As teens become increasingly conscious about single-use plastics, the demand for sustainable solutions for everyday items is on the rise. So what are a girl’s options when it comes to a plastic-free period? Enter menstrual underwear. Championed by first-to-market brands like Thinx, period panties claim to hold up to four tampon’s worth of fluid, and are now available in a variety of form factors and at different price-points.
Recently, I had the chance to take part in a segment for CBC Kids focused on period underwear. Spencer Barbosa is a CBC News Contributor, and she had some questions for me in regards to period panties—mainly, what makes them even possible? Watch to find out my answer and to discover Spencer’s findings as she tests three types of period panties on the market, including Knixteen, Moondogs, and Lunapads.