People will all kinds of bodies menstruate. These companies are including folx all across the gender spectrum in the discussion about menstrual health. These brands are making the experience of menstruation more comfortable for every body.
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Thinx menstrual underwear replaces the need for tampons, pads or menstrual cups. In May 2016, Thinx became the first menstrual product company to feature a transman model, Sawyer DeVuyst, wearing a pair of period boyshorts.
The Mcalc app enables folx from all across the gender spectrum to keep track of their monthly cycle. Many period-tracking apps are extremely feminine in design, and make blatant assumptions about users’ anatomies and identities. Mcalc keeps users updated on their current menstrual status without misgendering them. Mcalc is currently available for Android devices, and an IndieGoGo campaign is raising enough funds to bring the app to iOS devices as well.
LunaPads is another great option for period underwear with gender-neutral and masculine-centered style options. Their boxer brief holds two pads or tampon’s worth of blood, for total leak protection.
Aunt Flow Tampons and Pads
Aunt Flow Tampons and Pads is the world’s first gender neutral tampon and pad company. CEO Claire Coder dropped out of college at 19 to start a menstrual product subscription box for all people who experience menstruation. All Aunt Flow products are 100% cotton, FDA regulated, hypoallergenic and biodegradable. They’re never bleached in chlorine, which can lead to ovarian cysts, toxic shock syndrome and other dangerous reproductive health issues. Plus, for every box of tampons and pads bought, Aunt Flow delivers a box of menstrual supplies to an organization that helps people in need.
Pyramid Seven is an underwear company that creates unique boxer briefs that allow a person to wear any available menstrual product (including pads and liners) comfortably, without fear of leakage, bagginess or discomfort. Period Seven sizes range from xs-xxl and are designed to fit a wide array of bodies. You don’t have to sacrifice your style for that week or two out of the month!
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