My Personal Thinx Journey
Hi there! It’s Dr. Renee Matthews and I’d like to not only take you through my personal Thinx journey, but I’d also like to introduce you to the world that is Thinx. You might have heard a bit about Thinx here and there, but I’m here to give you my own personal insight and I hope by the end of this that you’re even more interested in making the switch over to Thinx.
Back in 2016, I had seen that a lot of my blogger friends had written reviews for this new product, Thinx. Later that year on Black Friday, I saw that Thinx was having a sale and I thought to myself: why not give them a try? I bought one pair and on my next menstrual cycle, I gave them a try. I was in love!! I couldn’t believe that something so accessible like Thinx was in the market! I purchased another pair so I could make it through the day without using pads or tampons. Now I use 3 pairs a day during my cycle and I haven’t bought pads in years. It’s definitely changed my period routine to the point where I’m stuck on Thinx and I couldn’t see myself going back to using pads. Thinx has saved me money and embarrassment for the last 3 years and I no longer worry about ruining my underwear and my clothes. I can’t even begin to express the mass boost in confidence that I have gained as a result of my use of Thinx products. I hope to inspire that same level of confidence in those of you that encounter this blog post and are interested in trying Thinx for yourself.
You’re probably wondering at this point: what exactly does Thinx do? Thinx is designed to be underwear that absorbs your period. They might look and feel like an ordinary pair of panties, but they come with their own set of benefits that go beyond design and comfortability. Thinx has several layers of material that allow for it to become super absorbent and absorb the blood during your cycle. In fact, it can hold up to 4 tampons’ worth of flow without feeling bulky! Every pair is also made to be moisture-wicking, odor-controlling, and leak-resistant. It can’t get much better than that and I can attest to the many benefits of use. What’s even better is that Thinx is free of any harmful chemicals and offers products that work with sensitive skin as well so you don’t have to fret anymore! They’re also super easy to care for and wash so you can treat them just like any of the other delicates in your underwear drawer and use them again and again. If you wash them properly, your Thinx should be able to maintain their maximum performance for about 40 washes and this is usually about 2 years of use! Thinx is already looking like a great alternative to those troublesome tampons and pads that you have to change ever so often.
It can be uncomfortable at first when you adopt some change in your period routine. We want to ensure that that won’t be the case when you try Thinx. Are you looking to make the transition from tampons and menstrual pads to our underwear products as seamless as possible? We’d recommend that you first attempt to try Thinx at home first so you can quickly become familiar with the ways in which Thinx works alongside your flow. You can decide to use Thinx as a complete replacement to standard menstrual products or you can decide to use Thinx as a back-up for these traditional products.
This blog post has gotten very personal so why not mention that I am a HEAVY BLEEDER and yes I use Thinx as a replacement for the typical menstrual products. My favorite style is the hi-waist and my 2nd favorite is the cotton brief. However, these are just a few of the many styles available to fit your comfort! Everyone has their own unique period and it’s important that you invest in underwear that is best tailored to YOU. It is for this reason that it’s good to know your flow and find your perfect fit! If you are looking to figure out which styles of Thinx would best suit you, you should consider just how heavy your flow is during your weekly cycle to determine the appropriate absorbency level. Each style features 5 different levels of absorbency that range from lightest to Super. There even exists a matchmaking tool for your period on our website by the name of ‘Know Your Flow’ that can serve as yet another useful way to determine the right Thinx style for you. All you have to do is take a quick quiz that can be completed within under a minute and you will receive your own personalized recommendations for Thinx styles. You never know, you may soon find yourself buying one or two pairs to start your own Thinx journey!
You might also be wondering at this point how Thinx might be of benefit to the greater community. You will be excited to know then that Thinx is working to grant better access to puberty education, amplify grassroots activism, and donate our undies and time as part of our GiveRise program. We are fighting against the existence of discriminatory policies and instead promoting inclusivity in our efforts to encourage the movement towards menstrual equity and ensure that every person has access to the products necessary to achieve their full potential and to feel comfortable in their periods.
1 in 5 students have expressed some difficulty in being able to afford period products or have been unable to purchase them at all. Thinx wants to be a part of the generation that changes that and it’s because of this that we are working to elevate menstrual equity to the presidential platform through our Thinx2020 campaign.
We are also working to educate future generations through our EveryBody education program that offers an inclusive medically accurate, hands-on curriculum to schools, after-school programs, and non-profit organizations intended towards the youth population. Puberty is already a pretty daunting process for a lot of young students. This program is a way for these students to gain more information regarding their changing bodies in a safe, empowered space.
Of equal importance is also the reliable access to safe menstrual hygiene and incontinence products that ensures that people can fully operate within school, work, social events, and life in general without experiencing any instances of discomfort. That being so, we have partnered with trusted organizations like Girls Inc., Safe Horizon, and the Alliance of Border Collaboratives amongst many others to guarantee safe access to basic hygiene products and community services for everyone.
You will be helping to give life to our many initiatives upon purchase of Thinx and we can’t thank you enough. Not only does your Thinx underwear provide you the necessary comfort and confidence during your periods, but they also aid our many initiatives that support multiple populations of people around the world. I would love to help continue the conversation about periods and menstrual equality and I would love it even more to see you engage in the same conversation.
Congrats! You’ve made it to the end of this blog post and now you have earned yourself the opportunity to get $10 off any Thinx product of your choosing! Ready to start shopping? I am excited to see what you decide on and give you a warm welcome to the Thinx family! You can also check out more Thinx content through social media or the Thinx webpage. Please feel free to leave comments and send me emails with any questions or concerns that you may have. Have a blessed day!
Author: Dr. Renee