Question: What kind of shorts, bottoms, pants, or skirts should I wear when I'm on my period?

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    Stacey DuFord is a mom here to answer questions about period care.
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    Elisabeth Morray answers your questions about your feminine care.
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  • It’s really up to you! It’s all about feeling comfortable and confident. If you’re wearing thinner/tighter bottoms like yoga pants or a bathing suit, you’ll need to wear a tampon. I know sometimes I don’t wear light-colored pants if I’m not sure how heavy my period is going to be that day, but if I am pretty sure my tampon has me covered, I’ll wear whatever I want!

  • You can wear whatever you like while on your period. The key is to make sure you are confident with whatever protection you are using. A lot of women do prefer to wear darker pants or skirts while on their period – just in case – and there’s nothing wrong with that. I tend to get very bloated and prefer to wear looser-fitting pants while on my period.  A little bit of experimenting will help you figure out what works for you. And that is exactly what it comes down to – what works for you. There are no rules.

  • Most women don’t change their wardrobes at all just because they are on their period. While you might choose not to wear white or your most expensive panties, just in case you have a leak, with the right period products you should be able to wear whatever you want without worrying!

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