THINX ® Period Panties | Full Review

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Will Their Hidden Powers Work for You?

THINX describe themselves as the underwear with hidden powers. These period panties come in two basic colors— beige and black— and six styles:

  • Hiphugger
  • Hi-waist
  • Sport
  • Boyshort
  • Cheeky
  • Thong

Each style has its own level of absorbency, with HipHuggers being the most absorbent and the Thong being the least absorbent. THINX appears to have an active marketing campaign behind them, and there’s been a flurry of blogger and vlogger video reviews of their products. THINX donates seven reusable cloth menstrual pads to a woman or girl in Africa for every pair of panties you buy. They started that initiative after learning that girls around the world regularly miss school because they don’t have the feminine hygiene supplies they need.

 

How Do They Work?

THINX are one of the few brands of period panties that can be used to replace pads and tampons. Their most absorbent panties, the Hiphugger, holds up to two tampons worth of fluid. They’re able to do this with four thin layers of fabric, including cotton and a waterproof layer made from PUL. PUL is a type of fabric that’s often used with reusable baby diapers for its ability to prevent leaks.

Style #1 – Hiphugger

Style #2 – Hi-waist

Style #3 – Sport

Style #4 – Boyshort

Style #5 – Cheeky

Style #6 – Thong

 

You have the option of wearing THINX together with tampons and menstrual cups or on their own, it’s up to you and your particular cycle.

 

 

Special Features

THINX look just like regular, high-quality panties and are:

  • Absorbent and moisture-wicking, so you stay dry.
  • Anti-microbial. They’re made from a high-tech fiber that’s treated with silver to keep it hygienic.
  • Machine washable, but must be air dried. Also, don’t use fabric softener on them because that will decrease the absorbency of these menstrual panties.

 

 

Customer Feedback

The main user complaints are the price and the dry time. It seems that because of the four layers, these panties take a long time to air dry; some customers complain that they take days to become fully dry, and they aren’t meant to be dried in a machine.

Some women like the idea of being able to use these in place of a pad or menstrual cup, but others think it’s too much of a hassle when it’s time to change to have to take off a panty when changing a pad or cup would be easier.

However, lots of women find that they’re great for extra piece of mind when they’re active and overnight. They’re also perfect to wear in place of a panty liner on light days or days when you’re expecting your period.

 

 

About the Company

THINX were invented by a pair of twin sisters and their good friend. They came up with the idea after looking for a solution for the monthly mishaps women worldwide know all too well. THINX panties are made in Sri Lanka, at a family-run factory.

 

 

The Bottom Line

THINX are an attractive line of menstrual underwear and women say they’re very comfortable to wear. “I forgot I was even wearing them” is a common remark. The price is somewhat high, but they do provide both absorbency and waterproofing; many other brands only offer one or the other. THINX donates to a good cause, and they offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. THINX are a winner when it comes to period panties.

 

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  1. Reply
    Amy J Jones October 1, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I am checking out all these reviews, because after having 7 pairs of Thinx for two years, I have finally decided I need another 7 pair so I can get rid of all my “regular” panties and wear these full time. But, I decided to see what other choices are available. Why? Because why not? I like to do a little market research before spending >$100.

    So in two years of wearing Thinx, I have never been disappointed. I do still wear tampons two days a month, when I can soak a super in just an hour. Where Thinx has come through for me is stress incontinence. I can sneeze or cough and I’m covered. I have a spare in my purse in a watertight container and have only used the backup ONE time at work, when I had been in a first-grade clas sroom all morning and got a coughing fit. The panties were sopping wet by the time I got to the bathroom to change, but there was no leak.

    I haven’t noticed a smell either.

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    Cindy July 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Pretty pricey so I thought it would perform well. I have some leaking and they were really uncomfortable. Disappointed. 🙁 Save your money and pass by these products.

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    Anne July 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm
    Overall Score
    10

    Very Disappointing. I have very light flow and my mid-day I was leaking and smelling. Not sure what tampons they compare to but definitely not 2 tampons worth. And I want to know whose hips the hip huggers are for. Very uncomfortable.

    + PROS: refund policy good.
    - CONS: Slippery, too low for hip huggers smell not 2 tampons worth Expensive
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    Brookie June 26, 2018 at 10:01 pm
    Overall Score
    40

    I have had one pair of Thinx black boy shorts for over a year now and they’re wildly comfortable. Also, I’ve never had a leak. Sounds great, right?

    The things is this fabric smells so dang awful that I cannot recommend these to anyone. When I first read the review by an author from the HuffingtonPost mentioning the awful smell of Thinx period panties, I naively assumed the author simply had a funky smell to her, (apologies my dearest damsel! I had no idea. The future me can definitely state now: It’s not us. It’s them!). Furthermore, the smell does NOT go away after washing. It wasn’t something I noticed right away but now that the smell is there, it’s there for life.

    However, I HIGHLY recommend period panties to everybody, so it’s just a matter of finding a fabric that doesn’t leave you questioning everything you ever thought you knew to be true about your own hygiene. I’m pretty excited to try ModiBodi. They too have the boyshorts style that this athlete has grown to love. Plus, because I’ve purchased bamboo socks in the past, I know bamboo fabric really does help “eat” my fella’s foot odor. (Yes, I realize bamboo is not a sustainable fabric like many would believe but regardless, it’s hard to deny the plus sides to it). I didn’t think I had to worry about odor but now that I’m scarred from my expensive Thinx experience, I’m hypervigilant about choosing an odor-reducing fabric.

    Thank you to everybody who has posted. It’s always great to hear other’s experiences, both good, bad, and “meh”.

    + PROS: ~The boy shorts are so comfortable for sleeping in at night or for being active during the day. ~I've never experienced a leak.
    - CONS: ~The smell is outrageously bad with the fabric they use. ~Did I mention the smell? ;-) It's so bad, I can't consciously recommend them to anyone.
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      Tj July 9, 2018 at 1:43 am

      You’re absolutely right about the smell. I noticed the funky smell thru my jeans one day. I was horrified and could only pray no one found out where it was coming from. I plan on selling them soon and will buy another pair of modibodis.
      You’ll like Modibodi. I bought one pair and when I took them out of the package, it looked as though they would be way too small, but I tried them on anyway. They fit beautifully and were so comfortable and felt like a second skin.
      Also, because of recent trade deals between the U.S and Australia, there are no more exorbitant fees. I can’t remember if I still had to pay shipping, but the pricing was way down.

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    Lara June 26, 2018 at 5:02 pm
    Overall Score
    10

    Mine have not arrived yet so my review is solely based on the process of getting them not the actual product. I’m UK based and just had to pay a £13.40 customs charge. So just wanted to warn all my UK friends out there: expect a hefty charge on top of your order. Info think things could place more emphasis on pointing this out to costumers as they’re trying to expand on their European market. A review of the product to follow ( once they finally arrive 1-2 cycles later…)

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    Kimberly Henry May 2, 2018 at 11:57 pm
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    100

    I’m very surprised about the negative reviews for these. I purchased the heavy-days ones for my daughter (12 with autism) who was having difficulty handling pads. These work amazingly well! I can send her to school in a fresh pair in the morning, and she comes home in the same pair (8 hours later) without any leaks. I have 5 for her so she can change three times a day, and I have time to wash them. They can take a while to dry, but I have learned that they will dry in about 8 hours if I put them outside to dry in warm weather or dry them under a ceiling fan in the house. She never complains about how they fit or feel (and she definitely notices how everything fits and feels – so they must be reasonable comfortable for her). If properly washed and dried they do not hold any odors at all.

    + PROS: - the heavy-days ones work very well (last 8 hours on their own without leaking) - hold up well over time (we have been using the same 5 pairs for a year now)
    - CONS: -expensive -washing and drying a bit high maintenance
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      Brandi Lopardo September 8, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      I was looking into purchasing them for both of my daughters mainly for night time. They are new to the whole period thing and have problems with leaking after sleeping on their backs. I have the same issue of I don’t use a panty line on the backside of my underwear at night. Has your daughter ever worn them at night?

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    Anon April 2, 2018 at 6:36 pm
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    10

    These just can’t hold up to the competition. I honestly don’t know why they’re still in business. Very limited selections, none of which are feminine. The product quality is low, they leak unless you’re light spotting, and outrageous in price. The company is owned by a bunch of nut job loony lefties who seem to want push Hitleresque propoganda down customers throats.

    + PROS: Good for light spotting
    - CONS: Company is left and loony Product is too expensive for what you get. They STINK terribly
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    Olivia Heyworth February 11, 2018 at 3:45 pm
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    10

    Stop and think before you buy THINX. They charge you extortionate rates. It will take you years of not buys pads or tampons to be worth it. Not only does this company charge premium rates for their products and shipping but they do not even cover the correct shipping rates or customs fee. I was forced to pay an extra £15 on top of the huge hole this product has made in my purse. For prices such as this, you would expect immaculate quality but this cannot be said. A moon cup and re-usable sanitary towels are much easier to use, far more reasonably priced, just as good for the environment and I haven’t encountered such appalling customer service issues anywhere other than with THINX.

    + PROS: Environmentally friendly.
    - CONS: Difficult to use. Extortionate prices. Appalling customer service. Plenty of other environmentally friendly period products available without these issues.
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    Abby February 8, 2018 at 1:54 am
    Overall Score
    20

    Leak w/in 2 hours even while using as back up. Supposedly hold 2 tampons worth, I wouldn’t trust them beyond spotting.

    - CONS: Expensive, don't work.
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    BMM January 24, 2018 at 3:49 am

    These work! After being disappointed with another brand I was sceptical, but these really do work. I tell everyone and anyone I can about how great these are.

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    Anna October 31, 2017 at 2:35 am
    Overall Score
    30

    Protection in all the wrong places
    The leak protection layer covers the entire panties so that means lots of sweating. Not breathable that’s for sure. And then the area where it matters it’s all too thin and leaks except for your lightest just a smear type of days. Definitely not on day 2. Not easily combinable with a pad cause the pad doesn’t stick to that sleek waterproof layer. And if you are leaking out of a cup, these won’t save you! It was a waste of money for me. But high hopes and good thinking. Go back to the drawing board please!!

    + PROS: One built in protection in an attractive panty
    - CONS: Too little protection where it counts, no need for waterproofing everywhere, jeez that's sweaty
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    Ellen October 28, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Thinx caught my eye with their flashy imagery and normal looking models. I bought 3 pairs, the hiphugger, the sport and the thong. The thong is so uncomfortable. The material that goes between your legs is way too long and theres like a weird pooch over the front of my vag. Cant wear it for more than and hour without having to pick a wedgie. The main reason I don’t like them though is because they smell worse than your grandmas toe jam. After just a couple of hours with them on I can smell my vag stinking up my whole personal space bubble. I don’t want to stand close to anyone for fear of them smelling it too. On the up side, i’ve never had a leak.

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    Adele August 26, 2017 at 9:30 pm
    Overall Score
    90

    I got large size and I’m about a uk 12, they are a bit big but really comfortable. I think they are awesome, until now i have been using poppy pads (and tampons on heavier days). the pads were pretty uncomfortable especially when exercising ….so it is totally amazing to be completely pads free!!!!!. most of the period I needed no tampons at all, no leaks, no drama , it is only for 24 hours of heavier bleeding that i need to wear a tampon too.
    They are easy to rinse out and wash too.
    i bought 8 pairs – 4 sport ones and 4 hip huggers, possibly could have managed with 6 but wanted to not have any stress about running out . I’m 44 and feel like thinx are life- changing, wish they could have been around earlier .

    + PROS: yippee pad free, tampon free on lighter days comfortable easy
    - CONS: if you are really heavy then you would definitely need to wear tampons or moon cup with these, - use them as you would have done a pad
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    Marisa August 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm
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    60

    Love the panties and would’ve purchased more had they chosen to not send me email after email with their passionate political views. I asked to be removed from their emails, but they kept coming. I’ve got to give it to them; they are passionately vocal and definitely have a consistent message that is far left leaning. I’d have loved to just wear the panties without having to witness the cartoon witches gyrating on a cross in one of their Facebook posts. Love freedom of speech and am sure they’re reaching the crowd they want to reach… I’m just not their target audience. In the market for amazing period panties, again!

    + PROS: Great product! Comfy. I recommend getting more than one pair because the wear and tear came quickly with my 1 pair.
    - CONS: I couldn't get on board with the many many passionately left-leaning political emails I received. I just wanted panties :)
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    Emma July 29, 2017 at 10:01 am
    Overall Score
    100

    I brought these for my 12 year old daughter who was new to the whole period/organisational/mess scenarios.

    She know wears these and it has taken out all the stresses, of having enough pads on her, embarrassments of leaks, clunky looking pads when she’s dancing in her leotard etc.

    Really recommend these for young girls.

    + PROS: Convenient, mess free, easy for kids. Savings on sanitary products
    - CONS: Initially expensive to purchase enough for a whole cycle,
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      Elizabeth September 24, 2017 at 1:21 am

      This is a product review not a brand revie

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    dina 25 July 28, 2017 at 8:29 pm
    Overall Score
    100

    very comfortable, easy to use, I even forget I have period. I have not bought a single pad or a tampon since I discovered those. AMAZING! You d need to buy few pairs because they dry like 2 days, and you have to hand wash them. But they are great.

    + PROS: very comfortable, easy to use, I even forget I have period. I have not bought a single pad or a tampon since I discovered those. AMAZING!
    - CONS: you have to wash them with your hands, they start looking old pretty quickly, expensive
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    Rachel July 26, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve been using Thinx for about a year now, and I’m generally very happy with them. I use one during the day and one at night usually, though sometimes on the first day or two I need three over 24 hours. After trying several of the styles, I use the boyshorts for the first three uses, the hiphugger for the next, then I have the older, smaller boyshort and a couple of the sport style. If you’re looking for more coverage in the rear, I recommend the boyshort because the others tend to ride up. They aren’t terrible at causing wedgies if you get the right size, but it does happen. I bleed a decent amount my first couple days and can wear them without a pad/tampon/cup just fine; I’ve only bled over the sides once, and that was because I accidentally wore the less absorbent one for too long on an early day.

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    Amanda July 19, 2017 at 6:07 am
    Overall Score
    100

    These panties are wonderful. I work 12-13 hour shifts and these suckers have my bottom covered. I have NEVER had a leak and they are soft on my tush. I wear the thongs with my menstrual cup and the cheekies at night. I don’t mind rinsing them out before washing them-even on high flow days. They keep me dry and I don’t notice any of the good ole regular period odors with these undies.

    + PROS: keep you dry keep you fresh look like nice panites
    - CONS: pricey
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    Jennifer Marche July 8, 2017 at 5:11 am
    Overall Score
    80

    I’m through my second month with the hip huggers (which hold two tampons’ worth, not one) and so far, I’m a fan. They’re so comfortable that I forget I’ve got them on and they’ve eliminated the worry that a pad has shifted or bent. I’m gonna buy another pair.

    + PROS: I have moderate-to-really heavy periods and so far I've had no issues with leaks.
    - CONS: They do take days to dry.
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    Kelly July 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm
    Overall Score
    100

    I got these for my teen daughter when she first got her period. She absolutely loves them! Poor girl does not have a light flow and we all remember how awkward periods were in junior high. I’ve worried that she might leak through and tried to convince her to wear something else with them and consider them backup, but she refuses. Luckily, they handle it all and she’s never leaked through. Her favorite style is the boy short, though she also has the high waist. She loves these so much she wears them all month long. She asked me to get a few more pair, which is how I ended up here, looking to make sure I wasn’t missing something better. I was surprised at all the negative comments until I started reading them. Looks like a conservative hate group got hold of this forum to attack underpants. Literally the weirdest platform I’ve ever seen these people take.

    + PROS: Comfy and they work!
    - CONS: Kind of expensive
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    Tina May 27, 2017 at 4:51 pm
    Overall Score
    100

    These are amazing! I now own 10 pairs in different aborbancies and wear them all the time rather than use a panty liner. I was skeptical – have been a lifelong tampon user – I haven’t touched a tampon, menstral cup or pad for 6 months. The services is good and hey stand by their product. My only regret? That I didn’t start using these years ago.

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    Christine April 8, 2017 at 1:35 am
    Overall Score
    30

    Didn’t work for me. I bought the hip huggers because it said they were for heavy days. I am hippie so I got a large – my normal size. They felt tight overall and a bit tighter than I’d like around the thighs.
    Normally I wear pads on my heavier days and one will last 6 hours. The panties lasted two hours before I had to remove them. The elastic was saturated and making a mess on my legs. I thought I could wipe them down a bit but they just felt wet when I pulled them back up. They are too expensive to be a panty liner so I returned them. Instead of taking them back though, they gave me a refund and told me to keep them.

    + PROS: High quality fabric and construction
    - CONS: About as absorbent as two panty liners
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    Richenda April 3, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Really itchy!!! The material that they use is heavily synthetic, I even emailed them to let them know my feedback and they basically told me not to worry because there is a non-synthetic fabric in there somewhere… Which wasn’t the point, my point was that they are itchy and uncomfortable because the synthetic fibres that they use for the majority of the panties isn’t any good for people with sensitive skin.
    They have amazing coverage for night time and heavy flow but I just hate wearing them because they are sooo itchy!!

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    Nancy March 30, 2017 at 3:17 am
    Overall Score
    10

    Does not work as they say. Had to go home from work to change after 2 hours , very embarrassing and a hassle! I don’t know how anyone can say this works in any kind of way. For the price you would need at least 4 for one day to get through work. Who wants to change underwear throughout the day?
    Wedgie is an understatement. C’mon THINX, for the price you could do better!

    + PROS: Looks like regular panties
    - CONS: Expensive Waste of money Messy Smells
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    Tamara March 30, 2017 at 12:58 am
    Overall Score
    100

    I finally bought 3 pair of the hip hugger THINX and I can’t believe I ever hesitated. I am in perimenopause (ugh) and have fast and furious, though not always regular, periods. I have used the Keeper (both the pre- and post-birth sizes) menstrual cups for about 13 years and they have worked great until the massive hemorrhaging that has come with perimenopause. These panties are just the thing I need. Not only are they the most comfortable underwear I have ever owned, but they are the perfect added protection I need. Thank you THINX! They do take a while to dry, but 3 pair is all I need for my fast periods.

    + PROS: Comfortable and absorbent.
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    Nr March 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm
    Overall Score
    90

    I’m surprised at all the comments about leaking. I have very heavy periods – soaking super absorbancy pads very quickly. I have a pair of Thinx and I haven’t had a single leak. It is the one pair I can wear to bed and not ruin eveything – even when I don’t wear a pad.

    Most of the styles look like they wouldn’t provide enough coverage for me. My cheeks are ample. But the hip hugger stays in place without bunching or riding.

    + PROS: No leaks Comfy
    - CONS: It's not great fun rinsing them out, but if you don't, all that blood will be in the wash... They are pricey.
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    Joanna February 19, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I just wouldn’t waste the $_$

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    Richenda February 15, 2017 at 12:21 am
    Overall Score
    30

    I was really disappointed with THINX, I wore them for the first time and the waist band started unravelling.
    I also find the synthetic material that they use in the panties really itchy.
    It’s a shame because they have such great leakage coverage!

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    Ree Koronto February 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm
    Overall Score
    20

    They work, but they are uncomfortable (wedgie after 10 seconds) and expensive. Also, I looked at their size chart and ordered based on that, even though it said I should get a bigger size than I usually would. The panties are huge, and just as stretchy as regular ones, so I would definitely do at least 1 size smaller than the chart, if you decide to try them. I’ve decided to use mine for night time, since I won’t care about wedgies while asleep. I was considering trying another style and/or size (I got the boy shorts, but they ride up so much that they are more like cheekies in the back) but that was when their emails started. As mentioned by several other people, the company sends out multiple liberal agenda emails a week. I really don’t need an underwear company shoving their politics down my throat (and as I pointed out to them in an email, conservatives have periods too!) And it took three unsubscribe requests before they actually stopped. And they never responded to my email, beyond the auto reply that said they would respond. I would NEVER buy from this company again!

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      Richenda February 15, 2017 at 12:24 am
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      30

      I also had this wedgie problem, didn’t even remember it till I read your review

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    M February 11, 2017 at 6:32 am
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    20

    These do not work. Even on fairly light days, wearing them alone is a disaster. They leak within the hour. A thin liner in a regular pair of undies is more effective. Spare yourself the $30.

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    Morgan J January 29, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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    20

    I ordered these around election time and received a political spam email before the pantries arrived. While I do support international women’s causes, I do not appreciate having their liberal agenda being sent to me without my consent. I also don’t support having to pay significantly more for a product so they can supply women in other countries free feminine hygiene products. I feel we shouldn’t have to pay that much extra for their charity donations, and I feel they should also send women living in extreme poverty in our country free products as well. While I am not inherently against spreading the wealth, I am against neglecting Americans in need to take care of people in other countries. Needless to say, I promptly returned the underwear. If companies want to enter the political arena and force feed us their ideologies, then I am not going to purchase their products if I don’t agree with their agendas. I am a woman and I am a Republican and whenever possible I will not support the liberal agenda.

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      Rise April 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Boooooooooo!!!! Take your Trump nonsense elsewhere.

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      Mickey April 11, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      This has nothing to do with the underwear, you just wanted to spread your political views on a forum for no reason. Women here are getting help too by the way from charities like The Period Project and Distributing Dignity. They don’t have those options in some other countries. Also your very hypocritical for saying you don’t like ideologies being “pushed” on to you when your making a huge speech on a review website for period underwear forcing us all to see it. I’m pretty sure you could’ve unsubscribed from the mailing service too. This isn’t the place for your agenda. Try Facebook.

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      Tj March 3, 2017 at 3:13 am

      Agreed. They are hyped up for sure. That, and you’ll notice they have people come in here and artificially inflate the thumbs down/unhelpful buttons.

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    Danielle P. January 27, 2017 at 4:41 am
    Overall Score
    100

    I love my THINX panties! IMO they are a life-changer. I wear them as a back-up with a menstrual cup and also alone on my lighter days. Their exchange policy is also excellent. I wanted to exchange a few pairs and they let me keep those and gave me a gift certificate for the full amount to buy replacements. I wanted to return a couple other pairs and they also let me keep those and sent me a full refund! I was really impressed. My only complaint is on the sizing. I had to size up for the hiphugger and boyshort. I could keep my regular size for the sport (similar to bikini) as they seemed to run more true to size. I also wish they offered an actual bikini option and something with more butt coverage. Almost all the panties tend to ride up the butt. =/ I would highly recommend these though!

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    Tj December 29, 2016 at 6:55 pm
    Overall Score
    60

    They’re OK. They aren’t a good enough quality to justify the price, but they are better then regular underwear. They are great as a backup method and light days. But they most definitely don’t act as a replacement for a regular period, and unlike what they advertise, DON’T feel dry. I think they stretch the truth just a bit on these issues. They also stink. It’s not as bad as regular period blood, but it’s a strange musky like smell that appears soon after putting them on. I could use another couple pairs of period underwear, but I’m going to go with a different brand.
    And yes, the rabid push of their agenda is disgusting. I believe in treating every one like a human being also, but when you decide to make your underwear less feminine and lacy in order to accommodate a fringe group of society with obvious mental health issues, then your company has crossed a line.

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      Maggie January 8, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Wait, what?? I was wondering why they all looked so institutional. Lol. Now I have to go read up on this. I’m not spending $40-60 on re-useable panty liners that look ugly just because some old grouchies thought we should look like hospital patients when we have our periods.

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    BeeJay December 29, 2016 at 2:02 am
    Overall Score
    50

    The SIZES run BIG.
    I ordered three different styles in XS, because that was the smallest size they had, and the Sport style in both XS and XXS, just in case. The Sport XXS are the only ones that really fit me. The Hiphugger and Cheeky in XS are not perfect, but will do. The XS version of Sport and Thong were ridiculously big, so I ended up giving them to my friend with a bigger butt (no offense, I like her butt). I’m on the skinnier side, but when I lived in Europe I used to buy underwear in size S or even M (and my body hasn’t changed much). This might not be an issue for Americans, but European and Asian women might find this information useful when shopping for their panties.

    Also, I wouldn’t use Thinx without my cup (maybe towards the very end of my period). I tried free-flowing and I definitely did not feel dry as they claim on their website. But I appreciate them as a very sexy and comfortable back-up underwear.

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    Katrina Andybur December 13, 2016 at 12:44 am
    Overall Score
    30

    So I bought 7 pairs, all of which were supposed to hold 1.5-2 tampons worth of blood. This was not the case plus the lining is too short so I would leak in the front because it wasn’t quite long enough. So I was going through all 7 in one day and since it was recommended you don’t put in dryer, I would hang them in the bathroom and even with a fan on them it would take 2 days to dry enough to wear again. They are far to expensive to be this unreliable. When I contacted customer service I got a canned response about they are only meant to act like a panty liner back up, no no no. No pantiliner claim to hold up to 2 tampons worth of blood. So bad customer service with no accountability on top of a product that doesn’t work. The reason I still have 2 stars is for their mission, plus the panties are cute and sized well.

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      Maggie January 8, 2017 at 11:54 am

      What?? They don’t sell it as a panty liner. They sell it as a “free bleed, no leaks, feel dry” product. Who the hell pays $40-60 for a re-usable panty liner? Don’t they know you can buy a whole pack of panty liners for $1?

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      Katrina Andybur December 13, 2016 at 12:46 am

      I agree also with the comment above mine. The do feel wet and cold when you pull them up after a potty break and they do not control the odor.

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        ML January 2, 2017 at 7:56 am

        I’m a heavy bleeder; I can soak through a super plus tampon, my underwear and down my legs in less than 2 hours and for 2 days. I was curious as to what 2 tampons was worth to them since they are different flows and it sounded too good to be true.

        I read that up to 2 tampons is 10ml worth on their FAQ section. If you have access to the absorbency range chart of a tampon box, mine says “light less than 6g” (in this case ml to g is almost the same), “regular 6-9g”, “super 9-12g” and “super plus 12-15g”. So for an average woman with regular bleeding , this isn’t merely holding up to one tampon worth so I think this is “over selling” the true capacity of absorption.

        I was looking to give it a try as a back up, but I’m my case I don’t even think this will be enough. And for the other reviews I read about the lack of coverage at the front, I prefer to pass and keep looking for something that better suits my needs for that price.

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    Gul Ben December 10, 2016 at 9:47 am
    Overall Score
    50

    Hiphugger works well on the lighter days. On the heavy days, I would need to change often or it would leak, and despite what other people say it feels wet! Also one of the biggest problems is smell, even after I wash them. It is not meant for hot summer days because of the smell and the thick texture! It won’t replace tampons but it is a step in the right directon!

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    Kc November 8, 2016 at 3:23 am
    Overall Score
    80

    It’s hard to give a full on review since I haven’t been able to fully test them since they did arrive during the lightest part of my period. That being said, I did wear them on my light days and was very happy with them, especially for overnight.

    My biggest issue is that the inner layer of the fabric rides up a lot. Probably wouldn’t happen if I was wearing a pad with them, but since I wasn’t it was a bit irritating.

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    Heather November 5, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I purchased Thinx panties last spring. I bought three hip huggers, two bikinis, and three cheekys. The hip huggers are by far the most comfortable. I have found that my bikinis are a little too loose on me and actually have leaked once or twice. The cheekys are the least comfortable on me, but I usually wear full coverage undies so I’m probably just not used to them. I decided to try Thinx panties because, though I have always worn tampons, tampons can now feel uncomfortable. For me, I use the hiphuggers on my heavy days, which is usually just one day or two days. I use tampons on these days until the evening or bedtime and that seems to work fine for me. After that, I can use the hiphuggers, cheekys, or bikinis using a couple to no tampons for the day. It took me awhile to get used to the feeling since I wasn’t a pad wearer ever. I found that rinsing them in the shower works best for me. I like these panties even with the extra work they require. When I reorder, I will probably just buy the hiphuggers or order one size smaller of the bikini.

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    Me Nau November 2, 2016 at 1:03 am
    Overall Score
    50

    Good product- though the cleaning/maintenance is a little more than I’d like. However, I will not purchase again. The company chooses to push their values on clients which I do not support, even from a company whose values I agree with. There are companies with equally effective products that don’t push their own self-righteous agenda.

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      Kelly from MD January 11, 2017 at 10:48 pm
      Overall Score
      30

      The product itself is good. It is too expensive in my opinion and I feel like it is rude to charge customers more so you can give away product to other countries.
      I completely agree with the in appropriate email that was blasted after the election.

      News flash to this company. Half of the USA is republican. Just because we bleed does not mean we vote for a Democrat.

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      Maggie January 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Which values?

    • Reply
      Katrina Andybur December 13, 2016 at 12:47 am

      I agree.

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    TardisBluu September 6, 2016 at 3:52 am
    Overall Score
    50

    I’m a curvy girl so I ordered the new High Waisted. They don’t cover my rear so they quickly creep up. The absorbent area is mostly in the back, with hardly any in the front, so I doubt these will work at all for me.

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      Katrina Andybur December 13, 2016 at 12:49 am

      Mine fit well but I completely agree with them not going far enough in the front, everytime they leak almost immediately so it isn’t because they are full they just need to be linger

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    Jules September 3, 2016 at 4:33 pm
    Overall Score
    20

    I love the concept, but the fit is not good for what these are intended for. I tried both of their heavy day options, the hip huggers and the high waisted. Both are cut too high in the rear so that there isn’t enough coverage and you’re constantly getting wedgies – not what you need during that time of the month. They need to work on options for full coverage of the rear.

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    PG August 9, 2016 at 8:36 pm
    Overall Score
    100

    Love them. Had to buy from eBay as I live in the UK. Expensive!

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    Cari August 5, 2016 at 2:47 pm
    Overall Score
    100

    No pad requires not bulky and no leaks I don’t feel smothered and I love them!!

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    Irene August 5, 2016 at 11:35 am
    Overall Score
    100

    Where were these when I was in high school? I purchased one to see what or if this was a possible option for me. I can’t stand tampons. Love these and will buy some more and i have shared with friends.

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    Linda July 29, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    i tried it today & am so confused! i read great reviews & both the website & packaging says its leak proof. Well, i decided to try them on my last day when my flow is minimal & by minimal i mean that it is scarce! i wore them for 3 hours ( the ones that absorb 1 & a half tampon) & i rubbed a tissue from the outside; it stained bloody! so disappointed & mad actually for wasting my money but more for the fact that i thought they would be like they claim(something great)!

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      Katrina Andybur December 13, 2016 at 12:50 am

      Yep do disappointing!

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    Colleen July 19, 2016 at 11:37 am
    Overall Score
    50

    Almost perfect. In my opinion, they provide too much coverage in the back and not enough in the front. I’ve leaked twice now over the front (once while sleeping, boy that was a mess). I don’t use them as backup to any other form of period protection, but I’m sure if I did they’d be great. I just can’t use tampons because it causes horrible cramps.
    On the plus side, I was afraid they’d smell or feel wet.. Nope!
    If they had more protection in the front, took less time to air dry, or could be dried in the dryer, they’d be perfect.

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      Katrina Andybur December 13, 2016 at 12:52 am

      I made the same comment about the front and the lengthy air drying time

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    Natasha July 7, 2016 at 9:45 am
    Overall Score
    100

    These are great! I got them because I was tired of blood leaking through my underwear and now my problem is solveled!

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    Savannah July 5, 2016 at 4:36 am
    Overall Score
    90

    Love em! The only pitfall is that they’re expensive. Would love to buy a few more to last me a period but cannot afford it.

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    Shera June 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm
    Overall Score
    20

    I’m sure these panties would have been great…if they had ever arrived. Be warned international shoppers. I ordered these in march. When they still hadn’t arrived in May I contacted them and they offered to reship them. The driver for the delivery didn’t think to call me and just warehoused the second shipment in a town 45 minutes away. Also, they don’t tell you when you place the order but they don’t cover the duty charges so if I had of even received the panties I would have owed an extra $20 on top. $64 panties??!!! Not worth the trouble.

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      Shera July 5, 2016 at 9:10 am
      Overall Score
      100

      I posted this review above. Although I was frustrated, in the end they ended up refunding me for the panties and still sending them. I’ve used them now and they work very well.

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    Gail June 15, 2016 at 2:57 am
    Overall Score
    100

    These undies are life changing!!! I read a small article in a magazine about them. Then, I figured I would check them out on line. These are the best things I have purchased! I wore them on my heaviest flow day, and felt like I didn’t even have my period! They shipped very quickly, and I will be ordering more of these!!

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    Sarah May 21, 2016 at 6:44 pm
    Overall Score
    70

    I’ve used THINX hip hugger period panties for two cycles and I really like them. I prefer to use them as a back up to my cup, but I tried the panties without a cup on my lighter days and it wasn’t a bad experience. The panties didn’t feel wet and I couldn’t tell that I was bleeding into my underwear which is awesome! The underwear is a little snug but I wouldn’t recommend buying bigger than what you normally wear unless you bloat a lot while on your period. The material has a nice texture and is really comfortable to wear even though they are thicker than regular underwear. I definitely recommend THINX.

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    Allie May 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm
    Overall Score
    90

    I love my THINX. I use them with tampons on my heaviest days. (And I’ve been looking into menstrual cups as a replacement for those.) I didn’t encounter the long-drying problem, but I have a dehumidifier in the area I hung them up. I highly reccomend them to everybody and am constantly telling people about them. They’re 100% worth the money. PLEASE do yourself a favor and buy a pair (if not more!) of these!

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    Tj January 28, 2017 at 1:38 am
    Overall Score
    20

    I know. Try selling them on eBay. You won’t get back ALL you paid for them, but you might get back some. That’s what I plan on doing. The panties are thick, hot, and they actually cause smell, instead of stopping it. Just be totally honest about their condition and usage. Eventually they’ll go out of business. These liberal companies never figure that out.

    Good luck!

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