, 2 thongs and that lasted me pretty much my whole period although sometimes I would need to wash my first pairs halfway through or would wear some cloth pads over my Thinx for my heaviest days.
Now, I own wayyyy too many pairs now because I’m a super fan….
Holds 4 regular tampons worth of blood
I only wear on Day 1
Works very well! Meant to be used alone without anything else
Quite a bit bulkier than the other pairs but very comfortable
LOVE. THEM. One of my favorite pairs.
Holds 2 tampons worth of blood
Wear Day 1-7
According to the website, these are meant to be used as backup to something like the cup or a tampon, but I wear them alone and have for years
Very slim, lots of colors and the best part about the colored undies is that they’re lined with black so you don’t have to worry about staining or at least seeing the stains on the inside. Occasionally they cut in a little at the thighs, but it’s not so bad that I’ve stopped wearing them.
1½ regular tampons' worth.
Wear on day 4-7
I think they work well, I’ve had my pair of sports for almost four years now
They fit well, but they’re definitely a little cheeky. Not as cheeky as the cheeky’s, but cheeky none-the-less.
I really like how slim they are and it’s nice that they don’t have the lace on the top
Absolutely one of my favorites! They’re the undies that I like to sit on the couch with, binge watch Netflix, and eat chocolate…. I really want to write a blog post about ethical and sustainable chocolate! (but really it’s just an excuse to eat chocolate…..)
Holds 2 regular tampons worth
Wear any day 1-7
I think they work really well, and probably one of the sexiest pairs of undies I own.
They are VERY high-wasited. I wear a lot of high-waisted pants and these still poke out the top of my pants so I tend to wear them with dresses
Holds 2 regular tampons worth
Any day 1-7
I’m normally very hesitant about boy shorts but these are a bit longer. I honestly, wish that they had two extra inches on the bottom so I could wear them with dresses and prevent chaffing where my thighs touch. Depending on how tall/short you are they might prevent chaffing, but I’m a little too tall I think.
I really like to wear them at night… and also lounging on the couch with a tee in summer.
We’re officially, half-way through! They have A LOT of different types. If you’re interested in trying any, you can get $10 off using this link.
NOT my fav
Holds 1 regular tampons worth
I’m not a big fan of cheeky anything, but when Thinx first started (I’ve been a fan for SO long!) They only had four options.
These are VERY cheeky… almost uncomfortably cheeky for me. I have a very round booty and cheeky things have never been my style, so I’m not sure why I thought it would be any different with these. However, if you like cheeky undies then you’d probably like these.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM.
Holds ½ a tampon worth
Day 7 and pretty much any time that I’m wearing light-colored clothes that show panty lines.
I love these, I own 10 pairs and LOVE that they offer them in beige. I wear these as just my favorite thongs. It’s so nice to know that if I randomly spot and I’m wearing white pants, that I’m completely covered. I think they’re so, so comfortable.
Holds 1.5 regular tampons worth
They work really well, but honestly would only wear them towards the end of my period they’re so thin it makes me a bit nervous.
I love how breezy they are. They’re great for wicking moisture and are very, very light and a bit stretchier than other pairs. If you want a pair that offers fuller coverage and doesn’t have hard panty lines - this is the pair for you!
2 tampons worth of blood
These are one of the most comfortable pairs of undies I own. They’re very breathable. They’re a bit thicker but also softer they’re very similar to the BTWN
Holds 3 teaspoons - which is about the equivalent of 2 tampons worth of blood
These are one of the most comfortable pairs of undies I own - period. They are a little thicker in the gusset, but they’re all organic cotton. But, the main reason I love them is that they’re quite a bit cheaper. You can get 3 pairs for under $50 with my discount code.
I wear M in the adult and wear 15/16 in the tween. They can be a little tight in the thighs depending on how bloated I am, but they’re still my favs.
Thinx is starting to release more colors and patterns and I’m super excited about! As a reminder, if you’re interested in trying Thinx you can get $10 off with this link!