I experimented with period swimwear and here's my experience.
I experimented with period
swimwear and here's my experience.
Our periods shouldn't hold us back from living our best lives. We should be able to do everything we normally would, even while menstruating. But let's face it, sometimes that can be challenging. Swimming during your period is one of those challenges. I remember when I was 12 years old, experiencing only my second period ever during a family beach holiday. I wasn't comfortable using tampons back then, so I relied on pads, which meant I couldn't join everyone else in the water. It made me feel left out and I resented my period because of it.
Luckily, period products have come a long way since those days. If only I could go back in time and give my 12-year-old self Beautikini swimwear, I would say, "You can keep enjoying life even on your period!" I love that this technology allows us to carry on with our normal activities, even when Aunt Flo arrives.
If you've never tried period swimwear before, here's everything you need to know:
How does period swimwear work?
Period swimwear may seem like magic, but it's actually quite innovative. It has a special built-in lining that absorbs your period while you're in the water and even after you come out. When you bleed, the lining absorbs the blood.
How absorbent are they? Do you need to wear anything else with them?
Beautikini period swimwear is designed for light period days and can absorb the equivalent of two tampons' worth of blood. On light days, you can wear them on their own, without the need for tampons, pads, or menstrual cups. If you have a heavier flow, you can pair them with a tampon or menstrual cup for additional leak protection.
Will it be noticeable that I'm wearing period swimwear?
I wore Beautikini swimwear to a pool party with my friends, and guess what? No one had a clue that I was wearing period swimwear. In fact, I received plenty of compliments on my adorable one-piece! The lining that absorbs the period blood is not chunky or bulky like a pad. The water-resistant layer prevents water from the pool or ocean from being absorbed, so the swimwear doesn't expand in size. Nobody will be able to tell that it's anything other than regular swimwear—it's truly remarkable.
How long can you wear them for?
The duration for which you can wear period swimwear depends on the heaviness of your flow. With a lighter flow, you can wear them for an extended period. Remember, they should only be worn alone on light flow days. On heavy flow days, wearing them alongside a tampon or menstrual cup allows you to wear them for as long as you can wear the tampon or cup. To maintain hygiene and avoid leaks, I made sure to change into a fresh pair as soon as I finished swimming, so I wasn't sitting in them all day.
Do they dry well or leave wet patches?
Beautikini swimwear is crafted from a dry-fast water repellent fabric, which means they dry quickly. They never leave any wet patches or stains from period blood because the water-resistant layer prevents the blood from coming into contact with the outer part of the swimwear.
Afterward, I simply tossed them in the washing machine, so they were ready to wear again! I'm delighted that there are options like this available, allowing us to swim comfortably and stylishly during our periods.
I wholeheartedly recommend Beautikini swimwear to anyone who wants to enjoy swimming in the ocean or pool while on their period. They're also an excellent choice for competitive swimmers whose training schedules don't stop during menstruation. You can even wear the swim bottoms underneath your regular swimsuit for competitions.
Having products like these in my collection empowers me to carry on with my normal life, even with my period. It's truly liberating!