With summer in full swing, we’re saying goodbye to our wetsuits and embracing bikinis and one-pieces as we dive into the sea to cool off.
As liberating as sea-swimming can be, it’s totally normal to be a bit hesitant to go swimming when you’re on your period. Beach facilities don’t always have a handy place to change your tampon in a pinch, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay shoreside when it’s your time of the month, particularly when you consider the fact that period swimsuits exist.
Yes, that’s right, just as period underwear is a game-changer for many, the same is true for their nautical counterparts.
If you’re looking to swim on your period and fancy giving period swimwear a chance, then here are five of our favourite brands to chose from.
As well as locking in leaks if you have a light to moderate flow, or if you experience spotting, Modi Bodi’s swimsuits are all made from pre-consumer recycled fabric, so you can rest assured you’ve made an environmentally conscious choice with these guys.
The Ecowoman’s bikini bottoms offer up to three tampons worth of absorbency protection, but if that isn’t enough to win you over, they also come with a 100% 30-day risk-free guarantee.
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Nickeze sells both black one-pieces and black bikini bottoms, allowing you to mix and match as you see fit. Like Modi Bodi, Nickeze’s products are better suited for your medium and light flow days.
Cheeky Pants offer period swimwear in sixes 4 to 23, and the straps can be adjusted for a better fit, which we love to see. On top of that, they claim to absorb up to two tampons worth of blood, a must-try in our books.
While variety isn’t always easy to come by when it comes to period swimwear, The Bamboo House is a line that offers a little more choice, with three gorgeous styles to choose from. They’re also committed to the objective of zero waste, so you can feel good about your purchase.