Panties Just For That Time Of The Month

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Period panties: We’ve all got ‘em. Let’s just say they’re probably not the prettiest pairs in your underwear drawer—and you don’t want anyone to see them. That’s all about to change, thanks to a new line of undies created specially for TOM (ahem, your time of the month) that’s downright cute.

THINX underwear comes only in black and is trimmed with lace—no one in the locker room would be the wiser. But there’s more to these panties than a smart color choice. A specially treated, four-layered fabric in the gusset makes them stain- and leak-resistant, anti-microbial, and moisture wicking. So these undies function as a backup to tampons and pads (which actually fit in the crotch), sparing you all those just-checking-down-there trips to the bathroom—and they can replace panty liners on light days.

And it gets better: THINX—which was partially funded on Kickstarter and Indiegogo—is helping women around the world get through their periods. For every pair purchased, Uganda-based organization AFRIpads makes seven washable cloth pads for women and girls in the developing world who might not have consistent access to sanitary products. This is huge for women who might miss a week of school or work each month during their period.

Shapewear Comfy (a higher-rise, body-sculpting pair that helps hide bloating, with front and back pockets for cramp-curbing warming inserts), $54 (including two sets of warming inserts that stay warm for six-plus hours each), shapewear